Crystal Palace v Chelsea, 10 April 2021

Score4-1 to Chelsea
RefereeMichael Oliver
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSelhurst Park
Kick-off: 5.30pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 24 Crystal Palace won: 4 Drawn: 2 Chelsea won: 18 Crystal Palace scored: 19 Chelsea scored: 51 Chelsea had now won the last seven meetings (all Premier League).

1 Crystal Palace

Manager: Roy Hodgson

4 Chelsea

Manager: Thomas Tuchel

Goals:

Christian Benteke 63 G

Goals:

Kai Havertz 8 G
Christian Pulišić 10 G
Kurt Zouma 30 G
Christian Pulišić 78 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté
Midfielder Ebere Eze
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha
Forward Jordan Ayew

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Midfielder Mason Mount
Midfielder Christian Pulišić
Midfielder/Forward Kai Havertz

Substitutions:

James McCarthy for Jaïro Riedewald 59
Jeffrey Schlupp for Ebere Eze 59
Andros Townsend for Jordan Ayew 76

Substitutions:

N'Golo Kanté for Jorginho 61
Reece James for Callum Hudson-Odoi 76
Hakim Ziyech for Mateo Kovačić 83

Cards:

Cheikhou Kouyaté 29 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Defender Scott Dann
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender Tyrick Mitchell
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder James McCarthy
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Jesuran Rak-Sakyi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defender Emerson
Defender/Midfielder Reece James
Defender/Midfielder Marcos Alonso
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Hakim Ziyech
Forward Tammy Abraham
Forward Olivier Giroud
Forward Timo Werner

Comments:

League position: 13th Crystal Palace failed in their attempt to keep a clean sheet in four consecutive home games in the top division for the first time since April 1992 in League Division One. Christian Benteke scored his first goal at Selhurst Park since the visit of Chelsea in the Premier League on 7 July 2020. Palace had now conceded four or more goals in five games so far in this Premier League season.

Comments:

League position: 4th This was the earliest that Chelsea had led by two goals in a game in the Premier League since their visit to Brighton and Hove Albion on 20 January 2018 (six minutes). This was the first time that the Blues had scored more than two goals in a game under manager Thomas Tuchel (played 17 in all competitions). They had now won seven of their last 11 games in the Premier League (lost one).