Kick-off: 1600, 04/11/2018
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Chelsea were ultra-impressive when winning 4-0 at Burnley without Eden Hazard and are hard to oppose now hosting Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
Palace’s overall Trueform chart is far less convincing, although they did show plenty of spirit to draw 2-2 with Arsenal at Selhurst Park.
The Eagles have also scored on their last three trips to this ground, so 7/4 for a home win and both teams to hit the target appeals for our opening Chelsea vs Crystal Palace prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea overcame a tricky obstacle in fine style when romping to victory at Turf Moor, where they had dropped points to Burnley in each of the last two seasons.
Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were on the scoresheet as the Blues continued to flourish under Maurizio Sarri.
Barkley has been the player most transformed under the new boss and scored for a third game in a row, while the much-maligned Morata terrorised the Burnley defence and should have netted more than once.
Defender David Luiz has also been rejuvenated this term and said: “The manager is here for three or four months now, so he’s trying to improve our style of football, our philosophy.”
Last Chelsea EPL line-up: Kepa, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Pedro, Willian, Morata.
Hazard should be fit to play some part. The Belgium forward has been struggling with a back injury but took part in full training for the first time in two weeks on Thursday.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Luka Milivojevic made amends for missing from the spot at Everton when putting away two penalties in Palace’s draw with Arsenal, including an 83rd-minute leveller.
Roy Hodgson commented: “It’s not easy having led at the interval and then be trailing 2-1. To find ourselves behind, but come back to force an equaliser, the players deserve a lot of praise.
“Our offensive players were more noticeable than Arsenal’s and that’s great credit to my team. For the amount of possession we had in the final third, two goals is fairly scant reward.”
The Eagles had previously lost to Bournemouth, Wolves and Everton, though, so more evidence is needed before backing them to pick up points.
We prefer to take 19/2 for a 3-1 home win to finish off our Chelsea vs Crystal Palace betting tips.
Last Palace line-up: Hennessey, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Sakho, Wan-Bissaka, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew.
Christian Benteke remains absent with a knee injury and Connor Wickham has suffered another setback during his rehabilitation.
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