Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea: Diego Costa’s 50th Blues goal seals 11th straight win
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Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea: Diego Costa’s 50th Blues goal seals 11th straight win

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea: Diego Costa’s 50th Blues goal seals 11th straight win for Antonio Conte’s men and moves them nine points clear at the top.

Chelsea are definitely unstoppable at the moment. Though they have only won by a lone goal in four of their last five matches, including the most recent win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, they have been able to get the most important three points.

The win at Selhurst Park took their winning run to 11 matches and opened up nine points at the top of the league standings. Eden Hazard returned to the starting line-up after missing the midweek win over Sunderland due to injury.

The Blues won the same number of matches between April and September 2009. But how time flies? On December 17, 2015, exactly a year ago, Jose Mourinho was sacked for the second time, seven months after leading them to the Premier League title.

The Blues were in the 16th position and just a point above the relegation zone. A year after the London club are flying high in the Premier League at the top of the table with 43 points from 17 matches as they chase a fifth league title.

Diego Costa put Chelsea ahead in the 43rd minutes from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross to score his 50th goal for the club and his 13th in the league. They could have won with a wider margin thanks to the brilliancy of Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey.

Not only Chelsea attack have been impressive, the defence has been incredible contributing immensely to their winning run, conceding only two goals in 11 Premier League games.

Anyways, the gap is expected to reduce tomorrow when second placed Arsenal take on Man City who are in the third position.

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