Palace can defy odds against Chelsea, says Allardyce

Posted April 01, 2017

"It will be very important, but I don't see any problems about this".

Meanwhile, the radio station also added that the club will offer a new one-year deal to Terry despite the centre-back being a peripheral figure since the arrival of Conte in West London. Champions League football next term is near certain.

"But it might be tighter than critics expect". The 26-year-old has thrived under his management, scoring 11 League goals and is a candidate for Player of the Year.

"This week easy wasn't to work after the worldwide break".

"Chelsea should still have enough though".

"I don't know [if Chelsea will listen to offers]", the Chelsea boss said in a press conference.

Crystal Palace (from): Hennessey, Mandanda, Speroni, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Dann, Delaney, Schlupp, Kelly, Flamini, McArthur, Ledley, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Puncheon, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke, Sako, Lee, Remy.

"It's logical in this part of the season to start rumours about players and I am very happy because it means we are doing a great job with our players".

However, they have shown significant signs of improvement recently with manager Sam Allardyce confident he has plugged the defensive holes that contributed to the team's fall into the bottom three.

"It's the Ivory Coast, it's not going to change".

Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace. So the global side has no relevance for me whatsoever.

Antonio Conte's side are getting so close to the finish line of the title race now, and they can win without playing well.

Think you can do better than Lawro? It can happen. Last season it happened to Chelsea, for example.

Their Premier League clash with Middlesbrough has been switched to Monday, May 8 at Stamford Bridge. They have also kept three straight clean sheets and now sit four points above the relegation zone.

"If we can do that we can upset the leaders, but it's a big game to try and get a point in".

Diego Costa's next Premier League goal will be his 50th in the competition.

Chelsea have dominated this fixture in the Premier League era, winning 12 and losing just two of their last 18 league meetings with Crystal Palace. Conte knows that all of his hard work this season will be undermined if he loses his top players.