Crystal Palace will face off against Chelsea in this season’s Premier League match.
Fans will witness the battle of managerial wits between Roy Hodgson and Frank Lampard.
Both are experienced managers who have a proven track record in the Premier League, and each will be looking to get the result they need to move up the table.
Crystal Palace Packs Punch:
Crystal Palace have already proven themselves to be a formidable opponent this season, with victories over both Southampton and Arsenal.
Their style of play combines an attacking emphasis with solid defending, meaning they can punish teams who leave them too much space at the back, while also stopping counterattacks before they become dangerous.
Chelsea has spent big during this transfer window, bringing in some big names such as Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech from Ajax Amsterdam and acquiring defensive stalwart Thiago Silva from Paris Saint Germain.
These new arrivals are expected to bolster their attack and give them more bite against sides like Crystal Palace who rely heavily on their backline’s discipline.
Wilf In The Thick Of Things:
Wilfried Zaha has been on fire for most of this season, scoring crucial goals that have won huge matches against Everton and Southampton already this season.
Everyone will be hoping he continues his form against the Blues with his strength, guile, and finishing ability sure to unsettle Chelsea’s defence if given enough opportunity going forward.
Chelsea’s Creative Outlet:
Mason Mount has grown into one of the key players for Frank Lampard’s side in recent weeks as he controls possession from deep positions as well as creating chances from open play or set pieces which have made him a real asset for The Blues going forward especially against sides that make use of pressing principles like Crystal Palace do here under Roy Hodgson.
Defensive Management From Old School Veterans :
Both managers are notorious for their rigid approaches when it comes to defending but here Crystal Palace under Roy Hodgson may not sit back so defensively due to the fact that they need all three points if possible.
Whereas former England boss Frank Lampard might opt for something more conservative given his squad’s attacking quality so fans should expect something different tactically compared to what we have seen throughout this season by both these teams.
Historical Precedent Favours The Eagles :
In previous meetings between these two clubs, Crystal Palace hold a notable edge over Chelsea having beaten them four times out of six encounters since 2015–2016 campaign with all results suggesting another even contest here where anything can happen come full time.
Will this be the proverbial fresh start or will it be more of the same old non-proverbial un-freshness?
The official Twitter shows the formation as a 4-3-3, but we’ll have to wait and see what sort of fluid variations it’ll have (as it did against Salzburg).
Crystal Palace starting lineup (4-3-3):
Guaita | Mitchell, Guéhi, Ward (c), Clyne | Eze, Doucouré, Olise | Zaha, Édouard, Ayew.
Substitutes from: Johnstone, Tomkins, Riedewald, Milivojević, Schlupp, Hughes, Ebiowei, Mateta, Gordon.
Chelsea starting lineup (4-3-3):
Arrizabalaga | Chilwell, Fofana, Silva, James | Kovačić, Jorginho (c), Mount | Sterling, Aubameyang, Havertz
Substitutes from: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Ziyech, Broja.
Date / Time: Saturday, October 1, 2022, 15.00 BST; 10am EDT; 7:30pm IST
Venue: Selhurst Park, London
Referee: Chris Kavanagh (on pitch); Stuart Attwell (VAR)