Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Date and Time, preview, team news, watch live, predictions
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Date and Time, preview, team news, watch live, predictions

The 2021–22 Premier League will be the 30th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs since its establishment in 1992. This will be the third season to use the video assistant referee (VAR) review system. It will be the second season to have a February winter break. The start and end dates for the season were released on 25 March 2021, and the fixtures were released on 16 June 2021.

Manchester City are the defending champions, having won their fifth Premier League title during the previous season.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Time, Date and Venue

Start date: 14 Aug 2021 21:00

Location: London

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea is going head to head with Crystal Palace starting on 14 Aug 2021 at 14:00 UTC at Stamford Bridge stadium, London city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.

How to watch Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Live Stream, Online

English Premier League 2021-22 games will be aired across NBC and NBCSN this season, with games also streamed live online via Peacock which replaces NBC Sports Gold. The new streaming service will give you access to all of NBC’s properties, show, and live events with the Premier League schedule one of the key parts of the new streaming platform.

Peacock is available three ways: Peacock offers an ad-supported free tier and an ad-supported premium tier for $4.99/month, serving no more than five minutes of advertising per hour. An ad-free version of the premium tier is also available for $9.99/month.Premium has more than 20,000 hours of content; free has about 13,000 hours. All versions of Peacock will stream in 4K/HDR.

NBC Sports and Peacock will present more than 175 exclusive Premier League matches on Peacock Premium in the 2021-22 season. In total, Peacock Premium will present more than 1,500 hours of Premier League live match and shoulder programming – the most robust offering ever available in the U.S. Included are full-event replays for all 380 matches on-demand (after 9 p.m. ET).

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Team News

Chelsea injuries and team news

Billy Gimour is Chelesa’s only major injury concern. Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic are both closing in on a return, though neither is expected to be risked before the international break.

New keeper Edouard Mendy and left-back Ben Chilwell are expected to make their Premier League debuts.

Crystal Palace injuries and team news

Palace still have a glut of injuries to contend with. Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt, James Tomkins, Conor Wickham and Nathan Ferguson are all confirmed absentees, while Jeffrey Schlupp and Scott Dann are doubts.

Michy Batshuayi, who is on loan with the Eagles from Chelaea, cannot play against his parent club.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Head-To-Head

Season Date Home Score Away Competition
2019/2020 Sat 09 Nov Chelsea 2 - 0 Crystal Palace League
2018/2019 Sun 30 Dec Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Chelsea League
Sun 04 Nov Chelsea 3 - 1 Crystal Palace League
2017/2018 Sat 10 Mar Chelsea 2 - 1 Crystal Palace League
Sat 14 Oct Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Chelsea League
2016/2017 Sat 01 Apr Chelsea 1 - 2 Crystal Palace League
Sat 17 Dec Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Chelsea League
2015/2016 Sun 03 Jan Crystal Palace 0 - 3 Chelsea League
Sat 29 Aug Chelsea 1 - 2 Crystal Palace League

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Predictions

Chelsea feeling the Blues

It hasn’t been the most enjoyable of weeks for Frank Lampard and his new-look Chelsea team, who head into their weekend tussle withCrystal Palace having won just once in four attempts in all competitions.

Lampard’s early struggle to find a tactical formula to get the best out of Chelsea’s raft of expensive new signings continues to have a major knock-on effect on defensive performances, and the Eagles should have spaces to exploit and opportunities to score at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Chelsea’s glaring deficiencies at the back saw them ship three first half goals at West Brom last week, and though the Blues did brilliantly to rescue a point in the second period, their confidence took another knock in mid-week following a penalty kick exit to Jose Mourinho and Spurs in the Carabao Cup.

This weekend, Chelsea have a chance to restore some much-needed positivity against a Crystal Palace outfit they have beaten five times on the bounce however.

Eagles perfect start comes to an end

Having benefitted from a similar VAR intervention in their unexpected 3-1 win over Man Utd the week before, the Eagles fell foul of the controversial handball rule changes themselves on Saturday against Everton, conceding a first half penalty that proved the game’s pivotal moment in a 2-1 defeat to the Toffees.

The loss, which brought an end to Palace’s early but short lived two-game winning streak, was the Eagles’ fourth defeat in six at Selhurst Park since the beginning of last season’s Project Restart.

While the manner of their defeat against Everton was tough to absorb, Palace did at least maintain their 100% scoring rate in the Premier League this season, and having failed to register in six of their final eight fixtures last term, Roy Hodgson will welcome his team’s improved output.

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Exciting tussle anticipated at Stamford Bridge

While Chelsea are understandably favourites to collect maximum points from their clash with Palace at Stamford Bridge this weekend, the Blues’ inability to keep things tight in their own third means a first Premier League clean sheet of the season for Frank Lampard is unlikely.

Crystal Palace tend to thrive as the counter-attackers, and in Wilfried Zaha, Jeff Schlupp, Andros Townsend and Jordan Ayew, the Eagles have quarter of pacey runners than can threaten quickly from deep positions if a possession hungry Chelsea team drop their guard.

Chelsea’s defensive lapses were often offset by their potency further up the field last season however, and the same pattern seems to be emerging in 2020/21. With chances plentiful at both ends, the Blues’ matches have averaged 3.66 goals per 90 minutes this term – and the evidence suggests their latest skirmish with Palace should be just as open.

When Chelsea and Palace last faced off in July, the Blues came out on the right side of a five-goal thriller – which was the fifth time in seven encounters between the clubs where over 2.5 goals were registered – and Saturday’s re-match has all the makings of a similarly exciting contest.

With all the factors aligned, the over 2.5 goals market looks worth backing at the prices quoted, while another 3-2 Chelsea win is out pick for a correct score prediction.

The Blues are targeting their sixth straight Premier League victory against Palace this weekend, and having scored three times in two of their first three league fixtures of the 2020/21 campaign, Chelsea can notch the same number again on Saturday.

Werner to finally make his mark?

German international Timo Werner finally broke his duck in mid-week for his new club with a typically well taken finish against Spurs in the Carabao Cup.

The new Chelsea hitman has yet to find the net in the Premier League however, despite racking up 10 attempts on goal across three appearances, though we think his strike on Tuesday should arm him with enough self-belief to finish off a chance against the Eagles on Saturday.

Tip Reasoning

Over 2.5 goals were scored in five of the last seven meetings between Chelsea and Palace.

Chelsea beat Crystal Palace in each of the clubs’ last five Premier League meetings.

Chelsea’s league matches have averaged 3.66 goals per 90 minutes this term.

Chelsea scored three times in two of their three league matches so far this term.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Betting tips

Photo: Bettingexpert
Photo: Bettingexpert


Match off Footbal: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace | Competition: Premier League | Event date/start time: 14 august, 2021 16:00. Chelsea and Crystal Palace are not so offensive teams, These teams have good defence. I expect a closed game with fewer numbers off goal here and I think that this game will not go over 2.5 goals in FT(Full time), so for that reason using 6 available units I’ll try this under bet cause I see value here and the odds provided at 2.37 are pretty decent and worth a try. So good lucky if you wish to follow this bet and stay safe.

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