Preview: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
After suffering a shock 3-2 loss to West Ham, Chelsea rebounded well by cruising to a 3-0 win over Watford to keep their top four hopes intact. Goals from Olivier Giroud, Ross Barkley, and Willian were enough to heap more misery on the Hornets, who have really lost their sting this season. That being said, with Manchester United continuing to creep up on them, the Blues know they have little room for error and naturally will be not just looking to pick up all three points against a poorly-performing Crystal Palace, but also keep nipping at the heels of third-placed Leicester City.
Upcoming opponents Crystal Palace come into this match not only having just lost their last three games, but the Eagles have been truly grounded. They failed to score in all three of those matches, while conceding eight times. Now while they are not in danger of relegation - they sit in 14th spot, and enjoy a 15 point buffer between themselves and the bottom three - it's still highly discouraging especially considering they were on a solid patch of form prior to this downturn. In fact, Palace kicked off the season re-start with a 2-0 win over Bournemouth to make it a fourth straight win sans conceding a goal, but it's been all downhill since losing 4-0 to Premier League winners Liverpool.
Match facts: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
- Chelsea have won their last 4 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions
- Palace have failed to score in their last three games (L3)
- Crystal Palace are the only unbeaten side in Premier League home London derbies this season (W1 D1)
- There have been no draws in the last 17 meetings between Palace and Chelsea. The Blues have won 13 times versus the Eagles' four
- Palace have four of their last five league home games against Chelsea (W1)
Team news: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Palace: James Tomkins and Jeffrey Schlupp remain out injured for the hosts.
Chelsea: Midfield star N'Golo Kante has suffered a hamstring pull and so will not be available for this fixture. It will be very interesting to see if Jorginho, who has been linked with a move to again link up with Maurizio Sarri, features here as the Brazilian-born Italian international has found game-time hard to come by since the league resumed action. Mateo Kovacic and young defender Fikayo Tomori are still both out.
Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live on July 7, 2020
Crystal Palace-Chelsea kick-off at 10:00 PST/13:00 EST/17:00 GMT/18:00 BST
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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Broadcast Information
Stadium: Selhurst Park (London)
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