Sunday, 3 January 2016

Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea: Defending champions get back on track (EPL Round-up)

Chelsea got back to winning ways with an emphatic victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday after hitting three past Crystal Palace. With this 3-0 win, Chealsea recorded their biggest win of the season.... continue to read.... after Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa delivered the goods with an all round impressive team performance over their London Neighbours.

The resurgence of John Obi Mikel, preferred to Nemanja Matic in central midfield by Hiddink must be appreciated by all as the interim manager declared him the 'ideal' player to bring balance to Chelsea.

Mikel showed power and authority showing his dominance in key battles in Chelsea's midfield area. Crystal Palace without several of its best attacking players, found it difficult to create clear chances and have not scored in three games since Boxing Day.

They worked into some promising situations and yet lacked quality on the final pass. Zaha flashed one effort wide in the opening minutes, but Thibaut Courtois was not extended until he denied the same player with nearly an hour gone. Within seconds of the save, Chelsea extended the lead. With this victory,Chelsea have moved out of the relegation zone.

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