Chelsea takes on Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, 9:00 PM IST. Both teams need the win to move into the finals and have a shot at the title.
Chelsea are coming off a disheartening loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals. Chelsea put up a great fight against Real Madrid in the second leg as they had previously lost the first leg 3-1 at home. They scored 3 goals thanks to Werner, Rudiger, and Mount. However, Luka Modric denied their Champions League hopes by giving a sublime outside-of-the-foot shot to Rodrygo who scored from the volley. Only for Karim Benzema to shatter their hopes of defending the title by scoring a header in extra time. However, Chelsea have a golden opportunity to end the season with a trophy. They take on a weaker yet ruthless Crystal Palace side in the semi-finals.
Patrick Viera has done wonders at Crystal Palace. He has managed to diminish the hopes of former club Arsenal by defeating them in the Premier League. Arsenal fans have a love-hate relationship with Viera currently. Viera has been absolutely ruthless with Crystal Palace this season. He has managed to get this side into the Semi-Finals of the FA cup. Crystal Palace are just two victories away from making history. However, Crystal Palace faces the daunting task of facing Chelsea, who are going to play like they have nothing to lose.
Date, Kick-off time, and Venue
The match takes place on Sunday, April 17 at 9:00 PM in Wembley.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Team News
Ben Chilwell is definite to miss the fixture. Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley are expected to return however Callum Hudson Odoi is in doubt.
Nathan Ferguson and Will Hughes will miss the fixture whereas Conor Gallagher is ineligible to play against his parent club. Tyrick Mitchell and Michael Olise are in doubts and Crystal Palace are waiting on their test results.
Head to Head
Crystal Palace: 12
Crystal Palace will likely edge out Chelsea as they seem to have their morale down due to their recent loss. On any other day, Chelsea would come out on top however, tomorrow, Its highly unlikely.
Crystal Palace to win 2:1
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