Chelsea Host Crystal Palace Looking to Extend Winning Run
New Lease Of Life Under Frank Lampard
After a shaky start to the season, Chelsea have found a new lease of life under Frank Lampard. They have suffered just one defeat in their last ten games, which has included eight wins.
As a result, Frank Lampard will be hoping that his players high-confidence will continue and help continue their impressive run, starting against Crystal Palace.
Chelsea Team News
Mason Mount could be in doubt for the game against Crystal Palace. The 20-year-old went off injured in their UEFA Champions League game against Ajax. However, he was selected in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad, so his injury may not be as serious as it was first thought.
Other than Mount, it is likely to be an unchanged side from their 2-1 win over Watford.
Crystal Palace Team News
Roy Hodgson will be hoping that he will have winger Andros Townsend available for the trip to Stamford Bridge. Townsend missed their defeat to Leicester City due to a muscle strain, and it is hoped that he will be fit enough to return.
Meanwhile, there are also doubts over James McArthur‘s fitness. The midfielder had been suffering with a back problem prior to their game against Leicester and had to be substituted by Roy Hodgson in the defeat. As a result, should the Scotsman not be fit, it is likely that he will be replaced by James McCarthy.
Defensive Resilience Needed By Crystal Palace
Roy Hodgson will no doubt set his side up in rigid, defensive set-up in the bid to hold off Chelsea for as long as possible. However, against an in form Chelsea attack, the Eagles will require extra defensive resilience in their bid to take points from Stamford Bridge.
Prediction: Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palace
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