Score Strip

  1. League: Football
  2. Chelsea vs. Norwich City
    FT
    0 Chelsea
    0 Norwich
  3. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
    FT
    3 Crystal Palace
    3 Liverpool
  4. Manchester United vs. Hull City
    FT
    3 Man Utd
    1 Hull
  5. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    4 Man City
    0 Aston Villa
  6. Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
    FT
    2 Sunderland
    0 West Brom
  7. West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
    FT
    1 West Brom
    2 Stoke
  8. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    3 Spurs
    0 Aston Villa
  9. Sunderland vs. Swansea City
    FT
    1 Sunderland
    3 Swansea
  10. Southampton vs. Manchester United
    FT
    1 Southampton
    1 Man Utd
  11. Norwich City vs. Arsenal
    FT
    0 Norwich
    2 Arsenal
  12. Manchester City vs. West Ham United
    FT
    2 Man City
    0 West Ham
  13. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
    FT
    2 Liverpool
    1 Newcastle
  14. Hull City vs. Everton
    FT
    0 Hull
    2 Everton
  15. Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
    FT
    2 Fulham
    2 Crystal Palace
  16. Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
    FT
    1 Cardiff
    2 Chelsea
  17. Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Arsenal
    Crystal Palace
  18. Burnley vs. Chelsea
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Burnley
    Chelsea
  19. Leicester City vs. Everton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Leicester
    Everton
  20. Liverpool vs. Southampton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Liverpool
    Southampton
  21. Manchester United vs. Swansea City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Man Utd
    Swansea
  22. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Newcastle
    Man City
  23. Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    QPR
    Hull
  24. Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Stoke
    Aston Villa
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Brom
    Sunderland
  26. West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Ham
    Spurs
  27. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Aston Villa
    Newcastle
  28. Chelsea vs. Leicester City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Chelsea
    Leicester
  29. Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Crystal Palace
    West Ham
  30. Everton vs. Arsenal
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Everton
    Arsenal
  31. Hull City vs. Stoke City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Hull
    Stoke
  32. View All
CHE
CRY
90+4'
There goes the final whistle! A fortunate 2-1 win for Chelsea. Three points in the end. Mourinho applauds the fans. It is all over here.
89'
We are into four minutes of time added on. Chelsea have not been great, but look to be on their way to the three points here.
Crystal Palace Substitution
88'
Two magnificent stops from Speroni to keep out the effort by Schurrle before getting back on his feet to make the stop from Demba Ba. Stunning piece of goalkeeping.
87'
 
Marouane Chamakh departs the scene to be replaced by Dwight Gayle for the visiting side.
86'
Mourinho looking far from content about the goings on at Stamford Bridge. This has been a tough old examination for his side.
85'
Chance for Ramires to finish off Palace once and for all. But he can't come up with the pass for Oscar and Speroni dives on the loose ball. Should have been all over there and then.
84'
 
Off goes Torres and on comes Demba Ba for the home side. Another change. Another striker appears.
Chelsea Substitution
83'
Gabbidon comes up with a timely tackle to win the ball from Hazard before Schurrle knocks a shot miles over the bar.
82'
Palace have been superb in this second half. Probably deserve a draw from this match for their effort alone.
Chelsea Substitution
81'
 
On comes Andre Schürrle, and off goes Willian. Plenty of life yet in this one.
80'
César Azpilicueta back to win the ball ahead of Jerome out wide. Another change on the way for the home side.
79'
Tony Pulis is winless in all 10 Premier League matches as a manager (all for Stoke) against Chelsea (D2-L8). He suffered his biggest Premier League loss as a manager at Stamford Bridge, when his Stoke team lost 7-0 in April 2010. Frank Lampard scored twice that day.
78'
Delaney heads wide at the near post from the Puncheon corner. Torres marking fresh air when Delaney got that header in.
77'
Chelsea defence all over the back. Brilliant move by Palace. Jerome with the cross. Chelsea couldn't clear and Cech forced to knock the ball away from the O'Keefe effort with Terry then clearing the smothered shot off his line. Ivanovic then with a vital block. Frantic stuff.
76'
 
Torres offside from a loose ball after Essien attempted a shot at goal. Good save in the end from Speroni from the Oscar effort.
75'
The Palace fans continue to make the most noise inside Stamford Bridge. Luiz forced to thump clear a ball from inside his own area.
74'
Poor ball by Jedinak trying to pick out Yannick Bolasie on the run. He couldn't keep it in. Has to be better than that.
73'
Speroni off his line to drill the ball away from Willian as he closed in on goal. This game not yet put to bed by the home side. Work still to be done by Chelsea.
72'
Speroni almost under an Ivanovic cross ball. The delivery flies a bit too long in the end. And on we go then with Chelsea clinging to this 2-1 lead.
71'
There are obvious uncertainties about Chelsea when they are forced to defend dead ball situations. They never do it with any relish.
70'
Puncheon throws over another free-kick. Again Chelsea fail to convince as Delaney nods over the bar on the run at the back post.
69'
 
Ivanovic booked for a spot of disstent after a late tackle on Chamakh. Another nervy moment here for the visiting side in trying to defend this set-piece.
68'
Terry has kept Jerome fairly quiet this afternoon. He has obviously benefited from the arrival of Mourinho as manager.
67'
Marouane Chamakh showing some real appetite out there. Terrific stuff and work-rate really from the forward. He is a man who looks utterly reformed under Tony Pulis.
66'
 
Hazard on the move for Chelsea. Looks to pick out Torres on the run, but the movement isn't the best. An offside flag goes up against the Spanish forward.
65'
Puncheon holds up a fine cross to the back post. Yannick Bolasie heads over the bar from 12 yards. That was a decent chance for the visiting side.
64'
 
Mata is going to depart the scene as Oscar is wheeled onto replace the little Spanish midfielder.
63'
Ivanovic looking for a penalty there, but was never going to get that. A change coming up for the home side.
Chelsea Substitution
62'
Delaney with a terrific tackle on Ivanovic, who takes a dive for no good reason. Brilliant tackle by the Palace defender.
61'
Ivanovic forced to come up with some smart defending to win the ball from the Yannick Bolasie ball to the back post.
60'
Puncheon with the free-kick. Met by Delaney, but straight into the arms of Cech. That was a real headed chance for the visiting side.
59'
 
A booking for Michael Essien for some robust play in challenging Chamakh then O'Keefe. Palace have a free-kick out wide.
58'
Hazard with the cross, but Jedinak does well to clear the danger. Torres then rises about Ward to win a header. Speroni quickest to reach to grab the loose ball.
57'
Really bright stuff from both sides. Willian showing his class. But Palace right in the heart of this contest.
56'
Superb sweeping move from Palace, but Cech does well to make a solid block from the Puncheon effort.
55'
Jedinak does well to win the ball from Ramires after he was about to pull the trigger, but Palace can break at the other end.
54'
Ramires collects the ball with some ease before knocking a pass back to his captain John Terry.
53'
Jerome sees the chance to have a go at goal from 25 yards. Drives the ball over the bar from distance. Well over in the end.
52'
 
Change coming for the visiitng side as Bannan departs to be replaced by Yannick Bolasie.
Crystal Palace Substitution
51'
Some bright play by Willian. He picks out Mata on the run, but the volley is swept over the bar from 12 yards. That was a chance for Mata.
50'
Chelsea have not lost in their last 20 Premier League matches where they have led at half-time, since a 3-1 defeat at West Ham a year ago this month (Dec 1st 2012).
49'
Mata has a go at goal. Ball bounces around the box before dropping into the arms of the grateful Speroni.
48'
Torres throws a cross to the back post, but just too much on the ball to find the head of Ramires.
47'
Chelsea have not lost in their last 20 Premier League matches where they have led at half-time, since a 3-1 defeat at West Ham a year ago this month (Dec 1st 2012).
46'
We are off and running then. Chelsea get the action off and running.
45+2'
There goes the whistle for the break. A 2-1 lead for the home side. Should be an interesting second period.
45+1'
We are into two minutes of time added on in this first half.
44'
 
Marouane Chamakh a bit late with a lunge on Essien. Going to be booked for that effort.
43'
Ten of Ramires’s 13 Premier League goals for Chelsea have come at Stamford Bridge, including each of the last six.
42'
Adrian Mariappa is robbed of possession by Hazard out wide. Manages to pick out Willian with the cutback, but the shot lacks any real power. Easy enough stop in the end for Speroni in the visiting goal.
41'
Jedinak seemed to be taken out by Willian there, but referee waves play on. Curious non-decision that one.
40'
Adrian Mariappa with a long throw-in heading for the home area, but all too easy for Ivanovic to clear with his head. Not quite Rory Delap there.
39'
Luiz happy to go all the way back to Cech before knocking a longish ball out of play trying to pick out Torres. Palace fans continue to sing despite being behind.
38'
Speronio could only admire that effort. Great strike, and a 2-1 lead for Jose Mourinho's men. Ramires's first Premier League goal of the season. Not a bad time to come up with the goods.
37'
 
