On Saturday, October 1, Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 thanks to a late goal. With 13 points from seven games as a result, the Blues move up to fifth place in the standings.
Chelsea entered this match fresh off a 2-1 victory over West Ham United in their previous league contest. Since then, the club has fired Thomas Tuchel and replaced him with Graham Potter. Due to the Queen’s passing, their matches against Fulham and Liverpool were also postponed. For the contest, Potter had a potent squad.
Chelsea started the game slowly and appeared to be having some team chemistry issues. They paid the price for their carelessness early on in the game when Crystal Palace unexpectedly took the lead. Odsonne Edouard received the ball from Jordan Ayew in a strong position, who then scored after seven minutes to make it 1-0.
Thiago Silva appeared to have extended a hand to bring Ayew down, which almost made the Blues’ problems worse. The offense was not judged a red card offense, but the VAR review upheld his booking.
Pierre-Emerick For Chelsea, Aubameyang entered crucial spaces and made a few shots. Then, on one instance, Silva moved forward and used his head to deflect a long ball into the path of the Gabonese striker. After 38 minutes, Aubameyang complied and added a deft finish to even the score.
The score was knotted at one all going into halftime.
Substitutes Christian Pulisic and Conor Gallagher worked together on a goal that all but assured the Blues of victory. In the 90th minute, Gallagher received the ball from Pulisic and sent a hard shot into the top-right corner. He did not rejoice while playing against the squad he was on loan to last season out of respect for his former teammates and coach.
Chelsea won by a score of 2-1 in the game. Having said that, Chelsea shifted to the next position securing three point on table.