Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Highlights

Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace: Result, Final Score and More

In an electrifying and unexpected turn of events, at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea nailed a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace. They indeed marked a remarkable moment in their Premier League Campaign. The match was filled with intense drama and high stakes, seeing Chelsea overcoming current setbacks to ensure a crucial win and rise to the event. This article will tell you about Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace highlights, player ratings, and more. 

Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace Highlights Overview

Event Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Premiere League Match
Date27 December, 2023
Venue Stamford Bridge, London
Key Players 
  • Michael Olise (Crystal Palace)Malo Gusto (Chelsea)Mykhailo Mudryk (Chelsea) Noni Madueke (Chelsea) 
Significant Moments 
  • Olise’s equaliser for Crystal Palace Mudryk’s early goal for Chelsea Madueke’s late penalty secured Chelsea’s win 
Player Of The Match Malo Gusto (Chelsea) 
Managerial Highlight Mauricio Pochettino’s tactical substitutions and adjustments 
Final Score Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace 
Match Outcome Crystal Palace continued their struggle while Chelsea boosted their position in the Premier League table
Next Steps Crystal Palace is aiming to regain form, while Chelsea is looking to build on this win in upcoming fixtures

Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace Highlights

Into the Premier League Top 10, Chelsea made an entry with a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge against Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace. With the third goal of the season, Mykhailo Mudryk gave “The Blues” a 13th-minute lead, but Crystal Palace retaliated on the verge of half-time through Michael Olise. Before Noni Madueke delivered a late penalty, Nicolas Jackson had a goal headed for offside following a prolonged VAR check.

Noni Madueke’s penalty secured victory for Chelsea against Crystal Palace. Chelsea pressed more in the later stages, and Eberechi Eze brought down lively substitute Madueke. However, the referee did not give it initially, but VAR prompted him to check the video screen, and then he pointed to the spot.  

The Blues were better in the first half and got rewarded when Malo Gusto pulled back for Mykhailo Mudryk from the by-line to side-foot home. Through Crystal Palace’s star man Michael Olise, they leveled on the stroke of half-time. Also, Michael Olise brought down Jordan Ayew’s cross on his chest and then bashed home low inside the close position on the half-volley. 

Late in the game, The Blues’ substitution gave them momentum. After Nicolas Jackson skipped a simple opportunity and then had a goal that was disallowed by VAR, the late spot-kick finally gave the hosts their 3rd straight Premier League home win. Also, a 12th in the series against the Eagles. Chelsea Move up to tenth while Crystal Palace are in fifteenth, only 3 points above the relegation zone.

Crystal Palace F.C. Vs Chelsea F.C. Stats

  • In 18 matches, Chelsea has scored 29 goals this season (9th in the Premier League). However, in 18 matches, Crystal Palace has yielded 26 goals (tenth in the league). 
  • Crystal Palace is eighteenth in the Premier League (18 goals, 1.0 per game). Meanwhile, Chelsea is 11th in the league (28 goals, 1.6 per game). 
  • In the Premier League, Chelsea is 8th in goal differential at +1. 
  • With eighteen goals scored and 26 yielded, Crystal Palace is in fifteenth place in the Premier League in goal differential. 

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Highlights

Chelsea Key Players

  • In 17 matches, Nicolas Jackson has 7 goals. Number 1 on Chelsea and 9th in the league.
  • With 6 goals in 15 league matches, Cole Palmer is Chelsea’s 2nd leading scorer. 
  • With 4 in 17 league appearances, Conor Gallagher is Chelsea’s leader in assists.

Crystal Palace Key Players

  • The top scorer on Crystal Palace and twelfth in the league, Odsonne Edouard, has 6 goals in fifteen matches. 
  • With 2 in 17 matches, the 2nd leading scorer is Crystal Palace’s Jean Philippe Mateta.
  • Additionally, with 3 in seventeen matches (28th in the league), Mateta is Crystal Palace’s assist leader. 

Player of the Match

Chelsea’s Malo Gusto has been declared the player of the match. He has grabbed some time to sink into The Blues line-up since his shifting from Lyon in the summer. However, the France international was in form on Wednesday.

