It was all about Chelsea and predominantly about Diego Costa during Chelsea verses Crystal Palace on December 17. Not just Chelsea got three important points to extend their lead to six points on the top of the table, but also they equaled their club record of 11th consecutive wins.
Diego Costa put the Blues ahead with their first attempt on target as he headed in from Cesar Azpilicueta’s floated cross. Costa’s unstoppable header not just secured victory for the team but also made him the top goal scorer in the Premier League with 13 goals this season. More than he managed in the whole 2015-16 campaign.
Marcos Alonso nearly doubled the visitors’ lead as he hit the underside of the crossbar with a curling 25-yard free-kick.
Perhaps Palace’s best chances of the match fell to Jason Puncheon, but he headed wide and fired a free-kick narrowly over. In 47th min Cahill flicks a header into Cabaye’s path arriving outside the Chelsea box, who lashes a first-time shot towards the near post drawing a good stop from Courtois. At the other end, Moses whips in a cross and his opposite wingback Alonso almost gathers it at the far post but it’s a touch long.
Mansioncasino who own casino.com is also the sponsors of Crystal Palace FC is very optimistic in upcoming games. Crystal Palace dealt with Chelsea pretty well on the whole, but one unplayable moment of attacking competency by Diego Costa is the difference.
Antonio Conte’s side, who have 43 points, have played same number of games Liverpool in second and third-placed Manchester city, both having 37 and 36 points respectively.
Chelsea also won 11 matches between April and September 2009, with the Premier League record being Arsenal’s 14-game winning run in 2002.
It has been an outstanding year for the ‘blues’ who finished the 2015-16 season in 10th. Chelsea have the top goal scorer in the league in Costa and are also continuing to impress at the other end of the pitch through goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Center-halves Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill and David Luiz, and the cover provided in front of them by Nemanja Matic and Kante. They simply look unpotable under Conte’s brilliance this season and will be hoping for the title as well.
Not just deadly attack Conte’s side was superb in defense as well. The host didn’t have single shot on the target in the first half of the game. Conte’s side have now conceded only two goals in 11 Premier League matches.
If they can continue this defensive excellence throughout the rest of the season, the title will surely be heading back to Stamford Bridge.