Even Frank Lampard Senior left Stamford Bridge prematurely on Tuesday night. The father of the Chelsea coach, was not the only Blues fan who had seen enough after a temporary 1: 4 deficit and went prematurely on the way home. A serious mistake as it turned out, with Chelsea – one of the biggest catch-up chasers in their own Champions League history – benefiting from two consecutive relegations for the Dutch record champions and last year’s premier class semi-finalists, beating Ajax.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Free Betting Tips
Never before have the blues conceded three goals in the first half of European elite competition. Four goals in a Champions League game, however, had been twice before for the Blues, most recently in April 2009 in a 4: 4 home against Liverpool. Frank Lampard Jr. simply described the game as “Madness”.
In the Premier League, Chelsea Football Club (ranked fourth, 23 points) on Saturday at 13:30 with a home game in the small London derby against Crystal Palace (Table 9, 15 points) on. In the duel West London against South London, however, there is no explosiveness on the part of the fans. Too large is the spatial distance in the English metropolis and millions have also been the sporting ambitions of both clubs in recent years.
Chelsea won the last three London derbies in the Premier League – the best run since five capital derby victories between October and December 2014 and Jose Mourinho. The Eagles have won two of the last four away London derbies in the Premier League (2-1-1), earning exactly the same number of victories as in the 15 city league matches before (2-3-10). For Crystal Palace it is the 100th London Derby in the Premier League on Saturday.
However, only Fulham (0.84), currently playing in the second-rate championship, comes away with a worse point cut in capital derbies than the Eagles (0.93). Thus, the home advantage between Chelsea and Crystal Palace is also reflected in the odds of bookmakers for betting on this game.
Chelsea – Statistics & Current Form
The mix makes it up to date at Chelsea. In addition to the numerous youngsters, such as Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Fikayo Tomori or Reece James, who are currently gaining the trust of boss Frank Lampard, Chelsea can also rely on a number of experienced forces such as Azpilicueta, Willian, Jorginho or Kovacic. The latter two are currently flourishing under Lampard after a weak first year with the Blues.
The club icon gives them the necessary freedom on the court to play the deciding pass. As seen last week, when Jorginho striker Abraham fed with a world-class pass. The result was the 1-0 for the Blues at the bottom of the table from Hertfordshire. Jorginho was directly involved in eleven league games this season on three goals (one goal, two assists) and thus already more effective than in his 37 games in the preseason (two goals, no assist).
Abraham has scored seven times in six away matches so far. Only Kevin Phillips (1999/00, Sunderland), Edin Dzeko (2011/12, Man City) and Sergio Agüero (2016/17, Man City) scored more in the first six away games of a campaign (all eight times). Overall, Youngster Abraham – who scored Aston Villa in the Premier League in the Premier League – scored nine goals in 13 Premier League games for the Blues.
With a goal on Saturday, he would write history and join Arjen Robben in the club channels. Only the Dutchman was even younger (21 years, 342 days) when he scored double-digit in the Premier League. Only Diego Costa (nine games) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (eleven) make it faster than Abraham for the Blues to achieve at least ten goals in the Premier League. Also in great shape is US boy Christian Pulisic, who has scored in each of his last two league appearances.
Only three Americans scored in three Premier League games: Clint Dempsey (2007, 2009, 2012), Joe Max-Moore (2000) and Roy Wegerle (1993). So Chelsea against Crystal Palace, according to odds, the bookmaker not only favorite for another three points, but would win a first win since May 2017 (then in the championship season under Antonio Conte) six Premier League matches in a row.
Lampard would be only the sixth English Premier League coach to succeed. The last was Alan Pardew in April 2012 with Newcastle United. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is injured, Jorginho suspended. Thus, world champion N’Golo edge should move back into the team.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
🎖 9 goals: Abraham
🎖 4 gates: Mount
🎖 4 goals: Pulisic
Expected formation of Chelsea:
➠ Arrizabalaga; Alonso, Tomori, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Edge, Kovacic; Pulisic, Mount, Willian; Abraham
➠ Coach: Lampard
Last matches of Chelsea:
⚽️ 05.11.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Ajax Amsterdam 4: 4 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Watford Vs. Chelsea 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Manchester United 1: 2 (League Cup)
⚽️ 26.10.2019 – Burnley Vs. Chelsea 2: 4 (Premier League)
⚽️ 23.10.2019 – Ajax Amsterdam vs Chelsea 0: 1 (Champions League)
Crystal Palace – Statistics & Current Form
Despite little progress in front of their own fans, Crystal Palace still has problems at home this season, as shown by Leicester last week. Although the Foxes are currently the team of the hour, the second home defeat in a row (last time against Brighton and Man United in March) was a disappointment for everyone who cares about the Eagles.
