Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2: As it happened

Vaishali Bhardwaj
REUTERS

The Premier League title race is alive again after Chelsea suffered a shock defeat to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Goals from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke sealed a memorable win for Sam Allardyce's side, while Tottenham's 2-0 victory at Burnley has cut the lead at the top to seven points.

Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Pedro, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Fabregas, Costa, Hazard

Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi, Terry, Chalobah

Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend, Christian Benteke

Subs: Speroni, Dann, Ledley, KaiKai, Sako, Delaney, Kelly

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

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WHAT THEY SAID

Antonio Conte: "It's a pity for [Sam Allardyce] being sacked by the national team after only one game.

"I know the importance of being the coach of your country, for the national team."

Sam Allardyce: "It's going to be a difficult task, but not impossible. If we get a chance we have to take it.

"It's a game for us to try to get a point in - or three."

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