Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 1-0 with a late winner in the 65th minute. After Kai Havertz secured three important points at home this weekend.
The game started with Chelsea trying to dominate the attacking ball. But instead it was Palace who had a more watery counterattack. In which each side could not find a rhythm to finish the score in the first 15 minutes
In the 19th minute, the visiting team had a chance to win first from the opening of the ball on the starboard side of Olise, the ball limp, so it reached the second post that Ayew had hit to save Kepa.
A minute later, Olise volleyed in front of the penalty area but again, super save Kepa saved the team.
In the 24th minute, Thiago Silva pressed with the left in the penalty area. But Gueta still flew and brushed away.
In the 33rd minute, Havertz made a strong strike in the penalty area. But the ball only slightly flew over the crossbar.
In the 41st minute, Gallagher slipped into the penalty area. Before hitting the second post for Lewis Hall to have a clear shot, but unfortunately shot out of frame.
In injury time, Schlupp hit a corner kick at the first post. But it still hasn’t passed Kepa’s hand.
After a minute, Ziyech volleyed around the edge of the penalty area but Gueta still brushed it over the crossbar.
Resulting in the end of the first 45 minutes still tied 0-0.
Beginning in the second half, the picture of the game was not much different from the original and it was Palace who had a chance to win in the 55th minute from the moment Zaha slipped into the penalty area, but still shot straight to Kepa.
In the 57th minute, Havertz scored a shot from the left in the penalty area. The ball went into Gueta’s envelope.
In the 65th minute, Chelsea took a 1-0 lead from a short corner kick.
In the 71st minute, Aubameyang slipped into the penalty area. But still shot to Gueta, who quickly came out to close the corner.
In the 80th minute, Havertz had a chance to strike in the penalty area. But the ball was so strong that he couldn’t control the direction of the ball.
In the 85th minute, Ducoure tried to look far, but Kepa still flew away.
Minute 90 + 3 Obameyong has a chance to shoot a narrow angle in the penalty area. But still went straight to Gueta.
And at the end of the game, Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 1-0.