Chelsea vs Crystal Palace highlights (2-0)

Chelsea 2 vs 0 Crystal Palace highlights 9.11

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "I thought we weathered the early storm well. We controlled an opponent in very good form.

"Eventually they scored a good goal, but the second goal was a little unfortunate as we were starting to grow into the game and looking a little bit likely ourselves. Then it was very difficult for us to get back into it.

"It's an unfortunate spell we find ourselves in, but I can't say I'm disappointed with our performance."
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard: "We certainly deserved to win the game, but it was frustrating in a way because we had chances but not enough clear-cut ones.

"They [the young players] are a big part of the team. The older players help the younger ones but they have to realise very quickly what this level is because it's tough. The way they work daily and approach games is great. Can we replicate that through a longer period, that's the test.

"We've had teams come here and be difficult to break down, it's a test of not only how you unlock the door, but can you switch on to make sure you don't get hit by the sucker punch? I was really delighted with the game management. I got as much joy out of Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori's performances in defence, and the midfielders shielding in front of them, as I did our attacking play.

"I trust in Reece [James]. Azpilicueta is our captain and is a legend of the club but it was just time to give Reece some minutes today because he's playing so well and he's trained so well. It was a really good individual performance. He dealt with [Wilfried] Zaha well and gave him problems going the other way.

"Harry Kane is an incredible player and what he's done in recent years and his career is amazing, so Tammy [Abraham] needs to look up to that. That's the next stage for Tammy. He's shown there are so many parts to his game. Today was difficult because there was not much space into his feet. It's the game where you work a lot for a goal but he did that."

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace . Score: 2-0.


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