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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Blues look to get back to winning ways in Premier League as pressure mounts on Roy Hodgson

CHELSEA travel to London rivals Crystal Palace for a huge Premier League clash.

The Blues were in action in midweek as they beat Aston Villa 3-1 in an FA Cup replay to secure their spot in the fifth round.


Chelsea beat Aston Villa 3-1 in the FA Cup on Wednesday nightCredit: GETTY
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is under pressure


Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is under pressureCredit: GETTY

Mauricio Pochettino saw a much-improved performance from his side on Wednesday night and will be hoping they can now take it into the league.

Chelsea have been on the receiving end of back-to-back heavy defeats in the Premier League and find themselves 11th in the table.

Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson’s position as Crystal Palace boss has reportedly been under threat after the Eagles were thrashed 4-1 by bitter rivals Brighton last time out.

When is Crystal Palace vs Chelsea?

  • Crystal Palace vs Chelsea will take place TODAY, Monday, February 12th.
  • Kick off will be at 8pm GMT.
  • Selhurst Park will host.

What TV channel is Crystal Palace vs Chelsea on and can it be live streamed?

  • Crystal Palace vs Chelsea will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League.
  • Sky Sports customers can live stream the match via the NOW app.
  • Alternatively, you can follow SunSport’s live blog to keep up to date with all the action from Selhurst Park.

Team news

The hosts have been dealt a major blow after Roy Hodgson confirmed that starman Michael Olise suffered a “serious” hamstring injury during the 4-1 defeat to Brighton.

Defender Marc Guehi suffered a knee problem last weekend and will miss Monday’s clash with Chelsea.

Eberechi Eze will also be unavailable alongside long-term absentees Rob Holding, Cheick Doucoure and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi.

For Chelsea, Benoit Badiashile was forced off during the closing stages against Villa in midweek, and it is a doubt for Monday night.

Fellow defender Levi Colwill could return to the squad after missing the last four matches with a tendon injury.

Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez has made a partial return to training and could make the bench for Chelsea’s trip to Selhurst Park.

Long-term absentees Reece James, Romeo Lavia, Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana remain out.

What are the odds?

Match result

  • Crystal Palace – 18/5
  • Draw – 27/10
  • Chelsea – 3/4

*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes and are correct at the time of publication.

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