Another game, another goal for Diego Costa and another win for Chelsea. Seems like The Blues have made a habit of winning football matches this season and are keeping hold of their clean sheets as well.
Chelsea faced off against a gritty Crystal Palace side who gave their all but could not break Chelsea’s resilience, which has taken Conte’s side an astonishing 11-game winning run.
Apart from Costa, Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso and a substitute Cesc Fabregas looked in very good touch and led their side to a 1-0 win over Palace.
Here are the player rating from Chelsea’s well-deserved win at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace player ratings vs Chelsea
Hennessey (7), Kelly (5), Dann (5.5), Delaney (5.5), Ward (4.5), Cabaye (6), Zaha (6.5), McArthur (5.5), Ledley (5), Puncheon (5.5), Benteke (5)
Christian Benteke was often a lone presence in Chelsea’s box and had little service to feed on. Wilfried Zaha looked bright in patches but failed to convert the crossing chances into clear-cut opportunities for his team.
Chelsea player ratings vs Crystal Palace
Courtois (6), Luiz (6.5), Azpilicueta (7), Cahill (6.5), Alonso (7), Moses (6.5), Kante (7), Matic (6.5), Willian (6), Hazard (6.5), Costa (7)
Substitutes – Fabregas (6.5), Ivanovic (6), Batshuayi (NA)
Diego Costa was at the right place at the right time and his header was enough to seal a vital win for his side which has now taken Chelsea 9 points clear at the league table.