Pardew: “Chelsea are the favourites against Crystal Palace”

Pardew: “Chelsea are the favourites against Crystal Palace”

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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew spoke before the clash against Chelsea next Sunday.

Despite the Eagles being 5th in the table and 11 points ahead of the Blues  ( 14th with 20 points) the English manager is convinced Hiddink’s side are the favourites:

“We’re really going to have to lean on our fighting quality that this Palace side has.

“It is unrealistic (to expect back-to-back wins over Chelsea) in terms of the bodies we have got available.

“They look as if they have gone into a controlled phase where they want stability in the league and probably attack the cups, that’s how it looks from the outside.

“They looked a bit more measured against United and are definitely favourites for this game – but we’re difficult at home.”