Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Berbatov gives his first prediction of the season

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Chelsea start the new season with a home game against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon, and the Blues will be seeking three points to start the season with.

For Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea, the fight for the title starts with this game. However, no game in the Premier League could be said to be an easy one.

Former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov is back with his predictions, and he has backed Chelsea to win the game 2-0.

Berbatov told Betfair: “Romelu Lukaku is back and that is a big move for him, he has unfinished business there and even if he doesn’t play in this game his transfer will be a big boost to the Chelsea changing room.

“Last season Tuchel did what nobody expected them to do, this season I think he will have even more hunger for success in the Premier League and I think they will be the surprise team that really pushes for the title, starting with a win against Palace.”

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