CHELSEA vs CRYSTAL PALACE Stamford Bridge, London 3 April 2015 1330 UTC Jose Mourinhoa s Chelsea take on Crystal Palace in the Sunday lunch-time kick-off knowing that three points at Stamford Bridge would confirm them as Premier League champions for the first time since 2010. The Blues have picked up six wins and two draws from their last eight fixtures, including a win against Manchester United and a draw away at Arsenal, and have emphatically snuffed out any little hope that the chasing pack had of catching up with them. The wily Portuguese manager is on the brink of his third Premier League title in five full seasons in charge, and with only three points needed from as many as four games, it is only a matter of a whena rather than a ifa . Alan Pardew, meanwhile, has done an exceptional job at Crystal Palace after taking over in January; the Eaglesa incredible run of form in March in […]

Jose Mourinho has made it clear Chelsea will look to wrap up the league as soon as possible. The Blues Boss was focussing on the task in hand ahead of a potentially decisive London derby with Crystal Palace on Sunday. “We need three points to be champions – to make sure we dona t depend on goal difference. Ita s easy.”-said Mourinho. “Obviously we want to finish it as soon as possible; if we can do it at home, better, and if we can do it on Sunday, even better. Thata s what we have in our mind.” “Ita s similar to Arsenal, similar to Leicester – we go to win but in this moment any point we get is a positive point. We are calm.” The Manager was also asked about the fitness of star striker Diego Costa and Mourinho stated it wasn’t worth the risk to play the Spaniard. a Diego is out,a said Mourinho “He hasna t […]

Arsenal climbed to the third spot in the Premier League as they survived a last scare to hold on to the win against Crystal Palace. Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud scored a goal each in the first half to give Arsenal a 2-0 advantage going into the half-time break. However, the last few minutes were tough for Arsenal as Glenn Murray scored in the stoppage time after a goalmouth scramble and then hit the post as Arsenal held on. Arsene Wenger asserted that it was a tough game and the Gunners had to dig deep for the victory. He said: “It was about fighting for the win. Crystal Palace made it a really tough game and we had to dig deep on a difficult pitch against a good team so I’m very happy with the win. “Palace gave everything they had. It was like a cup game. They closed us down and stopped us playing.” On the other hand, Crystal […]

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Selhurst Park 14th February, 17:30 GMT Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park in the 5th Round of the FA Cup a completely different side since their last visit to South London. The Reds lost their 4th consecutive game in all competitions that day getting outplayed 3-1, but have turned things around completely with their season back on track. They face a rejuvenated Crystal Palace who have excelled under new manager Alan Pardew since he took over a little over one month ago. Crystal Palace Palace have had a fine start to life under their new manager losing just once in their seven games since Pardew took over. They have risen to 13th in the table having flirted with the relegation zone and are now five points clear. Palace overcame Southampton at the St. Mary’s in the previous round with Yaya Sanogo and a Marouane Chamakh brace providing the goals in a 3-2 win, and they will be […]