Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea LIVE RESULT: Ziyech finally scores goal after having earlier effort ruled out


CHELSEA thought they were going to be frustrated by Crystal Palace.

But Hakim Ziyech had other ideas, even after he had a goal disallowed.

The Moroccan scored a tap-in which was parried from Guaita’s save, but it turned out Romelu Lukaku was offside when the initial shot came in.

But he kept his cool with five minutes left in the match, slotting home after ghosting in at the far post.

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  • FT: Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    If Patrick Vieira cannot get his side scoring, they are likely to be dragged into a relegation fight this season.

    It is a tale as old as time, teams who don’t have a striker tend to get relegated.

    With the amount of crosses Palace got into the box today it is obvious they have no focal point for their attackers to target.

  • Story of the game

    The stats make for depressing reading if you are a Palace fan.

    Chelsea will feel this shows a team being clinical when not at their best.

  • FT: Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    Huge win for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea team.

    To not play at their best, pick up the win and keep a clean sheet in the process will please the German coach.

    It really sums up Palace’s luck at the moment.

    On a par with their opponent, unable to take any of the half-chances they create and losing by the odd goal.

  • FT: Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    The referee brings the game to a close.

    After being denied by VAR earlier in the game, Ziyech manages to get himself a goal and in the process all three points for Tuchel’s team.

  • Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    90+2. Chelsea are understandably running the clock down whenever the chance presents itself now.

    Palace are getting frustrated.

    A push in the back of Guehi gives Palace one last chance to get the ball in the box.

    Chelsea head the ball clear.

  • Palace 0-1 Chelsea – Zaha chance!

    90+1. Big chance for Palace and Zaha.

    The Ivory Coast winger puts it wide of the post,, he would have backed himself to at least test the keeper there.

    That might be Palace’s last chance.

  • Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    90. We will have four minutes of added time.

  • Palace 0-1 Chelsea

    89. That goal will hurt Vieira and his Palace side.

    Not much between these teams but in a game of very few chances, a Ziyech volley on the back post seems to have clinched the three points.

  • Goal – Chelsea lead 1-0!

    Ziyech puts Chelsea in front late-on!!

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    88. Not sure that the draw helps either side really today.

    Palace will still have a small gap on the bottom three.

    Chelsea will fall further behind the top two.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    86. Palace are looking to find Eze more now with the set-piece from the halfway line.

    Chelsea head it clear but Palace come straight back at them.

    Kouyate tries his luck but it is well, well wide.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    84. Chelsea push forward looking for that elusive goal.

    Palace shut them out well, conceding the corner.

    The ball comes in but cannot beat the first man, poor delivery.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea – Havertz half chance!

    82. You have to say that is a chance.

    As the ball is crossed from the right wing, Havertz makes a run that gives him half a yard on his marker.

    He gets to the ball at the near post first but heads it over the bar.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    81. Kouyate gingerly walks towards the touchline.

    He was hit by two challenges from different directions by Chelsea players.

    Sore one for the Palace man.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    79. Corner for Crystal Palace while the home fans are in full-voice.

    Poor delivery but The Eagles retain possession.

    Chelsea break them down and counter with Ziyech.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    77. We are spoiled now with pretty accurate decisions on offsides now.

    Gone are the days where your team can be punished by a wanting flag from a linesman.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    75. VAR comes to the defense of Palace and disallows the Chelsea goal.

    Huge cheer from the home fans.

  • Goal – Ziyech puts Chelsea ahead!

    After a shot from Kovacic is spilled, Ziyech smashes in the rebound from the edge of the box.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    73. Both managers are trying to push their team into something that might lead to a goal.

    Alonso, Loftus-Cheek and Kovacic join the game.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    71. When Ziyech bends crosses in with that left foot of his, he creates so much uncertainty between defense and keeper.

    Fortunately for Palace fans it causes just as much confusion in the Chelsea front-line and no one seems able to get on the end of it.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    69. Zaha gets the ball on the corner of the Chelsea box.

    He walks towards the defender looking for options either side of him.

    He lays it off, the ball is delivered into the box but all too close to Mendy who clutches it out of the air with ease.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    67. The longer this game goes on, the more it looks like one goal will win it.

    It is a complete guess as to who, if anyone, will achieve the goal.

    Palace are more direct but you would expect Chelsea to be clinical should they create an opening.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    65. Chelsea are spreading the ball with more intent now.

    Quick passing, looking to try and get the ball out wide as soon as they can.

    The big issue is that there seems no urgency to get the ball into the box or to look for Lukaku at all.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    63. Jorginho with a heavy challenge on Zaha.

    The Palace player was adamant it was a foul but the referee is not having any of it.

    Zaha lets him know he disagrees with the decision.

  • Palace 0-0 Chelsea

    61. Chelsea are starting to see more of the ball but they really aren’t doing anything with it.

    Pass sideways and backwards with no penetration.

    These lackluster performances have been what has been seen them fall behind Man City and Liverpool.

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