Fantasy football tips for Crystal Palace vs Chelsea match

Chelsea will look to put the disappointment of the Champions League elimination behind them and reach the FA cup final

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On Sunday at 9:00 pm (IST) Chelsea will meet Crystal Palace in the FA Cup second semi-finals at Wembley Stadium. Chelsea won the second leg of their quarter-final match in the UEFA Champions League to Real Madrid but lost on aggregate, and will now be desperate to reach the FA Cup final, while Crystal Palace will be eager to make the most of this opportunity and qualify for the final.

Thomas Tuchel‘s side will enter into this game having been eliminated from the UCL by Real Madrid on a 4-5 aggregate score. They put on an impressive performance to win the second leg 3-2 in midweek, but it wasn’t enough to advance further into the tournament. They’re also out of the Premier League title chase, having given Man City a 12-point lead in England’s top flight league. Chelsea’s only hope of winning silverware this season is the FA Cup.

Chelsea will be hoping to play their best game; they have a very good roster and will be desperate to reach the final after falling out of the UCL.

Crystal Palace is in 13th place in the Premier League. Crystal Palace comes here after defeating Everton to reach the semi-finals, although they are coming off a setback against Leicester in the Premier League, which might make things difficult for Viera’s team.

Prior to their 2-1 loss to Leicester City, Palace had kept four consecutive clean sheets in all competitions. They’ve been sturdy in previous games and will want to upset Thomas Tuchel’s team.

The two teams have met 60 times in different tournaments, with the first match taking place in the FA Cup in 1906. As one might assume, Chelsea has a 33-12 advantage over Palace in this match, with 15 games ending in draws. The Eagles have won 3 of their five FA Cup matches vs Chelsea in history. .

My Dream 11 Team for CRY vs CHE match:

Edouard Mendy (GK), Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Joachim Andersen, Tyrick Mitchell, Marcos Alonso, NGolo Kante, James McArthur, Kai Havertz (C), Wilfried Zaha (C), Timo Werner

Crystal Palace Probable Playing XI:

Vicente Guaita (GK); Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; James McArthur, Cheikhou Kouyate, Jeffrey Schlupp; Jordan Ayew, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Wilfried Zaha

Chelsea Probable Playing XI:

Edouard Mendy (GK); Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, Mateo Kovacic, NGolo Kante, Marcos Alonso; Mason Mount, Timo Werner; Kai Havertz

Squads

Crystal Palace Squad:

Vicente Guaita (GK), Tyrick Mitchell, Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Wilfried Zaha, Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheikhou Kouyate, Conor Gallagher, Jordan Ayew, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, Joel Ward, Jack Butland ( GK), Omotayo Adaramola, James McArthur, Will Hughes, Odsonne Edouard, Jack Wells Morrison, Luka Milivojevic, Christian Benteke, James Tomkins, Martin Kelly, Nathan Ferguson, Jaroslaw Jach, Reece Hannam, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Scott Banks, Remi Matthews (GK), Jairo Riedewald

Chelsea Squad:

Edouard Mendy (GK), Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, NGolo Kante, Mason Mount, Jorginho, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, Marcos Alonso, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Malang Sarr, Trevoh Chalobah, Saul Niguez, Dylan Williams, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukaku, Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK), Mateo Kovacic, Jude Soonsup-Bell, Charlie Webster, Lewis Hall, Xavier Simons, Ross Barkley, Ben Chilwell, Harvey Vale , Xavier Mbuyamba, Kenedy, Charly Musonda, Marcus Bettinelli (GK), Lucas Bergstrom (GK)

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