Prediction Time – Paul Merson predicts Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

The Blues will host Sam Allardyce’s side in their first Premier League fixture since the international break as Conte’s side look to cement their lead at the top of the table.

Indeed, the west London side are sitting a comfortable 10 points clear of their closest title rivals Tottenham Hotspur with 10 games to go in the current campaign.

Chelsea have only lost one of their last 22 games in the Premier League to put clear daylight between themselves and the chasing pack.

Palace, meanwhile, have started to find their feet under new manager Sam Allardyce following the former England manager’s appointment as Alan Pardew’s replacement back in December.

Here’s what Paul Merson predicted for the game:

“Nothing but a Chelsea win here. I just don’t see how Crystal Palace can hold them, despite regaining some good form.

“They won a football match without having a shot on target against Watford, but there’s no way they’ll be able to stop Chelsea. It’s Chelsea’s title, too. There aren’t enough games left to catch them in my opinion.

“For me, N’Golo Kante is the player of the season. He’s been a massive, massive difference to them.”


  1. we gave Lukaku two chance to establish himself unfortunately he couldn’t do that.and one thing have observed about Lukaku is that he doesn’t score to big clubs(tot,man u and Liverpool etc) he only finds a net to the smaller teams.It’s a high time to give opportunity to other players,the likes of Llolente or Man of the moment no other than Morata.

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