Crystal Palace vs Chelsea prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Karl Matchett
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Roy Hodgson, the Crystal Palace manager: PA
Roy Hodgson, the Crystal Palace manager: PA

Chelsea head to Crystal Palace on Tuesday night, hoping to continue their push for a Champions League spot next season.

Frank Lampard’s team won at the weekend to move back into fourth, with just three points now separating third to fifth.

Of course, they all could end up getting those coveted European spots, if Manchester City’s ban is upheld.

Chelsea won’t be able to rely on that decision, however, and must overcome a Palace side who come into the game on a poor run of form, with three straight Premier League losses to their name.

Here is everything you need to know about the game.

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard (left) with defender Marcos Alonso (Getty Images)
Chelsea coach Frank Lampard (left) with defender Marcos Alonso (Getty Images)

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When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will kick off at 6pm at Selhurst Park on Tuesday 7 July.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action with coverage beginning at 5.30pm.

Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the game on the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer, you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

Confirmed line-ups

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, van Aanholt, Dann, Cahill, McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Zaha, Ayew, Benteke.

Chelsea: Kepa; James, Christensen, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Gilmour, Mount, Barkley; Willian, Pulisic, Giroud.

Barkley celebrates scoring a third for Chelsea (Getty)
Barkley celebrates scoring a third for Chelsea (Getty)

What are the odds?

Crystal Palace – 7/1

Draw – 7/2

Chelsea – 1/2

Prediction

Palace are struggling for motivation perhaps, while goalscoring has been an issue all season long anyway. Chelsea are anything but demotivated, with a place in the Champions League to play for. Rotation and bench options should mean they have too much for the Eagles.

Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea