Chelsea fended off a valiant Crystal Palace to claim a 3-1 victory and remain undefeated in this year’s Premier League campaign under Maurizio Sarri.
Alvaro Morata opened the scoring on the half-hour mark for the home side but the Blues were pegged back early in the second half after Andros Townsend’s low drive beat Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The goal forced Sarri to introduce Eden Hazard in the 64th minute, who had missed out on a starting berth due to a back injury, and the moment the Belgian arrived on the pitch Chelsea rediscovered their impetus. And just 91-seconds later they regained the lead as Morata bagged his second goal of the game and his fifth in the league this season.
Pedro added Chelsea’s third five minutes later to confirm the result while Morata missed a golden opportunity to secure the victory with virtually the last kick of the game.
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