Chelsea 2 – Crystal Palace 1
Chelsea returned to winning ways on Saturday against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
Brazilian midfielder Willian continued his recent scoring form with a curler to break the deadlock in he 25th minute.
Palace defender Martin Kelly took the ball over his goalline in the 32nd minute after an effort from Davide Zappacosta.
But the Eagles gave Chelsea a nervous finish when Patrick van Aanholt scored in the final minute of the game.
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Trouble for Marcos Alonso & Alvaro Morata
Two Chelsea players – Marcos Alonso and Alvaro Morata – drew focus on themselves in the Palace game for questionable behaviour.
Alonso put his hands around the head of James Tomkins after the Palace defender was physical with Andreas Christensen.
The Spanish wing-back avoided a booking for his clash with Tomkins.
Later in the match, Spanish striker Alvaro Morata was lucky to avoid being sent off.
Morata was already on a yellow card before he got into a clash with the linesman.
In a moment of madness, Morata knocked the flag from out the linesman’s hand.
He was incredibly lucky to avoid being booked for his behaviour.
Chelsea are back in action in midweek when they take on Barcelona in the Camp Nou in the Champions League.
The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg three weeks ago.
Morata, on a yellow (which was earned in idiotic fashion), knocks the linesman's flag out of his hand. incredibly stupid move. lucky boy not to be off. pic.twitter.com/Bf9vT11iWQ
— amadí (@amadoit__) March 10, 2018