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Reasons why Chelsea could struggle at home against Crystal Palace

Reasons why Chelsea could struggle at home against Crystal P

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea side would welcome giant-killers Crystal Palace as hostility ensues in the Premier League.

Both sides would be aiming to get the job done on Christmas Eve as three points would be at stake in this fixture.

With Chelsea playing at home in this case scenario they are slight favourites to win this match despite their inconsistency in the Premier League this season.

However, with the way Crystal Palace has performed in recent times, All news. Ng evaluates the reasons why Chelsea could struggle against them at home.

Chelsea Key Absentees

The Blues would make do without the services of Chelsea duo Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling for this match.

The former Manchester City duo are going to be missed from this match against Crystal Palace. They are both on suspension having picked up five yellow cards this season.

And with both of them arguably Chelsea's best players this season, the Londoners could struggle to find their rhythm amid their momentum in the final third.

More Injuries for Chelsea

The likes of Lesley Ugochukwu is expected to be missing from the match owing to his hamstring problem.

Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez is certain to be absent from this match following his recent issue with a hernia.

And with this and other injuries, Chelsea may not have the required bench to inspire themselves to victory in this Premier League encounter.

The threat of Playmaker Michael Olise

The playmaker who is causing international interest between top Football Nations like Nigeria, England, Algeria and France is a major player to watch out for in this match.

His trickery on the ball is a delight to behold. While he's got the eye for the perfect pass in the final third. He's a special talent.

And if Chelsea must win they must mark him out of the contest as the clash looms in about time in the Premier League.


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