Chelsea “World Champion” is a heavy guest for Crystal Palace
Chelsea “World Champion” is a heavy guest for Crystal Palace in the English Premier League
The recent Club World Cup-winning team, Chelsea, will visit Crystal Palace at 5 p.m., Saturday, at Selhurst Park, in the 26th round of the English Premier League competition for the current season.
Chelsea occupies third place on the table with 47 points, while Crystal Palace is in thirteenth place with 26 points.
Chelsea enters the meeting ecstatic after winning the Club World Cup recently at the expense of the Brazilian club Palmeiras 2-1, in the match that was held in the Emirates.
The Blues, led by coach Thomas Tuchel, are looking to win in order to go deeper into the semi-finals, putting pressure on runners-up Liverpool, with 54 points.
While Crystal Palace prepares for this match with high concentration, it hopes to take advantage of the ground factor and the public to try to provide a distinguished level through which it seeks to win and enhance its score.
Manchester City leads the English Premier League table with 63 points, 9 points behind Liverpool, the runner-up with 54 points, and behind them is Chelsea.
Chelsea are expected to enter the match with the following formation:
Goalkeeper: Edward Mendy.
Defense Line: Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta.
Defensive midfield: N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Hakim Ziyech.
Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Kai Havertz.