Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea FC LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea FC LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Conor Gallagher sealed a last-gasp comeback 2-1 win for Chelsea at Crystal Palace, sinking the club he played for on loan last season with a glorious curling shot in Graham Potter’s first Premier League game in charge of the Blues. Gallagher, given a warm reception by the home fans in the pre-match warm-up, received a ball from fellow substitute Christian Pulisic, created a yard of space for himself and then bent the ball around Vicente Guaita in the Palace goal.

Earlier, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang had seized on a headed pass by Thiago Silva to score his first goal for Chelsea in the 38th minute and level the match after Odsonne Edouard had given the Eagles the lead in the seventh minute.

Palace were incensed that referee Chris Kavanagh had given Silva only a yellow card for denying Jordan Ayew a run on goal by handling a few minutes before the Brazilian set up Aubameyang for his goal. Manager Patrick Vieira was shown a yellow card for remonstrating with Kavanagh over his decision not to give Silva a red card.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea latest news

  • GOAL! Gallagher nets stunning strike

  • GOAL! Aubameyang volleys home equaliser

  • GOAL! Edouard puts Palace in front

  • Crystal Palace team news: Olise starts for Eagles

  • Chelsea team news: Aubameyang leads line

Crystal Palace FC 1 - 2 Chelsea FC

Match analysis

19:03 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter’s first Premier League match in charge of Chelsea offered a vision of a shapeshifting future.

The Blues responded to their new manager’s tactical interventions to overcome a tricky test against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Conor Gallagher proved a ‘super-sub’ against his former club, refusing to celebrate a 25-yard, last-minute winner after such a successful loan spell under Patrick Vieira last season.

His first Chelsea goal in Potter’s maiden league game papered over a few cracks in his team’s performance despite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s similarly stunning equaliser after Palace had opened the scoring through Odsonne Edouard.

Now handling world-class players at Chelsea, Potter continued to show the values that got him into such a sought-after managerial post.

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s full analysis

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Potter accepts Chelsea were fortunate

18:25 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter admitted Chelsea could easily have been reduced to ten men against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Thiago Silva was caught on the ball and went to ground, deliberately handling the ball to stop Jordan Ayew breaking away clean through on goal. The centre-back was shown a yellow card and although a VAR review followed, no further punishment came.

“I thought it was touch and go,” Potter told BBC Sport.

“The fact he was quite far from the goal saved him and it could’ve gone the other way. It’s a close one, I can understand Patrick [Vieira’s] frustration. It’s a 50-50 one.”

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“Buzzing to get my first goal for the club"

18:08 , Matt Verri

Potter on back-four shape

18:03 , Matt Verri

“We lost Marc [Cucurella] and we also felt a back four would be better for us. So that was the thinking. You need to be careful with change because things have to be consistent.

How we play is consistent but at the same time, we have 12 matches in six-and-a-bit weeks, so it will be difficult to keep consistency in terms of selection. We have to stay open minded but we need some consistency in how it looks and what we are trying to do on the pitch.

But at the same time, we have to pick a team we think can win.”

On the up

17:45 , Matt Verri

Chelsea up to fifth in the Premier League table, after that late win. Eight points behind league leaders Arsenal, but Graham Potter’s side do have a game in hand.

Palace meanwhile still only have one league win this season. They could drop into the relegation zone, depending on the result between West Ham and Wolves.

Selhurst Park hero!

17:36 , Matt Verri

Chelsea player ratings

17:22 , Matt Verri

Reece James - 8

A driving force down the right as ever, creating a chance for Raheem Sterling who hit the post. The Chelsea game plan centered around him creating an overload down his side.

Having faced him several times before, James once again kept Palace star Wilfried Zaha quiet on his side. He made a vital clearance in his six-yard box in the 81st minute, which was as important as any goal.

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s full player ratings

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Individual quality to the rescue!

17:05 , Matt Verri

FT: Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea

16:58 , Matt Verri

Potter up and running as Chelsea boss!

He has Gallagher to thank for that, the midfielder coming off the bench against his former side to net a sensational late winner.

16:56 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Palace with barely any time to respond to that. Selhurst Park fell into a stunned silence as it hit the back of the net.

