Chelsea look certain to clinch their first Premier League title in five years, when they take on London rivals Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge today.
Chelsea who have been at the top of the Premier League table since the very beginning of the season, have dropped points on 10 previous occasions and have lost only twice all season.
Their defensive style of play has been a target of criticism from the British media, but the Blues have shrugged off the “boring” tag they have earned from the media as they march towards their first Premier League title since May 2010.
The corresponding fixture last season saw Chelsea beat the Eagles with a score of 2-1. The reverse fixture earlier this season at Selhurst Park saw the Blues beat their London rivals by the same scoreline.
But Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew knows all about beating the champions elect Chelsea, as his former team Newcastle United ended the Blues’ unbeaten streak earlier on in the season, when Newcastle beat Chelsea 2-1.
Palace who were in a great run of form, lost their previous two matches at home. But the Eagles will quickly look to turn their poor fortunes with a win on Today against Chelsea.