Crystal Palace vs Chelsea LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

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Crystal Palace host Chelsea in a Monday night Premier League encounter that could have serious repercussions for both managers.

Roy Hodgson, who manages the Eagles, is under pressure from the fanbase after a series of fluctuating results which has dropped the London side into the bottom half of the table. Palace have only won three games since the end of September and are just five points above the drop zone which means they are in danger of being drawn into a relegation battle. Should they fail to gain more consistency, and the positive results that tend to come with it, the pressure will continue to mount on the owners to replace Hodgson with a manager who can bring a more exciting brand of football to Selhurst Park.

A similar situation faces Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino. Consecutive defeats to Wolves and Liverpool ramped on the noise around the Argentine but a well-earned victory over Aston Villa in an FA Cup fourth-round replay shows signs that he is imprinting his own style on play on the team. However, the pressure on Pochettino would return if Chelsea were to slip up against Crystal Palace this evening.

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GOAL! Crystal Palace 1-1 Chelsea (Gallagher, 47’)

47 mins: That didn’t take long!

Moises Caicedo slots the ball out to Malo Gusto on the right wing. This time he pulls the ball back into the penalty area and picks out Conor Gallagher who rattles his first time shot into the back of the net!

Chelsea have there equaliser.

Mike Jones12 February 2024 21:16

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Second half! Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

Michael Oliver gets a cheer as he steps back onto the pitch. He blows the whistle to start the second half.

Mauricio Pochettino has made a change at the break as Christopher Nkunku comes on to replace Noni Madueke. Can the striker turn around Chelsea’s fortunes in this match?

The Blues get the game back underway at Selhurst Park.

Mike Jones12 February 2024 21:13

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HT Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

There’s a big delay before the second half gets started as the referee needs to fix his communications equipment. The players are jogging around on the pitch trying to keep warm and loose.

Mike Jones12 February 2024 21:11

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HT Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

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Mike Jones12 February 2024 20:58

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Half-time! Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

45+3 mins: The teams head into the break with Crystal Palace taking a slender lead down the tunnel. Chelsea have had a lot of possession but they’ve not done much with it.

Mauricio Pochettino has come thinking to do during this break.

Mike Jones12 February 2024 20:51

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Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

45 mins: Conor Gallagher has Chelsea’s first chance of the match after Noni Madueke slips him into the box. He shoots and sends the ball across goal but it runs wide.

Three minutes of added time to play.

Mike Jones12 February 2024 20:47

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Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

Palace pass the ball daintly and slip the ball into the box for Daniel Munoz. He’s given a push but Thiago Silva and after trying to stay on his feet goes down when the ball rolls out of play.

Palace want a penalty but the referee plays on and there’s no intervention from VAR who were looking at the incident.

Mike Jones12 February 2024 20:43

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Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

39 mins: Chelsea are getting closer. A cross comes into the box from the right wing, as usual in this half, but Ben Chilwell gets his head to it this time and nods it down for Nicolas Jackson.

The striker looks to shoot on the spin but Joachim Andersen gets ahead of him and wins the ball back for Palace.

Mike Jones12 February 2024 20:40

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Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

36 mins: Moises Caicedo is down and needs a bit of treatment on his knee. This could be a worrying sign for the Blues but the midfielder is back on his feet and can play on.

Mike Jones12 February 2024 20:37

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Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea

33 mins: There’s a confidence about Crystal Palace now.

They’re moving the ball quickly, buoyed on by the singing and chanting of the supporters who are still trying to come to terms with that opening goal.

Chelsea need to regroup and move the ball quicker.

Mike Jones12 February 2024 20:35