Saturday 3rd October 2020

Chelsea v Crystal Palace 12:30

  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Chelsea 2-0 Palace
  • Chelsea took 6 points off Palace last season
  • Chelsea have won their last 5 vs Palace
  • Both teams scored in 5 of the last 7 head-to-heads
  • 7 of the last 10 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • 6 of the last 14 head-to-heads ended 2-1 (either way)
  • No draws in the last 18 head-to-heads
  • 7 of the last 9 repeat fixtures went OVER 2.5 GOALS

The ‘WEEK FOUR’ Premier League action gets rolling with an all-London affair as Crystal Palace travel across town to face Chelsea.

Palace have made a decent start to the new season and will begin this week in sixth place and 6 points, while Chelsea will be looking to bonce back after their recent 3-3 away draw at West Brom.

The Blues were 3-0 down in that recent WBA game, so showed some fight to get a point out of the game, but really Lampard’s men should be winning games like that if they want to challenge for the title and it’s no secret that the Blues boss ripped into his players after the game – it will be interesting to see how the respond here.

The match betting makes Chelsea the clear favourites at 1.40, with the draw 5.00 and Palace 7.00.

Last season Chelsea also took the full 6 points off Palace, with this repeat fixture ending Chelsea 2-0 Palace – a repeat of that score can be backed at 8.00. In fact, Chelsea have won their last five games against the Eagles.

It’s generally a clash that’s produced goals though – both teams have scored in 5 of the last 7, while 70% of the last 10 meetings saw OVER 2.5 GOALS scored. You can back both teams to score at 1.80, while Over 2.5 goals is on offer at 1.61.

Looking at the scoring markets, Chelsea’s Timo Werner is their shortest player at 4.00 (1st) or 1.72 (anytime), while Palace favourite Wilfried Zaha figures at 13.00 (1st) or 4.75 (anytime).

Overall, it’s an intriguing clash and with Palace having started the season well and scoring in all three of their opening league games and the fact Chelsea leaked three last week to West Brom, then the BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 1.80 looks a decent option.