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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea – Match preview, Team News, lineups, H2H & Match Stats

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea – Match preview, Team News, lineups, H2H & Match Stats

Chelsea will be playing away from home this evening when they travelled to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in a London derby match.

The Blues secure three point in their last Premier league against Watford, Oliver Giroud, William and Ross Barkley goals give them the 3-0 victory.

Frank Lampard side are currently in fourth position and a win could lift them to third above Leicester City and five point lead above Manchester United.

Since the return to the league Crystal Palace gave only won once losing three match in a row, the will be hoping to bounce back in today’s match.

Team News

Christian Benteke will be available for selection in today’s match, he start in their last match against Leicester and will be given the chance to start today too.

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Jeffrey Schlupp, James Tomkins and Martin Kelly are still sidelined ans will not be available in today’s match against Chelsea.

Chelsea N’Golo Kante suffered an hamstring injury in their last match win against Watford and will not be available in today’s match.

Mateo Kovacic and Fikayo Tomori are still not available in today’s match but maybe back anytime soon for the blues.

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Ayew, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Zaha; Benteke

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Barkley, Jorginho, Mount; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic

Head to Head

2019-11-09 Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace
2018-12-30 Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea
2018-11-04 Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palace
2018-03-10 Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace
2017-10-14 Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea

Match Stats (Opta)

  1. Crystal Palace have lost four of their last five home league games against Chelsea, winning the other in October 2017.
  2. None of the last 17 Premier League meetings between Crystal Palace and Chelsea have finished level, with the Blues winning 13 to Palace’s four.
  3. Only Fulham (19.5%) have a lower win rate in Premier League London derbies than Crystal Palace (23.5% – won 24/102). Meanwhile, Chelsea have the highest win percentage in such matches (51.4% – won 131/255).
  4. Chelsea have scored exactly twice in nine of their last 10 Premier League London derby matches (W7 D1 L2), failing to score in the other (0-1 v West Ham in November).
  5. Crystal Palace are the only unbeaten side in Premier League home London derbies this season (W1 D1). Defeat here will see every London side lose a home derby in the competition for the first time since 2012-13.

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