Crystal Palace stun Premier League leaders Chelsea with win at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea will hope to extend their club-record run of 13 successive home wins and Hazard could feature, after missing the win at Stoke prior to the worldwide break and duty with Belgium.

Though, the Crystal Palace had decent results of their recent games against to Watford, West Bromwich, and Middlesbrough.

Left-back Patrick Van Aanholt will not be lining up for the eagles due to an ankle injury, while Frasier Campbell and James McArthur will also be missing. They shouldn't lose this.

The result was doubly unexpected given the extended rest of the global break, coupled with a largely healthy and confident squad.

"Chelsea should still have enough though".

While Chelsea have lost just three top-flight matches all season, their head coach is determined that they must continue to perform at the same level in the final 10 games of the season.

"It was a well deserved win", manager Juergen Klopp said. Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Terry, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi.Crystal Palace Starting 11 vs Chelsea: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Puncheon, Zaha, Townsend, Benteke.

"I can only hope it is our day and we need a bit of luck, and players in top form". But I always said the league finishes when you have the mathematical (certainty) that you won. Use the filter system to refine which games you should bet on and view the analysis that mathematical system produces to give you the best chance of making money from the Chelsea vs Palace game. Not 'should it be England?'.

"A flash of talent, a glimpse of talent, one action, nearly a goal, but we need to kill opponents".

"So the worldwide side has no relevance for me whatsoever".

However, Victor Moses has been sidelined with injury, which paves the way for Pedro to play in his place in the right wing-back role as Cesc Fabregas also starts on the right flank. However, if the "glaziers" did not win in these matches, they exactly could be written off.

Now, we all know how calm Benteke is in front of goal - just look at the nonchalant way he takes penalties. Or do you think the Pensioners will have it wrapped up before the month is even over?

Spurs are aware that, if they can beat Burnley and Chelsea lose at home to Palace, they would be seven points behind them with nine matches remaining. In the first round match, one Chelsea goal as guests, brought the team a victory.

The Premier League leaders will instigate talks aimed at securing the Belgium midfielder to a new long-term deal at Stamford Bridge. Highlights of the game will be on BBC MOTD on BBC One from 10:30pm BST.

"This is what the Premier League is about".

Palace, 16th in the table, have won three consecutive league games, with a clean sheet in all of them, for the first time this season to go four points above the relegation zone.

"They were top players. We're there fighting for the Premier League".

"At this time of the season, there are a lot of difficulties to overcome".

He cut out cross after cross and thwarted Chelsea striker Diego Costa who showed his frustration with a late challenge on the France defender to earn himself a yellow card.

  • Julie Sanders