Crystal Palace host Chelsea at Selhurst Park this Monday to close out another week in the Premier League. Both sides sit in the mid-table, either needing the three points to close in on European football or put some more space between them and the relegation zone.
Crystal Palace and Chelsea meet in a London derby this Monday in a game in which both teams desperately need the three points. Both sides are in a rough patch of form and need a win to set them straight.
Crystal Palace currently sit 14th in the Premier League after 23 games. The Eagles have six wins, six draws and 11 losses, leaving them on 24 points, just five points above the relegation zone.
The Eagles have been underperforming in front of goal this season. In 23 games, Crystal Palace have 26 goals, giving them an average of just 1.13 goals a game. The defence is marginally better, conceding 40 goals but also keeping five clean sheets, which ranks them 15th in the league.
Chelsea sit just above Palace in 11th in the Premier League. In 23 games, The Blues have nine wins, four draws and ten losses which leaves them on 31 points, seven points from European football.
The Blues have had their issues in front of goal this season but have still scored 38 goals in 23 games, with Cole Palmer grabbing nine goals for the season so far. However, Chelsea have conceded 39 goals and have kept just five clean sheets.
Crystal Palace and Chelsea have met 64 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming all the way back in 1906. The Blues have a far better record in the fixture with 37 wins in comparison to The Eagles’ 12 wins. In fact, a draw is more common than a Palace win, happening on 15 occasions.
Chelsea have won the last 13 meetings between the two, Crystal Palace not beating The Blues since 2017. However, it’s a low-scoring affair, with only two games in the last five having over two goals, both being 2 - 1 wins.