Another wonderful result as Maurizio Sarri‘s lads cruised to 3-1 win against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge earlier today.
The Blues enjoy a result that sends them into the 2nd place with Liverpool. Only Manchester City, who won for 6-1 against Soutampthon, remain ahead with just two points more.
Alvaro Morata‘s double and Pedro late strike sink Crystal Palace. The Eagles had found an equalizer with Townsend in the 53rd minute. The Spaniard put the ball towards the lower-right corner, controlling it from a corner kick. Pedro close up the match with 20 minutes left to go, well assisted by Marcos Alonso.
Morata is finally getting his confidence back, coming back to his best shape. He missed a clear chance, which would have been an hat-trick, trying to score with a lob which was delivered straight to Hennessey, failing a poker for the Blues. Chelsea extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches with victory at Stamford Bridge. So far so good.
CHELSEA (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Kanté, Fabregas (88′ Pedro), Alonso; Willian, Giroud (72′ Morata), Hazard (88′ Bakayoko)
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-3-3): Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Tomkins, van Aanholt; Townsend (81′ Lee), McArthur, Milivojevic; Schlupp (75′ Riedewald), Benteke (46′ Zaha), Sorloth
SCORERS: 25′ Willian (C), 32′ aut. Kelly (CP), 90 van Aanholt (CP)
BOOKED: 50’Costa (C), 68’Benteke(Cr), 73′ Milivojevic(Cr), 78’Cahill(C), 83’Luiz(C)