Here is the latest form and team news from Chelsea and Crystal Palace:
Chelsea Form and Team News
The Blues have had their share of ups and downs this season, with the club’s resolve finally seeming to give way as they crumbled to shocking losses, first to Brentford and then at home to Real Madrid. They gave a fantastic response, winning 6-0 at Southampton, then falling short of an emphatic comeback after defeating Real Madrid by three goals to two.
Tuchel’s men showed promise in those victories, with Timo Werner, Mason Mount, and Kai Havertz particularly outstanding. They will hope to find their best performance going into this fixture, as it represents their final chance at more silverware after they clinched the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup earlier in the season.
Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi are still out injured, and they will miss the trip to Wembley this weekend.
Crystal Palace Form and Team News
Before their recent loss to Leicester City on April 10th, Crystal Palace’s last defeat came in a narrow 1-0 loss to Chelsea in February. Since that loss, Palace have managed 5 wins, and 2 draws in seven matches across all competitions. An emphatic 4-0 win against Everton set up yet another meeting with Chelsea, and the Eagles will feel they can get a positive result this time around.
The FA Cup is Palace’s only route to silverware this season, so they will hope to produce a stunning performance if they want to progress to the finals. Their poor record against Chelsea will stand out, though, but with key players like Mateta and Zaha in good form, they have a chance to progress at Chelsea’s expense.
For injuries and suspensions, Palace do not have anyone on the sidelines presently and will take a strong squad to Wembley this weekend.