Crystal Palace is the next challenge for Chelsea in the EPL run this week. After a merely disappointing start Chelsea vs Crystal Palace is the match, which will surely provide the blues to get the momentum back, if they manage to win this in their home ground. However, let us give you a detailed Chelsea vs Crystal Palace match preview.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace match preview on 29th August
Chelsea FC: So far in EPL
The London blues leaded by the special one from the bench had a really rough beginning of the EPL. Before the Chelsea vs Crystal palace match begins the team has already experienced three much unexpected encounters in the run. After a 2-2 draw against Swansea City and a humiliating 3-0 away loss against Manchester City, finally Chelsea got 3 away points against West Brom in a 3-2 nail biter. Having secured 4 points in three matches Chelsea FC is now placed in the 10th position of the table. The team has scored 5 goals already and consumed 7 goals with a goal difference of -2.
Crystal Palace: So far in EPL
Crystal Palace started their PEL journey over a 3-1 away win against Norwich. Later they failed against Arsenal in home ground for a 1-2 loss. In the third match they regained the winning momentum with a 2-1 home win against Aston Villa. The team is currently positioned in the 5th spot of EPL table having a +2 goal difference.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace 29th August match preview and strategy analysis
Chelsea FC: team news and strategy analysis
Well, the inclusion of Pedro in left wing has proved to be very effective in the last match. Pedro scored a goal and provided an assist. So he is one sure person who will be lightening the starting line-up for Jose Mourinho’s eleven tomorrow. In the last match, Chelsea skipper John Terry had a red card shown to him, resulting a match ban. So, Terry is not going to be in Chelsea FC’s defence line tomorrow. Mourinho may end up pairing Cahill with Kurt Zouma tomorrow in central defence. Apart from that the same team is going to take over. Now the most important issue for the team is their defence. The team has consumed 7 goals in three matches. Well, it’s certainly not expected if “parking a bus” is your card for the game. Chelsea FC needs to work on their defence soon before they appear for the big Chelsea vs Crystal Palace home match this weekend.
Crystal Palace: team news and strategy analysis
The eagles have a very impressive run in the EPL table till now. The team has scored six times in last three games. They also destroyed Shrewsbury Town in their Capital One Cup encounter last week. So, they are not going to let Chelsea enjoy a cake run tomorrow. The manager Alan Pardew has been putting a perfect team till date, and tomorrow his team is going to get even stronger as winger Yannick Bolasie is going to rejoin the team. He is coming back from a very difficult family situation over his father’s death.
“He has lost his father and of course that affects any human being and any family, and he’s dealing with his family. He’ll be involved on Saturday because he wants to be involved. Because his father went to every game. I think that’s good for us, it’ll be good for him and his family. The player’s welfare is in good shape, he’s in a good frame of mind. We’re very pleased that he’s dealing with it so well.”
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace starting eleven on 29th August
Chelsea FC starting eleven:
Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas, Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa
Crystal Palace starting eleven:
McCarthy, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Souare, McArthur, Cabaye, Puncheon, Sako, Bolasie, Murray.
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