Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas thinks Chelsea will beat Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, 2-1. Pundit has explained his prediction.
“Crystal Palace are a better side away from home. Roy Hodgson has done a fabulous job when you consider he hasn’t really got a striker on the books. Christian Benteke’s goal record tells you everything, although Jordan Ayew has four goals this campaign.” he wrote.
“Palace just keep plodding away – Gary Cahill has improved them. Wilfried Zaha likes to turn up in these games. Mason Mount may be out, but Christian Pulisic is two footed, has lovely balance and is a great finisher. Chelsea had a wonderful comeback against Ajax – they should have seen the job off and they didn’t in the end.
“Tammy Abraham is a bit cold and not getting into the areas that matter as such, but Willian has been playing well. I think Chelsea will get over the line but it will be a tight one.”
Place in PL table – 4
Record so far – 7 W 2 D 2 L
Previous match – Watford – Chelsea 1-2
Place in PL table – 9
Record so far – 4 W 3 D 4 L
Previous match – Crystal Palace – Leicester City 0-2