Pulling off one of the most famous comebacks in European history on Tuesday night, Chelsea will turn their attentions back to Premier League duties when Crystal Palace make the trip to Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.
After picking up a 4-4 draw against Ajax in West London, Frank Lampard has now seen his side lose just one of their last 10 matches across all competitions and have another top-four finish on their agenda.
On the flip side, despite entering October in some style and flirting with the European spots, Crystal Palace have failed to win any of their three matches since returning from the international break.
Sadly for Saturday’s guests, they also hold some very worrying memories about their previous meetings against the former Premier League champions.
Suffering a 3-1 loss the last time they made the trip to Stamford Bridge last season, the Eagles have lost each of their last three matchups against Chelsea and a similar outcome can be found at 4/11 with Coral.
The free-scoring Blues
Battling from three goals down to snatch the most dramatic of points off of Ajax in midweek, the mood around Stamford Bridge continues to soar and their Premier League run has really started to catch fire.
Landing a 2-1 win away at relegation scrappers Watford last weekend, the Blues have now won their last five top-flight appearances, a run that stems back to the 22nd of September.
Also holding a commanding six-point buffer from slipping out of the top-four and in pole position to once again land a top-four finish come May, a huge part of Chelsea’s youthful resurge has come down to some scintillating form in the final third.
Along with bagging a quartet of goals against the Dutch giants on Tuesday night, the former England midfielder has now seen his side record 11 strikes on their five-match winning run.
Led by leading marksman Tammy Abraham who once again found the net at Watford last weekend, you might be interested to know that the former champions can be found at 11/10 with Paddy Power to record over 2.5 strikes at Stamford Bridge on Saturday lunchtime.
Palace in need of a bounce
Suffering a 2-0 defeat at home against a high-flying Leicester last weekend, Crystal Palace have now fallen down to 9th and have failed to find a similar level that set prior to the international break.
Although they may have suffered some recent slip-ups in South London, there is no doubt that the former England boss will still be excited by his side’s form away from Selhurst Park.
Battling from two goals behind to snatch a point away at Arsenal last month, the Eagles have lost just one of their last four Premier League matches on the road, a run that also saw them pick up a famous 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.
Looking to keep up their form on the road and replicate a similar level that helped them pick up a 2-1 win away at Stamford Bridge in 2017, you might be interested to know that Hodgson’s men are pencilled in as high as 9/1 with Ladbrokes to sneak a shock victory this weekend.