Premier League: Crystal Palace

For this 26th day, the Premier League offers us yet another London derby! Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace receives Chelsea.

Drawing : " Premier League: Crystal Palace - Chelsea, opinion, probable line-ups, match channel"

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13th in the standings with 26 points in 24 games, the Eagles are 9 points ahead of the red zone and 10 behind the European places. They remain on a series of 5 games without a win in the league with 3 draws and 2 defeats. The next matches will be very important because after this derby against the Blues, Crystal Palace will be opposed to Watford and Burnley who are playing the maintenance in the Premier League, then they will play the 1/8th finals of the FA Cup against Stoke City. They have already won against Manchester City and Tottenham this season, they will try to create the feat against the reigning European champions!

For their part, the Chelsea Blues are 3rd in the championship with 4 points ahead of Manchester United, with 1 game behind! In great shape (series of 5 games without defeat), Thomas Tuchel’s men return from Abu Dhabi where they won a new trophy: the Club World Cup! A very busy program awaits them and it starts with a very enticing derby. They will be without Mount, Chilwell, James and Loftus-Cheek for this game.

The opinion of the editorial staff: 1-2

Chelsea must confirm their place on the podium and will manage to impose themselves to gain confidence before the reception of LOSC in the Champions League.

The probable compositions

Crystal Palace: Guaita–Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell–Gallagher, Hughes, Schlupp–Ayew, EdwardZaha

Chelsea: Mendy–Christensen, Silva, Rüdiger–Azpilicueta, KanteKovacic, Jorginho – Havertz, Ziyech, Lukaku

The match channel

The meeting will be broadcast this Saturday February 19 at 4 p.m. on Canal+ Sport and RMC Sport 2

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