Crystal Palace v Chelsea: English Premier League Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 12-02-2024 6:56 am (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 12-02-2024 06:56 AM (1 week ago)

Date: Monday 12th February, 2024
Time: 9:00 pm
Stadium  Selhurst Park
Referee   Michael Oliver (England)
Goal Scorer:

Crystal Palace
The decision to bring on Michael Olise in a lost cause while carrying an injury has backfired, and the 22-year-old is now out for several weeks. Marc Guehi also picked up an injury last week, and he is unavailable.

Apart from the duo, Cheick Doucoure, Rob Holding, Eberechi Eze, and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi are unavailable. Joel Ward has a race against time to be back fit in time for this fixture.

The Eagles will go ahead with the 4-3-3 formation, where Dean Henderson will be in goal. Daniel Munoz, and Tyrick Mitchell will be the two full-backs. In the heart of the defence, Chris Richards will start alongside Joachim Andersen.

Winter signing Adam Wharton will start alongside Jefferson Lerma and Will Hughes. The trio will look to ensure they dictate the pace of the game and have the majority of the ball possession. As far as the attack is concerned, Jeffrey Schlupp and Jordan Ayew will provide the width while Jean-Philippe Mateta will lead the line for Crystal Palace against Chelsea.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Henderson; Munoz, Richards, Andersen, Mitchell; Hughes, Wharton, Lerma; Ayew, Mateta, Schlupp

Benoit Badiashile picked up an injury in their last outing and is unavailable for the London derby. He joins Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Lesley Ugochukwu, and Romeo Lavia on the sidelines. Robert Sanchez is back training but he is not ready to feature yet.

They do have a boost as Levi Colwill and Trevoh Chalobah are back in full training and are available for selection. Mauricio Pochettino will most probably start Thiago Silva in the heart of the defence after having benched him in their last outing.

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss will stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation, where Djordje Petrovic will be in goal. Malo Gusto and Ben Chilwell will be his two full-backs. In the heart of the defence, Axel Disasi will feature against the Brazilian veteran Thiago Silva.

The back four will aim for a clean sheet, and they will have the support of Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo in getting it done. They will be the double pivot in front of the backline, the duo will look to ensure they dominate the proceedings.

Noni Madueke and Cole Palmer will provide width to their attacks. They will look to stretch the opposition and cut inside when the opportunity presents itself. Conor Gallagher will feature as the attacking midfielder. while Nicolas Jackson will be leading the line for the Blues.

Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Chilwell; Fernandez, Caicedo; Palmer, Gallagher, Madueke; Jackson
Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea

Posted: at 12-02-2024 06:56 AM (1 week ago) | Hero
- fineboy77 at 12-02-2024 12:10 PM (1 week ago)
Up Chelsea, Up Enyimba

Posted: at 12-02-2024 12:10 PM (1 week ago) | Addicted Hero
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