Malo’s cross-field spanning run without the ball led to him being in a position to set up goals for Chelsea, and he was entangled in the finest attacking moves the hosts had in the first half of the match. Defensively, he was strong whether on the right initially or when Thiago Silva came on when moved to the left.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Highlights: Statistical Breakdown

Statistics Chelsea Crystal Palace 
Goals 21
Possession 60%40%
Shots 158
On Target 63
Corners 74

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Highlights: (Player Ratings)

Chelsea Player Rating (4-3-2-1)

  • GK: Djordje Petrovic (7/10)- He proved his worth as a worthy stand-in for the wounded Robert Sanchez. 
  • RB: Malo Gusto (7/10)- Played a significant role in the match’s opening goal, stroking across the pitch. Also, ensuring the move reached Mudryk, he defended well on the left and right.
  • CB: Axel Disasi (5/10)- He still seems out of sync with his fellow team members. Typically not at fault for a goal but was shaky throughout the match.
  • CB: Benoit Badiashile (5/10)- Like his fellow team member Disasi, Benoit was hardly confident in his defending. 
  • LB: Levi Colwill (4/10)- Lacked the necessary pace and, for the equalizer, lost the winger. Also, hooked before the hour mark. 
  • CM: Moises Caicedo (4/10)- A communication gap was there with Colwill, which led to Crystal Palace grabbing an equalizer from out of nowhere. All night long, he was sloppy in possession. 
  • CM: Conor Gallagher (6/10)- He grew in confidence the more the match went on, the more Chelsea discovered their back to the wall. 
  • RM: Ian Maatsen (5/10)- He did not look out of position but also did not create much either. 
  • AM: Christopher Nkunku (8/10)- He was the connector. The attackers of Chelsea were far more comfortable because of him, wavering his way between finding space and defenders. 
  • LM: Mykhailo Mudryk (8/10)- Stepped up to the match with an all-round first-half and electrifying display. Kept quiet in the 2nd half before being brought off with an injury. 
  • CF: Nicolas Jackson (6/10)- In the first half, Nicolas bowed to Crystal Palace’s defenders and brought others into the game. However, his wastefulness risked to cost Chelsea again.

Crystal Palace Player Ratings (4-3-3)

  • GK: Dean Henderson (6/10)- He made some crucial saves to keep Crystal Palace in the contest. 
  • RB: Nathaniel Clyne (5/10)- The runaround by Mudryk,  Jackson’s goal was ruled offside, causing a little relief.
  • CB: Joachim Andersen (6/10)- He did not provide his usual passing range to open up a Chelsea line. 
  • CB: Marc Guehi (6/10)- Marc brought a confident performance on his re-entry to Stamford Bridge. 
  • LB: Tyrick Mitchell (6/10)- He defensively excelled for much in the evening, but his efforts were shortened in the end. 
  • DM: Chris Richards (6/10)- He is the disruptor in midfield who breaks up Chelsea’s transitions one way or other. 
  • CM: Jefferson Lerma (6/10)- When tried to win the ball back, he pressed high alongside Eze.
  • CM: Ebere Eze (4/10)- He cost his side with a poorly timed challenge inside the penalty area. 
  • RW: Michael Olise (8/10)- He showed why Chelsea tried their best to sign him, troubling them from the off.
  • CF: Jean-Philippe Mateta (6/10)- Bulldozed and bullied Chelsea’s backline.
  • LW: Jordan Ayew (7/10)- He provided an excellent assist for Olise, ran so hard for his team members, and looked flat out when he was substituted. 

Chelsea Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away 
12/10/2023Everton L2-0 Away 
12/16/2023 Sheffield United W 2-0 Home 
12/24/2023Wolver Hampton L 2-1 Away 
12/27/2023Crystal PalaceHome 
12/30/2023Luton town Away 
1/13/2024 Fulham Home 
1/31/2024 Liverpool Away 

Crystal Palace Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away 
12/9/2023 Liverpool L 2-1 Home 
12/16/2023Manchester City D 2-2 Away 
12/21/2023Brighton D 1-1 Home 
12/27/2023Chelsea Away 
12/30/2023Brentford Home 
1/20/2024Arsenal Away 
1/30/2024Sheffield United Home 

Final Words

The clash between Chelsea and Crystal Palace was more than just a match, it was proof of strategy, resilience, and the absolute unpredictability of the game, football. As Stanford Bridge was lightened up in celebration, it was quite clear that this game would be etched in fans’ memories for the coming years. 


Who scored Chelsea goals against Crystal Palace?

Noni Madueke and Mykhailo Mudryk scored Chelsea goals against Crystal Palace and secured their position in the Premier League Campaign. 

Who was the man of the match Chelsea vs Crystal Palace?

Mykhailor Mudryk scored early for the Blues; however, Michael Olise equalized just before the break. Noni Madueke’s late cameo was surely a game-changer for Chelsea. The substitute won and took the penalty for the hosts. 

How many times has Chelsea beat Crystal Palace?

Since 1997, the Soccer Teams Crystal Palace and Chelsea have played 26 games. Among them, 22 games are won by Chelsea (total goals 56, PPG 2.2).

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