Premier League In Focus – Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Preview

When? Saturday 14th October, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Selhurst Park

What channel is it on? Crystal Palace vs Chelsea will not be televised live

Are tickets still available?

Crystal Palace & Chelsea -

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Crystal Palace W2, Chelsea W3
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Crystal Palace W3, Chelsea W11, D2
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Crystal Palace W11, Chelsea W24, D15

Roy Hodgson is still looking to get off the mark as Crystal Palace manager as the club are still without either a point or a goal in the Premier League this season.

Since Roy Hodgson has taken charge of the club, they have conceded an average of 3.33 goals per game. Under Frank de Boer’s short stint at the club it was just 1.75 goals per game.

They have had the worst ever start to a Premier League season and have also equalled the longest run of games without scoring a goal in English league football.

It is now eight matches without a goal for Palace (seven this season and the final day of last season) - they now they tie this record with both Sunderland and Hartlepool.

Another defeat this weekend would mean that they have the joint second worst start in Football League history. Eight straight defeats would see them match the start that Liverpool had to the 1899/1900 season.

Patrick Van Aanholt was the last player to score for the club in the top flight, with that goal coming in their 4-0 win over Hull City last season.

Chelsea have failed to score twice in the Premier League this season, with both instances coming at Stamford Bridge. The defending Premier League champions drew blanks against both Arsenal and Manchester City.

Antonio Conte’s men currently have a 100% away record in the Premier League after three wins from three on their travels.

Chelsea are scoring an average of 1.7 per goals a game in the Premier League while conceding an average of just 0.85 at the other end.

Crystal Palace have not beaten Chelsea at home since January 1993 when they ran out 3-1 winners in a League Cup tie. You would have to go back to August 1990 for their last top flight league success over the Blues at Selhurst Park.

The last time these two sides met was back in April 2017 and Crystal Palace came away from Stamford Bridge with a surprise win that boosted their survival hopes and create some jitters in regard to Chelsea’s title ambitions.