Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(32) 16 Goals 47 (69)
(20) 14 Assists 26 (41)
(6.6) 7 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.9)
27.6 Average Age 27.8
183.7 Average Height (cm) 185.3
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.4 (1.3)
(53%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 58% (55%)
(0.7) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.8)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Dwight Gayle Out 6.35
Marouane Chamakh Doubtful 6.92
Player Reason Status Rating
Samuel Eto'o Out 7.05
Ashley Cole Out 6.91
Ramires Out 7.05
Marco Van Ginkel Out 6.06

Team News

  • Marouane Chamakh stands a chance of returning for Palace after missing the last 3 games with a hamstring injury.
  • Palace have failed to score in each of the three games the Moroccan has missed so Tony Pulis will be keen to get him back and playing.
  • Dwight Gayle looks set to miss out again with the ankle injury he picked up at ahead of the Newcastle game.
  • Samuel Eto'o has a knock and will miss out. Fernando Torres tends to start up front away from home so the Spaniard will come in for the trip to Crystal Palace.
  • David Luiz could start alongside Matic again, though Frank Lampard is another option in there.
  • Willian is back but André Schürrle would be unfortunate to miss out after playing so well against Arsenal.

Prediction

  • Crystal Palace's form of late has been extremely poor. They have failed to score from open play in their last 5 games and have only picked up 2 points in that time.
  • They don't concede many goals, but up against a Chelsea side confident off the back of a rousing 6-0 win over Arsenal last week, Palace could struggle.
  • Chelsea only won the reverse fixture 2-1 in what was a surprisingly tight affair, and whether or not this game is more one-sided, Chelsea should continue their title challenge with 3 more points.
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Comments (23)

 
  • "The easiest thing in football to win 1-0." LOL enjoying your meal, Mourinho?

  • Moanrinho owned & sold. PSG salivating

  • It's hard to not like CP. Their fans seem among the best.

  • Was a great game to watch. CP could have scored 4 without too much different.

  • I nearly just died of laughter and happiness when I saw the score

  • hahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes!!!!! go PALACE!!!

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  • wow da chosen one lost

  • This is the end of Chelsea's championship hopes

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  • Crystal freakin' palace, boys. I have nothing else to say.

  • Dammit i keep accidentally keep downvoting ppl. +1 Miike. C'mon Palace!!!

  • Come on Palace!!! Hold this!!! Do City and Liverpool a favor!!!

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  • 1-2 Chelsea. I think Tony Pulis and his cap will make this uncomfortable

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  • Chelsea to WIN---> 1-2

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  • 2-0 Chelsea to win comfortably

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