Palace shock Chelsea at Stamford Bridge


Jose Mourinho suffered only his second defeat in his 100th home league game in charge of Chelsea as Crystal Palace claimed a shock win at Stamford Bridge.
After a goalless first half in which Chelsea dominated possession, Palace took the lead when Bakary Sako drove in after Yannick Bolasie’s low cross.
Chelsea responded when substitute Radamel Falcao headed in his first goal for the club.
Palace regained the lead immediately as Joel Ward headed in a late winner.
Chelsea, the reigning Premier League champions, are now eight points behind leaders Manchester City after four games.
They have been far from convincing so far this season having collected just four points, with only one of those picked up on home soil.
Mourinho called the 3-0 loss to Manchester City “a fake result” but it is hard to argue that Palace were not good value for this win.
Alex McCarthy produced a fine double-save to deny Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas in the first half, while Kurt Zouma had a penalty claim waved away, but otherwise the hosts were restricted to few clear-cut chances.
Instead, Palace could have won by a bigger margin, with Bolasie missing from close range when the visitors led 1-0.
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