Our football match prediction:
Crystal Palace and Chelsea square off against each other in the London derby at Selhurst Park. The Eagles are running down a blind alley as they suffered a loss in each of seven league fixtures in the 2017/2018 Premier League campaign. Roy Hodgson’s men are desperate to give fans some cheer, but they face an uphill task in Saturday’s football match against the title holders. Chelsea suffered a 1-0 loss to Manchester City in their last league fixture, but it has to be noted that key attacker Alvaro Morata suffered an injury in the first half of the game. The Spanish attacker is unlikely to recover in time to face Palace and in his absence, Michu Batshuayi should lead the line for the Blues against the Eagles. Given Crystal Palace’s poor form, away win should be considered and we predict that Antonio Conte’s men are going to return to winning ways in the English top flight.
Highlighted Player (van Aanholt):
Patrick van Aanholt is a Dutch footballer who plays as a left back for Sunderland. The left-footed player joined Chelsea at the age of 19, but he made no more than two appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit. After spending five years on loan spells at Coventry City, Newcastle United, Leicester City, Wigan Athletic and Vitesse Arnhem, he signed a contract with Sunderland in 2014 for a fee in the region of £2 million. Patrick van Aanholt impressed in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign with the Black Cats, scoring four goals in 33 appearances for Sam Allardyce’s troops. Speaking of his international career, the pacey full back made his Netherlands debut on 19 November, 2013 in a friendly game against Colombia. The two teams played out a goalless draw in Amsterdam and Van Aanholt came on as a substitute to replace injured ace Memphis Depay. Patrick van Aanholt was born in Hertogenbosch, but his parents are from Curacao.
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.