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Chelsea to start New Year with win - Nicholas

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has predicted a Chelsea win over Crystal Palace in Sunday's London derby.

The former Arsenal star thinks that Guus Hiddink's Blues will prevail 2-1 over Alan Pardew's Eagles at Selhurst Park.

He writes in his column for Sky Sports: "What a season Palace are having but can they cope without the likes of Yannick Bolasie and Connor Wickham?

"Bolasie's loss is a gigantic blow. He's got so much ability and teases and torments defences, he's a big miss and I'm worried that without him they don't score a lot of goals.

"Chelsea are slowly looking a bit better. Diego Costa is back and Eden Hazard showed some nice touches against Manchester United. I'm still not convinced by Chelsea but I'm going to back them to edge it on Sunday."

Vyom Chaudhary
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