On Monday night, Chelsea will be at Selhurst Park, prepared for their Premier League London derby match against Crystal Palace, with a bounce in their step.

The Eagles’ miserable run continued last weekend with a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of long-time rivals Brighton & Hove Albion, while the Blues ripped up the form book to beat Aston Villa 3-1 in Wednesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Chelsea to win: ⚽1.80 at Bet9ja
Both team to score: 🥅1.75 at 1xbet
Cole Palmer to score anytime: ✅2.87 at Sportybet

Crystal Palace and Chelsea: Previous Games 

The Eagles’ dissatisfied fan base and lengthy injury list are two problems that Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson must solve. The Eagles are third-worst, with 26 goals scored in their previous five Premier League games. 

The Eagles will face a formidable opponent in Chelsea, as they have won just twice in their past twelve games. Conversely, Chelsea has lost their last two matches, falling to Wolves 4-2 and Liverpool 4-1. Regardless, they made it to the Carabao Cup Final and in the race for the F.A. Cup. After defeating Palace 2-1 in December, Chelsea will be looking to make it two wins in a row in the league.

Probable Crystal Palace Lineup

Henderson; Munoz, Richards, Andersen, Mitchell; Hughes, Wharton, Lerma; Ayew, Mateta, Schlupp

Probable Chelsea Lineup

Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Chilwell; Fernandez, Caicedo; Madueke, Gallagher, Palmer; Jackson

Betting tips: Crystal Palace x Chelsea

Check out our predictions of the day for Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Prediction 1: Crystal Palace x Chelsea / Chelsea to win

While a resounding Chelsea victory doesn’t always spark a reversal of fortunes, the Blues should encounter few obstacles to a much-needed maximum against a Palace crop without Olise, Eze, and Guehi.

Crystal Palace’s current losing streak against a single team stands at twelve matches; with Hodgson’s injury-plagued and morale-draining squad, which has coincidentally failed to maintain a clean sheet in twelve straight Premier League affairs, another unfortunate number thirteen is likely on the way.

Prediction 2: Crystal Palace x Chelsea  /  Both teams to score

Crystal Palace scored three goals in its most recent home match against Sheffield; the week before, the same was against Brentford. They will now face a team whose defence is considerably inferior. In eleven away games this season, Chelsea allowed 21 goals to be conceded, or an average of nearly two goals per affair. Three of the last four direct duels played at this stadium resulted in at least one goal from each team. We don’t anticipate a solid defensive performance in this match. Placing a BTTS wager appears to be the best bet.

Prediction 3: Crystal Palace x Chelsea / Cole Palmer to score anytime

Cole Palmer is the undisputed star of Chelsea’s patchwork season. The 21-year-old has been a revelation for the Blues since joining Manchester City in the summer, scoring ten goals in the league.

Palace’s defensive performance is dismal; they have failed to maintain a clean sheet in their previous twelve league games. Not only does Palmer take penalties for Chelsea, but he has scored in three of his last four league games overall. The number of times he has cut from the penalty spot this season is five.