Crystal Palace’s 3-0 defeat at Leicester City was their third consecutive Premier League loss without scoring a single goal, with seven of eight goals conceded therein coming after 40 minutes. Interestingly, they have now played ten league matches without a draw (W4, L6). While Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Watford made it three league wins from four since resumption and seven consecutive PL matches featuring over 2.5 goals (W5, D1, L1).
Both teams have scored in 60.61% of their league matches this term, including three of their last four. The ‘Blues’ scored exactly twice in each of their last four PL away games (W1, D2, L1), scoring an average of 2.06 goals per away league fixture this term, 56.25% of such matches produced over 3.5 goals.
Six of Jordan Ayew’s nine league goals for Palace this term came during the second half, with the ‘Eagles’ unbeaten when he’s scored this term (W7, D2). Chelsea’s Willian has scored four goals in three PL games, netting four penalties across his last five goalscoring appearances.
Palace have scored 67.86% of their league goals this term in the second half. Only one PL game at Selhurst Park this season has produced over 1.5 first-half goals. Chelsea have won the previous four PL H2Hs, keeping a clean sheet in their last two matches. Chelsea are yet to convert scoring first on the road into a league victory this calendar year (D2, L2).