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      Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

      Palace 1 Chelsea 3

      Palace1
      Lerma30'
      Chelsea3
      Gallagher47' 90'+1'
      Fernández90'+4'
      Mon 12 Feb 20:00(KO listed in users′ timezone)

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      Match Summary

      Summary:

      • Two changes for Palace as França & Wharton make first Premier League starts
      • Muñoz plays first game at Selhurst Park
      • Ayew snapshot tests Petrovic early on
      • Palace push for opener; low Mateta shot saved
      • Lerma scores Palace’s 1000th top-flight goal in spectacular style
      • Gallagher drags wide for Chelsea with only shot in first-half
      • HT: Palace 1-0 Chelsea
      • Gallagher side-foots Chelsea level immediately after the restart
      • Silva and Palmer go close as visitors start second-half brightly
      • França and Mateta combine as Palace look to hit back
      • Chilwell strikes narrowly over the bar
      • França’s rising strike beaten away by Petrovic
      • Gallagher scores last-minute winner
      • Fernandez adds third for Chelsea deep into stoppage time
      • FT: Palace 1-3 Chelsea

      Jefferson Lerma had put Palace ahead after half-an-hour with a thunderbolt of a goal; his first for the club, and our 1000th strike in the top-flight, was no less than the Eagles deserved for a brilliant first-half display.

      But Chelsea proved the more efficient team in front of goal in the second, former Palace loanee Conor Gallagher scoring at either end of the half before Enzo Fernandez added a third – supremely harsh on the home side – on the counter.

      Palace were seeking a third straight home Premier League victory, with manager Roy Hodgson handing Adam Wharton and Matheus França their first league starts in a red and blue shirt. Daniel Muñoz also started in what was his first match at Selhurst Park.

      The Eagles made a bright start in front of the Selhurst faithful. Jordan Ayew tested Djordje Petrovic’s handling in the Chelsea goal after five minutes with a sharp turn and strike from distance, before Chris Richards got on the end of a lofted free-kick from Will Hughes, but could not direct his header – back-to-goal – on target.

      While the visitors enjoyed the greater possession in the early stages, Palace had the better penetration on the counter – França’s curling through ball was not far from setting Jean-Philippe Mateta in on goal, but was marginally overhit.

      The opening quarter of the game admittedly lacked momentum, but Palace continued to enjoy the better opportunities; a slack back-pass from Malo Gusto presented Mateta with the chance to shoot from a tight angle, but his placed finish failed to truly test Petrovic.

      The game needed a spark and on the half-an-hour mark, Lerma provided it, writing his name into club folklore with Palace’s 1000th top-flight goal – and in some style.

      Tyrick Mitchell and Lerma combined to win possession high off Moisés Caicedo. The Colombian took a touch inside, lined up his sights – and rifled the most sensational of strikes from 30 yards, dipping beyond the despairing dive of Petrovic and finding the top corner.

      It was no more than Palace deserved, and while Chelsea continued to enjoy as much as 79 percent of the possession at one point in the first-half, Palace restricted them to just one chance: Gallagher dragged wide from Noni Madueke’s slipped pass.

      Sadly, Chelsea would improve after the break – and following a lengthy delay due to a technical difficulty with the officials’ equipment, the visitors duly scored with their first shot on target.

      Racing forwards from right-back, Gusto’s pull-back found Gallagher on the penalty spot, and the midfielder crashed home a half-volley.

      The goal gave Chelsea confidence and, mere moments later, Thiago Silva’s near-post header appeared to be goalbound before Mateta intervened. Then, Cole Palmer cut inside and hit a rasping shot into the side-netting.

      Yet Palace weathered that storm and enjoyed the better chances of the next spell in the game, França combining well with Mateta and playing an intricate slide-rule pass with led to the forward having a shot blocked on the slide by the lunging Silva.

      After a bright opening to the second-half, the next 10 minutes were rather more cagey, but Chris Richards made a succession of headed clearances and Muñoz did well to get his own head on a fierce Caicedo cross; from the edge of the box, Ben Chilwell fired a rasping drive not far over.

      As the half wore on, Wharton’s influence on proceedings grew, the 20-year-old showcasing his impressive ability to break the lines with a well-placed pass. On 75 minutes, one such pass found França 30 yards from goal, and his firm effort forced Petrovic to beat the ball away with both hands.

      The match was there to be shaped by such fine margins and, seconds after substitute Odsonne Edouard had almost found Mateta with a through ball, his weaving run and dragged shot was just a Levi Colwill interception away from doing the same yards from goal.

