Chelsea Strongest Line up to face Crystal Palace
After booking their place in the last sixteen of this year’s Champions league, en route a 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest, Chelsea now turn attention to better their Premier League form, when they take on Crystal Palace at home this Saturday. Jose Mourinho’s second homecoming hasn’t gone according to plan and the Portuguese is yet to strike a balance in his Chelsea side. At times, Chelsea have looked as flat like a stone chip bulldozed by a truck, this campaign, it certainly doesn’t augur well for the Blues who are aspiring to lift the Premier League Crown come next May.
In the Premier league, they sit third in the table, five points adrift of pacesetters and leaders Arsenal, their inconsistency has been utterly glaring. Last weekend’s loss to Stoke City at the Britannia might away claims that Mourinho is yet to find his best starting eleven, the Portuguese manager however remains adamant. Coming to the encounter both Palace and Chelsea have identical win loss record in their past six matches. New Palace boss Tony Pulis will have to keep his motivational skills up to the highest of margins if his side are to get anything from Stamford Bridge.
Palace have only managed to win just once in their last seven away encounters, which gives a further claim that a Chelsea victory looks imminent. However is there is anything to motivate the away side it would of course be Chelsea’s unspectacular defence who have conceded goals time and again in the past few weeks.
So what would be Chelsea’s strongest line up to face Crystal Palace at home this weekend?
Mark Schwarzer fulfilled his lifelong ambition as the Australian Goalkeeper lived his dream to become the oldest debutant in Champions League history. Schwarzer, 41 who was elated at the final whistle as he kept a clean sheet very well knows he has to warm the sidelines yet again as Peter Cech will definitely be the number one choice for Chelsea this Saturday at Stamford Bridge.