Date: 10 April 2021
Time: 10:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Selhurst Park, London
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Premier League will once again take the limelight following a week of European football. The evening fixture on Saturday will see Crystal Palace welcome Chelsea at home. The Blues have won their last six fixtures against The Eagles, and will be hoping to continue the same. On the other hand, Crystal Palace will want all the points after having just 1 win in their last 5 league games.
Chelsea currently sit at 5th spot in the points tally and a win at Selhurst Park will take them to fourth, displacing West Ham United. Notably, the Blues will be coming on the back of a 2-0 win over Porto in Champions League and have lost only one league game under Thomas Tuchel.
Roy Hodgson will not have a lot to cheer about the fixture against Chelsea. The Eagles will be without James McArthur, James McCarthy, and Michy Batshuayi in important players. Furthermore, having won just one game in their last 5 league clashes, Crystal Palace are in a difficult situation. Wilfried Zaha will be the player to watch from the side.
The Blues have lost only one league game under new manager Thomas Tuchel’s reign till now. But the defeat came in just the last clash against West Bromwich Albion. However, the trip to Selhurst Park on Saturday will comprise of all players except Thiago Silva, who will be serving a Red Card suspension. Players to watch out for will be Timo Werner and Mason Mount.
The stage in London is set for an exciting encounter in Crystal Palace against Chelsea. While the former will be without some key players, they are sharp on counter-attack, while latter are a very organized attacking unit. Following the goal-fest against West Brom, it will be interesting to see how Chelsea will line-up their defence this time with skipper suspended. However, the Blues have improved massively under Tuchel, and one can expect them to win the affair by just outscoring.
For fantasy team, it will be recommended to have as many attacking players as possible. However, it is also advised to make a team totally opposite to the first one in case both the sides manage to defend well.
Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Cheikhou Kouyate, Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt; Jordan Ayew, Luka Milivojevic, Jairo Riedewald, Eberechi Eze; Christian Benteke, Wilfried Zaha.
Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Ben Chilwell; Timo Werner, Mason Mount; Kai Havertz.
Goalkeepers: Vicente Guaita, Edouard Mendy
Defenders: Patrick van Aanholt, Reece James, Ben Chilwell
Midfielders: Jordan Ayew, Luka Milivojevic, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic
Forwards: Christian Benteke, Wilfried Zaha, Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz
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