Our prediction for this FIFA Club World Cup match:
All eyes will be on Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium when Chelsea and Palmeiras face each other in the FIFA Club World Cup final. The Blues defeated Al-Hilal thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s goal, but their display in the semis was anything but promising. All Ben Chilwell, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Reece James continue to miss out with injuries, while fit-again Mason Mount should be recalled to the starting XI.
First-choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is pushing for a start as well. Palmeiras, on the other hand, set up a meeting with Chelsea by beating Al Ahly 2-0 in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals. Since the Copa Libertadores winners are going to rely on their rock-solid defence in the title game, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. Centre-back Henri remains on the sidelines with injury for the nominal visitors.
Highlighted Player (Romelu Lukaku):
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli, born on 13th of ay 1993 is a Belgian player with roots form Congo. Lukaku played for several youth teams before he got picked up by RSC Anderlecht. After playing for only 2 seasons for Anderlecht Chelsea picked him up for around12 million euro.
Lukaku was never able to get a spot in the starting eleven of Chelsea and after playing for WBA he moved to Everton for approximately 35 million euro.Lukaku made his debut in February 2010 by the age of 16 and is one of the youngest players that player for the highest Belgian national team.
The biggest achievement of Lukakui is winning the Eerste klasse in Belgium and the English FA Cup. With his strength and goal scoring abilities Lukaku can be considered as one of the deadliest strikers of the world. Nicknames for Lukaku are Big Rom and the Tank.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.