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All is not well at Selhurst Park, with fans beginning to become disillusioned with the club’s perceived lack of ambition.

Manager Roy Hodgson, hailed as a hero for keeping the club comfortably up last season has had several tense moments with the fans this season, and may be fearing the sack if results don’t improve soon. Now just five points clear of the drop, and with injuries mounting, Palace have much to be concerned about.

Chelsea fans are similarly displeased with Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure. The Argentine has failed to improve results despite significant outlay this summer, and a general consensus that things surely couldn’t be as bad as they were under Graham Potter.

The Blues are 11th in the league, with any prospect of European football returning to Stamford Bridge in the near-future looking extremely unlikely. Unlike Palace however, they are still in the FA Cup thanks to an impressive 3-1 win away at Villa Park in midweek. They have also progressed to the League Cup final in recent weeks, so the possibility of silverware is certainly a real one.

With two sides desperate for a result to kickstart stagnating seasons, this should be a great contest, and one packed full of betting angles, so if you fancy a Crystal Palace v Chelsea bet builder, read on for our heavily researched tips below…

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Crystal Palace vS Chelsea Predicted Lineups

More injury woe for Palace

With their two best players, Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze again ruled out, things went from bad to worse last time out for Palace, losing humiliatingly at the home of their fiercest rivals, Brighton, and losing Marc Guehi to yet another injury in the 28th minute. Chris Richards is expected to drop into the defence, with new signing Adam Wharton stepping into the CDM role in his place. The rest of the team is expected to retain their spots despite the poor result last time out, meaning a second start for another new signing, Daniel Munoz, at right-back.

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Finally some consistency for Chelsea?

After frequent chopping and changing as Pochettino attempted to find his best XI, Chelsea are expected to go again with the same team that started in midweek against Villa. Thiago Silva was dropped in midweek and Badiashile is expected to continue here in his place, whilst Nicolas Jackson’s return from AFCON appears to have demoted Raheem Sterling to a bench role for now.

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Team Stats

Palace consistently getting shots off

Despite a string of bad results, Palace usually rack up a decent number of shots, notching double figures for shots in four of their last five games. What really shines through however is the accuracy of these shots, with Palace managing at least five shots on target in each of their last five league games, including their last meeting with Chelsea, in which they had five exactly. They can be backed for four shots on target at 1.44 or two shots on target at 2.10.

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Goals galore in Chelsea games

Scoring goals has generally not been Chelsea’s issue this season, their main problem has been defensively, with their porous defence costing them plenty of points in 2023/24 so far. This does however mean that both teams to score is always an option in their games. Both teams have found the net in five of Chelsea’s last six league games, and in seven of their last eight away games in the PL. Chelsea have not kept a clean sheet on the road since October 2, so backing both teams to score at 1.73 looks to offer solid value.

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea shots and shots on target stats

Andersen always a threat in the air

Palace’s Danish centre-back, Joachim Andersen is especially strong in the air, and can offer a serious goal threat against a Chelsea side that has struggled with set pieces at times. Palace’s injury-hit side is likely to struggle to generate organic chances, so set pieces offer a lifeline, and Andersen will surely be a target. The Dane has had three shots in his last four games and can be backed to have a single shot at 1.57 here.

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Enzo Fernandez undervalued on the shot market

The Argentine international may generally be deployed in a holding midfield role, however he has an excellent strike on him, and he isn’t shy about using it. Fernandez has had a shot on target in five of his last seven league starts (he can be backed for another here at 2.10), whilst he has had at least one shot in each these seven games. During this seven-game stretch he has taken two or more shots on four occasions, something he can be backed to do again at 1.83. Considering his recent record, both prices look very generous.

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CRystal PaLACE vs cHELSEA Goals and Assists Stats

Mateta to step up with big players out?

Nobody available for Palace could reasonably be described as prolific, however of all their options to score or assist in this one, Mateta is perhaps the most likely. The Frenchman has scored three goals in his last eight and found the net away to Brighton last time out. Erling Haaland numbers they are not, but he is the starting striker against a very weak looking Chelsea defence, and can be backed to score anytime at 3/1, a very reasonable price considering the circumstances.

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Hard to ignore ‘Cold’ Palmer

It is interesting to wonder where Chelsea’s season would be without the 14 goal involvements provided by Cole Palmer so far. Palmer’s 10 goals and four assists have been vital in almost every Chelsea win so far this season, and the 21-year-old is in great form still, having scored or assisted six times in his last six games. He bagged a goal last time out against Wolves, got one in the win at Fulham and scored twice and assisted the other in their 3-2 win at Luton. Available at 2.25 to score or assist against a makeshift Palace defence, that price looks a steal.

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cRYSTAL pALACE Cards and Fouls Stats

Munoz to continue as he started

Daniel Munoz may be something of an unknown quantity in a Palace shirt, making his first start following his January move from Genk last time out against Brighton. He certainly got stuck in however, committing three fouls on his way to picking up a debut booking. That means, including games for Genk, Munoz has now committed a foul in eight of his last 11 starts in club football, and he has committed two or more in seven of these. He can be backed to commit a foul at 1.29, or to commit two at 2.38.

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Playing on the right side of Chelsea’s midfield will put Moises Caicedo in direct contact with Jefferson Lerma, who commits more fouls per game than any other Palace player. Lerma has committed at least one foul in nine straight games and has committed three or more fouls in five of his last seven Palace games. Caicedo meanwhile has drawn a foul in five straight games for the Blues, including three games in which he was fouled at least three times. Caicedo sits at 1.25 to be fouled once which looks close to a sure thing, whilst backing him to be fouled twice at 2.20 looks to offer fantastic value.

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Chelsea Cards and Fouls Stats

Noni Madueke heavily undervalued here

Madueke has rarely started in the league for Chelsea, but when he has, he has been incredibly foul happy, committing two fouls in each of his three league starts. The 21-year-old English winger averages 2.07 fouls per game and committed a foul and picked up a booking in 20 minutes off the bench the last time Chelsea faced Palace. He can be backed for a single foul at 1.73 (or two or more fouls at 4.50), and if he starts, this will prove to be exceptionally good value.

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The 19-year-old may have been thrust into the side after his move from Blackburn in January, but he performed well considering the circumstances. He was able to win three fouls against Brighton, despite only being on the pitch for 63 minutes, meaning he has now been fouled at least once in eight of his last nine league games for Blackburn and Palace. Faced with Gallagher and Caicedo here, both committing two or more fouls a game on average, backing Wharton to win two or more fouls at 1.62 looks a solid bet.

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Calendar 12th February
Football icon kick off 20:00
Football icon Both Teams To Score
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Chelsea have not kept an away clean sheet in the league since October

Palace have scored in 6 of their last 7 league games at Selhurst Park

Football icon Joachim Andersen to have 1+ shots
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Andersen has had a shot in 4 of his last 5 PL games for Palace

Andersen had a shot the last time these two sides met

Football icon Cole Palmer to score or assist
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Palmer has 6 goal involvements (4 goals, 2 assists) in his last 6 PL games

Averaging 1.2 shots on target and 3.3 passes leading to a shot in his last 6 PL games

Football icon Moises Caicedo to win 1+ foul
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Won a foul in 14 of 15 Chelsea games since December, won 3+ fouls in 3 of his last 4 games

Will be matched up with Jefferson Lerma, who has committed a foul in 9 straight games for Palace

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