Premier League!! Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace On Saturday 03:00PM (Drop Your Predictions Here!!!)
Chelsea will look to pick up their Premier League title charge upon the resumption of domestic matters this weekend when they host Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte’s side go into the game with a 10-point lead at the top of the table, but the Eagles will make the short trip to West London in good form themselves.
That loss to Tottenham remains Chelsea’s only league defeat in their last 22 outings, and considering Chelsea have taken a whopping 59 points from the 66 on offer in that time it is little surprise to see them so far clear at the top of the table.
A scrappy and hard-fought 2-1 win over Stoke City before the international break only served to strengthen Chelsea’s title credentials, with Gary Cahill’s 87th-minute winner at the bet365 Stadium falling neatly into the cliched bracket of being the sign of champions.
Only four teams in the Premier League have won their last three games, and two of them meet this weekend with Palace’s trip to the Bridge.
The Eagles have seen a sharp upturn in form just when they needed it most, winning as many points in their last three outings as they had in their previous 19.
Chelsea have used the fewest players and made the fewest changes to their starting lineup this season, but Conte will be hopeful of making at least one switch this weekend.
Hazard missed the win over Stoke with a calf injury that also forced him out of international duty with Belgium, but the talismanic winger returned to training on Thursday and could be in line to return.
Crystal Palace’s Manager Allardyce could name an unchanged side from the win over Watford before the international break having seemingly settled on his preferred starting XI and formation.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Hennessey; Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp; Cabaye, Milivojevic, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend; Benteke
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