Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace: The FA Cup is Chelsea's Only Chance for More Silverware This Season

April 15, 2022
Benson Chikezie

English FA Cup 2021/2022
Wembley Stadium, London.

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After their heroics in the Champions League failed to produce the desired result, Chelsea will return to action against Crystal Palace in the English FA Cup semi-finals. The match is scheduled for the 17th of April, and the kickoff time is set at 21:00 IST.

Palace have had little success against Chelsea in recent years, with only one win in their last 10 meetings, and that win came in 2017. Chelsea are still hurting from their Champions League exit and will be desperate to progress to the finals and have another shot at the FA Cup, which they lost to Leicester City last season.

Teams Status

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.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Chelsea have had success at Wembley in recent years, but some major games like the EFL Cup final against Liverpool and the FA Cup final against Leicester City last season ended in defeat. Regardless, Chelsea are the strong favorites to emerge victorious.

The odds for a Chelsea win on the Parimatch, Melbet, and sportsbooks are placed at 1.55, 1.616, and 1.57, respectively. For a draw, the odds are fixed at 4.00, 4.28, and 4.00, while a win for Palace is placed at 6.30, 6.10, and 6.00 odds, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Crystal Palace have only won 1 of their last 10 meetings with Chelsea, losing 9 of those fixtures. Chelsea have been dominant over their opponents and hope to extend that dominance to the FA Cup semi-finals. Nine straight wins against Palace is a great record, but if Palace ever had a chance to break that run, now is the perfect time for Viera’s men to deliver. Here are the possible outcomes for this FA Cup semi-final:

Tip: Chelsea to Win Either Half @ 1.32

Chelsea have been solid, especially in attack, in recent weeks. They will approach this fixture as a final and will be desperate to put their Champions League exit behind them. Chelsea have won the majority of the last 10 meetings between these two sides, and we expect them to come out on top in at least one half. Chelsea to win either half is available at 1.32 odds on the sportsbook at Parimatch.

Tip: Either Team to Win @ 1.26

An FA Cup semifinal is a crucial game for any English football club, and we expect both sides to approach this fixture with a strong desire to win. Chelsea, in particular, have not recorded a draw in regular time since the EFL Cup Final against Liverpool. Either team to win in regular time is available at 1.26 odds on the Paripesa sportsbook.


Chelsea and Crystal Palace will relish any chance to get a shot at the FA Cup trophy and are desperate to end the season on a high note. We expect a highly entertaining game at Wembley Stadium.

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