      As the game ticked into injury time, heartbreak for Palace – and from a familiar source, too, as a Palmer pull-back picked out Gallagher on the edge of the box, and he swept home a low winner into the far bottom corner.

      Undeserved gloss was added to the scoreline deep into injury time when Palmer led another counter-attack, finding Enzo Fernandez who checked inside and found the top corner.

      Palace: Henderson (GK), Muñoz, Richards, Andersen, Mitchell, Wharton, Lerma, Hughes (Ahamada, 78), França (Edouard, 84), Ayew, Mateta.

      Subs: Johnstone (GK), Ward, Tomkins, Clyne, Riedewald, Ozoh, Schlupp.

      Chelsea: Petrovic (GK), Gusto (Gilchrist, 84), Disasi, Silva (Colwill, 61), Chilwell, Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher, Palmer, Madueke (Nkunku, 45), Jackson (Sterling, 79).

      Subs: Bergstrom (GK), Chalobah, Chukwuemeka, Casadei, Mudryk.

      Match Blog

      Full-Time

      Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 3.
      90'+6'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Chris Richards.
      90'+6'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Christopher Nkunku (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Moisés Caicedo.
      90'+6'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Naouirou Ahamada.
      90'+4'

      Yellow Card

      Jackson(15)
      Nicolas Jackson (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.
      90'+4'

      Chelsea Goal

      Chelsea
      Goal!
      Chelsea
      Enzo
      Fernández(8)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 3. Enzo Fernández (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cole Palmer with a through ball following a fast break.
      90'+3'

      free kick won

      Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+3'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      90'+2'

      Yellow Card

      Disasi(2)
      Axel Disasi (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
      90'+2'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Levi Colwill (Chelsea).
      90'+1'

      Chelsea Goal

      Chelsea
      Goal!
      Chelsea
      Conor
      Gallagher(23)
      Conor Gallagher
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 2. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cole Palmer.
      90'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Axel Disasi (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raheem Sterling with a cross.
      89'

      free kick won

      Enzo Fernández (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      88'

      free kick won

      Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      86'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Odsonne Édouard.
      86'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Wharton.
      86'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      85'

      free kick won

      Levi Colwill (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      84'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Matheus França
      Matheus França(11)
      off
      Odsonne Édouard
      Odsonne
      Édouard(22)
      on
      84'

      Substitution

      Chelsea
      Malo
      Gusto(27)
      off
      Alfie
      Gilchrist(42)
      on
      83'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Palmer.
      80'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Cole Palmer (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moisés Caicedo.
      80'

      Yellow Card

      Muñoz(12)
      Daniel Muñoz (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      79'

      free kick won

      Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      79'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Will Hughes
      Will
      Hughes(19)
      off
      Naouirou Ahamada
      Naouirou
      Ahamada(29)
      on
      79'

      Substitution

      Chelsea
      Nicolas
      Jackson(15)
      off
      Raheem
      Sterling(7)
      on
      78'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Cole Palmer (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
      76'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside.
      76'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Matheus França (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Wharton.
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      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Daniel Muñoz.
      72'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Enzo Fernández (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Gallagher.
      71'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Matheus França is caught offside.
      70'

      Yellow Card

      Lerma(8)
      Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.
      70'

      free kick won

      Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      69'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Nicolas Jackson (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Gallagher with a cross.
      68'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
      67'

      free kick won

      Moisés Caicedo (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      66'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Chris Richards.
      65'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Chris Richards.
      61'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a corner.
      61'

      Substitution

      Chelsea
      Thiago Silva(6)
      off
      Levi
      Colwill(26)
      on
      61'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      59'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Thiago Silva (Chelsea).
      59'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Thiago Silva.
      59'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matheus França.
      57'

      free kick won

      Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      57'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Muñoz with a headed pass.
      56'

      offside

      Offside, Chelsea. Nicolas Jackson is caught offside.
      54'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Matheus França (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Muñoz.
      53'

      offside

      Offside, Chelsea. Nicolas Jackson is caught offside.
      53'

      free kick won

      Will Hughes (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      51'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Cole Palmer (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Malo Gusto.
      50'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Thiago Silva (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Gallagher with a cross.
      49'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.
      48'

      free kick won

      Malo Gusto (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      47'

      Chelsea Goal

      Chelsea
      Goal!
      Chelsea
      Conor
      Gallagher(23)
      Conor Gallagher
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 1. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Malo Gusto with a cross.
      45'

      Substitution

      Chelsea
      Noni
      Madueke(11)
      off
      Christopher
      Nkunku(18)
      on

      First-Half Ends

      First Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 0.
      45'+3'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      45'+1'

      free kick won

      Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      45'+1'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Noni Madueke.
      43'

      free kick won

      Malo Gusto (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      35'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      35'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Moisés Caicedo (Chelsea).
      34'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Matheus França (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jean-Philippe Mateta following a fast break.
      30'

      Crystal Palace Goal!

