Chelsea vs Crystal Palace predictions and match preview

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This was a significant three points for Chelsea, if only because it was a match in which they took the lead and won, something they did not manage in each of their last two home league games.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has refused to think about equalling Frank Clark's record of an unbeaten run for a new Premier League manager ahead of the clash with Crystal Palace.

"We were unlucky to concede the goal at the end so I think we can compete against any team in Europe".

The Spaniard has often cut a disconsolate figure at Chelsea during his dry spells in front of goal, and Sarri believes the solution is for him to focus on his all-around performances rather than judging himself purely on finding the net.

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Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are enduring a tough second season under Roy Hodgson and are now 14th in the Premier League, winless in their last five. The Eagles tend to keep things tight away from home, in the hope of snatching a late victor; all of their away games have gone under the 1.5-goal line at half-time.

Loftus-Cheek impressed once again against Derby on Wednesday and with Eden Hazard not fit enough to start, there were suggestions Maurizio Sarri may put his faith in the 22-year-old this afternoon.

DF Cesar Azpilicueta, 6 - Had trouble with Palace's pace down his flank - particularly Zaha and the overlapping Patrick van Aanholt - as Chelsea toiled in the early stages, but stabilised as his team tightened their stranglehold on the midfield battle.

But Crystal Palace will look to learn from the Clarets' mistakes with a more defensive approach at Stamford Bridge, focusing on stopping Jorginho from dictating play in the middle of the pitch.

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Barkley was one of the best players in the Premier League throughout the month of October.

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Wilfried Zaha missed Palace's defeat to Middlesbrough in midweek due to a shoulder injury but is expected to return for the game at Stamford Bridge, though Connor Wickham, Christian Benteke, Scott Dann and Joel Ward are all out. Chelsea go 3-1 up! He scored three goals and provided two assists for his teammates. Had he been partnered by a proper striker, then who knows what might have possible in this game and where they might sit in the table, instead of 14th with only eight goals to their name.

The set-back paved the way for a double change as talisman Eden Hazard and Matteo Kovacic came on to change the dynamics of the game.

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