Crystal Palace v Chelsea, 07 July 2020

Score3-2 to Chelsea
RefereeDavid Coote
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSelhurst Park
Kick-off: 6.00pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 22 Crystal Palace won: 4 Drawn: 2 Chelsea won: 16 Crystal Palace scored: 18 Chelsea scored: 43 Crystal Palace had now lost five of the last six Premier League meetings against Chelsea at Selhurst Park (won one).

2 Crystal Palace

Manager: Roy Hodgson

3 Chelsea

Manager: Frank Lampard

Goals:

Wilfried Zaha 34 G
Christian Benteke 72 G

Goals:

Olivier Giroud 6 G
Christian Pulišić 28 G
Tammy Abraham 71 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender Scott Dann
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha
Forward Jordan Ayew

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Reece James
Midfielder Ross Barkley
Midfielder Billy Gilmour
Midfielder Mason Mount
Midfielder Christian Pulišić
Midfielder Willian
Forward Olivier Giroud

Substitutions:

Mamadou Sakho for Gary Cahill 8
James McCarthy for James McArthur 80
Andros Townsend for Jordan Ayew 80
Max Meyer for Luka Milivojević 89

Substitutions:

Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Ross Barkley 65
Tammy Abraham for Olivier Giroud 65
Jorginho for Billy Gilmour 80

Cards:

Luka Milivojević 35 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Tyrick Mitchell
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender Sam Woods
Midfielder James McCarthy
Midfielder Max Meyer
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Brandon Pierrick

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder Marcos Alonso
Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder Pedro
Forward Tammy Abraham
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Comments:

League position: 14th This was Crystal Palace's 4,000th game in the Premier League and Football League. With his first goal in his last 17 appearances in the division, Wilfried Zaha extended his club record to 36 goals in the Premier League. Christian Benteke scored his first goal at Selhurst Park in the Premier League since a 5-0 win against Leicester City on 28 April 2018.

Comments:

League position: 3rd Chelsea had now won five of their last six games in the Premier League (lost one). The Blues had now scored at least two goals in ten of their last 11 games in the Premier League. Olivier Giroud had now scored five goals in his last eight appearances in the Premier League after taking 49 games to score his preceding five goals in the division.