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C. Benteke
P. van Aanholt
2 - 3
T. Abraham
R. Loftus-Cheek
1 - 3
W. Zaha
1 - 2
C. Pulisic
0 - 2
O. Giroud
0 - 1

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 6
Total Passes 381 538
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Lampard's side are now up to third in the Premier League, two points above Leicester City ahead of the Foxes' games in hand against Arsenal a little later. Next up for Chelsea is a trip to Sheffield United on Saturday, a day before Palace - without a point in four matches now - travel to Aston Villa.
Chelsea hold on to beat a stubborn Palace side 3-2. Zaha scored a wondergoal to halve the visitors' lead after Giroud and Pulisic had put them two goals to the good. Abraham restored that buffer with a goal six minutes after being brought off the bench, only for Benteke to pull another one back 82 seconds later. Palace pushed for an equaliser and hit the post through Dann's header in added time.
90' + 5' A last-ditch tackle from Zouma rescues Chelsea. Palace are throwing everything at their opponents but time is not on their side.
90' + 5' OFF THE POST! Christensen and James produce a couple of big blocks and Palace then come within the width of the post of equalising. Dann peels away at the back post and guides a header back across goal, with the post coming to Kepa's rescue. The keeper may have got a touch to it, in fact!
90' + 4' It is a nervy end to the match for Chelsea. Lampard's men survived that penalty scare a minute or so ago and are now 60 seconds away from another big victory.
90' + 3' ANOTHER PENALTY SHOUT! Five minutes have been added on at Selhurst Park. Kouyate slips before he can pull the trigger inside the opposition box. He claims Loftus-Cheek made contact with him, but it looks as though he just lost his footing.
90' + 1' Kouyate is the latest player in need of treatment. The midfielder is checked over and allowed back on the pitch.
90' Willian's volley strikes Van Aanholt's leg - that was heading for the back of the net.
M. Meyer
L. Milivojević
89' Hodgson replaces captain Milivojevic with Meyer for the final stages.
88' WIDE! Abraham has a chance to settle the match for good but snatches at this shot from eight yards.
87' A rare attack from Palace comes to a disappointing end as Townsend's cross into the middle is easily dealt with by Kepa.
86' GOOD SAVE! Willian brings the ball inside and rolls it to Mount. The young midfielder attempts to pass the ball into the bottom-left corner, but Guaita produces another decent stop down low.
85' Palace are unable to take the ball off Chelsea. Lampard will happily take another five minutes of this.
84' Jorginho has helped Chelsea take control of the match with his passing. The visitors look a lot more assured all of a sudden and now have just six more minutes - plus added time - to see out.
82' Chelsea are looking to take the sting out of the game by passing the ball around. Palace have been unable to really get at their opponents since Benteke pulled back a second goal.
B. Gilmour
80' Lampard also makes another change, with Jorginho being introduced in place of Gilmour.
A. Townsend
J. Ayew
80' Substitution Jordan Ayew Andros Townsend
J. McCarthy
J. McArthur
80' McCarthy replaces Ayew for Palace as Hodgson rolls the dice.
79' Chelsea are still struggling in the midfield department, so it comes as no surprise to see Jorginho being readied to come on. Hodgson is also about to make a double substitution with momentum on Palace's side.
77' PENALTY APPEAL! McArthur sends the ball towards the six-yard box and Benteke goes to ground. The weak appeals for an alleged shove from Zouma are rightly waved away by the referee David Coote.
75' Palace's goal came 82 seconds after Abraham had seemingly wrapped up the points. This has been an excellent game of football.
74' That is Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke's first Premier League goal at Selhurst Park since April 2018, ending a run of 21 home league appearances without scoring.
P. van Aanholt
72' Chelsea switched off from the kick-off and Van Aanholt took full advantage. He got to the ball before Christensen could react and teed up Benteke in the middle.
C. Benteke
72' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!! PALACE 2-3 CHELSEA!! It is game on again at Selhurst Park! Van Aanholt gets to the ball ahead of Christensen and spots Benteke alongside him, setting the Belgium striker up for a simple finish.
R. Loftus-Cheek
71' Loftus-Cheek casually played the ball between two Palace players and Abraham, despite a slight angle, picked out the far corner.
T. Abraham
71' GOOOOAAAALLL!!! PALACE 1-3 CHELSEA!! That should do it! Abraham comes off the bench to give Chelsea some breathing space with an impressive finish. Fellow substitute Loftus-cheek lifts the ball into his team-mate's path and Abraham threads it into the far corner.
70' Benteke attempts to shoot on the turn but does not make any sort of contact with the ball.
69' The referee calls for the second drinks break of the contest, giving Hodgson and Lampard an opportunity to discuss tactics with their players.
67' Ayew tries to flick the ball in behind for Benteke, but Azpilicueta reads the danger well. The second half has not been anywhere near as entertaining as the first, though the game does at least remain finely poised.
R. Loftus-Cheek
R. Barkley
65' Loftus-Cheek takes over from Barkley in central midfield in the second of those Chelsea subs.
