Our next Play Predictor guest Amal Fashanu is expecting Mason Mount to quickly recover from his penalty miss to help fire us to victory against Crystal Palace.

This season Blues fans can compete with our guests and each other while testing their knowledge in our Play Predictor game on The 5th Stand app. The game is available to play for every Chelsea fixture, including cup matches, and there’s the chance to win incredible prizes throughout the season.

Our guest predictor for the first match of the month on Saturday – presenter, journalist and equality campaigner Amal – should know her stuff as she comes from a footballing family, with her father John and uncle Justin both having played in the English top flight, and she is predicting a narrow victory for the Blues against Palace with plenty of goals.

‘I’m predicting a 3-2 scoreline because Chelsea have the firepower but need to improve defensively, and Palace have fast attackers like Wilfried Zaha who can play on the counter-attack,’ she explained.

‘I’ve picked Mason Mount to score in the 19th minute because he missed the crucial penalty against Tottenham and will be eager to make amends and Chelsea start pretty well, plus 13 shots for Chelsea because they have forwards that shoot from everywhere.’

You can see the rest of Amal’s predictions below…


Final score: 3-2 to Chelsea

First goalscorer: Mason Mount

Time of first goal: 19 minutes

Number of Chelsea shots: 13

Number of Chelsea shots on target: Seven

Chelsea possession: 59 per cent

Number of Chelsea corners: Five

What do you make of Amal’s predictions? Think you can do better? Try it for yourself in our Play Predictor game and see if you can score more points than her.

Prizes are available for every game you play, plus there’s the chance to win even bigger prizes at the end of each month and at the end of the season if you top the leaderboard. With the match against Crystal Palace the first in October, it’s the perfect time to get predicting with the monthly leaderboard starting from fresh this weekend.

As you can see in the table below, we have different guests taking on the challenge and competing throughout the season, including the hosts of the Matchday Live show. You can hear more about their predictions in tomorrow’s Matchday Live show, starting at 11.20am on Facebook, YouTube and The 5th Stand app.

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