Chelsea v Crystal Palace, 01 April 2017

Score2-1 to Crystal Palace
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStamford Bridge
Attendance41,489
Kick-off: 3.00pm Crystal Palace had now won on both of their last two visits to Stamford Bridge (both Premier League).

Goals:

Cesc Fabregas 5 G

Goals:

Wilfried Zaha 9 G
Christian Benteke 11 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Defender/Midfielder Marcos Alonso
Defender/Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder/Forward Eden Hazard
Forward Diego Costa

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender James Tomkins
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha

Substitutions:

Willian for Nemanja Matić 59
Michy Batshuayi for Marcos Alonso 74
Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Cesc Fabregas 90

Substitutions:

Scott Dann for James Tomkins 46
Damien Delaney for Scott Dann 60
Martin Kelly for Andros Townsend 60

Cards:

Diego Costa 50 Y
Gary Cahill 79 Y
David Luiz 83 Y

Cards:

Christian Benteke 68 Y
Luka Milivojević 73 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender John Terry
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder Willian
Forward Michy Batshuayi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Julián Speroni
Defender Scott Dann
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender/Midfielder Damien Delaney
Midfielder Joe Ledley
Midfielder/Forward Sullay Kaikai
Midfielder/Forward Bakary Sako

Comments:

League position: 1st Chelsea conceded two goals in the opening 11 minutes of a Premier League at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 21 October 1995 versus Manchester United (lost 1-4). This was the first time that Cesc Fàbregas had been on the losing side in the 43 Premier League games when he had scored (won 34). All five of Chelsea's defeats in all competitions so far in this season havd come in games played in London. Ruben Loftus-Cheek replaced Cesc Fàbregas in the seventh minute of added time in the second-half. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said: "When you concede goals in that way you must understand the situation and improve on these mistakes. In every game in England, anything can happen. The league is so strong. We faced a team today with strong players."

Comments:

League position: 16th Crystal Palace had now won four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since April 2015 although they failed in their attempt to win four consecutive Premier League games with conceding a goal for the first time. Palace boss Sam Allardyce became the first manager to win a Premier League game against Chelsea with four different clubs. Christian Benteke had now scored in his last three Premier League appearances at Stamford Bridge, each with a different club (Aston Villa, Liverpool and Crystal Palace). Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce said: "It's a sweet three points, to come to the champions, or who I think are going to be champions, and win. This is what the Premier League is about. There can be a shock anywhere. It will make people sit up and say wow."