Sunday, January 3, 2016

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Premier League - January 03, 2016

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Crystal Palace team are flying high as they currently sit 5th in the standings, four points behind fourth-placed Tottenha,. The Eagles are unbeaten in their last six matches (3 wins, 3 draws) but they have recorded two goalless draws in a row against Bournemouth and Swansea City respectively.
Yohan Cabaye picked up his fifth booking of the campaign and will miss the match due to suspension and should be replaced by Jordan Mutch. Alan Pardew confirmed Damian Delaney was rested on Monday, so he appears likely to replace Brede Hangeland alongside Scott Dann in central defence. Marouane Chamakh and Frazier Campbell are in contention for a starting berth up front. Both Yannick Bolasie and Bakary Sako remain ruled out through injury, so Jason Puncheon and Jo-Wilfried Zaha will start out wide.
Chelsea team have drawn two of their three matches since Jose Mourinho was sacked as manager. They have shared four goals with Watford at Stamford Bridge and played out a 0-0 draw with Man United at Old Trafford during the festivities. they have failed to win their last 7 away matches in the English Premier League.
After serving his suspension, Costa is expected to lead the line as Loic Remy remains a major doubt for the trip to Selhurst Park and Radamel Falcao is unlikely to feature because of a thigh injury. Pedro perhaps is the most likely to drop out of the starting XI, with Hazard reverting back to his usual position on the left flank. At the back, Hiddink may restore Cahill alongside Terry if fit.
The Eagles won 2-1 when these two sides locked horns at Stamford Bridge earlier in the campaign, with Joel Ward getting a late winner. The corresponding fixture last term saw both sides reduced to 10 men in the first half before Chelsea FC went on to pick up a 2-1 victory.

Crystal Palace last 5 matches:
07/12/15 Everton 1 – 1 Crystal Palace
12/12/15 Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Southampton
19/12/15 Stoke City 1 – 2 Crystal Palace
26/12/15 Bournemouth 0 – 0 Crystal Palace
28/12/15 Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Swansea City

Chelsea last 5 matches:
09/12/15 Chelsea 2 – 0 Porto
14/12/15 Leicester City 2 – 1 Chelsea
19/12/15 Chelsea 3 – 1 Sunderland
26/12/15 Chelsea 2 – 2 Watford
28/12/15 Man United 0 – 0 Chelsea
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
Competition: English Premier League
Date: 3 January 2016
Time: 13:30 GMT
Venue: Selhurst Park, London 
You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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