How does Chelsea's Eden Hazard compare to Palace's Yannick Bolasie ahead of Sunday's clash?

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We compare the two wingers likely to star for Chelsea and Crystal Palace in Sunday's Premier League meeting.

Chelsea have the opportunity to wrap up the Premier League title for the first time in five years on Sunday when they take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

One of the bigger players in their success this season has been Eden Hazard -recognised by the fact that he was recently voted PFA Player of the Year.

His ability to get the better of his opposite number regardless of their standard has been one of the reasons why Chelsea have carried a potent attacking threat this season - alloing them to do what they couldn't last season, get over the finishing line in the title race.

Palace boss Alan Pardew will argue that he has his own special talent that operates on the flanks in the form of Yannick Bolasie - whose form has been impressive enough this season to link him with a move away from the club to Premier League sides who have aspirations of playing in the Champions League.

  PositionTeamTotal Att AssistTotal Scoring Att GAMEBig Chance CreatedGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Eden Hazard MF Chelsea 90 2 12 13 34 3,013
Yannick Bolasie MF C. Palace 42 2.07 6 4 30 2,431

As expected, Hazard is ahead of Bolasie in every department apart from scoring attempts per game - which in part is down to the two side's respective standings. Hazard is playing in a side that is about to win the title while Bolasie is playing in a side that had fears about its safety in the top flight earlier on in the season before recovering well from the turn of the year. 

Hazard is likely to be at the heart of Chelsea's attacking threat again this weekend, but one can imagine Bolasie will look to cause the home side plenty of problems on the counter.

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