The Premier League leaders travel to Selhurst Park in fine form having won their last 10 games on the spin.
Antonio Conte’s side are heavy favourites to put Palace to the sword and make it 11 in a row.
“If they sit back and wait for the knockout punch it’s going to come”
And he expects ‘gambler’ Alan Pardew to attack from the first whistle.
“I don’t think he’ll go about it defensively,” Gale said on Sky Sports.
“He’s, in coaching terms, a little bit of a gambler. He likes to get forward.
“Otherwise, if they sit back and wait for the knockout punch it’s going to come because Chelsea will have total domination of the ball and it will come.
“Alan’s always attacked it as a manager, I’ve for quite a lot of admiration for the way he’s coached and managed his teams.”