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Chelsea v Palace: Team news, Prediction, Possible XI & H2H

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/11/2019

Chelsea will entertain Crystal Palace in their next Premier League game at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday, here the details you need to know ahead of the clash.

TEAM NEWS:

CHELSEA

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount is a major doubt for this clash, Jorginho will miss the match against Crystal Palace due to suspension, the Italian has accumulated five yellow cards.

Antonio Rüdiger will not be counted on by Frank Lampard as he is still injured.

CRYSTAL PALACE:

Former Chelsea captain Tim Cahill and Cheikhou Kouyate could miss the tie after suffering from a back injury against Leicester last weekend and James McCarthur is a major doubt after suffering a back injury against Leicester City.

Mamadou Sakho and Andros Townsend are likely to remain on the sideline.

HEAD TO HEAD:

The match on Saturday will represent the 55th competitive meeting between the two clubs, with Chelsea registering 27 wins in comparison to just 12 victories for Palace.

However, while the Blues have prevailed in their last three games, Palace recorded back-to-back triumphs in 2017, one of which came at Stamford Bridge.

Sixteen matches and 24 years have passed since this fixture ended in a draw, with the last stalemate coming at the home of the Blues in March 1995.

RECENT FORM:

CHELSEA:

Lampard’s men have been in great form having three games in their last six, the other two ended in a draw and a defeat. They are fourth on the Premier League table.

CRYSTAL PALACE:

The Eagles have not been in best of form, they won just two games in their last six matches lost two and drew.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS:

CHELSEA:

Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Palmieri; Kante, Kovacic; Willian, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi; Abraham

CRYSTAL PALACE:

Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; McCarthy, Kouyate, Milivojevic; Schlupp, Zaha, Ayew

PREDICTION:

Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace
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