The Graham Potter era at Chelsea is belatedly up and running. But only just, and in seriously controversial circumstances.
After an underwhelming 1-1 draw with RB Leizpig in his first match as the Blues' new boss, Potter looked set for further frustration at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
However, Conor Gallagher came off the bench to steal a 2-1 victory for the visitors, who had been second best throughout.
Indeed, they were lucky to have reached the interval only a goal down, with Palace having dominated after opening the scoring just seven minutes in through Odsonne Edouard.
Fortune smiled on Chelsea again shortly before the break when the officials ruled that a deliberate handball by Thiago Silva – who had fallen to the ground after losing possession to Jordan Ayew – had not denied the striker a clear goalscoring opportunity.
Palace, then, were left feeling like they'd been the victims of a daylight robbery when the final whistle blew, while Potter was just relieved to have picked up his first Premier League win as the Blues' new boss...