Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Chelsea as Diego Costa scored just before halftime to give Chelsea the lead , Blues lead thanks to Diego Costa header goal .
Selhurst Park hosted the current league leaders Chelsea this Saturday in the premier leauge game and Antonio Conte ’ s men were hoping to go 9 points clear at top of the table. Crystal Palace needed points to keep away from relegation zone however it was Chelsea ’ s talisman Costa who opened the scoring in 44 th minute to make it 1 – 0 for Chelsea . Crystal Palace were always in the game and Chelsea has all do to again in second half.
Diego Costa is the top goalscorer in the Premier League with 13 goals this season . Chelsea equaled a club record as they beat Crystal Palace to secure their 11 th successive Premier League win and move nine points clear at the top of the table . Diego Costa put the Blues ahead with their first attempt on target as he headed in from Cesar Azpilicueta ’ s floated cross . Marcos Alonso nearly doubled the visitors ’ lead as he hit the underside of the crossbar with a curling 25 -yard free – kick. Palace’ s best chances fell to Jason Puncheon , but he headed wide and fired a free – kick narrowly over .
Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Chelsea Premier League Match Highlights
1. 44 ′ 0 – 1 Diego Costa scored a goal at half time as headed in from Cesar Azpilicueta ’ s floated cross as Chelsea go 9 points clear at top of the table as the things stand .