In the FA Cup semifinal on Sunday, Chelsea will take on their London rivals Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Sunday 17 April, 16:30
Chelsea has won the FA Cup eight times. It is interesting to note that they have reached four of their previous five finals – winning one (2018) and losing three (2017, 2020, 2021).
As there is a 25-point difference between Chelsea and Crystal Palace, the Blues are favored to win on Sunday.
Chelsea are coming off a 3-2 win against Real Madrid in the Champions League. However, they lost 5-4 on aggregate.
As Chelsea are 12 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League, the FA Cup is their only chance to win silverware this season.
Chelsea have won eight of their last ten matches across all competitions, losing just two.
Despite reaching the finals in 1990 and 2016, the Eagles have never won the famous trophy.
Crystal Palace comes into this game on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Leicester City, despite having 11 shots against Leicester last weekend.
Prior to losing to the Foxes, Patrick Vieira’s men enjoyed a five-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League.
Eagles have defeated Hartlepool United, Stoke City, Millwall, and Everton to reach the semifinals of the FA Cup, and they disposed of the Toffees 4-0 to book their place in the last four.
Crystal Palace, who have lost just two of their previous 12 games in all competitions, will be confident of frustrating Chelsea.
In FA Cup games, Crystal Palace concedes an average of 0.50 goals.
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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace betting tip: Double Chance Crystal Palace-Draw @ 2.45