The London derby at Selhurst Park faced two questionable technicians in which he won. Mauricio Pochettino (1-3) and left very moved to Roy Hodgsonwhose continuation hangs by a thread after Crystal Palace, with just two wins in the last 13 games, remains five points away from relegation.
On the other hand, Chelsea got a place in the Premier League table (it is tenth) thanks to on a double from Conor Gallagher against his former team and some help from Cole Palmer. The ‘Blues’ are coming off two league defeats, conceding four goals in both, but Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa in the FA Cup replay gave Pochettino a breath of fresh air and now he’s on fire again .
420 pass, no shot between three sticks
And Chelsea’s first half was miserable. He reached a total of 420 passes but never has a team added so many in the first 45 minutes of a Premier League match without finishing once on target!
Without the participation of the main playersor Eberichi Eze and Michael Olise Among the long list of injuries, Crystal Palace gave the initiative to Chelsea who waited to win the ball back and quickly went on the counterattack.
But the ‘blues’ failed to add rhythm to their game and fell short of the goal as they fell prey to the intensity of a retreating Palace. in his plot that annulled Enzo Fernández.
Great goal from Lerma
A few shots in this first half were made by the ‘eagles’, who opened the scoring in the 30th minute. with a nice goal from Jefferson Lerma. The Colombian midfielder recovered a ball near the visiting area, settled it and unleashed a stunning whip.
Chelsea’s only strategy came in extra time when Noni Madueke given in short in that place Conor Gallagherwhose cross shot did not find the goal.
Nkunku came in and Palmer moved to Chelsea
In the break Mauricio Pochettino removed Madueke to bring in Christopher Nkunku. The Frenchman played as a 9 and released Cole Palmer, who started playing on the right of attack.
The effect of the change was immediate. Chelsea turned the ball around like they had never done before and it was evident in the 1-1 play. Moisés Caicedo opened on the side Bad Gusto and Gallagher took advantage of his center from the right to shoot in the boat as soon as possible (47′).
This is another Chelsea, his game flowed especially because Palmer was more involved in the action. However, this improvement did not continue as the minutes ticked away against a Palace that did not change strategy and He only got one shot in the second half without Matheus França surprised goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic (75′).
Two goals in extra time
When 1-1 seemed unchangeable, Chelsea found two counters in extra time that proved an unthinkable 1-3 in view of the first half. In both, Palmer set the pace. He initially stopped to concede behind Gallagher, who scored with a low shot and celebrated despite going down to his former team.
With the fall of the Palace, Palmer escapes again and this time he surrendered to Enzo Fernández, who showed his great quality and poise to sit on a defender, fake twice and poke the ball into the top corner. A great goal to end a derby bittersweet for Hodgson and sweet for Pochettino.
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Source: La Verdad
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