Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
A spot in the FA Cup final will be at stake when Chelsea and Crystal Palace square off against each other at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues did well to hammer Southampton 6-0 in the EPL, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as hot favourites to beat the Eagles. Romelu Lukaku is a major doubt, while both Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi should miss out with injuries. Ross Barkley is rated doubtful as well following his recent positive test for coronavirus.
Palace, on the other hand, head into the London derby following a 2-1 loss to Leicester City. Since Patrick Vieira’s troops are not regarded as good travellers, we are tempted to put our money on Chelsea, who aim to save the season by going all the way in the FA Cup. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of Sunday’s clash.
Highlighted Player (N Golo Kante):
Born in Paris in 1991, N’Golo Kante spent his early career playing for French minnows Boulogne and Caen, but he didn’t need a lot of time to catch the eye of high-profile clubs. The holding midfielder was on the verge of joining Marseille in the summer of 2015 when Leicester City submitted a £5.6 million for his services and he eventually signed for the King Power Stadium outfit.
Destiny appears to have played a part in the move as Kante would go on to become one of leading Premier League footballers in an unbelievable season that ended with the Foxes winning the Premiership trophy. Having deservedly been nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award, Kante would also receive the first ever call-up for the national team in March 2016, and he impressed in his first two appearances, scoring a goal in the 4-2 triumph over Russia.
A combative midfielder with an amazing pair of lungs, Kante impressed Premier League fans and pundits alike, and he will probably go down as one of the best holding midfielders to have ever played for an English club.
Highlighted Team (Crystal Palace):
Crystal Palace Football Club is an English football club which was founded in 1905. The original headquarters of Crystal Palace was based in Sydenham. After being forced to move in 1915 the club settled in Selhurst Park which currently holds a capacity of 27 000 seats. The club Crystal Palace was named after a building which was placed on the Sydenham.
The club colors of Crystal Palace are blue and red. The supporters of Crystal Palace call their team the Eagles or the Glaziers. Crystal Palace is one of the many clubs from London. Crystal Palace never managed to win any trophy in any English football division. The best performance of Crystal Palace was in 2014/2015 where the club managed to end 10th in the Premier League.