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Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace - Saturday 9th November, 2019

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Match History
Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palace
Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Head to Head
Chelsea - 24 wins
Draws - 15
Crystal Palace - 11 wins

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Palace always step up against us, plus we are tragic at home this season. However with Kante back i hope we can manage to record a narrow win.

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Could be a bit of a banana skin for us this one... Home form not as good as our away form and with Lampard having just been given MOTM is just asking for trouble.. should hopefully have enough about us to win this but don't think it will be one way traffic in the slightest... 

Frank Lampard makes three changes to the side that drew 4-4 with Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday. N'Golo Kante, Reece James and Emerson all start, with Jorginho and Marcos Alonso absent and Cesar Azpilicueta dropping to the bench.

Chelsea: Kepa, James, Tomori, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Mount, Kovacic, Willian, Pulisic, Abraham

Subs:Caballero, Christensen, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, Azpilicueta, Gilmour

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I can only presume Jorginho is injured or suspended?

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4 minutes ago, Stan said:

I can only presume Jorginho is injured or suspended?

Suspended

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5 minutes ago, Stan said:

 

 

Long may it continue.... 

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14 minutes ago, Bluewolf said:

Long may it continue.... 

Should ask the CAS for a longer transfer ban xD 

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Fast start from Chelsea!

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Chelsea on top here, Palace not threatening much. Chelsea lacking final product though. Pulisic probably come closest.

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Should of scored at the end of the 1st half. 

As expected, Reece James has been immense. 

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The game has been stop-start which has suited Palace. We're not making the most of the space we have between the lines, a couple of times we're not making the right decision there and sometimes we're not playing the pass when it's on, we're missing Jorginho in that respect. Although having Kanté is making us better defensively.

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1 minute ago, Cicero said:

Should of scored at the end of the 1st half. 

As expected, Reece James has been immense. 

Yep, getting the better of Zaha each time.

Palace offering nothing going forward. 

Chelsea will win but it'll be hard-fought.

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Goal Chelsea! Easy for Abraham. They needed that bit of magic and quick passing to break free. 

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Type of play Lampard specifically wanted. Move it quick and don’t give them time to react. 

Willan’s end product has improved under Lampard. 

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Bloody Pulisic I swear he is becoming a class player 

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Nice result in the end... thought it was going to be one of them hard slog games where we might not be able to break through but got there in the end... a clean sheet as well which is a bonus

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Genuinely think CB's are the least of our worry this season and even moving forward. Zouma was immense today. Can't fault anyone's performance. Echo Willian being MOTM. 

Leicester win today and we see a 9 point gap between the top 4 and Arsenal/Spurs/United. 

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I think we gave Chelsea far too much respect. 

Hopefully after the Liverpool fixture we will see more of Camarasa and be more adventurous against the likes of Watford, Newcastle, Southampton etc.

 

Zaha seems to be doing a good job at driving his price down.

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6 minutes ago, The Palace Fan said:

I think we gave Chelsea far too much respect. 

Hopefully after the Liverpool fixture we will see more of Camarasa and be more adventurous against the likes of Watford, Newcastle, Southampton etc.

 

Zaha seems to be doing a good job at driving his price down.

Bit surprised he hasn't played much for you so far. 

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20 minutes ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

Bit surprised he hasn't played much for you so far. 

Theres a clause in his contract that we have to pay 15 million to sign him permanently if he plays something like 15 games.

I think hes worth it but our owners seem to be tighter than a ducks arse at the minute.

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Earned win to be fair i expected more from Palace. We had enough chances to score, we were very tight at the back. It's rare that we have a clean sheet. Zouma was superb credit where it's due. He looks so much more calm and composed. Pulisic again the star man, even tough Willian got MOTM which was also deserved. International break came after our good run next up City away who must win and not drop points for awhile if they are keen to be in the title run. Above City in November? Yeah no one saw that coming.

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I'm so intrigued to see how this Chelsea side handle City after the international break. 

They pushed Liverpool close and this will be a better indicator of where they are at now the team has started to settle.

Attack will be the best form of defence for them and there is enough to suggest they will get their chances on the break at City.

Such a fascinating fixture.

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3 hours ago, Lucas said:

I'm so intrigued to see how this Chelsea side handle City after the international break. 

They pushed Liverpool close and this will be a better indicator of where they are at now the team has started to settle.

Attack will be the best form of defence for them and there is enough to suggest they will get their chances on the break at City.

Such a fascinating fixture.

I doubt we will sit back, could be a problem with our shaky defense. Think it will have a lot of goals since City also aren't impressive at the back. We are usually poor against the break, but will surely have a better result than last season :D

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