Chelsea Beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in Premier League Match
The Premier League resumed this weekend and one of the most anticipated matches was Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace. Chelsea came into the match having won three consecutive games and had the goal of further extending their unbeaten run.
In the end, they prevailed with a 1-0 victory and extended their unbeaten run to four. Timo Werner scored the only goal of the game in the 44th minute, while Palace found themselves fighting hard to find an equaliser.
Chelsea Dominate Possession
Chelsea dominated the game right from the start, controlling possession and utilising their superior quality to make incisive runs into Palace’s backline. It took until the 44th minute for the deadlock to be broken, when Timo Werner finished off a swift counter-attack sparked by Mason Mount.
The goal temporarily silenced the vociferous Palace fans, who had done their best in the first half to increase the atmosphere of the match. Despite their best efforts, their team failed to find an equaliser, and the game concluded with a narrow 1-0 win for Chelsea.
Tactical Substitutions Make The Difference
Frank Lampard opted to make an early tactical substitution, replacing Thiago Silva with Kurt Zouma in the 55th minute. This disrupted Palace’s attacks and enabled Chelsea to regain a firm grip over the game. Their attacks became sharper and more incisive, looking dangerous each time they managed to get into Palace’s half.
Chelsea Remain Unbeaten
Chelsea now have an impressive four-game unbeaten run in the Premier League, and their win over Crystal Palace has increased their chances of not just a Champions League spot, but challenging for the title.
The performance from both teams was strong, but Chelsea’s tactical substitutions and defensive resoluteness were enough to make the difference on the day.
- Shots: Chelsea 11-6 Crystal Palace
- Possession: Chelsea 61%-39% Crystal Palace
- Pass Accuracy: Chelsea 83%-76% Crystal Palace
- Goals: Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace
Overall, it was a good day at the office for Chelsea, who were ableto maintain their unbeaten run and put in a very impressive performance against Crystal Palace. It will be interesting to see how they fare in their upcoming games, and if they will be able to continue their impressive form for the remainder of the season.