Chelsea and Crystal Palace meet at Stamford Bridge, in a match for the 12th round of the Premier League. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and lost 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 04-11-11 2018, for the Premier League, Chelsea won by (3‑1). Álvaro Morata (32 ‘e 65’) and Pedro (70 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Chelsea, and A. Townsend (53’), for Crystal Palace. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 4th and 9th of the league table, it is actually a confrontation between the 12th ranked in home games and the 9th as a visitor.
After 7 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 4th position, with 23 points won. In their last game, they won Watford out by (1-2), after in the previous match they had won by (2-4) out, in a match against Burnley. This is a team that usually conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since it conquered 15 points out and 8 in its stadium, with 18 goals scored and 12 suffered as a visitor, against 7 goals scored and 5 suffered at home. In the last match he played, for the UEFA Champions League, he tied with Ajax at home by (4‑4). In their last 5 home games for the championship Chelsea won 2, drew 2 and lost 1, so they won 8 points in 15 possible. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: he opened the scoring in 9 of his last 11 games for the Premier League, of these 9 he came to the break in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 7 .
Chelsea comes to this game after a 4×4 draw with Ajax, for the Champions League. This team generally plays in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions, especially through the wings, being the three most advanced men Pulisic, Abraham and Willian. In any case, the local club can also play soccer a soccer ball, progressing in the field through short passes. One of the great forces of the team is the efficiency with which it manages to defend the stopped balls. It seems that coach Frank Lampard should not be able to count on Rudiger, delivered to the medical department.
Crystal Palace :
The visiting team is currently in 9th position, with 15 points won, after 4 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate game, he tied out against Arsenal by (2-2). In the last game, he lost at home against Leicester City by (0-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside, with 6 goals scored and 9 suffered as a visitor, against 4 goals scored and 5 suffered at home. For the championship, Crystal Palace conquered 7 points in 15 possible, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 5 games played as a visitor. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. In 11 games in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Crystal Palace comes to this unmotivated round, after a 0-2 defeat at home, against Leicester. The visiting team generally acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring rapid transitions, mainly through the wings. In this tactical scheme, the three men responsible for launching the panic in the rival defense are Zaha, Ayew and McArthur. One of the main qualities of this team is the way it presents defensive strength when they are at a disadvantage on the scoreboard. The Crystal Palace coach cannot count on Wickham and Sakho, delivered to the medical department.