Chelsea have somehow managed to sneak in that fourth position, but that doesnt matter as they went on to win the Champions League title and they will play in the Champions League this season as well. They had won 19 matches, drew ten and lost nine matches. They had scored the lowest number of goals by a top six team and also had conceded the second least number of goals. Most of their players had chipped in with goals as eight of their players had over four goals with Jorginho leading the pile with seven goals. The German speedster Timo Werner had eight assists to his name. They didn’t get in anyone other than Marcus Bettinelli. But they have let go of a few good players such as Fikayo Tomori, Victor Moses and Olivier Giroud. Apart from that, they do not have any player on the injury list for the season opener against Palace.
Crystal Palace had a poor season as they finished in the 14th position after 38 matches. They had won just 12 matches, eight draws and 18 losses. They will be looking to do better than that and finish at least in the top ten. In the 38 matches, they had just scored 41 goals while conceding as many as 66 goals. The Belgium international Christian Benteke was the best performer for Palace, he had netted ten goals and also had a solitary assist to his name. The Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha was the team’s leading goal scorer with 11 goals. They have had some decent signings in the form of Joachim Andersen, Michael Olise, Marc Guehi and Remi Matthews. While they have released Andros Townsend, Patrick van Anholt, Mamadou Sakho, Wayne Hennessey, Gary Cahill and James McCarthy. Going into the contest, they just have Eberechi Eze on that injury list.