Chelsea will be the clear favourites to win this London derby and the Champions League winners will now want to add a league title to their new purpose under Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues finished fourth in last season’s Premier League table, while Palace – now under the management of former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira – claimed 14th for the second successive campaign.
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Chelsea lifted their second trophy of the Thomas Tuchel era on Wednesday as the Champions League winners beat Villarreal on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup and there are high hopes for the Blues heading into the new domestic campaign.
Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Werner, Havertz
Crystal Palace: Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Guehi, Mitchell; McArthur, Riedewald, Schlupp; Zaha, Mateta, Ayew
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
English Premier League
Date: Saturday 14th August 2021
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-Head
Last season Chelsea won this fixture 4-0.
helsea have conceded just 17 goals in 31 competitive games since Thomas Tuchel was appointed.
Crystal Palace lost six of their final eight league games last season.
Chelsea have scored 11 goals past Crystal Palace in their last 3 games.
Chelsea have won the last seven meetings against Crystal Palace with the last victory for Palace coming back in 2017.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Chelsea are big odds on to win the game at around 1/4 so we need to look into different markets. Even though Lukaku is finalising his move to the club he surely won’t play at the weekend but there is a wealth of players at the club who can score.
Crystal Palace will be hoping their new manager, Patrick Vieira, can make a similarly positive impact at Selhurst Park but the Arsenal legend may find things a bit more difficult than his German counterpart.