Crystal Palace v Chelsea, 30 December 2018

Score1-0 to Chelsea
RefereeCraig Pawson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSelhurst Park
Attendance25,781
Kick-off: 12.00pm Chelsea retained their record of never having lost in consecutive league visits to Crystal Palace. Premier League Head to Head Played: 20 Crystal Palace won: 4 Drawn: 2 Chelsea won: 14 Crystal Palace scored: 16 Chelsea scored: 38

0 Crystal Palace

Manager: Roy Hodgson

1 Chelsea

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

Goals:

Goals:

N'Golo Kanté 51 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender James Tomkins
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Defender/Midfielder Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Defender/Midfielder Marcos Alonso
Midfielder Ross Barkley
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Willian
Midfielder/Forward Eden Hazard
Forward Olivier Giroud

Substitutions:

Connor Wickham for Jeffrey Schlupp 69
Max Meyer for Cheikhou Kouyaté 78

Substitutions:

Álvaro Morata for Olivier Giroud 76
Emerson for Willian 82
Mateo Kovačić for Ross Barkley 88

Cards:

Cards:

Marcos Alonso 10 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Scott Dann
Defender Joel Ward
Midfielder Max Meyer
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Forward Jordan Ayew
Forward Connor Wickham

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Defender Emerson
Defender/Midfielder Ethan Ampadu
Midfielder Mateo Kovačić
Forward Álvaro Morata

Comments:

League position: 14th Crystal Palace had now scored five goals in their ten home games so far in this Premier League season; only bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield Town had scored fewer (four). Palace had now lost 11 of their last 15 London derbies at Selhurst Park in the Premier League (won two). The Eagles failed in their attempt to keep four consecutive clean sheets in home games in the top division for the first time since April 1992 in League Division One. James McArthur made his 150th appearance for Palace.

Comments:

League position: 4th Chelsea had now won three consecutive away games in the Premier League for the first time since April 2018. The Blues remained unbeaten in their final game of a year in the Premier League when it had been played away from home since 2002 (2-0 at Leeds United). N'Golo Kanté had now scored three goals in his 20 games in this Premier League season after scoring one in each of his first three seasons in the division (three goals in 106 appearances).