That’s certainly one way to impress the new manager. Palace with possession in added-time but struggling to do anything with it.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea | Conor Gallagher 90'

16:53 , Matt Verri

GALLAGHER WINS IT FOR CHELSEA!

It had to be! It’s a stunning curling effort from distance from Gallagher, Guaita with absolutely no chance.

No celebration from him - there are plenty in the away end.

16:51 , Matt Verri

88 mins: That’s been coming for the best part of an hour.

Olise past Kovacic, gets tripped and at long last the Chelsea midfielder is shown a yellow card. Met with ironic cheers from the Palace faithful.

16:50 , Matt Verri

86 mins: Cross into the box, Mateta gets up well but he can’t keep the header down. Palace are on top here, there’s no doubt about it.

Mateta and Hughes have come on in place of Doucoure and Edouard.

16:47 , Matt Verri

83 mins: Defending becoming a bit desperate from Chelsea, with Zaha having a real influence. Silva there this time to clear.

No sign of the Eagles sitting back and settling for a point, they think they can get more than that from this match. Pulisic on in place of Mount for Chelsea.

16:45 , Matt Verri

81 mins: Zaha past Chilwell with ease, plays the ball into the box and Fofana does brilliantly to turn the ball away.

Comes to Olise, who goes down and assume the referee’s whistle will follow. It does not. Hasn’t had much go his way this afternoon, Olise.

16:42 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Sterling drives a low cross into the near post, after decent work from Loftus-Cheek.

It’s straight at Guaita though, not happening for Chelsea really. Not able to do much at all with their possession.

16:39 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Double change for Chelsea, Gallagher introduced on his return to Selhurst Park.

He replaces Havertz, while Broja is on for Aubameyang. It’s a brilliant reception from the home fans for Gallagher.

16:36 , Matt Verri

73 mins: Zaha coming to life now, getting fed the ball more and more by his team-mates.

Looks to find Eze who is in space, but just too much on the pass. Zaha has moved over to the right and he’s getting success up against Chilwell.

16:35 , Matt Verri

71 mins: So nearly for Crystal Palace!

Zaha with the effort after Olise’s cut-back, Kepa parries it back out but fortunately for him a Chelsea shirt is there to clear.

16:29 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Ball out to James, he fires it into the box first time. Havertz with his back to goal, can he find a team-mate? No.

Zaha leads the Palace counter, numbers starting to fly up with him but Fofana is too quick and he’s swiftly across to put an end to the break.

16:26 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Olise finds Ayew on the right, opts not to cross it and turns back where Sterling is waiting to win it back.

Aubameyang then can’t hold it up though and Palace are back on the attack, hosts not allowing Chelsea to have as much comfortable possession at the moment.

16:23 , Matt Verri

60 mins: Sterling and Chilwell combine again, but Ayew is back this time to intercept.

He plays it long down the line, Edouard and Olise can’t quite link up though and the ball breaks free. Or not, Olise was fouled in the process and the whistle is eventually blown.

16:21 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Good work from Sterling, sets up a chance for Chilwell but it’s a pretty wild effort.

Space out there for both sides since the restart, still there for either side to win.

16:19 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Potter has seen enough, he turns to his bench for the first time this afternoon.

Loftus-Cheek on, Jorginho off. Should give Chelsea a bit more going forward in midfield.

16:17 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Eze clips a free-kick into the box, it’s a bit of a mess as Guehi heads it across the six-yard box.

Chelsea unable to get it properly clear, until the whistle goes for a foul and Palace are penalised. Went down well with the home fans...

16:16 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Ayew kicks the ball away and he earns a yellow card for that. Entirely pointless.

Palace fans getting increasingly frustrated, Olise was hauled down as he tried to break but advantage was played - came to nothing. And now Olise is pulled back again by Kovacic, Palace man shrugs him off and drives forward.

Lot of pressure being put on the referee.

16:13 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Kovacic drives into the area, all came from a very calm pass out from Kepa.

Ball played in, comes to nothing though as once again Palace have enough men back to clear the danger.

16:10 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Zaha breaks away down the left, he has men to pick out in the middle.

He tries to find Doucoure, midfielder can’t get on the end of it though and Mount gets back to clear the danger. Bright start to the half from Palace.

Palace chairman not exactly thrilled

16:09 , Matt Verri

Back underway!

16:08 , Matt Verri

Palace eventually decide they will come out for the second-half. Here we go again.

