Chelsea Move Up To Third Spot After Edging Palace In Five-Goal Thriller 


Chelsea secured a hardfought 3-2 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, to move up to third position and boost their chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

Chelsea front men Olivier Giroud, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham were on target while Wilfred Zaha and Christian Benteke scored for Palace. 

The win means Chelsea temporarily move up to third on 60 points and will remain in the position if Leicester City lose to Arsenal later on Tuesday.

Chelsea took the lead on six minutes in fortuitious circumstances after Gary Cahill pulled up with an injury at the most unfortunate of times.

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A long ball over the top was chased down by both Cahill and Willian, but the Palace defender pulled up lame, allowing Willian to latch on to the pass calmly picked out Olivier Giroud with a cut back who tucked home.

The lead was…

Source: Complete Sports