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Charlie Nicholas makes prediction for Chelsea – Crystal Palace match

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.”

Chelsea

Place in PL table – 4

Record so far – 7 W 2 D 2 L

Previous match – Watford – Chelsea 1-2

Crystal Palace

Place in PL table – 9

Record so far – 4 W 3 D 4 L

Previous match – Crystal Palace – Leicester City 0-2

Source – Sky Sports

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