Chelsea v Crystal Palace, 29 August 2015

Score2-1 to Crystal Palace
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStamford Bridge
Attendance41,581
Kick-off: 3.00pm

Goals:

Radamel Falcao 79 G

Goals:

Bakary Sako 65 G
Joel Ward 81 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Branislav Ivanović
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Willian
Forward Diego Costa

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy
Defender Pape Souaré
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Centre back Scott Dann
Defender/Midfielder Damien Delaney
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Midfielder/Forward Bakary Sako
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha
Forward Connor Wickham

Substitutions:

Radamel Falcao for Willian 66
Kenedy for César Azpilicueta 68
Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Nemanja Matić 73

Substitutions:

Yannick Bolasie for Wilfried Zaha 55
Joe Ledley for Yohan Cabaye 82
LEE Chung-yong for Bakary Sako 84

Cards:

Gary Cahill 71 Y

Cards:

Yohan Cabaye 73 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Baba Rahman
Defender/Midfielder Kenedy
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Forward Radamel Falcao
Forward Loïc Rémy

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender/Centre back Adrian Mariappa
Midfielder Joe Ledley
Midfielder Jordon Mutch
Midfielder/Forward Yannick Bolasie
Midfielder/Forward LEE Chung-yong
Forward Dwight Gayle

Comments:

League position: 13th Chelsea had now taken only four points from their opening four games of the 2015-16 Premier League season. Of all the previous reigning champions, only Blackburn Rovers (three points in 1995-96) had made a worse start to the defence of their title. They had now conceded nine goals in their four league games the 2015-16 season; more than any of their previous opening four games in the Premier League. This was Jose Mourinho's 200th Premier League game in charge of Chelsea (won 137, drawn 42 and lost 21) and only the second defeat in 100 at Stamford Bridge (won 76 and drawn 22).

Comments:

League position: 2nd Crystal Palace had now accumulated 25 points in their away games in the Premier League in 2015. Only Arsenal had gained as many. With this win, Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew became the first manager to win three games against Jose Mourinho in any top division matches.