Chelsea to Continue Push for Third-place Against London Rivals



Out-of-form Crystal Palace welcome fellow Londoners, Chelsea, to Selhurst Park as the Blues aim to strengthen their Champions League bid.


After a good run of form stretching back to February, Palace are without a win in their last three outings - failing to score in each of them.


Seemingly out of the grasps of a relegation battle and too far off a European-place finish, Roy Hodgson’s men will be aiming to end the season on a high.


Chelsea, on-the-other-hand, are in pole position to secure a Champions League spot going into the last 5 games of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.


After suffering a defeat at The London Stadium, Frank Lampard’s men recovered with a resounding 3-0 victory against Watford at Stamford Bridge.


When’s the game

Tuesday 7th July, 6PM


Where’s the game

Selhurst Park


Watch it live

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Crystal Palace

Recent form

LLLWW


Last game

Leicester 3-0 Crystal Palace


Crystal Palace team news

The Eagles will be without defenders Martin Kelly (calf) and James Tomkins (hamstring) who are both due to return to action in the next few weeks.


Ghanaian midfielder, Jeffrey Schlupp, is also unavailable for Tuesday’s match through injury.


Chelsea

Recent form

WLWWW


Last game

Chelsea 3-0 Watford


Chelsea team news

Midfield-maestro, N’Golo Kante, will face a late fitness test ahead of the trip to Selhurst Park after picking up a suspected hamstring injury.


Chelsea will also be without Fikayo Tomori (muscle) and Mateo Kovacic (achilles), with both men aiming for a mid-July return to action.


Last 5 meetings

Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace (09/11/19)

Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea (30/12/18)

Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palace (04/11/18)

Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace (10/03/18)

Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea (14/10/17)



Match preview written by Ryan Condon.