As the early kick-off, for the much-anticipated London derby between Chelsea and Crystal Palace, draws nearer, we thought we would hit you with four scintillating facts about the game.
Digging deep into the history books, well not that deep really, we found the following:
1 – When it comes to matches between the two sides at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea, in recent times, fare better than Palace. The last 11 games have seen Chelsea win 8, draw 1 and lose just 2.
2 – Strangely enough, when it comes to draws, none of the last 18 Premier League meetings between the two clubs have ended in a draw, with Chelsea winning 14 games to Palace’s 4.
3 – Chelsea are on a winning run when it comes to playing Crystal Palace having won the last 5 games, let us hope we can make it 6 today.
4 – When it comes to London derby fixtures, Chelsea reign supreme. Last season, Chelsea amassed 16 points from the 8 games, a figure that no other London side could match.
Therefore, we would suggest that, entering this game, Chelsea look the more likely team to win.
Let us hope I just have not jinxed matters!
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