16:07 , Matt Verri

Chelsea back out for the second-half - no sign of Crystal Palace yet.

Back up and running very shortly.

Around the grounds...

16:03 , Matt Verri

Look away now Fulham fans. It’s not going well - we’ll leave it at that.

Silva a lucky man?

15:58 , Matt Verri

HT: Crystal Palace 1-1 Chelsea

15:52 , Matt Verri

Decent first 45 minutes at Selhurst Park, Chelsea dominant in terms of possession but Palace offering a real threat on the counter.

Edouard’s early goal put the hosts in front, before Aubameyang got his side back on terms. Level at the break.

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15:51 , Matt Verri

45+5 mins: Doucoure down holding his head, Palace carry on though and they then lose the ball. Not ideal.

Chelsea obviously have no interest in kicking it out, Havertz drives at goal and he should do better with the left-footed strike. About a yard wide.

15:48 , Matt Verri

45+2 mins: Into six minutes of stoppage time.

Plenty of Chelsea players standing over the ball, they all fancy this. Rolled to Mount, he hammers a shot into the side-netting.

15:46 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Yellow card for Vieira, who is unimpressed that Silva is still on the pitch after his earlier foul. Fact he got the assist for that Chelsea goal has not improved the Palace boss’ mood.

Ward passes the ball back to Guaita... who picks it up! Indirect free-kick for Chelsea on the edge of the six-yard box.

15:44 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Clyne has been stretchered off, hopefully not as serious as it looks. Tomkins coming on to replace him which will see Ward move out to his more comfortable right-back position.

Going to be plenty of added-time at the end of the half.

15:42 , Matt Verri

41 mins: More problems for Palace after that goal, lengthy stoppage as Clyne is down receiving treatment.

Stretcher is on, play yet to restart after the goal. Palace already have enough injury problems, this is not what they need.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-1 Chelsea | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 38'

15:39 , Matt Verri

SENSATIONAL FINISH!

Thiago Silva nods the ball on, Aubameyang controls it on his chest and then fires a volley into the back of the net on the turn.

Wonderful from the striker, his first Chelsea goal.

15:37 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Brilliant challenge from Guehi, gets Palace away on the break. Assistant flagged for a foul but referee ignored that and waved play on.

Attack breaks down as Zaha is offside - referee listens to his linesman this time.

VAR check

15:35 , Matt Verri

Match has been paused as VAR has a look at the incident, referee not told to go and look at the monitor yet.

And the check is over - Chelsea survive. Just a yellow card for Silva.

15:34 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Wow, that’s nearly a real mess from Thiago Silva.

Caught on the ball by Ayew, went to ground trying to bring him down and also handled the ball. Gets away with a yellow card, fact he was so far away from his own goal has saved him from it being a red.

Nizaar Kinsella at Selhurst Park

15:32 , Matt Verri

Eberechi Eze has been outstanding at Selhurst Park for Crystal Palace. He has been involved at both ends of the pitch, shown amazing ball carrying ability and has been a goal threat.

Chelsea have been rattled by his presence to release and be involved in transitions in the London derby.

15:31 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Olise away out wide, cuts into space on the outside as he leads the break and wins the throw-in.

Palace sitting back but they look really good in transition, Chelsea not dealing with those counters at all.

Chelsea gameplan...

15:28 , Matt Verri

15:27 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Eze continues to look really dangerous when he gets on the ball.

Edouard and Ayew bundle their way through a couple of challenges, comes to Eze on the edge of the box and he drags his shot wide under pressure from Fofana.

15:25 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Chelsea at last are waking up, lovely play as the ball is moved quickly.

James with the cross, falls for Sterling but it’s not a great connection from the forward, never looked like troubling Guaita.

15:23 , Matt Verri

22 mins: First yellow card of the match, Edouard has that ‘honour’. Heavy challenge on Fofana, maybe a bit unfortunate to get booked for it though.

Not much pace in the game, Chelsea knocking the ball around comfortably but not doing enough with it. Aubameyang tries to find Mount but Ward intercepts and Palace can clear.

15:20 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Sterling into the box, plays it back towards Havertz but Palace have enough men back to scramble it clear.

Not even 20 minutes on the clock and Silva has already played the best part of 40 passes. We could be on for a record.

