Chelsea vs Crystal Palace LIVE Streaming: Chelsea and Crystal Palace meet at Wembley this afternoon in an all-London FA Cup semi-final.
Chelsea is fighting to keep their on-field campaign alive this weekend after a gallant but ultimately agonizing Champions League quarter-final elimination at the hands of Real Madrid in Spain, as the now three-horse battle to buy the club from Roman Abramovich enters its closing phases.
Tuchel’s side, on the other hand, will have a stiff challenge from city rivals Palace as they attempt to reach their 16th FA Cup final overall and fifth in the last six years.
The Eagles have had a fantastic debut season under Patrick Vieira, with their style of play having been transformed and a top-half finish within reach.
This season, they’ve stolen four points from both Manchester City and Arsenal, demonstrating that playing at their best in crucial games isn’t a problem.
Palace is looking to make their third FA Cup final appearance and first since 2016 when they lost in extra time to Manchester United after a seven-match undefeated run was shattered by Leicester.
After a thrilling 3-2 victory over Man City, the winner of this match will face Liverpool in the final.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Team News, Injury Update
Chelsea are likely to be without Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi for this match. Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku, who is recovering from an Achilles injury, will join them on the bench.
Lukaku was not included in Chelsea’s squad for their midweek trip to Madrid, but he has returned to training and is ready to play. Ross Barkley has also regained fitness, but he is unlikely to play in this match. Cesar Azpilicueta has also recovered and might replace Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the starting XI.
Conor Gallagher will miss Crystal Palace’s encounter against Chelsea due to his parent club’s refusal to allow him to play in the match.
Gallagher’s spot in the Palace team might be given to James McArthur. Tyrick Mitchell suffered a calf injury during the game against Leicester, but he is expected to recover. Michael Olise has also been nursing an ailment, but he will not be playing today. This game will be played without Nathan Ferguson.
Date, kick-off time, and venue
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace is scheduled for a 3:30 pm Ghanaian Time, kick-off today, Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
When these two sides last played in the Premier League, Hakim Ziyech scored a last-gasp winner at Selhurst Park in February, while Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic, and Trevoh Chalobah all scored in a 3-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge on the season’s opening weekend.
In reality, Palace has lost all nine of their previous encounters with Chelsea, with their last victory coming in October 2017.
Chelsea wins: 33
Crystal Palace wins: 12
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace predicted Starting XI:
Chelsea Predicted Starting XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Werner; Havertz
Crystal Palace Predicted Starting XI: Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; McArthur, Kouyate, Schlupp; Ayew, Mateta, Zaha
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace LIVE Streaming: Where to watch
Live blog: You can also follow all the action via Trendit Sport’s live match blog, with Wilson Tenkorang.