​It wasn't a bad game on Tuesday, was it?


In midweek, we saw yet another spectacular Champions League night at Stamford Bridge, as Frank Lampard's Chelsea battled back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 against last season's semi-finalists, Ajax.


Despite qualification into the knockout stages of that competition hanging in the balance, the Chelsea fans will be thrilled with the Blues' start to the Premier League season under their new boss.


A 'tighter than what it should've been' win over Watford last weekend kept their impressive win streak on the road intact and left the west London outfit fourth in the table, just two points off Manchester City in second. 

After their midweek thriller, attention now turns to Crystal Palace and the early kick-off on Saturday. 


Palace have exceeded many people's expectations early on - collecting 15 points from their opening 11 fixtures, leaving them ninth in the table. Under Roy Hodgson, they've been a tough side to beat, and there's no doubt that Lampard's men will have to be at their best if they want to walk away with another three points on the weekend.


So, before you settle down to watch another heart-stopping weekend of Premier League football, be sure to check out a few of these stats for the clash at the Bridge down below - provided by the good people at ​O​pta.  


 Chelsea's Home Dominance

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Chelsea have enjoyed success against Palace in recent times - winning six of their last eight home league games against the Eagles, losing the other two in August 2015 and April 2017.


However, since returning to the top-flight in 2013/14, Palace have won four of their 12 league games against Chelsea, double how many they’d beaten the Blues in their 22 previous top-flight encounters between 1969-2005 (W2 D9 L11).


Loving a London Derby

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Chelsea have won their last three London derbies in the Premier League - picking up wins against SpursFulham and West Ham in the second half of last season.


It's their best run since winning five in a row between October and December 2014 under José Mourinho.


They Do Love Playing Away

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It was ​Palace's form away from home that kept them up last season - since the start of the 2018/19 campaign, only Liverpool (18), Manchester City (18) and Chelsea (14) have won more Premier League away games than the Eagles (11).


They have also won two of their last four away London derbies in the Premier League (D1 L1), as many as they had in their previous 15 such matches (W2 D3 L10). This will be their 100th London derby in the Premier League – only Fulham have a lower points-per-game ratio in such games (0.84) than the Eagles (0.93).


Rich Vein of Form

Frank Lampard

Chelsea are looking to win six consecutive Premier League games for the first time since May 2017 under Antonio Conte in their last title-winning season.


Frank Lampard could become the seventh English manager to win six consecutive Premier League matches and the first since Alan Pardew in April 2012 with Newcastle United.


Not bad for a 'novice' in the managerial world.


America's Finest Export?

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After struggling for game time at his new club, former Dortmund man Christian Pulisic has recently found some form. 


Pulisic has scored in each of his last two Premier League appearances – only three Americans have scored in three in a row; Clint Dempsey (three times – 2007, 2009 and 2012), Joe Max-Moore (2000) and Roy Wegerle (1993).


Ohhhh Tammy Tammy

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After a mightily impressive start to the season, Tammy Abraham has cemented himself as one of the finest strikers in the division. 


Abraham has scored nine goals in 13 Premier League games for Chelsea. If he scores in this one, he’d be the second-youngest player to reach double figures in the competition for the Blues (22y 38d) after Arjen Robben (21y 342d), while only Diego Costa (9) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (11) will have done so in fewer games.


Ayew Sure?

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After scoring on just two occasions for the Eagles last season, Jordan Ayew has enjoyed a fine start to the season - scoring four times in ten games.


If he adds to his goal-scoring tally on Saturday, Ayew could become just the fourth player in Premier League history to score away against ArsenalManchester United and Chelsea within the same campaign, after Robbie Earle (1995/96), Darren Bent (2008/09) and Ashley Barnes (2018/19).


The Lineups


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