While Chelsea has had a comfortable edge atop the English Premier League for weeks, Sunday is finally the day the Blues can claim the title as their own. A victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday at home will clinch a fifth top division title in club history.
Chelsea scored a 3-1, come-from-behind win over Leicester in midweek to set themselves up for a home coronation. The Blues are undefeated in 16 home matches this year (13 wins, three draws) and have conceded just seven goals.
Crystal Palace will also have reason to celebrate, as they will secure a third straight season in the top flight if results go their way. Palace had an impressive run in March and early April to earn enough points to avoid relegation, but are coming off two straight home defeats.
Here’s what you need to know about the match:
English Premier League Game Week 35
Sunday, May 3
Stamford Bridge in London, England
8:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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Chelsea -115, Aston Villa +700, Draw +135
Premier League Record: 24-2-8, 1st (80 points)
Coach: Jose Mourinho 2nd season
Goals Per Game: 2
Clean Sheets: 16
Leading Goal Scorer: Diego Costa, 19
Assist Leader: Cesc Fabregas, 17
Card Leader: Cesc Fabregas, 10 yellow cards
Scouting Crystal Palace
Record: 11-14-9, 12th (42 points)
Coach: Alan Pardew, 1st season
Goals Per Game: 1.23
Clean Sheets: 6
Leading Goal Scorer: Glenn Murray, 6
Assist Leader: Jason Puncheon, 7
Card Leader: Jason Puncheon, 7 yellow cards, 1 red card
Chelsea 2, Crystal Palace 0
Chelsea will have all the motivation it needs with the home crowd wanting to celebrate with the time. There’s also Chelsea’s home record which is flat out ridiculous.