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Conte calls for 'great resilience' against Barcelona - after narrow win over Palace

11 March 2018, 01:20 | Kristopher Drake

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- Chelsea posted 27 shots in this game; their most in a Premier League game this season and since May 21 2017 vs Sunderland (28). In a season where a wide array of things have gone wrong: getting injuries, referee calls not going our way and the complete breakdown of the working relationship between the board and Conte; it's hard to imagine that our dismal defence of our Premier League could be attributed to any other factor.

The Blues have suffered back-to-back league defeats and trail fourth-placed Tottenham by five points and seventh-placed Liverpool with nine matches remaining.

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has trained all week and could feature, having fainted at the Blues' training ground ahead of their loss to Manchester City last weekend.

Crystal Palace's injury nightmare continues, but Roy Hodgson could welcome back Yohan Cabaye (groin injury) and Joel Ward (muscle injury).

Crystal Palace: Wayne Hennessey 4, Aaron Wan-Bissaka 5, Martin Kelly 4, James Tomkins 6, Patrick van Aanholt 7, Andros Townsend 5, Luka Milivojevic 6, James McArthur 6, Jeffrey Schlupp 5, Christian Benteke 6, Alexander Sorloth 6.

The gaffer hints that he trusts the two forwards but refused to guarantee them a place in the starting line-up against Palace.

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Seven minutes later and the home side had doubled their lead with a goal equal parts handsome and gormless. But United fought back and a stunning strike from Nemanja Matic in the 90th minute sent Palace to another cruel defeat. A win on Saturday will not be an instant panacea for Chelsea's wretched 2018 to date but it will be a start.

The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Premier League match can be seen live on Star Select 1 and Star Select 1 HD.

Crystal Palace are [13.0] outsiders for this game but perhaps should not be dismissed out of hand.

Chelsea's potential candidate and former Barcelona manger, Luis Enrique wants to sign Samuel Umtiti as he believes the young defender would be a ideal fit at Stamford Bridge.

We anticipate at least three goals in the game, and we are backing over 2.5 goals as our prediction.

The draw is on offer at [5.9] but the last 13 clashes between the teams have failed to produce a stalemate. He has four goals, the second-most at the club, in the Premier League this season as well as an assist. Overall, a back to lay option could be worth considering on the visitors at big odds although this market can be left alone.

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