The stats don't give Crystal Palace much hope against Chelsea this weekend.
Crystal Palace head into this weekend’s game against Premier League leaders Chelsea as massive underdogs and the stats certainly suggest they deserve to be tarred with that brush.
Chelsea have been the pace setters at the top of the table so far this season and the stats from the season so far across several key area suggest they should be able to dominate in a number of areas.
Chelsea have the better attack by far and they have also conceded fewer goals, which makes the job of the attacking players far easier.
Chelsea had the best defence in the Premier League last season and they seem to have carried that momentum forward into the current campaign.
The tackling stats are exactly the same but the number of dribbles Chelsea have won and the number of offsides they have committed suggests they are willing to take more risks.
It will be difficult as Palace are unlikely to play a high defensive line, but the Blues should be able to protect possession effectively through their obvious skill in terms of accurate passing.
Conclusion: Expect guts and an aggressive performance from Palace but Chelsea have what it takes to grind them down and force a result.