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Chelsea 2
Crystal Palace 1
Full time
90 ’ Patrick van Aanholt
Tiemoue Bakayoko 88’ Eden Hazard
Pedro 88’ Cesc Fabregas
86 ’ James Tomkins
Alvaro Morata 86’
Chung-yong 81’ Andros Townsend
Jairo 75’ Jeffrey
Alvaro Morata 72’ Olivier Giroud
59 ’ Patrick van Aanholt
Half time
Wilfried Zaha 45’ Christian Benteke
Martin Kelly 32’
Willian 25’
Kickoff
Stadium
Stamford Bridge
Date
10 Mar 2018
Kickoff
19:30
Channels
SS3, SSM
93’
FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 2-1 CRYSTAL PALACE. Chelsea manage to hold on, but Palace have played positively in the second half to take the score to 2-1. It would have been a different story if Sorloth's goal had been allowed, but Chelsea win at home.
90’
Three minutes of added time to this half. Chelsea hold the two goal lead.
90’
GOAL, PALACE, VAN AANHOLT! 2-1: Brilliant from Palace, Zaha gets a nice cross to Van Aanholt, he is one-on-one with the keeper and then he drives it between his legs to score.
88’
Hazard is coming off and Pedro comes on for Chelsea. Bakayoko also comes on for Fabregas.
87’
YELLOW! Tomkins and Morata are both booked as they clash with each other in the Chelsea half.
86’
Harsh! The referee gets it wrong, the goal from Sorloth is disallowed because of a foul from Riedewald. But replays show it was a harsh call.
84’
A bit of a fight between Tomkins and Alonso, the referee pulls the players away.
82’
Lee comes on for Palace as they make their final change, Townsend is replaced.
81’
Brilliant run from Willian and then he drives the long ball for Hazard who tucks it towards Morata who wins a corner.
80’
We go into the final 10 minutes of the game with no goals in the second half so far. Palace have looked more positive but have not scored.
77’
A goal kick to Hennessey in the end as Hazard fails to cross the ball and it goes out.
75’
Chelsea build in the Palace box, but Zappacosta gives away a free kick because of a foul.
75’
Palace have made their second change of the game. Riedewald comes on for Schlupp.
72’
We are in the final 20 minutes of the game and the score remains 2-0 with no goals in the second half so far.
72’
Giroud is coming off, he has failed to score today but has had a good game, Morata comes on.
70’
It looks like Morata is coming on for Giroud and this could be a test for him with a game coming up at Camp Nou this week.
67’
Giroud hits the post! Brilliant cross from Hazard from the left, Giroud controls it well but fails to score again.
66’
Townsend is brought down by Cahill and this will be a free kick to Palace.
65’
Chelsea look to counter with WIllian and Hazard pushing forward. Willian goes down and stays down, and the ball is eventually played out.
64’
Azpilicueta takes the ball off Sorloth's foot when Palace look to find him in the box from the throw.
61’
Pedro, Morata and Bakayoko are warming up, it looks like Conte will make a change soon.
60’
YELLOW! Van Aanholt earns himself a yellow card for a foul on Hazard. Chelsea have a free kick just outside the Palace box.
60’
Save! Hennessey dives left to make a good save as Willian drives the free kick towards goal.
59’
Save! The free kick hits Willian in the wall, Van Aanholt gets the rebound ball and he shoots it but it goes straight to the keeper.
58’
Zaha is fouled by Willian and Zappacosta on the edge of the box, Palace have a free kick in a good position.
57’
Palace are looking more confident after that attempt from Sorloth at the start of this half. Chelsea need to defend well.
55’
Save! Hazard breaks away brilliantly and he is caught one-on-one with the keeper. The Belgian shoots but the keeper makes a good save to keep the ball out.
54’
Palace build but the move comes to nothing as Van Aanholt's pass goes too long and misses Sorloth to go wide.
52’
Zappacosta and Zaha clash on the left but Chelsea manage to win a goal kick. Unlucky for Zaha.
51’
Willian counters after Zaha's shot is cleared. Hazard passes the ball back to Willian who shoots but it hits Tomkins and goes wide.
50’
Cahill shoots from a long range, but the ball goes wide of goal without troubling anyone.
47’
Hazard goes for the shot minutes after Giroud is denied but he is caught offside so his goal won't count. Two minutes added.
47’
HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 2-0 CRYSTAL PALACE. Chelsea have dominated the first half and have a two goal lead after goals from Willian and Kelly (own goal). Palace will have to play better in the second.
47’
Chance for Palace! They build from the left and Chelsea give away the ball at a crucial time. Sorloth shoots but his shot hits the post and goes out.
46’
Hazard with a brilliant and selfless pass to Giroud who is denied a brilliant goal by Tomkins on the line.
46’
Second half begins. Palace have made a change, Zaha comes on for Benteke.
44’
Hazard falls over after a challenge from a couple of defenders, Chelsea have another free kick.
43’
Chelsea are playing most of this game in the Palace half. They are searching for more goals.
40’
Good challenge from Tomkins as Willian gets the ball and the Palace defender does well to only concede a corner. Chelsea fail to make anything out of the corner.
39’
A couple of fouls, the last one from Milivojevic on Hazard and Chelsea win a free kick.
38’
Chelsea are building really well but Palace are managing to keep them out. It should be an interesting second half, if Palace can score one goal here.
35’
We are in the final 10 minutes of the first half and Palace look deflated after the own goal.
32’
GOAL (OG), CHELSEA, KELLY! 2-0: Hazard gets the ball and it is a brilliant build up from the hosts. Hazard passes the ball to Zappacosta who shoots, the keeper makes a good stop but fails to collect the ball cleanly and it hits Kelly before going in.
30’
Zappacosta does really well to get the ball on the right, but he has to wait for Giroud to get there. Giroud's header finds the keeper.
27’
The goal will give the hosts some confidence. They can't afford to drop any points in the game today.
25’
GOAL, CHELSEA, WILLIAN! 1-0: Willian scores for Chelsea. He puts in a nice run from the left, drives the kick that hits the post and then sneaks in. Chelsea lead after 25 minutes.
23’
Willian has a lot of space and time, after the corner is taken short, but he drives the ball high and wide of goal.
22’
Some treatment for van Aanholt after he keep Zappacosta out but gives away a corner.
20’
Chelsea have been on the attack in the opening minutes and Palace seem happy to frustrate them with some good defending.
18’
Good defending again from Wan-Bissaka, Chelsea win a corner but Fabregas kicks it straight to the keeper.
17’
Chelsea are looking to create chances and put pressure on Palace, but they have not managed to find a finishing move yet.
16’
Another forced long shot from Willian as Chelsea look to build, Hennessey keeps it out comfortably.
14’
Hennessey has been kept busy with another shot from Zappacosta from the right, but the keeper collects it cleanly.
12’
Another comfortable save from Hennessey but Chelsea have definitely had a good start today.
11’
A free kick to Chelsea after a foul from Benteke.
9’
Giroud and Kante look to score as Kante drives the ball in and Giroud looks to tuck it in but only manages to find the keeper.
8’
Good play from Chelsea and they win a corner on the right. Palace clear the corner only up to Hazard.
6’
Both teams are looking to settle into this game. A good atmosphere around the ground as the crowd gets involved.
4’
Good pass from Hazard to Willian, the Belgian is playing deep today. The move comes to nothing as Palace manage to clear.
2’
Chelsea playing in blue and Palace are in their white kit.
1’
Kick-off! The first half begins as Chelsea start things off.
0’
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Crystal Palace from Stamford Bridge.
0’
Chelsea are 5th on the log and Palace are 18th.
0’
Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Kelly, Tomkins, Wan-Bissaka, van Aanholt, Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Sorloth, Benteke.
0’
Chelsea: Courtois, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Giroud, Hazard.
0’
Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League games against Crystal Palace.
0’
The last time Chelsea lost three home London derbies in a row against the same opposition in the top-flight was vs Arsenal in April 1974.
0’
Willian has had a hand in 16 goals in his last 17 starts for Chelsea in all competitions.
0’
Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, van Aanholt, Kelly, Milivojevic, McArthur, Townsend, Schlupp, Sørloth, Benteke
0’
Crystal Palace Subs: Sakho, Cavalieri, Zaha, Lee Chung-yong, Riedewald, Fosu-Mensah, Souaré
0’
Chelsea XI: Courtois, Christensen, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Cesc Fabregas, Alonso, Zappacosta, Kanté, Hazard, Giroud, Willian
0’
Chelsea Subs: Bakayoko, Ampadu, Willy Caballero, Moses, Pedro, Morata, Emerson
Chelsea

