• 29 Mar 2014, Kick Off 3:00pm
  • Ref: Lee Mason
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Selhurst Park, London
Crystal Palace
1
0
Chelsea
52' John Terry (OG)
 
Result
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    • 1Speroni
    • 3Mariappa
    • 6Dann
    • 27Delaney
    • 2Ward
    • 28Ledley
    • 15Jedinak
    • 8Dikgacoi
    • 7Bolasie
    • 13Puncheon
    • 30Jerome
    • 1Cech
    • 2Ivanovic
    • 24Cahill
    • 26Terry
    • 28Azpilicueta
    • 4David Luiz
    • 21Matic
    • 8Lampard
    • 14Schürrle
    • 9Torres
    • 17Hazard
    • 11Ince
    • 46Bannan
    • 12O'Keefe
    • 4Parr
    • 17Murray
    • 5Paddy McCarthy
    • 26Hennessey

    Crystal Palace

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-4-1-1
    • 1 J. Speroni
    • 3 A. Mariappa
    • 6 S. Dann
    • 27 D. Delaney
    • 2 J. Ward
    • 28 J. Ledley
    • 15 M. Jedinak
    • 8 K. Dikgacoi
    • 7 Y. Bolasie (O'Keefe '70)
    • 13 J. Puncheon (Parr '91)
    • 30 C. Jerome (Murray '88)

    Chelsea

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-3-3
    • 1 P. Cech
    • 2 B. Ivanovic
    • 24 G. Cahill
    • 26 J. Terry
    • 28 C. Azpilicueta
    • 4 D. Luiz Moreira Marinho (dos Santos Emboaba Junior '45)
    • 21 N. Matic
    • 8 F. Lampard (Salah '57)
    • 14 A. Schürrle (Ba '70)
    • 9 F. Torres
    • 17 E. Hazard
    Substitutes
    • 11 T. Ince
    • 46 B. Bannan
    • 12 S. O'Keefe
    • 4 J. Parr
    • 17 G. Murray
    • 5 P. McCarthy
    • 26 W. Hennessey
    Substitutes
    • 12 J. Mikel
    • 40 H. Hilario
    • 19 D. Ba
    • 22 W. Borges Da Silva
    • 11 O. dos Santos Emboaba Junior
    • 33 T. Kalas
    • 15 M. Salah
    • 1 Goals 0
    • 4 Shots On Target 2
    • 9 Shots Off Target 10
    • 1 Hit Woodwork 0
    • 4 Yellow Cards 1
    • 10 Fouls 4
    • 1 Offsides 3
    • 0 Hand Balls 1
    • 33 Possession % 67
    • 221 Total Passes 471
    • 149 Accurate Passes 380
    • 16 Crosses 39
    • 6 Accurate Crosses 8
    • 2 Corners 13
    • 16 Tackles Won 13
    • 21 Total Tackles 18
    • 8 Blocks 1
    • 1 Blocked Scoring Attempts 9
    • 26 Interceptions 11
    • 61 Clearances 33
    • 61 Effective Clearances 33
    • 37 Headed Clearances 26
    • 2 Keeper Saves 4
    • 5 Keeper Throws 4
    • 5 Accurate Keeper Throws 4
    • 16 Goal Kicks 11
    • 8 Accurate Goal Kicks 9

    Chelsea to strengthen title bid with convincing Palace win

    Probable Lineups:

    Chelsea PalaceCrystal Palace (4-4-1-1): Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Mariappa, Bolasie, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Puncheon, Joe Ledley, Jerome

    Crystal Palace are fighting to keep their heads above water with only three points seperating them and Sunderland – who have a game in hand – in the relegation zone. Although Tony Pullis’ men have only conceded three goals in their last four games, they have only managed to score one in that same period of time. On the bright side the Eagles fare much better at Selhurst Park and will look to use their home advantage against the league leaders. Marouane Chamakh still carries an injury so Cameron Jerome will continue leading the Palace line supported by Joe Ledley.

    Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Matic, Schürrle, Oscar, Hazard, Torres

    Chelsea head into the class after demolishing title challengers Arsenal 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, solidifying their place at the top of the league. With Manchester City and Liverpool breathing down their necks, the Blues will need to get a result if they’re to stay ahead of the pack. Ramires is still carrying his ban after his horrible challenge of Aston Villa’s Karim El Ahmadi in their 1-0 loss at Villa Park two weeks ago. David Luiz should be his replacement. Fernando Torres will lead the line not only because Mourinho prefers the Spaniard away from Stamford Bridge, but Samuel Eto’o limped off the pitch in their win over Arsenal.

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    Remember this?

    Ramires scored with a beauty of a curler in this fixture at Stamford Bridge earlier this season. Too bad he’s suspended this time round!

    Fantasy Football Danger Man

    Fernando Torres

    Fernando Torres came on as a substitute for the injured Samuel Eto’o against Arsenal and was a threat throughout the match. If he can carry his confidence and swagger over for the trip to Selhurst Park, then expect the World Cup winner to put one or two past the Palace defence.

    Stats to get your head around…

    Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea: An Alternative Preview

    The Eagles have won just five of their 25 Barclays Premier League London derbies at Selhurst Park.

    Chelsea have won eight and lost none of the last 12 league meetings against Crystal Palace.