CHELSEA 1-2 CRYSTAL PALACE: BLUES GOT DRUBBED AND TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS AS WILFRIED ZAHA AND CHRISTI
The title nerves got to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Anointed champions for the last few weeks, they had started to seem immune to nerves but just when it seemed no one could stop them being champions, they failed.
The Blues couldn't brace themselves mentally to face a demanding situation.
Belgian striker Benteke, finds himself unmarked in the box and smoothly lifts the ball over Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois
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Wilfried Zaha feeling good after their 2-1 win
They were defeated by a Crystal Palace side led quite excellently by Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke, who scored a goal each in Chelsea’s shock 2-1 defeat.
It was Chelsea’s first defeat since they lost to Spurs at the start of January and it has given their pursuers hope that there is a chance for them to nab the title from Conte's Blues.
Chelsea's lead was cut short, as in-form forward Wilfried Zaha makes it 1-1 four minutes later
Wilfried Zaha, in particular, was remarkable.
Just after his passion was questioned a couple of weeks ago by England manager Gareth Southgate, this was a performance of excellent skill.
Fabregas celebrates with his Chelsea team-mates after he puts his side 1-0 up on their home turf
Benteke points to the skies and appeared to be thanking God as 16-placed Crystal Palace take the lead against the league leaders at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s defenders have not looked this nervous and uncomfortable all season.
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My opinion: Crystal Palace stopped Conte from celebrating wildly for once he was gobsmacked!!