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Summary

  1. Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Costa
  2. Palace XI: McCarthy, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, McArthur, Cabaye, Zaha, Puncheon, Sako, Wickham.

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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John Hartson

Former Wales striker on Final Score

"Jose Mourinho is popular at Chelsea because he's a winner. How will the fans react if he starts losing?"  

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Pat Nevin

Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

  "Ultimately there were more good players playing for Crystal Palace than Chelsea. Alan Pardew's game plan was spot on and they've deserved this win. There can't be any arguments at all. A lot of Chelsea's players were a long way short, but you can to give Palace a lot of the credit."  

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Wow! Well I can't help but feel you will want to hear the post-match reaction to his game. Head on over to our main live text commentary for all the thoughts from the managers.

That's it from me. See ya!

FULL-TIME

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Managers embrace at full-time
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They've done it! What a result for Crystal Palace, but what's happening with Chelsea?

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Jose Mourinho gestures
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One minute left and Palace are still in possession. It is not looking good for Chelsea!

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

FIVE minutes of added time. Huge roar from the home crowd, but Palace take the ball into the corner...

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Pat Nevin

Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

Joel Ward celebrates
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There aren't many teams going to the big clubs going with an inferiority complex any more. I think you'll see clubs like Palace pulling off surprises like this more often this season."

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

The hosts are pushing, but time is fast running out. Can they muster another goal?

Jason Roberts on Final Score:  "Chelsea don't win the first ball in the box - that can happen. What is fatal is that they don't win the second ball - Ward gets to it first."  

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

A 17-pass move saw Falcao level for Chelsea, as shown below. It didn't last long though...  

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Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Pat Nevin

Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

Alan Pardew gives instructions
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"Crystal Palace have got people into the box and they've got their goal. Can they hang on this time?"  

GOAL - Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

Joel Ward

Joel Ward celebrates
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Unbelievable scenes! The home fans were still celebrating as Crystal Palace respond immediately. Bakary Sako superbly keeps a cross in play, hooking the ball into the path of Joel Ward, who fires in.  

GOAL - Chelsea 1-1 Crystal Palace

Radamel Falcao

Radamel Falcao celebrates
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Chelsea needed to find something and they have through a perhaps unlikely hero. Radamel Falcao steers a fine header from Pedro's cross into the back of the net for his first goal for the club. 

We are set up for a thrilling finish now!

Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

Pat Nevin

Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

"Yannick Bolasie should've scored there. At 2-0 it might have even been game over. I'm quite surprised by the changes Jose Mourinho has made here - he's chasing the game and brought on two inexperienced players."

CLOSE!

Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

Oh, how did he miss that! Yannick Bolasie shoots wide from all of six yards and with Thibaut Courtois nowhere to be seen. That would have sealed the win.

SUBSTITUTION

Final change for Chelsea as Ruben Loftus-Cheek comes on for Nemanja Matic. Fifteen minutes to go...

YELLOW CARD

Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

The referee Craig Pawson has let this game flow and it takes until the 74th minute for the first yellow card as Yohan Cabaye is booked for a challenge on Cesc Fabregas.

As it stands

Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

Chelsea in the bottom half? You don't see that too often. There's still plenty of time for them to turn things around this afternoon though...

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Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

Not a lot of width for Chelsea today as the average position graphic shows below. Will Kenedy, who has slotted in at left-back, sort that out?

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Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

Jason Roberts on Final Score:  "Palace deserve the lead - this is not the sort of defensive display we're used to from Chelsea. I'm not even sure this would be a shock result. Pardew has got a great record against Mourinho and he's set his team up well."  

SUBSTITUTION

Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

Jose Mourinho shouts instructions
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No messing about now from Jose Mourinho. He throws Falcao into the mix, taking the place of Willian.

Moments later, 19-year-old Brazilian forward Kenedy comes on for Cesar Azpilicueta.

Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

Pat Nevin

Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

Bakary Sako scores
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"It's a fantastic break and goal for Palace. It's come down the left and they have got to the byeline for too easily for Chelsea's liking. It fell for Bakary Sako and for the second week in a row he's put the ball in the net."

GOAL - Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

Bakary Sako

Bakary Sako celebrates
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Oh we could be in for a real shock here! Just as Chelsea looked to be turning up the pressure, they are caught out by Palace. Yannick Bolasie squares a pass into the area forBakary Sakowho, after evading a challenge, smashes the ball into the back of the net.

Game on!

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

No-nonsense defending from Damien Delaney as he puts himself in the way of a Branislav Ivanovic shot. He's down, clutching a, shall we say, delicate area. Taken one for the team there.

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

The average position graphic below shows Crystal Palace are not just sitting deep and defending.  

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Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Pat Nevin

Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

"The game has really opened up now. Yannick Bolasie on for Palace and he'll be a danger on this left flank."

SUBSTITUTION

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Yannick Bolasie, back from compassionate leave following the death of his father, is brought on for Wilfried Zaha. More for the Chelsea defence to think about.

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Next, Thibaut Courtois has to be alert to keep out Bakary Sako's low effort. Palace are causing a few problems for the Chelsea defence at the moment.

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Unconvincing defending by Chelsea as a ball into the box deflects off Kurt Zouma, it catches Branislav Ivanovic off guard as his attempt to then clear the loose ball almost ends up in his own net, but he is able to clear at the second attempt.

Connor Wickham then can't quite connect with Bakary Sako's teasing ball across the face of goal.

PENALTY APPEAL

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Diego Costa appeals
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Another Chelsea shout for a penalty but I'm not having this one. Diego Costa chases a long ball and gets into the area, Damien Delaney slides in and puts the ball out for a corner. Costa wants a penalty, the Chelsea fans want a penalty. Nothing given.

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Pat Nevin

Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

  "Chelsea will be expecting more of Eden Hazard in the second half, and they will need Cesc Fabregas to get on the ball more and influence things as well."  

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Thibaut Courtois launches a slightly panicky clearance high into the air but not out of play and Jason Puncheon picks it up, tries to get into the area but Cesc Fabregas is in the right place to halt his run and clear.

KICK-OFF

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Chelsea get us back under way.

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Right then, the players are back out. Can Chelsea pick up from where they had left off in the first half and crack this Crystal Palace defence?

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Pat Nevin

Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

"There's been lots of good play and good defending from Palace in the first half but you sense it's going to be harder for them as the game goes on and they get tired. Chelsea's best players really haven't turned up to the level you would expect so far."  

HALF-TIME

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

A slightly awkward mutual pat of the backs by Jose Mourinho and Alan Pardew as the half-time whistle goes.

A good battle, but goalless at the break.

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Pedro in action for Chelsea
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Chelsea are getting into their stride now, but it is just as half-time approaches. One minute of added time with the hosts trying to prise open the Palace defence.

Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

Pat Nevin

Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

"One of Chelsea's best moves and it's not a surprise they've broken through Palace's defensive line when Hazard has run at them. A couple of great saves by Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy."