Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace: Frank Lampard’s side will host Crystal Palace at the Stamford Bridge for the Premier League game on Saturday.
Chelsea will be playing against Crystal Palace in the 12th game-week of the Premier League. Both the teams from London are in great form, as they are lying at the 4th and 9th position in the table.
Although, the Eagles dropped few points in the recent games, or else they would have been much higher. On the other side, Chelsea has been fantastic and certainly overperforming than what was expected from them at the start of the season.
Frank Lampard has settled well with the squad, and with key injuries in the middle of this made it even tougher for him but the former English International has managed well with the minimal resources.
Yet, things are not easy for the west London club as Crystal Palace is a tricky side to face, earlier defeated Manchester United, who have already defeated Chelsea twice this season already.
Moreover, key midfielder Jorginho won’t be available because of his suspension due to the red card. Meanwhile, Mateo Kovacic has been the real backbone of the Blues and he did not let fans miss N’Golo Kante when the latter was injured.
Now, with the absence of Jorginho due to suspension, Kante and Kovacic are likely to start in midfield with Pulisic heading them upfront. In attack, Callum Hudson Odoi and Willian will take either of wings and Tammy Abraham as the main striker.
The defensive organization is expected to remain the same with Kepa guarding the post despite the embarrassing performance against Ajax. Now let’s look at the probable lineup of Chelsea against Crystal Palace.
Chelsea’s predicted lineup against Crystal Palace
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Kante, Kovacic, Pulisic; Hudson Odoi, Willian, Abraham