Football is back! yes. Seems like ages doesn’t it? So… Chelsea face Crystal Palace for the 44th time in all competitions, The Blues have won 20 (46.51%), drawn 15 (34.88%) and lost 8 (18.60%) of the previous 43 matches.
Chelsea have scored 69 goals against Crystal Palace, averaging 1.60 goals per game (gpg) and have conceded 40 times (0.93 gpg). The Blues have kept 17 (39.53%) clean sheets and have failed to score 9 (20.93%) times.
The Pensioners have won 10 (43.48%), drawn 7 (30.43%) and lost 6 (26.09%) of the 23 games played Away from home. Chelsea have scored 32 goals against Crystal Palace Away from home, averaging 1.39 goals per game, The Blues have conceded 21 times, averaging 0.91 goals per game. Chelsea have kept 10 (43.48%) clean sheets and have failed to score on 6 (26.09%) occasions.
In the Premier League Chelsea have won 7 (70.00%), drawn 2 (20.00%) and lost 1 (10.00%) of the 10 games played against Crystal Palace. Chelsea have scored 22 goals in the competition (2.20 gpg) and have conceded 7 times (0.70 gpg). The Blues have kept 4 (40.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score on 2 (20.00%) occasions.
Away from home, in the Premier League Chelsea have won 3 (60.00%), drawn 1 (20.00%) and lost 1 (20.00%) of the 5 games played against Crystal Palace. Chelsea have scored 7 goals (1.40 gpg) and have conceded 2 times (0.70 gpg). The Blues have kept 3 (60.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score on 1 (20.00%) occasions.
Compared to in the Premier League as a whole where Chelsea have won 454 (53.10%), drawn 216 (25.26%) and lost 185 (21.64%). Chelsea have scored 1449 goals in the competition (1.69 gpg), The Blues have conceded 814 times (0.95 gpg). The Blues have kept 349 (40.82%) clean sheets and have failed to score in 163 (19.06%) attempts.
The Blues have won 6 (60.00%), drawn 2 (20.00%) and lost 2 (20.00%) of the previous 10 matches. Chelsea have scored 20 goals against Crystal Palace (2.00 gpg), The Blues have conceded 9 times (0.90 gpg). The Blues have kept 4 (40.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score 2 (20.00%) times.
The most common scoreline between the sides is 0-0 with 6 occurrences, the next most common is 1-1 with 5. These two draws make up just over 25% of all our meetings with Palace. Including the 2-2 draw these draws improve to over a third of all results. It suggests it’s usually a tight game and not much to choose between the sides.
In the last 10 games Chelsea have won 1 games by 6-2 scoreline as well as 4-1 and 3-0 victories. There has been only two draws.
The Referee assigned to the game is Craig Pawson who officiates Chelsea for the first time.
Mourinho has won 167 and drawn 52 of his 252 games in charge over both spells at the club.
Mourinho has the following record against Crystal Palace having won both of his matches in his original spell. We won 2-1 and lost 1-0 last season.
Chelsea have faced Neil Warnock managed sides on 6 occasions having won 3 and drawn 1 of games in all competitions against his sides since our first meeting in 1991.
Crystal Palace have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 1 of their 3 home games this season. They have scored 3 and conceded 3.
Chelsea have won 2 and draw 1 of their 3 away games this term. Outscoring opponents by 10 goals to 5
- Palace have lost both their matches against top half teams this season, only QPR can match them in not taking at least a point away from home against top half teams.
- The Blues have won all 3 of our matches against teams in the bottom half.
Chelsea have taken 13 points from 15 when scoring the first goal in the game, only Man City who also have a won 4, drawn 1 record, can match them.
Palace have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 1.
- When conceding first Chelsea are the only team in the league with a 100% record winning both matches (Burnley and Leicester).
- Palace have won 1 and lost 2 of their games when falling behind to the opening goal, thats ranked 5th in the league so far this season.
Only 5 teams have recovered to win from conceding first this season, with Chelsea doing it twice, suggesting just how important it is to score first.
Palace have not been winning at the halftime break this season, one of just three clubs including Newcastle and Burnley.
Chelsea have won a maximum 4 games from 4 halftime leads this season. Quite a few other sides are also 100% but none have taken the a lead into the break as often than Chelsea.
Halftime leads are important only Leicester City have recovered from a halftime deficit to record victory this season and are one of just 5 times to earn a point or more. In fact the Foxes are the only side to have not lost when behind at the break they have won 1 and drawn 1. Palace have been behind at the break once when behind at the interval.
Chelsea are firm favourites to win this one at 2/5 so not much value there, perhaps Chelsea at HT and FT at 11/10 is better. But still a repeat of last season’s defeat of 1-0 are at 25/1, or 7/1 to Palace to win by any score might be a good offset, just in case. Chelsea might go for a more solid team to avoid any upset and with Schurrle missing out for Germany midweek due to illness Willian at 4/1 anytime and Ivanovic is due another goal at 7/1 offer good value. Sign up with the club’s official betting partner, Coral, bet £5 to receive a free £20 bet and help to support this site.
Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 and Man Utd overcame Everton 2-1 in the big 7 matches. Man Utd now join Chelsea as the best defences having conceded 278 the only teams with sub 300. Man Utd have two games in hand to concede more.
Chelsea were the best team in head-to-head matches between the top clubs last season and that already looks to have continued this season.
Did You Know? Mourinho and Chelsea have a W32 D15 L5 record against the other members of the big 7. Every other team has lost at least 3 times more..
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Chelsea are now tied with Arsenal on 43 losses in Premier League London derbies. Arsenal failed to produce against Chelsea and missed the opportunity to score their 350th goal in capital clashes. Chelsea did tick Arsenal over the 200 conceded mark as they now sit on 201. Chelsea have two games in hand to close the gap overall.
This season Chelsea are the only team yet to concede in a London derby but have games in hand against the rest of the group
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|2014-08-23||C PALACE||1||3||WEST HAM|
|2014-04-19||WEST HAM||0||1||C PALACE|