Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace - Football Match Report

Chelsea players celebrate scoring a goal

In between, the lively Pulisic also saw an effort well smothered by Guaita after a classy run while Reece James, who was preferred at right-back to the dropped Cesar Azpilicueta, sent in several risky crosses.

Chelsea comes into this one on the heels of a remarkable Champions League game at Stamford Bridge where it trailed Ajax 4-1 and somehow came back to make it an incredible eight-goal draw.

The defender, who spent last season on loan at Wigan Athletic, didn't look out of place in Frank Lampard's side, and several Chelsea fans took to Twitter to voice their praise of the young Blues star. "I think we deserved it in the end".

"I had some issues with my hip before and now in the game I started to feel it a bit. but hopefully I'm going to get it checked out and it's going to be OK".

"I just felt today was a game that we can get Reece some minutes because he's deserving of them the way he's training and playing and, with Zaha, what better test".

"Every team has players that can hurt you on the counterattack, Zaha is one of the best, but could we hurt them the other way?"

They do however have four key men back from injury in Palace quartet Mamadou Sakho, Andros Townsend, James MacArthur and Connor Wickham. He broke the deadlock soon after.

Second-half goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic secured a sixth straight Premier League win for the Blues and lifted them, temporarily at least, up to second.

Pulisic's impressive form has mirrored Chelsea's, but the 21-year-old said he could not take his performances for granted.

Chelsea can boast six league wins in a row for the first time since Antonio Conte was in charge when the Blues won the title in 2017.

It is unlikely that Chelsea will be able to compete for the title this season but they have progressed quickly under Lampard with their youngest squad in recent memory.

Chelsea dispatched Crystal Palace with relative ease after a superb performance on Saturday.



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