How to watch Chelsea vs Crystal Palace in the 2021-22 FA Cup from India?

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Chelsea and Crystal Palace are due to meet in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Despite beating Real Madrid 3-2 in the Champions League second leg where they took a three-goal lead at the Bernabeu, Thomas Tuchel’s side lost the draw to Madrid 5-4 at the total.

While Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace have put in some solid performances recently, holding Manchester City to a draw and beating Arsenal 3-0 on the domestic circuit.

Here’s how to watch Chelsea v Crystal Palace in the 2021-22 FA Cup from India.

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How to watch Chelsea vs Crystal Palace on TV and live in India?

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the Sony Pictures Sports Network (SPSN) has the rights to broadcast FA Cup matches in India.

Matches will also be available to stream via SonyLIV application and websiteoutraged JioTV mobile app, allowing fans to watch multiple matches simultaneously and catch replay of matches.

Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages ​​across India.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Team news and key stats

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Chelsea are missing injured duo Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while Romelu Lukaku has yet to recover from an Achilles problem despite being back in training.

Cesar Azpilicueta has recovered from COVID-19 and could play at Wembley after reaching the bench at the Bernabeu. Expect Timo Werner to start in attack considering he has scored three goals in two games.

Conor Gallagher

The Eagles were denied their request to field Conor Gallagher in the tie by parent club Chelsea. Left-back Tyrick Mitchell suffered a calf injury in the 2-1 loss at Leicester last Sunday but could potentially return to the starting XI.

Vieira could be inclined towards a fitter Jordan Ayew than Michael Olise, as Nathan Ferguson remains injured and Will Hughes doubtful.

Key statistics:

  • Chelsea have won each of their last nine games for Crystal Palace, all in the Premier League. In the club’s history, they have had five separate instances of successive 10+ wins against an opponent, most recently a run of 11 against Brighton between 1967 and 2019.
  • Crystal Palace and Chelsea have both advanced from two of the sides’ previous four FA Cup games, with their first meeting in the competition since Round 5 in 1975-76, when the Eagles won 3-2.
  • Chelsea are set to participate in their 26th FA Cup semi-final, with only Arsenal and Manchester United (30 each) appearing additionally. 50% of these appearances have occurred since the turn of the millennium (13), at least three times more than any other side during this period.
  • Including two-legged affairs, Thomas Tuchel has overseen 11 wins and one draw in 12 previous semi-finals in all competitions, advancing to the final each time. During his stints with Dortmund, PSG and current club Chelsea, his sides scored 28 goals in those matches, conceding just four and keeping nine clean sheets.
  • Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was last involved in an FA semi-final in 2010-11, when at Man City he came on late in a 1-0 win over Man Utd at Wembley. As a player, he faced Chelsea in five different matches without ever losing in the competition (W4 D1), including the 2002 final, which turned out to be the second of his five trophies.

(Statistics: Opta)

Further reading:

When is the 2021-22 FA Cup final?

Takeover of Chelsea: three parties in the running

Tuchel apologizes for refusing Gallagher’s FA Cup U-turn

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