EPL Week 17: Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea Preview, Prediction, TV Schedule and Live Stream

By Paul E. Davidson , Updated Dec 14, 2016 10:49 PM EST

Week 17 of the English Premier League season kicks off on Saturday when league leaders Chelsea visit Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. The Blues maintain their amazing form with a win last Wednesday while The Eagles lost in heartbreaking fashion on the same day.

Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea Match Details, TV Schedule and Live Stream Links

  • Date: December 17, Saturday
  • Venue: Selhurst Park in Selhurst, London, England
  • Start Time: 7:30 AM ET, 12:30 PM GMT
  • Channel: NBC Sports Live (USA), Sky Sports 1 (UK)
  • Live Stream: NBC Live, fuboTV

Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea Preview

Chelsea are now six points clear off first place after a 1-0 win against Sunderland on Wednesday. Cesc Fabregas scored the lone goal towards the end of the first half. The Blues have now won ten straight league games.

Despite being ahead by six points and the favorites to lift the EPL trophy at the end of the season, Antonio Cante wants his players to do even more. He challenged the team to be in a better position by Christmas time.

"I'm pleased for my players. They deserve this for their commitment and their work rate. We have to continue on Saturday in what will be another tough game against Crystal Palace. We want to try to arrive at Christmas in an incredible position in the table," Conte said, via The Express.

As for Crystal Palace, they were on the verge of drawing against Manchester United 1-1 at home on Wednesday but Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the winner in the 88th minute. However, The Eagles have no time to think about the loss since they got the best team in the league on Saturday.

Possible Formation and Starting XI

Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Wayne Hennessey; Joel Ward, Damien Delaney, Martin Kelly, Scott Dann; Chung-Yong Lee, Mathieu Flamini, James McArthur, Yohan Cabaye; Wilfried Zaha, Christian Benteke

Chelsea (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois; Gary Cahill, David Luiz, Cesar Azpilicueta; Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, N'Golo Kante, Victor Moses; Pedro, Diego Costa, Willian

Prediction: Chelsea wins 2-0. 

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