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Graham Potter hails Chelsea character after last-gasp Premier League win over Crystal Palace

Nick Emms

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Graham Potter hails Chelsea character after last-gasp Premier League win over Crystal Palace

Chelsea boss Graham Potter has praised his side's character in their late 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in his first Premier League game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cancelled out Odsonne Edouard's opener with a fantastic turn and first-time shot past the Crystal Palace goalkeeper.

Conor Gallagher sealed the three points at his former loan side, firing a brilliant curling shot into the top corner in the dying moments of the game.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kai Havertz lead the celebrations as Chelsea draw level
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Kai Havertz lead the celebrations as Chelsea draw level


The victory saw Potter win against Crystal Palace for the first time in his career, previously failing to beat the Eagle's in seven attempts at Brighton.

Speaking to the press after the match, Potter has hailed his side's character in the victory.

Expressing his delight, Potter said: "We're delighted with the result.

"It's a tough place to come.

"I thought we started quite well but conceded from the first action into the box.

"Credit to the boys, they recovered well and did not let their heads go down."

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He continued to discuss the individual goals before continuing to heap praise on the character of his side.

"It was nice to get an equaliser and get back in the game," he continued.

"We had to survive moments as they are a good side with dangerous players.

"To be a goal down and come away with three points is fantastic so credit to the players.

"There's character, that's for sure.

Conor Gallagher celebrating the winner against Crystal Palace. (Alamy)
Conor Gallagher celebrating the winner against Crystal Palace. (Alamy)

"They could've felt sorry for themselves after conceding the goal but the players stood up all the way through.

"There was a collective spirit among the players. We are delighted with the three points."

Chelsea face AC Milan in midweek as Potter will be hoping to get their first win in Europe as the Blues look to qualify from their group.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Graham Potter, Crystal Palace, Premier League, Football

Nick Emms
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