Date: 16th December 2016 at 8:38pm
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Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League opener at Selhurst Park, Shoot! took to FIFA 17 to predict how league leaders Chelsea will fare against Crystal Palace.

The Eagles, who lost 2-1 to the hands of Manchester United earlier in midweek, were only three points above the relegation zone coming into this weekend.

Meanwhile The Blues, who have recorded 10 successive top-flight victories after seeing off struggling Sunderland 1-0 on Wednesday night, were hopeful of increasing their advantage at the top of the standings to nine points ahead of their rivals’ fixtures.

FIFA 17 Kick Off 0-0 CRY V CHE, 2nd Half

However, if FIFA proves to be correct, Antonio Conte’s side will extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table, but only by a point.

That is because of the heroics from Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda; who brilliantly saved all five of Chelsea’s efforts on target, including a close-range header from Diego Costa, before producing an expert block from a one-on-one with the visitors’ Marcos Alonso.

FIFA 17 Kick Off (In Menus)

 
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