Crystal Palace bounced back to some kind of form over December and January.
Boosted by the return of Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze – Olise scored six and assisted three in just 11 appearances this season is back on the sidelines again with an injury as is Eze who has hit five in for the Eagles.
It’s a huge blow to Palace’s chances this season in achieving a much higher position, as Olise achieved that attacking return in just 754 minutes of game time and their top performing attacking threats are all out yet again.
It’s tough to see Palace finding enough to beat this Chelsea side and they’re in pretty decent form with a plethora of injury issues this year themselves.
📝 Crystal Palace vs Chelsea betting tips
Chelsea should be able to get back to winning ways against Palace, even away from home and will look to do a quick league double over them.
Palmer however, has been the star man for Chelsea this season from his centre forward role.
It will be interesting to see how they shape up with all three strikers fit and whether Palmer could be dropped back into a more attacking mid role like he did against Wolves playing alongside Conor Gallagher and Raheem Sterling as Nkunku led the lineup up top.
Either way, the Blues are spoilt for choice in attackers and potential goal scorers and they should be able to capitalise against a Palace side really struggling with things at the moment.
Palmer has scored ten and assisted four already this season, in just 19 appearances and he’s consistently in the starting lineup.
The only game he’s missed recently was the reverse fixture just a few weeks ago.
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