European champion Chelsea has high hopes for league success as it kicks off its 2021-22 English Premier League season on Saturday against Crystal Palace in London. The Blues (19-10-9) finished fourth in the league last season but went on to beat EPL champion Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League final. Palace (12-8-18) finished 14th and comes in led by new manager Patrick Vieira, a former Arsenal star.
Kickoff from Stamford Bridge is set for 10 a.m ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chelsea as the -350 favorite (risk $350 to win $100) in its latest Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace odds, with Palace the +1000 underdog and a draw priced at +440. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. (For the latest soccer news and analysis, click here)
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Chelsea has been transformed by the arrival of Thomas Tuchel as manager, and the team is hoping prize signing Romelu Lukaku will be ready to go for the opener. But the Blues' strength under Tuchel has been their stifling defense, and they have won seven straight against the Eagles.
Palace spent $60 million in the offseason and retained star Wilfried Zaha, but it faces a tall task at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea outscored the Eagles 8-1 in the two meetings last season. Vieira was one of the world's best players and hopes to instill some of his intensity in the club.
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