Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 3 Jan 2016: EPL Preview and Predictions
Crystal Palace (W:9,D:4,L:6), Chelsea (W:5,D:5,L:9)
3 January 2015/0830ET
Chelsea 11/10, Draw 5/2, Crystal Palace 14/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports
The second half of the season is now well under way and the game which I am most excited about is that between Chelsea and Crystal Palace. This is going to be a real test for both sides and I think that the result will have huge implications on the rest of season as final positions go.
Crystal Palace will be at home for this match and after two straight 0-0 draws, they will be desperate to get a win. This is going to be another test for Alan Pardew simply because he is missing a lot of his superstars. The likes of Yala Bolasie and Yohan Cabaye are out and this will make things hard but Palace have a ton of match winners and at home they are still going to be a tough team to beat.
Chelsea on the other hand are filled with superstars but they just can’t win. 2015 ended poorly for the Blues and they will want to start the new years on a different foot and that can be done by having a win here. That being said, form doesn’t change as easily as the year and it is going to be hard for Chelsea to get back to winning ways. They are up against a great manager and his team who are talented and targeting Europe.
This match for me is one which I think Crystal Palace will win. They are in form and at home and for me that should be enough to get 3 points. I am surprised by how this game is set up with odds since we are getting almost 4.00 for Palace which is way too good to give up so that is definitely where my money is going to be for this encounter.