Chelsea burst into life here, Havertz clips the cross in but Mount can’t get the header on target.

15:17 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Ball crossed in, Chilwell there at the back post and nods it across the face of goal but Guaita can comfortably claim.

Chelsea continue to completely dominate possession, but that’s not a problem at all for Palace. Fofana and Silva struggling to pick the passes through the line.

15:15 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Eze has made a really bright start to the match, skipping past Jorginho at will.

When Palace are out of possession, they’re getting everyone behind the ball and making it tough for Chelsea. Not much creativity on show so far.

15:11 , Matt Verri

10 mins: That goal has woken Palace up too, they look much more confident.

Eze tries his luck from the best part of 30 yards out, stunning effort and it’s just as good a save from Kepa! Chelsea almost two down.

GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea | Odsonne Edouard 7'

15:08 , Matt Verri

AND PALACE LEAD!

Out of nowhere! Ayew with the ball into the box from the right, brilliant delivery. Edouard sticks out a leg and diverts it into the top corner.

15:07 , Matt Verri

6 mins: It’s a bit of a 4-2-2-2 from Chelsea - Mount and Sterling playing behind Aubameyang and Havertz, with Kovacic and Jorginho the deeper midfield two.

Potter’s side have had 90% possession so far, safe to say Palace have little interest in pressing high up the pitch.

15:05 , Matt Verri

4 mins: Crucial touch from Fofana to stop a ball being played through to Edouard. Palace very nearly in.

Decent start from the visitors overall, Sterling having a shot comfortably saved in the opening seconds.

Nizaar Kinsella at Selhurst Park

15:02 , Matt Verri

Conor Gallagher is getting a lot of love from the Crystal Palace supporters here who haven’t forgotten his Player of the Year season during the last campaign. It’s maybe a reminder of his quality and worth but sadly he isn’t lining up for Chelsea today.

KICK-OFF

15:02 , Matt Verri

Tributes paid to the Queen ahead of kick-off, with the national anthem sung.

Time to get up and running at Selhurst Park!

Here we go!

14:58 , Matt Verri

Teams out at Selhurst Park, kick-off coming up very shortly.

Graham Potter looking to get up and running in the Premier League as Chelsea boss.

Nizaar Kinsella at Selhurst Park

14:52 , Matt Verri

Not long to go...

14:45 , Matt Verri

Kick-off coming up in about 15 minutes.

Selhurst Park never an easy place to go to, but Crystal Palace haven’t been at their best so far this season.

Potter: Hectic schedule a challenge

14:38 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter has outlined his biggest challenge at Chelsea ahead of his first Premier League match in the job.

The new manager was appointed almost a month ago but has been in the dugout just once due to postponements around the Queen’s death and then the international break.

Potter’s sole game in charge for a frustrating draw with RB Salzburg in the Champions League, and now the new man faces up to a hectic schedule, his biggest concern at the moment.

“We’ve got six weeks and 13 matches,” he told reporters. “[I must] use the players the right way and win matches in the toughest league in the world. That’s the challenge in the short term.”

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Warm-up time!

14:31 , Matt Verri

Elsewhere in the Premier League

14:24 , Matt Verri

Arsenal stay top of the table after beating Tottenham 3-1 in the early kick-off.

It leaves Chelsea 11 points behind the Gunners, though they do have two games in hand. First of those comes this afternoon against Palace.

Graham Potter won’t want his side to lose too much more ground...

Nizaar Kinsella at Selhurst Park

14:16 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter has tried to make the most of his 17 days without a match as match cancellations and the international break delayed his first Premier League match with Chelsea.

A 2-1 friendly win against his former club Brighton, training sessions with the few remaining players and one-to-one meetings took up the new manager’s time.

He also met a host of the west Londoners’ staff at the summer party, joining in with go-karting and a meal. There have been analysis and planning sessions to get ready for a busy 13 matches in 42 days.

Back four for Chelsea?

14:09 , Matt Verri

So it looks to be a back four for Chelsea, Fofana partnering Silva with James and Chilwell as the two full-backs.

That gives the Blues an extra man in midfield than usual, while Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling support Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front.

Ward starts at centre-back for Palace, while Olise replaces Schlupp in midfield. Edouard gets the nod over Mateta up front.

