Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has his first goal for his new club but it will be Conor Gallagher making the headlines after his, a dramatic and brilliant late winner on his return to Selhurst Park. The result moves the Blues up to fifth in the Premier League table.
PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG has fired Chelsea back into their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.
It ended Crystal Palace 1 Chelsea 2. Having recovered from going behind early on with Aubameyang’s fine leveller, it looked like we were ultimately going to be frustrated at Selhurst Park, but substitute Gallagher curled a shot into the top corner in the 90th minute to give Graham Potter his first win as Chelsea head coach in his first Premier League game in charge.
But seconds earlier, Thiago Silva could have been sent off for handling the ball to deny a goalscoring opportunity.
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Crystal palace 1:2 Chelsea; Goal by Gallagher
Odsonne Edouard had given Palace a highly-deserved lead after an early onslaught on Kepa’s goal at Selhurst Park.
But Kalidou Koulibaly has been dropped to the bench, with Edouard Mendy not in the squad at all with an injury.
Conor Gallagher returns to the club where he was so effective last season and the England Under-21 ace is on the bench.
Another angle of Aubameyang goal