Preview - Crystal Palace vs Chelsea 14 Oct

Started by Bensergi, Oct 14, 2017, 03:23 PM

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Poor old Crystal Palace, pointless and goalless still at this stage of the season, have received a mini boost after Wilfried Zaha trained for two weeks and could feature at some point. For Chelsea, they have received two hammer blows after N'Golo Kante and Alvaro Morata were ruled out by injuries.

The Eagles, though, have won only one of their previous eight EPL matchups against Chelsea at Selhurst Park. A win again for the Blues, who need it after a 1-0 home loss to Man City before the international break, will see Antonio Conte become the first Chelsea manager to record two separate winning runs of six straight away EPL wins.


Match Stats:

  • Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea
  • Shots: 14-15
  • Possession: 43%-57%
  • Corner kicks: 5-8

Crystal Palace ended a run of seven successive Premier League defeats by stunning Chelsea with a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.

Palace led on 11 minutes when Andros Townsend's cross was collected by Yohan Cabaye and his effort deflected in off Cesar Azpilicueta for their first goal of the campaign.

The champions were level seven minutes later when Tiemoue Bakayoko headed in a corner from Cesc Fabregas.

Wilfried Zaha fired Palace into the lead on the stroke of half-time with a low finish beyond Thibaut Courtois after Willian was dispossessed by Mamadou Sakho.

Chelsea almost made it 2-2 on 50 minutes, but Fabregas's 25-yard strike clipped the top of the crossbar.

Despite victory Palace remain bottom on three points, while Chelsea, who have suffered back-to-back defeats, are fourth with 13 points.

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