GOAL! Willian picks out Hazard, who picks out Ramires. Glorious hit from 22 yards. No chance for Speroni. Terrific move. And that is a fabulous finish. Chelsea lead 2-1.
36'
The Palace fans singing.."he scores when he wants" about that man Marouane Chamakh. César Azpilicueta reacts quickest to win the ball from Jerome, who looked a bit sluggish there it must be said.
35'
The Palace fans loving that moment. Marouane Chamakh scores in three consecutive league appearances for the first time in his career. He had never previously managed it in French or English league football.
34'
Chelsea a bit stunned by that. Terry just couldn't get near Marouane Chamakh. Mata on the run for Chelsea at the other end, but an attempted cross comes back off him before spinning behind the goal.
33'
 
GOAL! Marouane Chamakh has scored the equaliser with a superb effort. Great volley from 12 yards. Superb cross from Ward. 1-1 here. Marouane Chamakh in the mood at the moment.
32'
Wrong move really with Puncheon breaking from deep on the right. Cech off his line to clear the danger.
31'
Marouane Chamakh does well to rob Torres of the ball, but the move ends with Jerome cracking a shot straight into the arms of Cech. All too easy for the goalkeeper.
30'
Hazard with some intelligent play out wide. Picks out Essien, but he drags a powerful shot a few yards wide of goal from distance. We remain at 1-0 to Chelsea.
29'
 
Kagisho Dikgacoi limps off the park as Stuart O'Keefe is introduced for the visiting side.
28'
Kagisho Dikgacoi doing just enough to keep the ball away from Willian after Terry dinked a long ball over the top. Kagisho Dikgacoi is going to call it day.
27'
Looks like Kagisho Dikgacoi may soon be departing the action. Isn't moving freely and the visiting side are going to make an enforced change.
Crystal Palace Substitution
26'
Mourinho showing off an array of hand motions as is Pulis. You get the feeling there are more goals in this for Chelsea if they can pick out the correct, telling final pass.
25'
Speroni quickly off his line to win the ball from Willian before walloping the ball into the stands. That Palace defence opened up for too easily once again.
24'
Palace really don't want to be shipping another goal at the moment otherwise this could turn into a long old afternoon for Tony Pulis's relegation-haunted side.
23'
Lovely stuff from Mata to play in Ivanovic with a backheel. Glorious play from Mata, but the full-back's shot from a tight angle flies a couple of inches wide of goal.
22'
Torres looking in the mood. Twisting and turning after beating Delaney, but Jedinak doing well to close down the space with some relish.
21'
So Chelsea are second top of the Premier League as we speak. They would move to within two points of the leaders Arsenal with a win here.
20'
Fernando Torres has been on the winning side in all previous nine Premier League home matches in which he has scored in for Chelsea.
19'
Torres had been surrounded by four Palace defenders for much of these opening 20 minutes or so. Nowhere to be seen when he was scoring there.
18'
Jedinak a bit too slow to close down the space Willian was operating in. Suddenly this game looks a whole lot easier for Chelsea as Palace will surely have to come out of their shells.
17'
 
