Chelsea are losing 2-1 after the first 45 minutes against Crystal Palace.
Everything seemed to go into the right path after four minutes, with Cesc Fabregas netting the ball with a touch in front of the goal after a super play by Eden Hazard on the left.
Only five minutes later Zaha equalised with a great strike even if marked by three Blues players in the box.
Not even two minutes later Benteke scored the goal that gave the lead to Eagles with a perfect lob in front of Courtois after a mistake by Chelsea defence, who didn’t seem as strong as in other games this year today.
Chelsea can complain for a penalty not conceded by referee Craig Pawson, with Townsend blocking the ball after a shot by Pedro with the arm a couple of metres in front of his goal: it should have been penalty and red card for the ex Spurs player, but the referee and his assistant didn’t see the handball.
Antonio Conte’s guys tried to come back with all their efforts but they weren’t very lucky in front of Hennessey, that helped his team to keep the positive score with a couple of good saves.
Anyway, Palace played a good first half at Stamford Bridge, going close to score the third goal in a couple of occasions.
Now a second half that can give us a lot of emotions is waiting for us.