Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace: 6 Things We Learned

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Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace: 6 Things We Learned
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Chelsea secured a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge to close the gap on Arsenal at the top to three points, but Jose Mourinho's men were made to work hard for their victory.

The hosts went in front courtesy of Fernando Torres' second Premier League goal of the season, but Marouane Chamakh's equaliser on the half-hour mark stunned the home crowd.

However, Ramires ensured the Blues regained their one-goal cushion just six minutes later and despite heavy pressure from the South London side, Chelsea managed to hang on for all three points.

Palace manager Tony Pulis will be disappointed, but not with the performance, as his side deserved to take at least a point away from the game.

Here are six things we learnt from the pulsating encounter in West London.





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