GOAL! Torres scores for Chelsea. Willian sees a shot come back off a post from distance, and Torres reacted quickest to slide the ball into the net on the rebound. Decent touch by Speroni to divert it onto the post.
16'
Ramires tries a dipping volley from distance, but all too easy for Speroni to make the stop in gathering the ball.
15'
Almost like a training session this with attackers trying to break down defenders. Mata on the ball before Willian picks it up. And so it goes on. Pass, pass, pass...
14'
Terry knocks the ball to Willian. Chelsea searching for space that could give them this opening goal. Easier said than done. Plenty of possession against strict organisation.
13'
Delaney doing well to clear from the Ivanovic cross. Chelsea content to go backwards to keep possession.
12'
Kagisho Dikgacoi making his 100th appearance for the visiting side today. Move around well in the midfield. Terry showing his awareness to head clear from his box.
11'
Bannan looks for Jedinak, but he just fails to get a header on the loose ball. Willian helping out his defence seconds later.
10'
Ward caught late by Mata. Palace will have a free-kick out wide that they can throw into the home area. Bannan with the free-kick.
9'
Jedinak rises to head out of his box. Chelsea quickly regroup to pick up the loose ball, but Palace are very compact at the moment.
8'
Willian tries to work a neat move with Ramires, but the move again breaks down for the home side. Palace with plenty of bodies behind the ball.
7'
Tony Pulis looking fairly animated on the touchline as Jerome helps Luiz get back to his feet on the touchline.
6'
Mata can only knock the ball straight to Bannan, who is fouled seconds later. Bannan part of the Aston Villa side who lost 8-0 here a year ago.
5'
Julian Speroni makes his 300th English league appearance (excl. Championship play-off matches). He is playing his 22nd Premier League match having also made 278 Championship appearances (all for Crystal Palace)
4'
Lovely piece of place by Jerome to knock the ball through the legs of Luiz, but Terry showing his class to cut out the danger in covering.
3'
Eden Hazard makes his 50th Premier League appearance. Since the beginning of last season, he (112) is the most fouled player in the Premier League (Steven Pienaar next with 105).
2'
Palace quickly take the game to the home side. Easy enough for Ivanovic to clear in the end from the Puncheon cross ball.
1'
Palace get the action off and running at Stamford Bridge. Pitch looks in glorious condition.
14:57
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14:55
Teams out on the pitch for this one. Ideal day for football. Chelsea looking to move within two points of Arsenal at the top of the table with a win.
14:50
Chelsea have already conceded more Premier League goals (17) than they did in the whole of Jose Mourinho's debut season in 2004-05 (15). The Eagles have scored just six goals in their last 12 Premier League games.
14:45
Marouane Chamakh has scored in back to back Premier League appearances for the first time since November 2010. He has never scored in three successive Premier League appearances. Mile Jedinak has made more interceptions than any other Premier League player this season (50).
14:40
Tony Pulis: "I think it's absolutely amazing that people are criticising Chelsea. They're third in the Premier League, they've just won their group in Europe and they're in the quarter-finals of the League Cup. They're having a stinker, aren't they? They're not doing too bad from where I'm looking. I expect them to be a lot stronger in the second half of the season. We've had 10 points out of five games, a real good run, the confidence is high.."
14:35
Jose Mourinho on his strikers' goal drought: "Do I expect them [my strikers] to score a little bit more? Yes. Do we need a little bit more? Yes. But we cannot compare players with different qualities. We cannot expect Demba Ba or Fernando to get the ball like Aguero or Suarez, to dribble (past) three or four guys, to hit the shot. They are different players... The other guys they play with their strength and their strength is super individual quality.."
14:30
PALACE NEWS: Defender Dean Moxey is out with a hamstring injury. The full-back is one of three ever-presents for the Eagles this season, but went off during the first half of the defeat of Cardiff with a grade one tear and was assessed prior to kick-off. Winger Yannick Bolasie is available following suspension, but has to made do with a spot on the bench. Jack Hunt, Glenn Murray, Jerome Thomas and Adlene Guedioura remain out.
14:25
CHELSEA NEWS: Petr Cech returns after Mark Schwarzer was selected against Steaua. Mourinho will continue to try to solve both attacking and defensive conundrums with Fernando Torres starting at Stamford Bridge. Against Steaua Bucharest during the week Ashley Cole and David Luiz both made their first appearances since the November 2 loss at Newcastle, and both did little to enhance their claims for a regular place. Cole drops to the bench while Luiz starts the match.
14:20
Teams: Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Azpilicueta, Essien, Ramires, Willian, Mata, Hazard, Torres..subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Lampard, Oscar, Schurrle, Ba, Eto'o////Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Delaney, Gabbidon, Ward, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Bannan, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome..subs: Price, Parr, O'Keefe, Williams, Gayle, Kebe, Bolasie
14:15
Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Chelsea against Crystal Palace. A 3pm kick-off in this one as Jose Mourinho's side continue their push for the title. Teams coming right up for you.

Starting Line-ups

Chelsea
Crystal Palace
    • 1
      Cech
    • 28
      Azpilicueta
    • 26
      Terry
    • David Luiz
    • 2
      Ivanovic
    • Essien
    • 7
      Ramires
    • 10
      Hazard
    • Mata
    • 22
      Willian
    • 9
      Torres
Team Manager:  José Mourinho
    • 29
      Chamakh
    • Jerome
    • 46
      Bannan
    • 15
      Mile Jedinak
    • Dikgacoi
    • 13
      Puncheon
    • 3
      Mariappa
    • 19
      Gabbidon
    • 27
      Delaney
    • 2
      Ward
    • 1
      Speroni
Team Manager:  Tony Pulis
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Cech 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Ivanovic 0 0 0 1 9 0 3 1 1 0 0 90
David Luiz 0 0 0 2 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
J. Terry 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
C. Azpilicueta 0 0 0 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Essien 0 0 0 89 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
Ramires 1 0 2 57 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
E. Hazard 0 1 0 67 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Willian 0 0 2 56 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 82
J. Mata 0 0 0 53 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 62
Oscar 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28
A. Schürrle 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Torres 1 0 1 21 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 84
D. Ba 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Speroni 0 5 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Ward 0 1 0 6 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 90
D. Delaney 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
D. Gabbidon 0 0 0 3 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
A. Mariappa 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Mile Jedinak 0 0 0 32 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
J. Puncheon 0 0 1 27 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. O'Keefe 0 0 1 18 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 64
B. Bannan 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 51
Y. Bolasie 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39
K. Dikgacoi 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Jerome 0 0 1 23 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
M. Chamakh 1 0 1 28 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 88
D. Gayle 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
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