Crystal Palace v Chelsea, 14 October 2017

Score2-1 to Crystal Palace
RefereeAndre Marriner
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSelhurst Park
Attendance25,480
Kick-off: 3.00pm Crystal Palace had won only one of the previous eight Premier League meetings at Selhurst Park (lost six).

Goals:

César Azpilicueta own goal 11 OG
Wilfried Zaha 45 G

Goals:

Tiemoué Bakayoko 18 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Julián Speroni
Defender Scott Dann
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Defender/Midfielder Marcos Alonso
Midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Midfielder Willian
Midfielder/Forward Eden Hazard
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Substitutions:

Jason Puncheon for Jeffrey Schlupp 75
Tim Fosu-Mensah for James McArthur 85
Jaïro Riedewald for Yohan Cabaye 86

Substitutions:

Davide Zappacosta for Victor Moses 40
Pedro for Michy Batshuayi 57
Charly Musonda for Willian 65

Cards:

Luka Milivojević 71 Y
Scott Dann 83 Y

Cards:

Tiemoué Bakayoko 87 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Dion-Curtis Henry
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender James Tomkins
Defender/Midfielder Tim Fosu-Mensah
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Midfielder/Forward Sullay Kaikai
Midfielder/Forward Bakary Sako

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Midfielder Charly Musonda
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Kyle Scott

Comments:

League position: 20th After losing their first seven league games of the season without scoring, Crystal Palace scored two goals in 35 minutes after having failed to score in their previous 730 minutes of play in the Premier League. The Eagles' 11th minute opener ended a run of 640 minutes without scoring from the start of this Premier League season. In English league history, only Halifax Town in League Division Four in 1990-91 (730 minutes) had recorded a longer run. With his first win as Palace boss, Roy Hodgson became only the second manager to win Premier League games against Chelsea with four different clubs (also former Eagles manager Sam Allardyce). Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said: "We had much more goal threat today. It would be a little unfair that a performance we’re all proud of is because one good player who hasn’t been playing returned. Wilf of course played a large part in that without a doubt, but the reason we beat the champions was because we had Wilf Zaha and ten others.”

Comments:

League position: 5th Chelsea had now lost consecutive Premier League games under Antonio Conte for only the second time (also September 2016). This was the sixth time that the team starting the day at the bottom of the Premier League had beaten the reigning Champions. The Blues had won eight of their preceding nine away games in the Premier League. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said "When you start a game without Morata and without Kante, it’s not simple. And during a game you lose another important player in your team like Victor Moses. Despite this we have to find the will to fight. I think this season will be very difficult and for this reason we have to put 150% in. It’s not enough to put 100% in like last season. Me first, the staff and the players have to put in 150% because the season will be very difficult. Don’t look for excuses. Through work, we find a solution. It won’t be easy, but I must put all of myself into my job.”