Crystal Palace had a good start to the season and is basically difficult to defeat, but has problems scoring goals for himself. The 72-year-old coach Roy Hodgson – who is currently hoping for a contract extension, for which there are currently few arguments against it – knows about the offensive problems of his team, after all, these have been a loyal companion for two years.
Crystal Palace scored only ten goals so far, only Newcastle (nine) and Watford (six) scored less in that season. The main focus in the January transfer period is likely to be another striker. Currently the goal is still the task of Jordan Ayew. Ghanaian Ayew may become the fourth Premier League player to meet Arsenal, Man United and Chelsea away in one season. Previously, this was achieved by Robbie Earle (1995/96), Darren Bent (2008/09) and Ashley Barnes (2018/19).
In the first nine Premier League games Palace conceded no goal against a standard. In the last two matches, three goals were scored following a dormant ball: two against Arsenal (if the VAR had not mistakenly intervened, even three) and one against Leicester. All three goals conceded Palace while a corner. Previously, only three of the last 36 goals from opposing corner balls resulted. On the other hand, the outward appearance of the Eagles is really strong.
Since the start of the 2018/19 season, only the top teams Liverpool (18 away victories), Manchester City (18) and Chelsea (14) have won more Premier League outings than Crystal Palace (eleven). Accordingly, we share at Chelsea Vs. Crystal Palace, although the prediction of the bookmakers, who see the favorites in the blues, we do not expect a Torspektakel. Connor Wickham and Mamadou Sakho are currently injured and unavailable to the coach.
Behind the stakes of years of Chelsea pro Gary Cahill, James McArthur, Cheikhou Kouyaté and Andros Townsend are question marks. All four are struck. Should McArthur and / or Kouyate fail, Meyer and McCarthy would play from the start.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
🎖 4 goals: Ayew
Expected lineup of Crystal Palace:
➠ Hennessey; van Aanholt, Cahill, Tomkins, Ward; Schlupp, McCarthy, Milivojevic, Meyer, Zaha; Ayew
➠ Coach: Hodgson
Last Games of Crystal Palace:
⚽️ 03.11.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City 0: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 27.10.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Crystal Palace 2: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 19.10.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. Manchester City 0: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 05.10.2019 – West Ham vs. Crystal Palace 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 28.09.2019 – Crystal Palace vs. Norwich City 2: 0 (Premier League)
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-Head: 27 Chelsea wins – 15 draws – 12 Crystal Palace wins (54 competitive games)
The blues are clearly ahead of the Eagles in this capital derby. Chelsea scored six wins in the last eight league home games against Crystal Palace. The other two games – in August 2015 and April 2017 – were won by South Londoners. No wonder that at Chelsea against Crystal Palace, the odds of betting on the home win are not very tempting.
Since the Premier League return to the 2013-14 season, Palace has won four of the twelve league matches against Chelsea. A decent balance, because in the first 22 first division games against the blues, there were only two victories between 1969 and 2005 (2-9-11).
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Free Betting Tips
Unlike at home (5-0-1), the blues have scored several points this season at home Stamford Bridge (2-2-1). Recently, however, there were two wins in a row, so between Chelsea and Crystal Palace, the odds of various betting sites speak clearly for a home win.
However, the Eagles are particularly dangerous abroad. Eleven times, the team of coach Roy Hodgson since the summer of 2018 win in foreign lands – which is only topped by Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea.
Key Facts – Chelsea vs Crystal Palace tips
💡 Chelsea won the last five Premier League games
💡 Only three Premier League teams have won more games abroad since August 2018 than Palace (eleven victories)
💡 With eight points Chelsea takes only 12th place in the home table (2-2-1)
As usual, Palace will defend tightly and deeply on Saturday and try to surprise Chelsea in counterattack. For the blues could be at home so again a game of patience, especially as the important playmaker Jorginho is locked. Therefore we see Chelsea vs Crystal Palace in the tip “under 3.5 goals” good chances of success.
Competition: Premier League
Bet Tip: below 3.5 goals