Opta Stats: Crystal Palace v Chelsea

Can Alan Pardew inspire his Crystal Palace side when they face Chelsea?
Can Alan Pardew inspire his Crystal Palace side when they face Chelsea?
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It's a London derby between two sides at opposite ends of the table, as high-flying Crystal Palace host struggling Chelsea. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last three Premier League home games (W2 D1); the last time that they went four unbeaten in a row at Selhurst Park in the competition was in Feb 2014."

The draw is 3.55.

Chelsea have won nine and lost just two of the 13 Barclays Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace. They are 2.111/10 to win.

The last five Premier League meetings between these London rivals have all been won by a single goal margin, with three wins for the Blues and two for the Eagles. Chelsea are 10.519/2 to win 2-1.

Chelsea have scored just seven goals in their last eight Premier League London derbies. Under 2.5 goals is 1.728/11.

However, the Blues have kept a clean sheet in eight of their last 11 London derbies in the Premier League. They are 2.68/5 to not concede.

Crystal Palace have lost four of their last five Premier League London derbies (W1 D0 L4). Chelsea are 3.45 to win half-time/full-time.

Alan Pardew has won five of his last eight Premier League matches as a manager against Chelsea (W5 D0 L3). Palace are 4.03/1 to win.

On the last three occasions that Pardew has faced Chelsea in a Premier League home game as a manager his side have picked up the victory (Feb 2013, Nov 2013 & Dec 2014 whilst at Newcastle). Palace are 1.8910/11 in the Double Chance market.

Guus Hiddink has lost just one of his 15 Premier League games as manager of Chelsea (W11 D3 L1), but this came in a London derby away from home (0-1 v Spurs in March 2009). You can back Crystal Palace at 2.915/8 in the Draw No Bet market.

Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last three Premier League home games (W2 D1); the last time that they went four unbeaten in a row at Selhurst Park in the competition was in Feb 2014. The draw is 3.55.

Chelsea are winless in their last seven Premier League away games (L4 D3) and their only league win on the road this season came back in August (3-2 at WBA). You can lay them at 2.1411/10.

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