The Stamford Bridge will host Chelsea taking on Crystal Palace in the Game-week 19 of the English Premier League. The blues need a win to stay in top half of the League. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes.
Chelsea Recent form
Blues supporters experienced another rollercoaster of emotions last week as their team suffered a defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Boxing Day. The match was marked by poor decision-making in the first half, particularly Raheem Sterling’s mistake in a three-on-one situation, allowing Wolves to stay in the game. The home side took full advantage after the break. Despite Christopher Nkunku scoring his first goal for Chelsea in added time, it was merely a consolation as the team lost, making it their eighth defeat in 18 Premier League matches under Mauricio Pochettino. With an eight-point gap from the top six, Chelsea finds themselves in a position where they must string together a series of victories to avoid solely focusing on the EFL Cup or FA Cup in order to secure a route into Europe. Although they have only managed three wins out of nine matches at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s recent form includes two consecutive victories and a five-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.
Crystal Palace Recent form
Roy Hodgson is facing pressure to keep his job at Selhurst Park as his Crystal Palace team prepares to face Chelsea. They have only won one game out of their last 11. However, the team’s consecutive draws against Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion provide some hope, even though they are now only six points above the relegation zone. The late equalizer conceded to Brighton was disappointing, but apart from their loss to Bournemouth at home, Palace have been underdogs in their other recent games and have only lost once, despite controversial circumstances involving Jordan Ayew’s red card against Liverpool. Along with three other clubs, Palace has the second worst offensive record in the league, but they have managed to score in eight of their last nine Premier League matches.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Key Stats
- Chelsea has dominated their recent encounters against Crystal Palace, winning their last 11 Premier League games, marking one of their longest winning streaks against an opponent in league history, only second to their run against West Brom.
- Crystal Palace faces a challenging historical record against Chelsea, suffering 11 consecutive Premier League defeats, constituting their lengthiest losing streak against any opponent in the league.
- Remarkably, the past 24 Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Crystal Palace have not ended in a draw, marking a prolonged streak without a leveled result, one of the longest in top-flight history.
- Chelsea’s recent home form shows improvement, winning their last two Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, matching the number of wins they secured in their previous 17 home fixtures, demonstrating an upturn in their performances on home turf.
- Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea’s manager, has notably excelled against Crystal Palace, winning 11 out of 13 Premier League meetings, showcasing his dominance against this particular opponent.
- Odsonne Edouard from Crystal Palace, despite a strong start in London derbies with four goals in his initial four Premier League games, has faced a goal drought, managing only three goals in his subsequent 17 such appearances.
AI Predicts Winner of Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Considering Chelsea’s dominant historical record against Crystal Palace and their recent improvement in home form, it appears likely that Chelsea might secure a victory. However, football games can surprise, and Crystal Palace’s players might aim to break the streak, making the result uncertain and dependent on the teams’ performance on the day.”
“Chelsea to dominate again based on their historic winning streak against Crystal Palace, Pochettino’s strong record, and Palace’s struggles in London derbies.”
Our Experts Predict Winner of Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Though Chelsea may have the assurance of securing a favorable outcome at their home ground, it is far from ideal to be without crucial players when facing a Palace team that is gaining confidence. Considering these factors, our prediction is that a match with a low number of goals will be witnessed at Stamford Bridge, which does not particularly benefit either team.
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