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90' + 4' FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 2-0 CRYSTAL PALACE






90' + 4' OVER! Willian works the ball to Emerson before firing at goal on his right foot. It has the power, but not the dip to find the back of the net, travelling just over the bar.




79' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! PULISIC HEADS HOME!!!! 2-0!!!! Chelsea secure the vital second goal as the American converts from close range. He collects a long pass from Zouma out from the back and runs at the Palace backline. Pulisic offloads into the feet of Batshuayi, who turns and fires at goal. His effort is deflected towards the net and Pulisic pounces to race on to the loose ball to nod home.73' Abraham is withdrawn for Batshuayi in the final third.









71' Palace have come alive in the match and Kelly's cross from the right is a dangerous one. Zouma has to rise with Ayew to head clear and it results in the defender taking a blow to the head. He requires treatment before the game can continue.

70' CHANCE! Tomkins spurns a huge opening to get his team back into the game. Milivojevic's free-kick travels into the box from the right flank and it misses everyone. Tomkins has a free header at the back post and he stoops to make contat, but can only guide his effort wide of the target.65' Zaha probes again down the left flank and he cuts back to lift a cross into the box, but it sails over the head of McArthur rushing in at the back post.

63' Van Aanholt and Zaha combine down the left flank, but Zouma stops the progress of the latter in the box with a well-timed challenge.

61' WIDE! Abraham turns in tight quarters in the left inside channel and tries to force a strike towards goal from an awkward angle, only to blaze his effort wide of the post.





52' GOAL Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace (52 mins) Tammy Abraham slots in coolly after Willian's flick on to break the deadlock







45' + 4' BLOCK! Cahill saves Palace right on the stroke of half-time to deny Willian from close range. Chelsea cut open the visitors down the right and James sends a perfect low ball into the middle. Guaita does enough to palm it away from the net, although Willian pounces on it 12 yards out. Cahill reacts to fling himself in front of the strike, diverting the ball wide of the target.

45' + 3' Kepa sells Zouma short at the back and the defender almost loses out Zaha, but the Palace man is overzealous with his attempt to win possession, giving away a free-kick.



29' BLOCK! Mount takes the free-kick, but he smashes his attempt straight into the wall as Ayew makes the decisive block.


21' Zaha clips the ankles of Willian and goes into the book. Chelsea have another free-kick in a dangerous position.


20' Mount and Pulisic attempt to combine in the Palace box, but on this occasion the American takes one touch too many and loses out under pressure from three defenders.







14' WIDE! Willian connects sweetly with his strike from the free-kick, bending his effort over the wall towards goal. However, it does not have enough curl on it to find the back of the net, travelling wide of the post.

1' Chelsea are on the attack immediately through Willian. The Brazilian offloads to Pulisic, who in turn finds Mount in the right inside channel. However, the midfielder sees his drive at goal blocked by Cahill.


1' We're underway at Stamford Bridge.









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