Chelsea extended their winning streak to eleven consecutive games after a narrow 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. The game’s only goal came through Diego Costa on the stroke of half-time.
He latched on to Azpilicueta’s cross to score his first headed goal this season and ensured that Chelsea continue to look good value for the title.
Crystal Place never really looked like scoring and the result means they are just three points from the relegation zone. The only slight concern for the Blues in the encounter was Diego Costa and N’golo Kante receiving their firth yellow card.
The duo will miss Chelsea’s game against Bournemouth on boxing day but with a nine-point lead at the top of the table, Antonio Conte will have no complaints.