Chelsea v Crystal Palace: match preview

Crystal Palace have beaten Chelsea either home or away in four of the past five seasons, which stands out given the respective clubs’ aspirations. That said, Roy Hodgson described this fixture as “a daunting task” with Maurizio Sarri’s team still unbeaten and likely to restore Eden Hazard to the ranks. Palace, in contrast, have won only twice to date. “But we’ve played Liverpool and Arsenal, teams in the same ball park as Chelsea, and played well,” said Hodgson. “We did more than just compete.” They will need to so again to glean anything on Sunday. Dominic Fifield

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