      Crystal Palace
      Goal!
      Crystal Palace
      Jefferson
      Lerma(8)
      Jefferson Lerma
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 0. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.
      30'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
      26'

      free kick won

      Moisés Caicedo (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      25'

      offside

      Offside, Chelsea. Malo Gusto is caught offside.
      23'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes.
      19'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Daniel Muñoz.
      18'

      free kick won

      Nicolas Jackson (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      13'

      free kick won

      Axel Disasi (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      12'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Chris Richards (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a set piece situation.
      11'

      free kick won

      Will Hughes (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      11'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      5'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes.
      5'

      offside

      Offside, Chelsea. Malo Gusto is caught offside.
      4'

      free kick won

      Noni Madueke (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      2'

      free kick won

      Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

      Kick-Off

      lineup

      Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

      Starting lineup

      28
      Djordje Petrovic
      GK
      21
      Ben Chilwell
      DF
      6
      Thiago Silva
      DF
      substitution icon61'
      27
      Malo Gusto
      DF
      substitution icon84'
      2
      Axel Disasi
      DF
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      23
      Conor Gallagher
      MF
      47'
      90'+1'
      8
      Enzo Fernández
      MF
      90'+4'
      15
      Nicolas Jackson
      MF
      substitution icon79'
      90'+4'
      25
      Moisés Caicedo
      MF
      11
      Noni Madueke
      MF
      substitution icon45'
      20
      Cole Palmer
      S

      Substitutes

      7
      Raheem Sterling
      substitution icon79'
      10
      Mykhailo Mudryk
      14
      Trevoh Chalobah
      17
      Carney Chukwuemeka
      18
      Christopher Nkunku
      substitution icon45'
      26
      Levi Colwill
      substitution icon61'
      31
      Cesare Casadei
      42
      Alfie Gilchrist
      substitution icon84'
      47
      Lucas Bergström

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      Starting lineup

      28
      Djordje Petrovic
      GK
      21
      Ben Chilwell
      DF
      6
      Thiago Silva
      DF
      substitution icon61'
      27
      Malo Gusto
      DF
      substitution icon84'
      2
      Axel Disasi
      DF
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      23
      Conor Gallagher
      MF
      47'
      90'+1'
      8
      Enzo Fernández
      MF
      90'+4'
      15
      Nicolas Jackson
      MF
      substitution icon79'
      90'+4'
      25
      Moisés Caicedo
      MF
      11
      Noni Madueke
      MF
      substitution icon45'
      20
      Cole Palmer
      S

      Substitutes

      7
      Raheem Sterling
      substitution icon79'
      10
      Mykhailo Mudryk
      14
      Trevoh Chalobah
      17
      Carney Chukwuemeka
      18
      Christopher Nkunku
      substitution icon45'
      26
      Levi Colwill
      substitution icon61'
      31
      Cesare Casadei
      42
      Alfie Gilchrist
      substitution icon84'
      47
      Lucas Bergström

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      Match Summary

      Summary:

      • Two changes for Palace as França & Wharton make first Premier League starts
      • Muñoz plays first game at Selhurst Park
      • Ayew snapshot tests Petrovic early on
      • Palace push for opener; low Mateta shot saved
      • Lerma scores Palace’s 1000th top-flight goal in spectacular style
      • Gallagher drags wide for Chelsea with only shot in first-half
      • HT: Palace 1-0 Chelsea
      • Gallagher side-foots Chelsea level immediately after the restart
      • Silva and Palmer go close as visitors start second-half brightly
      • França and Mateta combine as Palace look to hit back
      • Chilwell strikes narrowly over the bar
      • França’s rising strike beaten away by Petrovic
      • Gallagher scores last-minute winner
      • Fernandez adds third for Chelsea deep into stoppage time
      • FT: Palace 1-3 Chelsea

      Jefferson Lerma had put Palace ahead after half-an-hour with a thunderbolt of a goal; his first for the club, and our 1000th strike in the top-flight, was no less than the Eagles deserved for a brilliant first-half display.

      But Chelsea proved the more efficient team in front of goal in the second, former Palace loanee Conor Gallagher scoring at either end of the half before Enzo Fernandez added a third – supremely harsh on the home side – on the counter.

