Crystal Palace v Chelsea, 17 December 2016

Score1-0 to Chelsea
RefereeJonathan Moss
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSelhurst Park
Attendance25,259
Kick-off: 12.30pm Crystal Palace had now won only one home league game against Chelsea since 1990.

Goals:

Goals:

Diego Costa 43 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Scott Dann
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Damien Delaney
Midfielder Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder Joe Ledley
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha

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 N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Willian
Midfielder/Forward Eden Hazard
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Diego Costa

Substitutions:

Andros Townsend for Jason Puncheon 77
Fraizer Campbell for Yohan Cabaye 79
Zeki Fryers for Martin Kelly 84

Substitutions:

Cesc Fabregas for Willian 64
Branislav Ivanović for Victor Moses 79
Michy Batshuayi for Diego Costa 89

Cards:

Joel Ward 17 Y
Damien Delaney 82 Y

Cards:

Diego Costa 22 Y
N'Golo Kanté 60 Y
Cesc Fabregas 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Julián Speroni
Defender Zeki Fryers
Midfielder Noor Husin
Midfielder Jordon Mutch
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward LEE Chung-yong

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Defender/Midfielder Branislav Ivanović
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Midfielder Pedro
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Comments:

League position: 17th This was manager Alan Pardew's last game in charge of Crystal Palace. This was Palace's 300th defeat in the top division. They had now lost more Premier League games in 2016 than any other team (22). The Eagles were now without a win in nine Premier League London derbies since a 2-1 victory at Chelsea on 29 August 2015 (lost seven).

Comments:

League position: 1st Chelsea had now equalled their club record of 11 consecutive league wins (also April to September 2009 in the Premier League). With this victory, the Blues became the third club to win 500 Premier League games after Arsenal (512) and Manchester United (593). Antonio Conte became the first manager to win 14 of his first 17 games in the Premier League. Diego Costa had now scored 50 goals in all competitions for Chelsea. Gary Cahill made his 300th Premier League appearance in this game. As Chelsea would now be the leaders on Christmas Day, six of the last seven teams to top the Premier League at Christmas went on to lift the trophy that season. Cesc Fabregas was booked in the second minute of added time in the second half.