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Chelsea FC vs Crystal Palace predictions, betting tips and preview: Blues in need of a top-four boost

Jon Wilde 7 Mar 2018
  • Chelsea vs Crystal Palace predictions for Saturday's Premier League match
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Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace in action during a pre-season friendly match (credit: Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace predictions for Saturday’s Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Palace have won their last two away games against Chelsea. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.


Chelsea vs Crystal Palace prediction



  • Crystal Palace have won three of their last five matches against Chelsea by a 2-1 scoreline, one of them at home and two at Stamford Bridge
  • None of the latest 13 meetings of these clubs, all in the Premier League, has finished as a draw
  • Chelsea have lost four of their last five Premier League games

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace match odds


Chelsea vs Crystal Palace betting tips


Chelsea have fallen five points adrift of the Premier League top four and only victory at home to bogey team Crystal Palace will be acceptable for the outgoing champions.

This season is in danger of ebbing away miserably for the Blues who, as you may have seen in the stats above, have been beaten in four of their last five Premier League matches.

However, they are still in with a real chance of silverware, primarily in the FA Cup – their next opponents are Leicester away in the quarter-finals – because reaching the last eight of the Champions League would require knocking out Barcelona at Camp Nou following a 1-1 draw.

Regardless of how the campaign ends for Chelsea, it looks highly unlikely that Antonio Conte will still be their manager next term and it appeared in last week’s abject 1-0 defeat at Manchester City that the players had given up on wanting to do the business for him.

Eden Hazard in Champions League action for Chelsea (Getty Images)
Much more effort will be needed against Palace, who have an excellent recent record against Chelsea (see stats above) and are again fighting for their lives in terms of staying in the top flight having slipped back down into the bottom three following a good spell either side of Christmas.

The Eagles looked well on their way to three points when they led 2-0 against Manchester United on Monday, but they could not resist a fightback from their visitors and manager Roy Hodgson was left to rue a dogged performance which agonisingly yielded no reward.

That has generally been the case whenever Palace have been without Wilfried Zaha this season and this game may come too soon for their injured Ivorian talisman, but there could be some value in backing the visitors to lose by no more than one goal at the very worst considering how Chelsea have also been struggling.

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Chelsea FC vs Crystal Palace predictions, betting tips and preview: Blues in need of a top-four boost

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace predictions for Saturday’s Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. Palace have won their last two away games against Chelsea. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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