      Palace were seeking a third straight home Premier League victory, with manager Roy Hodgson handing Adam Wharton and Matheus França their first league starts in a red and blue shirt. Daniel Muñoz also started in what was his first match at Selhurst Park.

      The Eagles made a bright start in front of the Selhurst faithful. Jordan Ayew tested Djordje Petrovic’s handling in the Chelsea goal after five minutes with a sharp turn and strike from distance, before Chris Richards got on the end of a lofted free-kick from Will Hughes, but could not direct his header – back-to-goal – on target.

      While the visitors enjoyed the greater possession in the early stages, Palace had the better penetration on the counter – França’s curling through ball was not far from setting Jean-Philippe Mateta in on goal, but was marginally overhit.

      The opening quarter of the game admittedly lacked momentum, but Palace continued to enjoy the better opportunities; a slack back-pass from Malo Gusto presented Mateta with the chance to shoot from a tight angle, but his placed finish failed to truly test Petrovic.

      The game needed a spark and on the half-an-hour mark, Lerma provided it, writing his name into club folklore with Palace’s 1000th top-flight goal – and in some style.

      Tyrick Mitchell and Lerma combined to win possession high off Moisés Caicedo. The Colombian took a touch inside, lined up his sights – and rifled the most sensational of strikes from 30 yards, dipping beyond the despairing dive of Petrovic and finding the top corner.

      It was no more than Palace deserved, and while Chelsea continued to enjoy as much as 79 percent of the possession at one point in the first-half, Palace restricted them to just one chance: Gallagher dragged wide from Noni Madueke’s slipped pass.

      Sadly, Chelsea would improve after the break – and following a lengthy delay due to a technical difficulty with the officials’ equipment, the visitors duly scored with their first shot on target.

      Racing forwards from right-back, Gusto’s pull-back found Gallagher on the penalty spot, and the midfielder crashed home a half-volley.

      The goal gave Chelsea confidence and, mere moments later, Thiago Silva’s near-post header appeared to be goalbound before Mateta intervened. Then, Cole Palmer cut inside and hit a rasping shot into the side-netting.

      Yet Palace weathered that storm and enjoyed the better chances of the next spell in the game, França combining well with Mateta and playing an intricate slide-rule pass with led to the forward having a shot blocked on the slide by the lunging Silva.

      After a bright opening to the second-half, the next 10 minutes were rather more cagey, but Chris Richards made a succession of headed clearances and Muñoz did well to get his own head on a fierce Caicedo cross; from the edge of the box, Ben Chilwell fired a rasping drive not far over.

      As the half wore on, Wharton’s influence on proceedings grew, the 20-year-old showcasing his impressive ability to break the lines with a well-placed pass. On 75 minutes, one such pass found França 30 yards from goal, and his firm effort forced Petrovic to beat the ball away with both hands.

      The match was there to be shaped by such fine margins and, seconds after substitute Odsonne Edouard had almost found Mateta with a through ball, his weaving run and dragged shot was just a Levi Colwill interception away from doing the same yards from goal.

      As the game ticked into injury time, heartbreak for Palace – and from a familiar source, too, as a Palmer pull-back picked out Gallagher on the edge of the box, and he swept home a low winner into the far bottom corner.

      Undeserved gloss was added to the scoreline deep into injury time when Palmer led another counter-attack, finding Enzo Fernandez who checked inside and found the top corner.

      Palace: Henderson (GK), Muñoz, Richards, Andersen, Mitchell, Wharton, Lerma, Hughes (Ahamada, 78), França (Edouard, 84), Ayew, Mateta.

      Subs: Johnstone (GK), Ward, Tomkins, Clyne, Riedewald, Ozoh, Schlupp.

      Chelsea: Petrovic (GK), Gusto (Gilchrist, 84), Disasi, Silva (Colwill, 61), Chilwell, Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher, Palmer, Madueke (Nkunku, 45), Jackson (Sterling, 79).

      Subs: Bergstrom (GK), Chalobah, Chukwuemeka, Casadei, Mudryk.

