Chelsea remain in pole position to seal a Champions League spot after the Blues came out tops in a dramatic 3-2 victory at Selhurst Park.
Olivier Giroud scored his third goal since the Premier League restart as he gave the Blues the lead as early as the sixth minute before Christian Pulisic doubled the lead in the 27th minute. Wilfred Zaha pulled one back for the home side with a sublime strike from range before half to give his side a glimmer of hope.
However, Tammy Abraham restored Chelsea’s two goals advantage with less than twenty minutes to play.
Christian Benteke put the Eagles back into the game almost immediately to make it 2-3 but Kurt Zouma’s timely clearance late in the game denied the big Belgian his second on the night in what could have been.a 3 all draw.
The Blues continue their decent form after the Premier League restart as they maintain their grip on the third position on the log with 60 points with five matches left to go.