Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 0-1 thanks to a late strike from Hakim Ziyech.
Both teams had a good start to the game as they started off the first half, which produced a lot of talking points throughout the course of the 45 minutes of football played between them.
Antonio Rudiger had a chance to put Chelsea ahead early in the game, but his long-range drive was stopped by the home goalkeeper, who was on high alert as the game progressed.
Crystal Palace maintained a strong defensive line against their opponent, who pressured them relentlessly throughout the match, which appeared to be a one-sided affair until a goal was scored.
The opportunity continued arriving in droves, but nothing was done since both teams had so much good work to do behind the scenes, ensuring that no mistakes were made.
Wilfred Zaha had a chance to score for his team, but he failed to put the ball precisely and it went wide off goal.
After 45 minutes of football, the first half finished with Crystal Palace 0-0 Chelsea with both teams heading inside for the halftime break with nothing happening between them.
The second half got off to a good start, with both teams picking up where they left off in search of the game’s first goal, which they didn’t get, but they had no choice but to continue.
Crystal Palace got off to a good start in the second half, with several early chances that were dealt with by the London Blues, who were well-prepared.
Chelsea made it count with a goal from Hakim Ziyech in the 75th minute, but it was sent back for review as VaR ruled out the finish due to an offside leading to the goal.
In the 89th minute of the match, the Moroccan scored again, and this time it was counted as the scoreline changed to 0-1 in favor of the visitors.
The final score was Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea, with the Blues claiming all three points after another hard-fought battle that paid off.
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