MATCH PREVIEW: CHELSEA VS CRYSTAL PALACE

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Kick Off: Saturday, April 1 2017. 14:00 GMT

Venue: Stamford Bridge

After a weekend of international football, we surely can’t wait to be entertained by our darling Chelsea in the Premier League.

It’s 1st on the table vs 16th, as 41 points separate Chelsea from Crystal Palace.

Chelsea have won their last five games in all competitions, and in the Premier League, it’s been four wins and two draws in the last six games.

Sam Allardyce has given Palace has a boost, as they have won their last three games in the league and have won four in their last six. Prior to that, it was four consecutive losses in the Premier League for the Eagles.

While Chelsea’s attack have scored 59 goals so far in the Premier League this season, Palace attack has found the net 36 times. In defence, the Blues have conceded only 21 goals in the league, while Palace have shipped in 46 goals.

Back in December, Chelsea fought hard to break a difficult Crystal Palace defence, as the Blues could only win the game 1-0.

Crystal Palace won on their last trip to Chelsea under Jose Mourinho in his 100th league home game in charge of Chelsea back in August 2015, but that is their only top-flight victory at Stamford Bridge (D5, L8).

Six of the last seven meetings have been settled by single-goal margins (1-0 or 2-1), with the only exception being Chelsea’s 3-0 win at Selhurst Park last season.

Chelsea have won 16 of their 17 home games under Antonio Conte in all competitions, including the last 13, and another victory on Saturday will be likely.

My Prediction: Chelsea 2 vs 0 Crystal Palace

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.