A Christian Pulisic brace helped a dominant Chelsea aspect to a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
The 22-year-old scored in every half, along with targets by Kai Havertz and Kurt Zouma. Christian Benteke scored a comfort for the South Londoners halfway by the second half.
Havertz was wonderful and contributed to 2 targets inside 10 minutes. The German was denied by Vicente Guaita after assembly Mason Mount’s cross however received again possession from Ebere Eze, took a stride ahead and completed low into the nook at hand the guests the lead on eight minutes.
Two minutes later, Havertz fed Pulisic into the left channel and the American thumped an effort excessive into the roof of the online.
Havertz had not scored an away Premier League aim earlier than this sport however almost had a second following a beautiful piece of ability. The 21-year-old nonchalantly lifted the ball over Gary Cahill on the sting of the field and volleyed in the direction of aim, just for Guaita to get down low to his proper to show the hassle extensive.
Guaita was in wonderful type and stored the rating down, regardless of harsh criticism for Pulisic’s strike going contained in the Spaniard’s close to publish. The 34-year-old additionally stored out two efforts from Mason Mount.
Chelsea had been to not be denied, although, and had a 3rd on the half-hour mark. Zouma met a free kick to powerfully convert. 3-0 scarcely flattered Thomas Tuchel’s aspect, who swarmed and pressed Palace relentlessly, whereas the motion of attacking midfield pair Mount and Pulisic dragged the Eagles’ full-backs, Joel Ward and Patrick van Aanholt, out of positions.
Zouma additionally had a header cleared off the road by Van Aanholt earlier than Palace lastly created an opportunity. Jordan Ayew raced away from Antonio Rudiger however his supply throughout the face of aim was cleared by Cesar Azplilicueta.
Roy Hodgson’s aspect improved within the second half and did not less than get on the scoresheet simply after the hour. Substitute Jeffrey Schlupp raced down the left and crossed for Christian Benteke to move into the underside nook. It is the Belgian’s first aim at Selhurst Park since he struck within the corresponding fixture in July, and the seventh aim of his season thus far.
But any likelihood of an unlikely comeback was ruined when Pulisic scored his second, sliding in to fulfill Reece James’ cross on the again publish.
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