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Chelsea make history against Crystal Palace by achieving feat they haven't managed for 118 years

Josh Lawless

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Chelsea make history against Crystal Palace by achieving feat they haven't managed for 118 years

Chelsea made history against Crystal Palace by achieving a feat they had not managed for 118 years.

Palace went 1-0 up at Selhurst Park through a stunning strike from Jefferson Lerma but Chelsea turned it around in the second half.

After a seven minute delay caused by referee Michael Oliver's communication equipment having problems.

Conor Gallagher bagged a brace for his first goals of the season, before Enzo Fernandez secured the three points in stoppage time after a second Cole Palmer assist.

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It was a second straight win for Chelsea, who knocked Aston Villa out of the FA Cup in midweek.

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Image: Getty

But beyond that, the victory was a record-breaking one for Chelsea as they have now beaten Palace in 13 consecutive games.

It is the first time in Chelsea's entire history that they have won that amount of league matches in a row against the same side.

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The fixture on Monday evening was Roy Hodgson's 200th in charge of Palace but could well be his last.

It was a third defeat in four games for the Eagles, who were also well beaten by Arsenal and Brighton in recent times.

However, prior to the game, manager Mauricio Pochettino backed Hodgson and said he was able to turn it around in South London.

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In his press conference, the Argentine said: “Roy is my friend. I admire him — he’s an unbelievable coach. I think he’s working really well. There is always pressure in football when you lose one or two games, but no doubt he is going to be successful with Palace.

“He has the experience to manage everything in this situation. It is going to be good to see him on Monday. For sure, we are going to share a very nice time together.

“From the beginning when I arrived at Southampton, he was the coach of the national team and was always at Southampton watching games and sharing time with us. We made a very good relationship.

“From the first moment, the feeling was very good between us. We understand football very well, the experience is there.”

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Topics: Chelsea, Crystal Palace

Josh Lawless
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