Crystal Palace team news

14:03 , Matt Verri

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Clyne, Ward, Guehi, Mitchell, Eze, Doucoure, Olise, Ayew, Edouard, Zaha.

Subs: Milivojevic, Tomkins, Mateta, Schlupp, Hughes, Johnstone, Ebiowei, Riedewald, Gordon.

Chelsea team news

14:01 , Matt Verri

Chelsea XI: Kepa, James, Fofana, Silva, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount, Havertz, Aubameyang, Sterling

Subs: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Gallagher, Loftus-Cheek, Pulisic, Ziyech, Broja

Stand by...

13:56 , Matt Verri

Team news coming up in less than five minutes.

All will be revealed very soon, as Potter deals with a few key absences.

How Potter got Chelsea job

13:49 , Matt Verri

More than three weeks after his appointment, Graham Potter will finally take charge of his first Premier League game for Chelsea.

Potter was in the dugout for a Champions League draw with RB Salzburg, but the Queen’s funeral and the international break have delayed his start in domestic football.

Chelsea’s new owners were willing to pay £20million to buy Potter out of his Brighton contract and, speaking to his former players, it is easy to understand why.

“For me, he is the special one,” striker Alhaji Gero, who played under Potter at Ostersunds, tells Standard Sport. “When I joined Ostersunds in 2016, I felt that we would achieve something together. He told me that I came here to win: ‘We are winners’.”

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s full piece

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Chelsea in the building!

13:40 , Matt Verri

Vieira confident Gallagher will be welcomed back

13:33 , Matt Verri

Cystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has backed Conor Gallagher to force his way into the first-team picture at Chelsea.

The midfielder enjoyed a productive loan spell at Selhurst Park last season, breaking into the England squad off the back of some thoroughly impressive performances.

Back at Stamford Bridge, he has suffered a difficult start to the season. Sent off against Leicester, his dismissal came after a poor performance in the loss away at Leeds in August.

Viera said: “I don’t have any doubt about the reception he will receive.

“It’s been challenging for him because he hasn’t played as much as he was expecting. He has to keep fighting & showing the manager that he wants to get into the team.”

Read more on that here

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Hosts have arrived!

13:24 , Matt Verri

Potter not letting Chelsea job change him

13:16 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter has vowed to stay true to himself as Chelsea manager, insisting he does not need to change his personality to succeed in his new surroundings.

When quizzed on whether he wanted to go back on a previous comment that he would never be a “sexy” coach, Potter replied: “I sincerely hope not, would be my instinctive answer.”

He added: “There’s no Lamborghini on order, I’m still driving the same car that I picked up in England when I returned from Swansea. So my life hasn’t changed at all if I’m honest.”

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Prediction

13:07 , Matt Verri

With Potter having had some time to work with some of his squad, an away win does not seem out of the question.

Palace have had a slow start to the season and the Blues should be able to get up and running in the league under their new boss.

Chelsea to win, 3-1.

Chelsea team news

12:58 , Matt Verri

For Chelsea, N’Golo Kante has returned to training but is not quite ready for the trip to Selhurst Park, as is the case with Edouard Mendy.

Marc Cucurella will miss out through illness, giving Ben Chilwell a chance to impress at left-back.

Chelsea predicted XI: Kepa; Fofana, Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Mount, Aubameyang, Sterling

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Crystal Palace team news

12:49 , Matt Verri

James Tomkins is fit for Palace, although James McArthur and Jack Butland remain unavailable.

Vieira could turn to some of his U21 squad, following their big win over Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week, with John-Kymani Gordon a potential option having scored a hat-trick. Elsewhere, the team largely picks itself, with Wilfried Zaha key in attacking areas.

Predicted Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Doucoure, Schlupp, Eze, Ayew, Mateta, Zaha

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How to watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

12:42 , Matt Verri

TV channel: The match will not be televised live in the UK.

Highlights will be shown on Match of the Day on BBC One, starting at 10:25pm BST.

Live blog: Follow all the action right here with us!

Good afternoon!

12:34 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Crystal Palace vs Chelsea!

Graham Potter takes charge of the Blues for the first time in the Premier League, almost three weeks after he was announced as Thomas Tuchel’s replacement.

Crystal Palace need an improvement in their form - they have just one league win so far this season.

We’ll have all the latest build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 3pm BST at Selhurst Park.