The history stares at Crystal Palace, laughing in their faces as Eagles become the first Premier League side to lose their first seven opening matches without scoring.
Their hopes of bringing the torrid end to its run have been met with little hope knowing that reigning champions Chelsea are coming to Selhurst Park highly likely to rub some more salt into Roy Hodgson’s wound.
The Blues might be going into the match on the back of the defeat to Manchester City and without key players Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante, but with great desire to swiftly get back to winning ways.
Crystal Palace will not be given a better chance to rock Antonio Conte’s boat any time soon, but comparing the sheer quality of the two sides and depth of squad is enough to provide valuable reasons that speak volumes in favour of the visiting side.
The London derby presented us with some valuable betting options but the most obvious one is to go for the lack of goals on the home side’s end.
Conte might be missing his key striker, but Roy Hodgson is missing all of his which makes 5/4 betting odds at BetVictor on Chelsea to Win to Nil a perfect choice.