Chelsea demonstrated outstanding success on Monday with a commanding 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace in a thrilling Premier League encounter.
The Premier League clash witnessed a tale of two halves, with Conor Gallagher emerging as the hero for Chelsea with a brace, complemented by Enzo Fernandez's late goal in added time. The turning point came in the second half, just two minutes after the restart, when Conor Gallagher, on loan at Crystal Palace in the 2021-22 season, found the net.
The result marked Chelsea's 13th straight league win over Crystal Palace, setting a new club record. The win propelled Chelsea to the 10th spot in the Premier League standings, providing a boost after their recent 3-1 victory at Aston Villa in the FA Cup fourth-round replay.
Chelsea's victory sets the stage for a challenging encounter as they visit reigning champions Manchester City on Saturday. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace faces a crucial away match against 18th-placed Everton following Monday, highlighting the urgency for Hodgson's side to secure points and move further away from the relegation zone.