Premier League Live: Chelsea beats Crystal Palace in thriller, moves to 3rd on points table

Chelsea further strengthened their position in the Premier League’s top four with victory over Crystal Palace in an entertaining encounter at Selhurst Park. The Blues moved won the game 3-2 to move up to 3rd place as Leicester City’s match against Arsenal ended in draw. 

Premier League Live : Chelsea beats Crystal Palace 3-2

Chelsea’s victory included a stunning long-range strike from Wilfried Zaha and a rare goal from Christian Benteke.

Twice Chelsea looked to have put the game beyond the home side, first through Christian Pulisic’s rising shot to make it 2-0 in the first half and then via Tammy Abraham’s neat finish with 19 minutes to go to put the Blues 3-1 up.

But this reckoned without the input of Zaha and Benteke.

Zaha’s goal was a superb strike, fiercely fired into the net via the crossbar from an unlikely distance. Benteke’s was more routine, tapped in from point-blank range following a neat move, but almost as surprising, it being his first goal at Selhurst Park since April 2018.

And Palace came within a whisker of snatching a point when Scott Dann’s back-post header struck the inside of the post before Chelsea hacked the ball clear.

Chelsea’s win means they move above Leicester into third place in the table, five points ahead of fifth-placed Manchester United.

Premier League Live : Race for Champions League spots hots up

Liverpool may have already confirmed their status as Premier League champions, but there is plenty of drama still to be had at both ends of the table.

With Manchester City set to miss out on Champions League football unless CAS overturns their two-year UEFA ban, the race for a top-five finish looks set to go to the wire.

Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Everton on Monday evening sent Spurs eighth in the table to close the gap on fifth-placed Manchester United to seven points.

Chelsea moved up to third with a narrow win over Crystal Palace, with Leicester – playing later – only earning a point at Arsenal to confirm their drop into fourth.
 
In another Premier League game on Tuesday Watford beat Norwich 2-1. 

Premier League Points Table after Tuesday Games

Pos Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Liverpool (c) 33 29 2 2 47 89
2 Man City 33 21 3 9 47 66
3 Chelsea 34 18 6 10 18 60
4 Leicester City 34 17 8 9 32 59
5 Man Utd 33 15 10 8 23 55
6 Wolves 33 13 13 7 9 52
7 Arsenal 34 12 14 8 8 50
8 Tottenham 33 13 9 11 8 48
9 Sheffield Utd 33 12 12 9 1 48
10 Burnley 33 13 7 13 -9 46
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