      Match Blog

      Full-Time

      Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 3.
      90'+6'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Chris Richards.
      90'+6'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Christopher Nkunku (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Moisés Caicedo.
      90'+6'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Naouirou Ahamada.
      90'+4'

      Yellow Card

      Jackson(15)
      Nicolas Jackson (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.
      90'+4'

      Chelsea Goal

      Chelsea
      Goal!
      Chelsea
      Enzo
      Fernández(8)
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 3. Enzo Fernández (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Cole Palmer with a through ball following a fast break.
      90'+3'

      free kick won

      Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      90'+3'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      90'+2'

      Yellow Card

      Disasi(2)
      Axel Disasi (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
      90'+2'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Levi Colwill (Chelsea).
      90'+1'

      Chelsea Goal

      Chelsea
      Goal!
      Chelsea
      Conor
      Gallagher(23)
      Conor Gallagher
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 2. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cole Palmer.
      90'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Axel Disasi (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raheem Sterling with a cross.
      89'

      free kick won

      Enzo Fernández (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
      88'

      free kick won

      Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      86'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Naouirou Ahamada (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Odsonne Édouard.
      86'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Wharton.
      86'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      85'

      free kick won

      Levi Colwill (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      84'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Matheus França
      Matheus França(11)
      off
      Odsonne Édouard
      Odsonne
      Édouard(22)
      on
      84'

      Substitution

      Chelsea
      Malo
      Gusto(27)
      off
      Alfie
      Gilchrist(42)
      on
      83'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Raheem Sterling (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Palmer.
      80'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Cole Palmer (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moisés Caicedo.
      80'

      Yellow Card

      Muñoz(12)
      Daniel Muñoz (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
      79'

      free kick won

      Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.
      79'

      Substitution

      Crystal Palace
      Will Hughes
      Will
      Hughes(19)
      off
      Naouirou Ahamada
      Naouirou
      Ahamada(29)
      on
      79'

      Substitution

      Chelsea
      Nicolas
      Jackson(15)
      off
      Raheem
      Sterling(7)
      on
      78'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Cole Palmer (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
      76'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Jean-Philippe Mateta is caught offside.
      76'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Matheus França (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Wharton.
      72'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Daniel Muñoz.
      72'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Enzo Fernández (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Gallagher.
      71'

      offside

      Offside, Crystal Palace. Matheus França is caught offside.
      70'

      Yellow Card

      Lerma(8)
      Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card.
      70'

      free kick won

      Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      69'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Nicolas Jackson (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Gallagher with a cross.
      68'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
      67'

      free kick won

      Moisés Caicedo (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      66'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Chris Richards.
      65'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Chris Richards.
      61'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a corner.
      61'

      Substitution

      Chelsea
      Thiago Silva(6)
      off
      Levi
      Colwill(26)
      on
      61'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      59'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Thiago Silva (Chelsea).
      59'

      corner

      Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Thiago Silva.
      59'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matheus França.
      57'

      free kick won

      Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      57'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Muñoz with a headed pass.
      56'

      offside

      Offside, Chelsea. Nicolas Jackson is caught offside.
      54'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Matheus França (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Muñoz.
      53'

      offside

      Offside, Chelsea. Nicolas Jackson is caught offside.
      53'

      free kick won

      Will Hughes (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      51'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Cole Palmer (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Malo Gusto.
      50'

      attempt blocked

      Attempt blocked. Thiago Silva (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Gallagher with a cross.
      49'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Joachim Andersen.
      48'

      free kick won

      Malo Gusto (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      47'

      Chelsea Goal

      Chelsea
      Goal!
      Chelsea
      Conor
      Gallagher(23)
      Conor Gallagher
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 1. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Malo Gusto with a cross.
      45'

      Substitution

      Chelsea
      Noni
      Madueke(11)
      off
      Christopher
      Nkunku(18)
      on

      First-Half Ends

      First Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 0.
      45'+3'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      45'+1'

      free kick won

      Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      45'+1'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Noni Madueke.
      43'

      free kick won

      Malo Gusto (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      35'

      end delay

      Delay over. They are ready to continue.
      35'

      start delay

      Delay in match because of an injury Moisés Caicedo (Chelsea).
      34'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Matheus França (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jean-Philippe Mateta following a fast break.
      30'

      Crystal Palace Goal!

      Crystal Palace
      Goal!
      Crystal Palace
      Jefferson
      Lerma(8)
      Jefferson Lerma
      Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Chelsea 0. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.
      30'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
      26'

      free kick won

      Moisés Caicedo (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      25'

      offside

      Offside, Chelsea. Malo Gusto is caught offside.
      23'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes.
      19'

      corner

      Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Daniel Muñoz.
      18'

      free kick won

      Nicolas Jackson (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      13'

      free kick won

      Axel Disasi (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      12'

      miss

      Attempt missed. Chris Richards (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Will Hughes with a cross following a set piece situation.
      11'

      free kick won

      Will Hughes (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      11'

      free kick won

      Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
      5'

      attempt saved

      Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes.
      5'

      offside

      Offside, Chelsea. Malo Gusto is caught offside.
      4'

      free kick won

      Noni Madueke (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
      2'

      free kick won

      Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

      Kick-Off

      lineup

      Lineups are announced and players are warming up.