With pressure-ending tournament, playing Premiership cornered with dense schedule. Chelsea are one of the teams schedule "heavy" when to play 4 games in 10 days, or about 2.5 days / games. Tonight, teachers Lampard will play 3rd match in this series on horror and rival Crystal Palace.
Watford Chelsea win just a few days ago
The home side are not good recent form with three consecutive defeats and yet not 1 goal, conceding eight times. With this result, the Crystal Palace has slipped to 14th place in the standings with 42 points / 33 laps.
In fact, teachers Roy Hodgson has no goal to strive for this season. Their distance to the relegation zone up to 15 points in the tournament only 5 rounds anymore. Therefore, the ability of the Palace relegated perhaps only in theory only.
Competition with dense density at the end of this season and possibly next season, attempting to conserve energy for the players early is advisable for the British master. Besides, the audience cheered no home advantage makes Crystal Palace also no longer as clear as before.
Meanwhile, Chelsea still have to go all out to compete in the Top 4. Currently interest, they are more advantages than 2 points over Manchester United but just 1 draw at Stamford Bridge team is at risk knocked off the Champions League groups.
Lampard coach should prepare terms of fitness for the players
Therefore, Lampard will still be urged to play attacking game from the outset to seek goals. Chelsea have done well this task since the ball rolling back on the pitch in England.
However, coach Lampard should be very careful with the physical problems of the players. Premiership is the league harsh and players often racing continuous effort. Therefore, fatigue is inevitable.
After this third match this, Chelsea continued to travel to Sheffield United. In time have to win all the remaining matches then need to calculate Lampard really reasonable.
Before an opponent is no longer targets as Palace, the Chelsea get all 3 points is almost certain. The problem is how they won the stars, gentle or strenuous?
Predict the score: Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace; Guaita, Aaholt, Sakho, Cahill, Ward, Milivojevic, Zaha, Kouyate, McCarthy, Townsend, Ayew
Chelsea: Kepa, James Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Barkley, Gilmour, Mount, Willian, Giroud, Pulisic