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Charly Musonda Jr vs. Crystal Palace: After controversial week, outshines starters in 25-minute cameo

Charly Musonda Jr vs. Crystal Palace: After controversial week, outshines starters in 25-minute cameo

Charly Musonda Jr managed to create a bit of a stir in an otherwise sleepy international break by going on a full-blooded rant on his Instagram account, essentially hitting out at (probably) Chelsea over frustrations regarding his playing time and overall development plan. While Musonda apparently has claimed that he wasn’t specifically aiming that at Chelsea but possibly Belgium instead, the follow-up comments from his older brother made it pretty clear that Chelsea were at least part of the target package for the youngster’s social media salvo. Musonda eventually deleted the...
Caught Offside Oct 15, 2017

Chelsea fans want Didier Drogba back after solo wondergoal and Michy Batshuayi horror show vs Crystal Palace – video

Drogba’s still got it! Chelsea legend Didier Drogba is still running defences ragged even at the ripe old age of 39, as demonstrated by this stunning solo effort for Phoenix Rising FC. The Ivorian received the ball on the edge of the box and escaped the attention of three defenders before steering the ball home […] The post Chelsea fans want Didier Drogba back after solo wondergoal and Michy Batshuayi horror show vs Crystal Palace – video appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Chelsea travel back in time, or just Selhurst Park, in Crystal Palace loss

Chelsea travel back in time, or just Selhurst Park, in Crystal Palace loss

Who Needs a DeLorean? Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 1 Saturday 14th October 2017 15:00 You've got no credible use for a flux capacitor when you can automatically go back to 1970 with a visit to Selhurst Park. Complete with a post to block half your view of the pitch and third world toilets. I even saw someone with a mullet. In the News: Mother of God this has been painful the last couple of weeks. The Red Swarm have just excelled themselves with the amount of useless f*ckwittery they have managed to roll out since there was last a meaningful game of football. Fat Sam wants to sue the FA because...
Injuries continue to mount for both Chelsea and Roma ahead of midweek Champions League clash

Injuries continue to mount for both Chelsea and Roma ahead of midweek Champions League clash

Both sides will be missing important players on Wednesday Chelsea and Roma appear to be running on almost parallel tracks heading into Wednesday’s big Champions League game at Stamford Bridge. Sitting fifth in the Premier League and the Serie A, respectively, they will be looking to return to winning ways after Saturday defeats. Chelsea lost away to Crystal Palace, the worst team in the league while Roma lost at home to Napoli, the worst team in that league. More worryingly for the Italians, they also lost possibly two defensive starters, as both Kostas Manolas and Lorenzo Pellegrini...
Conte looking for solutions, not excuses, after two losses in a row

Conte looking for solutions, not excuses, after two losses in a row

Conte reflects on defeat to previously winless and goal-less Crystal Palace on Saturday For the second time in the 2017 calendar year, Chelsea suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace, losing 2-1 on Saturday at Selhurst Park just like back in April at Stamford Bridge. Both defeats certainly had a decent sense of mischief from the football gods about them, but they also had a lot more to do with commitment, determination, “personality”, ambition, fight ... or the lack thereof. Conte often talks about such qualities when praising Chelsea; after Saturday’s performance, he...
The Independent Oct 14, 2017
Antonio Conte crosses his fingers Alvaro Morata will be fit for Roma clash after shock defeat to Crystal Palace

Antonio Conte crosses his fingers Alvaro Morata will be fit for Roma clash after shock defeat to Crystal Palace

With Michy Batshuayi continuing to struggle up front, Chelsea can at least hope to revert to their first-choice £60m man up top for the clash with Roma
Caught Offside Oct 14, 2017

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte drops potential hint over Blues future with family relocation

Chelsea fans, we’ve some potential good news about the future of your manager. Blues boss Antonio Conte, who saw his side lose 2-1 to Crystal Palace this afternoon, may have just dropped a big hint over his future with the club. As reported by the Telegraph, Conte confirmed that his wife and daughter have now relocated […] The post Chelsea manager Antonio Conte drops potential hint over Blues future with family relocation appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea, Premier League: Post-match reaction

Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea, Premier League: Post-match reaction

It was all Chelsea in the second half, but the equalizer would just not come. Fàbregas hit the bar, Speroni made some excellent saves, and the close calls all went against the Blues who were made to pay dearly for the absolutely travesty of a first-half. Palace defended well enough, did all the classic things to stop and harry and delay and got their reward. Three points dropped for Chelsea then and sights now firmly set on arresting this slide in the Premier League — just one win and four points total from the last four games. Not sure which was worse: the absolute sh*tshow of the...
The Independent Oct 14, 2017
Five things we learned from Crystal Palace's stunning upset victory over Premier League champions Chelsea

Five things we learned from Crystal Palace's stunning upset victory over Premier League champions Chelsea

Crystal Palace look a different team with Wilfried Zaha back in the starting XI, Chelsea just arent the same without NGolo Kante and Roy Hodgson finally has his players working hard
The Independent Oct 14, 2017
Crystal Palace stun Chelsea to end their goal drought and pick up their first Premier League points of the season

Crystal Palace stun Chelsea to end their goal drought and pick up their first Premier League points of the season

Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 1: Wilfried Zaha returned to the fray for Palace and inspired the struggling side to an unlikely victory over Antonio Contes title chasers
Victor Moses forced off against Crystal Palace with apparent hamstring injury

Victor Moses forced off against Crystal Palace with apparent hamstring injury

Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses went down injured with about 10 minutes left in the first half of Chelsea’s Premier League fixture at Crystal Palace. The game was already one to not remember with Chelsea drawing 1-1 against a team that hadn’t grabbed a point yet in the season, and then Moses went down to make the concerns even worse. And then Palace took the lead for the second time before the half-time whistle, even. Moses' day is done..... Pulled up sharply with an apparent hamstring problem. [40] Davide Zappacosta comes in on the right. #CFC— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) October 14,...
Caught Offside Oct 14, 2017

(Watch) Chelsea star momentarily saves the Blues’ blushes with equalizer before the away side fall behind again

Tie moue Bakayoko momentarily saved the blushes of Chelsea fans on the 18th minute after Crystal Palace had gone ahead at Selhurst Park scoring their first goal of the 2017/18 Premier League campaign. The midfielder rose above every Crystal Palace player in the box on the 18th minute mark to nod the ball past Palace […] The post (Watch) Chelsea star momentarily saves the Blues’ blushes with equalizer before the away side fall behind again appeared first on CaughtOffside.
Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Half-time report

Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Half-time report

A rather poor effort from Chelsea in the first half sees Palace lead 2-1 at half-tiem Not exactly vintage effort from Chelsea so far today, to say the least, with Palace outplaying, outhustling, and most importantly outscoring Chelsea through the first 45 minutes. The 2-1 scoreline is not exactly what we’ve been planning. Palace started full of vim and vigor and while they didn’t really pose any tangible threat, Chelsea still managed to contrive an opener for them, made to pay dearly for some throughly disorganized and panicky defending. A clearance from David Luiz hit Cabaye’s...
Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

The international break is over. Football is back. We can all relax once again. Chelsea starting lineup (3-4-3): Courtois | Cahill (c), David Luiz, Azpilicueta | Alonso, Fàbregas, Bakayoko, Moses | Hazard, Batshuayi, Willian Substitutes from: Caballero, Musonda Jr., Christensen, Zappacosta, Rüdiger, Scott, Pedro Crystal Palace starting lineup (4-2-3-1):Speroni | Van Aanholt, Sakho, Dann (c), Ward | Cabaye, Milivojevic | Townsend, McArthur, Schlupp | Zaha Substitutes from: Henry, Tomkins, Fosu-Mensah, Riedewald, Puncheon, Sako, Kaikai Date / Time: Saturday, October 14, 15:00 BST; 10:00am...
the Guardian Oct 14, 2017

Manchester City v Stoke, Crystal Palace v Chelsea and more: clockwatch – live!

Premier League, Football League and European football updatesLive scores: follow all of today’s games | Get notifications to your phoneAnd you can email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 2.42am BST Cardiff’s defeat to Birmingham on Friday means Sheffield United can move top of the Championship with a handsome win over Ipswich. Leeds United can close the gap too against struggling Reading, while Preston go to Fulham. If either slip up, Norwich can clamber into the top six with a win over Hull.At the bottom, Bolton are still chasing their first win, while Sunderland haven’t won at home since...
Conte happy with Batshuayi progress and improvement, but doesn’t guarantee start against Crystal Palace

Conte happy with Batshuayi progress and improvement, but doesn’t guarantee start against Crystal Palace

#MinutesForMichy Chelsea are without Álvaro Morata for today’s game at Selhurst Park, and while our leading goalscorer is possibly ready to return midweek in the Champions League against AS Roma, there is a decent chance those hopes are just a bit too hopeful and his hamstring injury needs more time. That should mean more (hashtag) minutes for Michy, though it could also mean more Eden Hazard at center forward, which is sometimes an okay idea, but sometimes not so much. Of course, part of the problem is that Batshuayi at center forward isn’t guaranteed to be an okay idea either,...
Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Time, TV schedule, live stream, preview

Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Time, TV schedule, live stream, preview

The Premier League returns after the two-week international break Crystal Palace delivered one of the biggest shocks of Chelsea’s season last year, beating the Blues on April Fools at Stamford Bridge — one of only two games in all competitions that Conte’s Chelsea failed to win at home. If Palace get anything out of today’s game, the shock could be just as palpable. Fortunately, the game’s not at the Bridge this time, where Chelsea suddenly look quite vulnerable, having already dropped more points at home this season than all of last. In fact, Chelsea are aiming for a seventh...
Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Keys to the game

Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea, Premier League: Keys to the game

Cesc and Bakayoko midfield pairing Chelsea should have plenty of time on the ball against Crystal Palace, and thus both Cesc Fàbregas and Tiemoué Bakayoko should have a plethora of chances to influence the attack, through creative passing in the case of the former and with driving runs through the middle in the case of the latter. However, the big question is how they will fare without N’Golo Kanté to fill in the gaps. Can Bakayoko adjust to playing just alongside Fàbregas, stay disciplined and not lose concentration, especially in the latter stages of the game? With Kanté set to...

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  • Chelsea's David Luiz, left, vies for the ball with Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha during their English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair G
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