‘The thing with Crystal Palace’: Mark Lawrenson predicts winner of Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

Former Liverpool man, Mark Lawrenson has predicted a home win for Chelsea in their midweek clash with Crystal Palace.

The Blues will resume Premier League action on Wednesday after losing 2-1 to Wolves just three days ago.

Mauricio Pochettino’s job could well be on the line if Chelsea lose at home, with the hosts having already lost eight out of their 18 league games this season, although Lawrenson has now backed them to pick up an easy 2-0 win against Palace— a side they have won each of their games against since 2017.

“I think Chelsea will win this,” he told Paddy Power. “The thing with Crystal Palace is that they lack the depth. We all know these games come along think and fast and Chelsea have serious depth and can rotate. Palace, especially with all their injuries, are down to the bare bones.”

The crazy thing about the current Chelsea is that they tend to lose when expectations are high, but recent record at Bridge has been great nevertheless.