33 C
Lagos
Monday, January 27, 2020
Home News Chelsea move to second after sixth straight win

Chelsea move to second after sixth straight win

Chelsea recorded a sixth consecutive Premier League win for the first time since their title-winning season of 2016-17 as they moved up to second in the table.

The Blues’ victory over Crystal Palace means they are now five points behind leaders Liverpool.

Frank Lampard’s side moved above Manchester City, who play leaders Liverpool on Sunday, and could be leapfrogged by Leicester City, who host Arsenal on Saturday.

Tammy Abraham’s 10th league goal of the season and Christian Pulisic’s header ensured the win against a resolute Palace side who barely got out of their own half during the first period.

And after dominating a goalless opening half, Chelsea finally made the breakthrough when Mateo Kovacic and Willian combined to release Abraham – with the forward stroking a right-foot effort into the bottom right corner from 10 yards.

James Tomkins missed a glorious opportunity to equalise for the Eagles, heading Luka Milivojevic’s right-wing delivery wide from six yards.

But Chelsea more than merited their win, with Pulisic wrapping up the points with a close-range header after Michy Batshuayi’s deflected shot fell into his path.

Palace’s defeat, their third in four games, leaves them ninth in the table.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Shehu Sani gets N10 million bail

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday granted bail to a former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani, in...

Human Trafficking: Immigration Arrest 7 Girls

The Operatives of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Command in Lagos, have apprehended seven girls allegedly being trafficked.

Court Finds Husband Killer, Maryam Sanda Guilty

Maryam Sanda has been found guilty of killing her husband, Bilyamin Mohammed Bello, by a federal capital territory (FCT) high court...

Burna Boy stole rhythm for his song “Anybody” from Angelique Kidjo’s song “We We” [VIDEO]

The rhythm of Burna Boy’s song “Anybody”, was culled out from Angelique Kidjo’s song “We We” and we have videos to back...

Recent Comments

Onuegbu Chuks Theophilus on Mikel Obi quits Super Eagles
Thomas H. Anderson on Roman Goddess_3
Oladimeji Emmanuel on Obama sends investors to Buhari