Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace: defeats 1-0 with a goal scored by K. Havertz

LONDON. Chelsea tops Crystal Palace 1-0 after K. Havertz scored just 1 goal (64').

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LONDON. Chelsea conquers Crystal Palace 1-0 after K. Havertz scored just 1 goal (64′). Chelsea was vastly superior ball possession (64%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

The match was played at the Stamford Bridge stadium in London on Sunday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Peter Bankes with the support of Edward Smart and Nick Greenhalgh. The 4th official was Darren Bond. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 7 degrees Celsius or 44.64 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 71%.​

Match Statistics

Chelsea was in firm control of the ball 64% while Crystal Palace was struggling with a 36% ball possession.

Chelsea was more aggressive with 76 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 6 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Chelsea won the match.

Chelsea shot 20 times, 6 on target, 14 off target. On the other side, Crystal Palace shot 12 times, 5 on target, 7 off target.


Chelsea received 2 yellow cards (Jorginho and C. Gallagher). On the opposite side, Crystal Palace received 6 yellow cards (C. Doucouré, N. Clyne, E. Eze, Patrick Vieira, W. Hughes and Marc Guéhi).

After this encounter, Chelsea will have 25 points like Aston Villa to stay in the 10th place. On the other side, Crystal Palace will stay with 22 points to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 26'

    C. Doucouré

  • 38'

    James Tomkins

    Joachim Andersen

  • 43'

    N. Clyne

  • 50'


  • 52'

    E. Eze

  • 63'

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

    C. Chukwuemeka

  • 64'

    Kai Havertz

  • 69'

    J. Mateta

    Jordan Ayew

  • 69'

    Odsonne Edouard

    E. Eze

  • 69'

    W. Hughes

    Jeffrey Schlupp

  • 78'

    Kalidou Koulibaly

    L. Hall

  • 83'

    Patrick Vieira

  • 83'

    W. Hughes

  • 84'

    C. Gallagher

  • 88'

    Marc Guéhi

  • 89'

    César Azpilicueta

    Kai Havertz

  • 89'

    Mateo Kovacic

    Hakim Ziyech

Next match

In the upcoming Premier League match, Chelsea will play away with Liverpool on the 21st of January with a 15-14 head to head statistic in favor of Liverpool (17 draws).

Crystal Palace will host Manchester United on the 18th of January with a 12-3 head to head in favor of Manchester United (4 draws).

Chelsea: Formation and Lineups

Chelsea adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Graham Potter chose to play with the following team: Kepa Arrizabalaga (7.9), Trevoh Chalobah (7.3), Thiago Silva (7.8), Benoît Badiashile (7.5), Lewis Hall (6.7), Conor Gallagher (7.8), Jorginho (7.2), Hakim Ziyech (8.1), Carney Chukwuemeka (6.7), Mason Mount (7.4) and Kai Havertz (6.4).


Chelsea made 4 changes: C. Chukwuemeka for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (63′), L. Hall for Kalidou Koulibaly (78′), Kai Havertz for César Azpilicueta (89′) and Hakim Ziyech for Mateo Kovacic (89′).

Top player: Hakim Ziyech

The player who no doubt impressed Chelsea the most was Hakim Ziyech even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.

His rating is (8.1) with 43 passes (69% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 12 duels out of 20. He performed 13 crosses.

Crystal Palace: Formation and Lineups

Also Crystal Palace adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Patrick Vieira played with: Vicente Guaita (7.1), Nathaniel Clyne (6.6), Joachim Andersen (7.0), Marc Guéhi (6.8), Tyrick Mitchell (6.2), Cheick Doucouré (7.3), Jeffrey Schlupp (6.7), Jordan Ayew (6.4), Michael Olise (7.0), Eberechi Eze (6.8) and Wilfried Zaha (6.1).


Crystal Palace made 4 changes: Joachim Andersen for James Tomkins (38′), Jordan Ayew for J. Mateta (69′), E. Eze for Odsonne Edouard (69′) and Jeffrey Schlupp for W. Hughes (69′).

Top player: Cheick Doucouré

The player who no doubt impressed Crystal Palace the most was Cheick Doucouré.

His rating is (7.3) with 25 passes (88% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 14.

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