T. Abraham
O. Giroud
65' Abraham is on for Giroud in a like-for-like change up top in Chelsea's first change.
64' Lampard finally looks ready to make a double substitution. The visitors have been off the pace since the restart and are in need of freshening up, as Zouma and Barkley block a couple of shots in the box.
62' Play continues with Milivojevic back on the field. Chelsea boss Lampard is holding off from making his first substitution for now.
60' Milivojevic is accidentally caught in the face by team-mate Ayew's knee. There is a stoppage in play for the Palace skipper to receive some treatment.
59' Lampard appears to be ready to make a change or two, with his side currently on the back foot. Palace are winning the midfield battle at the moment, so Jorginho is a candidate to come on.
57' As long as it remains 2-1, Palace have a chance of taking something from this game. Zaha takes the ball past Pulisic down the right but Gilmour gets back to help out inside his own box.
55' CHANCE! Mount plays a free-kick short to Willian, who spreads it to James down the right. The outswinging cross is right on the money, but Giroud powers a header over the crossbar from six yards.
54' Chelsea turn over possession and Barkley picks out Giroud with a superb deep pass. Giroud attempts to head it into the path of Pulisic but is unable to do so.
52' Willian is okay to continue, even if he does little a little groggy after being caught clean in the face.
51' Van Aanholt blasts the ball into the face of Willian. The referee David Coote brings the game to a halt as the Brazil forward is a little dazed.
50' Crystal Palace are the only unbeaten side in Premier League home London derbies this season (W1 D1). Defeat here will see every London side lose a home derby in the competition for the first time since 2012-13.
48' The visitors have players queuing up to meet James' latest cross but Sakho gets something to it first.
47' Chelsea right-back James digs out a cross from deep but it is too close to Guaita, who gathers with both hands.
46' RESTART! Palace get us back underway at Selhurst Park. Neither side made any changes at the interval, so it is as you were in that regard.
There was some controversy surrounding Chelsea's opener as Cahill pulled up injured in the build-up to Giroud's strike. The centre-back played no further part, meaning that Hodgson is down to four available substitutions, while Lampard still has a full complement of back-up options to choose from.
An entertaining first half comes to an end at Selhurst Park with Chelsea holding a slender lead. The visitors opened up a two-goal advantage thanks to Giroud's close-range finish and Pulisic's thunderous strike, but Zaha scored a goal of the season contender to give Palace hope.
45' + 3' SAVE! Milivojevic sends another decent free-kick delivery into the box. Benteke gets his head on the end of it but the ball is pretty much right down the middle, where Kepa is positioned to make a routine stop.
45' + 1' Milivojevic floats a free-kick into the box and Dann helps it on. Chelsea just about clear their lines and deal with the next delivery into the box.
44' Ward's cross from the right has Kepa a little worried. He tries to help it over the crossbar but the ball clips the frame of the goal. The flag goes up, however, as it arced out of play first.
43' The game has gone a little quiet over the last five minutes or so. Neither team has managed to enjoy any sort of sustained pressure since Zaha's goal, which came after strikes from Giroud and Pulisic at the other end.
41' An entertaining first half at Selhurst Park is nearly over. Chelsea are deservedly in front but Zaha's incredible goal means it is very much still all to play for in south London.
39' McArthur sends in a cross from the left and Azpilicueta does well to get to it ahead of Kouyate, albeit at the expense of a corner. Dann guides a looping header wide of the target from the resulting set-piece.
37' The power behind that Zaha shot really was quite something. Incredibly, that is just his third Premier League goal from outside the box. It is game on at Selhurst Park!
L. Milivojević
Yellow Card
35' Milivojevic is booked for scything down Pulisic pretty much straight from the kick-off.
W. Zaha
34' GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!! PALACE 1-2 CHELSEA!! WHAT A GOAL! Zaha picks up the ball a good 30 yards from goal, brings it forward slightly and belts a wonderstrike past Kepa. The Chelsea keeper perhaps could have done more to stop it, but my word that is quite some strike from Zaha.
33' SAVE! Mount uses Giroud's decoy run to good effect and instead picks out Willian to his left. The Brazil forward has plenty of time and space inside the box to get a shot away, but Guaita gets down to make a low save.
31' The drinks break has once again had a big impact on a Premier League game. Chelsea, while on top, were lacking any real threat in the final third before Lampard was able to give his players some instructions. Thirty seconds later they had the ball in the net.
29' Since the Premier League season resumed, no player has been directly involved in more goals than Chelsea forward Willian (six - level with Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes).
27' It is another assist for Willian, who will soon become one of the hottest free agents on the market. He linked up with Giroud and then played in Pulisic to do the rest.
C. Pulisic
27' GOOOOAAAAALLL!!! PALACE 0-2 CHELSEA!! A thumping finish from Pulisic gives the visitors a two-goal lead. Willian exchanges passes with Giroud and plays in Pulisic to his left. Ward shows Pulisic down the line but the angle does not matter - the American hammers the ball past Guaita at his near post before he can even react.
27' Play resumes following the first drinks break of the contest. Chelsea have a little more urgency to their game all of a sudden.
