Chelsea are expected to return to winning ways in the English Premier League when they travel to Selhurst Park to take on bottom club Crystal Palace on Saturday according to the results of a series of exclusive Chelsea Presser fan polls.

The Blues suffered a potentially damaging 1-0 defeat to title rivals Manchester City at Stamford Bridge last time out and Antonio Conte’s men simply must do better in their South London derby with Palace.

Ahead of the match, we asked Blues fans whether they expect to see their side beat The Eagles. Fans voted in their usual numbers with 93% opting for a Chelsea victory and just 7% voting in favour of a win for Crystal Palace. There were no votes received for the draw.

In a second fan poll, we asked the Chelsea faithful how many goals they think The Blues will net at Selhurst Park. Two or three goals was the most favourable outcome with 69% of the votes while 25% of voters think that Conte’s men could even bag four or more. Just 6% expect Chelsea to score once while there were no votes received for a rare clean sheet for the home side.

Finally, with star striker Alvaro Morata set to miss the match with a hamstring injury, we asked whether Conte should hand a starting place to Belgian frontman Michy Batshuayi. Fans voted in support of the youngster with 86% stating that the player should make the starting XI.

The match kicks-off at 3pm and has not been selected for live television coverage.

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I am Dan Pentland and I am a York City season ticket holder and volunteer for men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dpentlandawaydayspcuk/

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