Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Crystal Palace v Chelsea

Mark Lawrenson tips Chelsea to get back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Chelsea to get back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Antonio Conte’s men head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 1-0 loss to Manchester City before the international break.

That defeat left the west London side in fourth place in the Premier League table and six points behind leaders Manchester City as Conte’s men look to claw their way back into the title race.

Chelsea are aiming to defend their Premier League title this season while also progressing far in the Champions League.

And former Liverpool star Lawrenson is expecting to see the west London side return to Premier League action with a comfortable victory at Selhurst Park this weekend.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Crystal Palace are without a point or a goal in the league this season, but at least they will soon have Wilfried Zaha back in action after his knee injury, although it is unclear whether he is fit enough to start on Saturday.

“Chelsea have got a couple of injury problems, with N’Golo Kante and Alvaro Morata both out, but it is still a huge ask to expect the Eagles to get anything out of this game.

“It would not surprise me if Palace are improved at the back since their last league game – their defeat by Manchester United – because they will have had more time working under Roy Hodgson, and that is one of his strengths.

“But the question still remains as to where the goals will come from. We might not find out the answer for another week.”

Chelsea won the Premier League title in Antonio Conte’s first campaign at the club last season as the west London side lifted the trophy for the second time in three years.

The Blues have made a solid start to life back in the Champions League, after having won their opening group games against Qarabag and Atletico Madrid.

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