26' McArthur's blast from range hits Zouma. Palace are enjoying a rare spell in possession, which culminates in McArthur fizzing a pass across the face of the goal. Ward is closest to it but would have been flagged for offside, anyway.
25' Chelsea have had 67 per cent of the ball in the opening 25 minutes of the match at Selhurst Park. They are lacking a cutting edge at the moment, though, with Pulisic the latest player guilty of giving the ball away in the final third.
23' Chelsea youngster Gilmour looks to have recovered from that knock he picked up a little earlier.
22' Lampard's side are in complete control of this match and look as though they have more goals in them. However, the closest they have come to adding to their tally since Giroud's strike was via a corner-kick.
20' Mount shows some good footwork to create space for himself in the Palace box, but the best he can manage is a corner for his side. Off the ball, Gilmour appears to be hobbling and may well have to come off.
18' There is talk that Giroud's goal may be taken off him and awarded to Pulisic. The shot from Giroud was on target, though the final touch may have come off the United States international - that is one to monitor.
16' Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has scored in consecutive Premier League appearances for the second time in 2020, having previously failed to score in back-to-back league games in either 2018 or 2019.
14' Milivojevic brings down Barkley to halt Chelsea's swift counter. Barkley takes the free-kick and tries to catch out the opposition with a low shot, but it takes a touch off the wall and goes behind.
12' Palace skipper Milivojevic was not happy Chelsea's goal was allowed to stand, arguing that Willian should have knocked the ball out of play when Cahill went down injured. The hosts are starting to settle now, but Dann's knockdown is cleared.
10' NEARLY! Zouma gets between two players to meet Willian's corner. He guides it towards the far corner and it skips just wide of the target.
9' The ball is allowed to drop in the Palace box but Willian cannot bring it under control. The home side look all over the place at the moment, somewhat shaken by Giroud's strike.
M. Sakho
G. Cahill
8' Cahill is helped down the tunnel and Sakho, who struggled against Leicester, is on in his place.
7' Cahill's contest appears to be over after pulling up in the build-up to Chelsea's breakthrough goal. Talk about adding insult to injury!
6' Willian took full advantage of Cahill's injury by charging into the box and picking out Giroud for a simple finish.
O. Giroud
6' GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!! PALACE 0-1 CHELSEA!! Cahill pulls up down the Palace left and Willian is left in all sorts of space to pick out Giroud on the edge of the six-yard box. The Frenchman sweeps the ball into the far corner to give Chelsea an early lead.
4' Chelsea are trying to find their rhythm early on. Lampard's side are in control of possession but have not really managed to get into any dangerous positions yet.
3' POOR! Kepa's sloppy clearance lands at the feet of McArthur around 40 yards from goal. The Palace midfielder does not need a second invitation to shoot, but the effort is off target.
2' Palace have a couple of former Chelsea players in their starting line-up today. One of those, Cahill, stands strong at the back to halt the visitors' first attack.
1' KICK-OFF! Chelsea, aiming to move into third place in the Premier League, get this London derby up and running.
The teams are coming out onto the pitch at Selhurst Park, with kick-off just moments away. This match will be played behind closed doors, as will every other Premier League game between now and the end of the season.
None of the last 17 Premier League meetings between Crystal Palace and Chelsea have finished level, with the Blues winning 13 to Palace's four. That run includes four wins in their last five visits to Selhurst Park.
Chelsea show just one change from their comfortable victory over Watford at the weekend. N'Golo Kante picked up an injury in that match and is replaced in midfield by Gilmour, who is making just his second ever start in the Premier League. Jorginho has to settle for a place among the subs again, while Abraham is also on the bench.
Hodgson has made two changes to Palace's starting line-up on the back of their 3-0 loss to Leicester on Saturday. Those alterations come down the spine of the side, with Dann replacing Sakho in defence and Kouyate coming in for Riedewald in central midfield. Academy product Mitchell made his debut three days ago and retains his place on the bench.
Subs: Tammy Abraham, Jorginho, Pedro, Willy Caballero, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Michy Batshuayi, Callum Hudson-Odoi.
CHELSEA XI (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta (c); Billy Gilmour, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount; Willian, Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic.
Subs: Max Meyer, Mamadou Sakho, Andros Townsend, Jairo Riedewald, James McCarthy, Sam Woods, Brandon Pierrick Keutcha, Tyrick Mitchell, Wayne Hennessey.
PALACE XI (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt; James McArthur, Luka Milivojevic (c), Cheikhou Kouyate; Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke, Wilfried Zaha.
Chelsea beat Watford 3-0 on Saturday to return to winning ways after suffering a surprise 3-2 loss to West Ham in their most recent away outing. Frank Lampard's side have won four of their last five league matches either side of the three-month hiatus and are fourth in the table, just one point behind third-placed Leicester City.
Palace have lost three matches in a row, each without scoring, and have slipped down to 14th in the table. They are well clear of the relegation zone and six points off a European spot with five games to go, so Roy Hodgson's men are effectively now jostling for position in mid-table.
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