Crystal Palace finally got their Premier League season underway by beating reigning champions Chelsea 2-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Wilfried Zaha’s superb 45th minute strike ultimately proved to be the winner on the night. Chelsea found themselves on the backfoot within the first 11 minutes, after a Yohan Cabaye strike was deflected into goal by Cesar Azpilicueta. They did however, get back in it thanks to Tiemoue Bakayoko.

However Antonio Conte’s men couldn’t muster a comeback in the second half, despite coming close on a few occasions. With a mere 13 points from 8 games, they are 9 points away from the top.

Chelsea’s relief would be short lived however, as Wilfried Zaha scored the equaliser just before the two sides separated for half time.

Victor Moses’ hamstring gave away in the first half, which gave Antonio Conte another injury headache.

After that, it just seemed to go all downhill for the Blues.

Leave A Comment...

*