Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 3 October 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge.
Here’s a look at the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace details and team news ahead of their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea will be keen on putting a challenging week behind them when they host Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, October 3. Premier League live action between Chelsea and Crystal Palace is scheduled to kick off at 12:30 pm local time (5:00 pm IST). Here’s a look at the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace details, Chelsea vs Crystal Palace team news and our Chelsea vs Crystal Palace prediction ahead of the London derby.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Lampard’s men are on a five-game winning run.
- They had scored two or more goals in four of the preceding five clashes.
- They had also recorded 18 of the previous 22 overall wins.
- Since 1995, not once have the hosts failed to score at this stadium.
- The guests have a total of just two wins at this ground in the past three decades.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Chelsea managed to salvage a point after finding themselves 3-0 down a half-time against West Brom last week showing that Frank Lampard still has plenty of work to do. He is yet to define his strongest line-up or formation so there could well be further changes but they may be a little more cautious here. They face a Crystal Palace side who have started the season in superb form and were unlucky to lose last weekend against Everton due to the controversial penalty. They will cause the Chelsea defence plenty of problems and that remains an area of weakness for Frank Lampard’s team. With the uncertainty over the goalkeeping position and more changes anticipated at the back, expect Palace to breach their defence at least once so consider both teams to score here.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: THE TEAM NEWS
Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Mendy; James, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Chilwell; Kante, Jorginho; Mount, Havertz, Werner; Abraham
Unavailable: Van Ginkel (Injured), Gilmour (Injured), Ziyech (Injured)
Doubtful: Werner (Injured)
Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Sakho, Mitchell; Townsend, McArthur, McCarthy, Eze; Ayew, Zaha
Unavailable: Tomkins (Injured), Van Aanholt (Injured), Cahill (Injured), Wickham (Injured), Ferguson (Injured), Dann (Injured), Batshuayi (Injured)
Doubtful: Schlupp (Injured)