Starting XI

1
Thibaut Courtois
6
Andreas Christensen
15
Gary Cahill
14
César Azpilicueta
4
Cesc Fabregas
3
Marcos Alonso
8
Davide Zappacosta
13
N'Golo Kanté
10
Eden Hazard
9
Olivier Giroud
19
Willian

Substitutes

14
Tiemoué Bakayoko
44
Ethan Ampadu
23
Willy Caballero
11
Victor Moses
11
Pedro
9
Álvaro Morata
4
Emerson
Crystal Palace

Starting XI

13
Wayne Hennessey
29
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
5
James Tomkins
3
Patrick van Aanholt
34
Martin Kelly
4
Luka Milivojevic
18
James McArthur
10
Andros Townsend
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
9
Alexander Sørloth
17
Christian Benteke

Substitutes

12
Mamadou Sakho
16
Diego Cavalieri
11
Wilfried Zaha
14
Lee Chung-yong
44
Jairo Riedewald
24
Timothy Fosu-Mensah
23
Pape Souaré
Pos Club PL W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Liverpool 15 14 1 0 37 14 23 43
2 Leicester City 15 11 2 2 35 9 26 35
3 Manchester City 15 10 2 3 43 17 26 32
4 Chelsea 15 9 2 4 30 21 9 29
5 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 5 8 2 21 17 4 23
6 Manchester United 15 5 6 4 23 18 5 21
7 Crystal Palace 15 6 3 6 14 18 -4 21
8 Tottenham Hotspur 15 5 5 5 25 23 2 20
9 Arsenal 15 4 8 3 20 21 -1 20
10 Sheffield United 15 4 7 4 17 14 3 19
11 Newcastle United 15 5 4 6 14 22 -8 19
12 Burnley 15 5 3 7 21 24 -3 18
13 Bournemouth 15 4 4 7 18 21 -3 16
14 Brighton and Hove Albion 15 4 4 7 16 21 -5 16
15 West Ham United 15 4 4 7 17 25 -8 16
16 Aston Villa 15 4 3 8 22 24 -2 15
17 Southampton 15 4 3 8 17 33 -16 15
18 Everton 15 4 2 9 16 27 -11 14
19 Norwich City 15 3 2 10 16 32 -16 11
20 Watford 15 1 5 9 9 30 -21 8
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