FULL-TIME: Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea What a dramatic finish to a brilliant game. Start your Independent Premium subscription today.Chelsea hung onto a lead, the post, and their foothold on the top-four with desperation and more than a little luck as they clawed to a chaotic victory at Selhurst Park. "We work as we always do," said Hodgson. Twice they should have been punished in a frantic period of stoppage-time, where Scott Dann’s header was denied by the woodwork and Christian Benteke cut through on goal only to be stopped in his tracks by a brilliant tackle from Kurt Zouma.Ultimately, though, as Lampard’s revolution continues to sputter, it is another vital three points, a gasp of air between themselves and the shadow of Manchester United that looms heavily on their coattails, and another panic-stricken but, crucially, successful step towards the finish line.For all their success this season, there’s no avoiding that this is a Chelsea side with weaknesses and naiveties, at times clumsily riding towards the Champions League. Sep 12, 2020. Fulham vs Arsenal – Highlights & Full Match. Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea (Benteke 72),GOAL! Abraham spurned a gilt-edged chance to stifle the mayhem that followed and fumbled on the touchline with seconds to play, gifting Palace a final chance for an equaliser they probably deserved. But they’ve squeaked it! ".Here's how we have Palace lining up this evening...With N’Golo Kante out with a hamstring injury, Frank Lampard will decide whether to bring Jorginho back in from the cold or start Billy Gilmour at the base of the Chelsea midfield against Crystal Palace.Jorginho has not had a minute of action since the restart but Lampard has said the Italian has trained well as he seeks a return to the team.Gilmour’s only start since the restart was in the FA Cup at Leicester when he was substituted at half-time.After Chelsea kept a clean sheet against Watford, Lampard will be tempted to stick with the back four that played in that game.Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso could have to settle for a place on the bench again.How we expect Chelsea to line up this evening...Chelsea will wear their away shirts for the 2020-21 season at Selhurst Park tonight.You can find our Community Guidelines in full.Are you sure you want to submit this vote?Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate?Are you sure you want to delete this comment?We are around 15 minutes from team news at Selhurst Park, so stay tuned...So, Billy Gilmour gets the nod ahead of Jorginho, with the Italian continuing to be overlooked as a midfield option despite an injury keeping N'Golo Kante out today.Roy and Frank have been enjoying each other's company at Selhurst...Palace players are heading up the tunnel onto the pitch at a near-empty Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace vs Chelsea ... With 19 minutes remaining that should have been game over and yet Chelsea let Palace straight back in, as Van Aanholt wriggled his … Palace gave them a hell of a game, but it wasn’t quite enough.Pulisic continues to torment Ward, this time winning a free kick near the left-hand corner flag as he tears past him. Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea. It fair flew by. Zaha switched flanks and regularly found space as Jordan Ayew pestered in circles around the blunt but imposing Benteke.

The London skyline is grey today, but the stands are filled with colourful banners in the absence of the fans.And here are Chelsea, led by captain Cesar Azpilicueta in the Blues' new away kit.Palace players are not happy with Chelsea not stopping there, but in fairness to Willian, he would have had to have eyes in the back if his head to know that Cahill had suffered a match-ending injury.Crystal Palace 2-3 Chelsea: Blues edge five-goal Premier League thriller,{{#singleComment}}{{value}} Comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComment}}{{value}} Comments{{/singleComment}},{{#singleComment}}{{value}} comment{{/singleComment}}{{^singleComment}}{{value}} comments{{/singleComment}},Show{{#moreThan3}} {{value_total}}{{/moreThan3}} comments. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Crystal Palace 1-3 Chelsea (Abraham 71) 1.51pm EDT 13:51 HALF TIME: Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea; 1.37pm EDT 13:37 GOAL! Giroud and Pulisic put Chelsea in control of the,Abraham came off the bench to restore Chelsea's two-goal advantage, but.Palace hit the post in the final seconds, but Chelsea held on for a result which - for now at least - sends them third in the table before Leicester City's trip to Arsenal tonight.Despite the importance of the fixture, Lampard opted for 19-year-old Billy Gilmour over the experienced Jorginho in midfield, with N'Golo Kante unavailable due to a hamstring problem.Several players had picked up injuries since the resumption of football and another was added to the list after six minutes, which contributed to the opener for Chelsea.Reece James played the ball down the right wing and Gary Cahill, against his old club, pulled up while trying to track.The Brazilian remained unaffected and cut back for Giroud to slot home from close range for his fifth league goal of the season.Palace's players remonstrated with referee David Coote to no avail and Roy Hodgson had to introduce Mamadou Sakho for Cahill, who headed straight for the changing room.Chelsea almost added another before the home side could adjust, but Kurt Zouma headed wide from Willian's corner.It remained 1-0 until the first drinks break, but the Blues did increase their lead straight after in the 27th minute.Willian was at the heart of it again and exchanged passes with Giroud before he found Pulisic on the left. 1st Half Contents Intro2nd HalfSource 2 - 1st Half2nd HalfSource 3 - 1st Half2nd HalfNext page Zouma squandered a free header from a corner, Mason Mount’s irresistible shimmy forcing Luka Milivojevic into a desperate lunge on the edge of the box.The coarse, exasperated cries of Roy Hodgson and Ray Lewington echoed around Selhurst Park, urgently attempting to close the alleyways forming all over the pitch, but it had all the effect of screaming into the dark. Chelsea moved up to third in the Premier League after Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic sealed a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea (Zaha 34),GOAL! Benteke’s appeals were waved away.Somehow, Chelsea had held on. Viva La Liga – 11th September 2020. Chelsea were hanging on at the end there. Contents Intro2nd Hal...Thiago’s touch on the ball is just out of this world!