Chelsea overthrow Crystal Palace thanks to Gallagher brace

2024-02-12 22:31:02

A double of Conor Gallagher and a goal ofEnzo Fernandez at the very end of the match offered Chelsea the victory (3-1) Monday evening at Crystal Palace, giving some color to the “Blues“very pale this season.

In the standings, Chelsea, who remained on two defeats in the Premier League, moved up one place and are now in 10th place (34 points).

Since the start of the season, the Blues have never climbed higher than 9th place in the Premier League. Palace, for its part, remains stuck in 15th place, with 24 points.

Monday evening, however, it was Palace who opened the scoring after half an hour of play with Jefferson Lerma. Mute since the start of the season, the Colombian midfielder recovered a fumbled recovery from the Chelsea defense outside the area and found the opposite corner with a powerful strike from the right.

THE “Blues” monopolized the ball (almost 80% possession at the break) but never really worried Dean Hendersonthe Palace goalkeeper (only one shot, off target, during the first 45 minutes compared to six including three on target for their evening opponents).

The players of Mauricio Pochettinowho launched the French striker on the restart Christopher Nkunkucame back with better intentions (13 shots including 5 on target in this second act), and Conor Gallagher equalized in the 47th minute receiving a cross from Malo want.

After having struggled with Palace’s defense for a long time, Gallagher again turned the match around at the start of added time before Enzo Fernandez drove the point home three minutes later on a counter-attack.

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