Chelsea beat Crystal Palace without Victor Moses

Chelsea beat Crystal Palace without Victor Moses

Chelsea beat Crystal Palace without Victor Moses

In a ideal world, witnessing a decent performance would also be important especially with the return leg against Barcelona in the Champions League looming on Wednesday.

The win was Chelsea's third in their last nine league games and comes after back-to-back defeats at Manchester United and Manchester City, which have put their Champions League qualification in doubt. The current champions are already five points behind the top-four. It's a fight for survival.

And the Italian is not expecting things to get easier against a Palace team he believes are better than their 18th place in the table suggests. You can also catch the Premier League game on the go as well on Hostar app.

The French defender will be replacing David Luiz, who will be sold after a show of indiscipline under Conte and having a rough time with the Blues.

On paper, Crystal Palace are better equipped to tackle the challenge, which admittedly looks increasingly ominous by the day. Olivier played against West Brom from the start, he played against Hull and he came on in other games, but he's ready.

Willian has now scored five in his past five games in a hot run of form which includes goals against Barcelona and Manchester United.

And when asked if Zaha will be at Palace next season, De Boer said: "I don't think so". Timothy Fosu-Mensah is back in contention after being ineligible to face his parent club, Manchester United.

Zaha scored the victor in the game at Selhurst Park but had been expected miss the remainder of the campaign because of a knee injury.

Chelsea are in danger of losing three successive top-flight home London derbies to the same opposition for the first time since 1974 (against Arsenal).

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has allayed fears over the long-term health of N'Golo Kante and insisted the France midfielder is "fine".

Wilfried Zaha has scored in his last two Premier League games against Chelsea, including the victor in the reverse fixture for the Eagles' first Premier League win of the season in October.

The Eagles are without a win in their last six league games.

Simon Mail previews this weekend's game at Stamford Bridge and does not think a home win is a foregone conclusion. He was understudy to Hazard in 2015, when they won the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho, and against under Conte a year ago. There is Benteke. There are many good players in this squad.

"The Premier League is such a hard competition, so it is uncommon to see a team dominate for two or three years in a row". He's been poor for a prolonged period now and is not performing at the level at which is required.

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