Chelsea faces a new challenge against Crystal Palace
Chelsea faces a new challenge against Crystal Palace for the last title of the season
Chelsea will host Crystal Palace in a strong confrontation at 5:30 pm today, Sunday, at Wembley Stadium, in the semi-finals of the FA Cup this season 2021-2022.
Chelsea qualified for the FA Cup semi-finals after beating Middlesbrough 2-1 in the quarter-finals, while Crystal Palace advanced to the same role after overcoming Everton 4-0.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Chelsea is seeking to compete for the only title remaining during the current season 2021-2022, after losing the opportunity to compete for 3 titles: the English Premier League, the English League Cup and the European Champions League, respectively.
The defending champions Chelsea were recently eliminated from the Champions League after losing to Real Madrid 5-4 in the aggregate of the two legs of the quarter-finals.
The Blues are also in third place in the English Premier League standings this season with 62 points, and are far from the opportunity to compete for the most expensive title in England, where the conflict is limited between the leaders Manchester City with 73 points and Liverpool, the runner-up with 72 points, to crown the championship.
Chelsea lost the League Cup final months ago to Liverpool on penalties from the penalty spot.
Chelsea is looking forward to overcoming Palace in order to reconcile its fans and qualify for the final match, hoping to delight them with the title after losing 3 consecutive titles this season.
On the other hand, Crystal Palace, led by coach Patrick Vieira, aims to achieve a surprise and oust Chelsea from this role, qualify for the final and compete for the title.