Costa Scores, Moses Stars As Chelsea Win At Crystal Palace

Costa Scores, Moses Stars As Chelsea Win At Crystal Palace

Super Eagles star, Victor Moses put up a decent showing as Chelsea maintained their impressive  winning run with a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park.

It was the Nigeria international 16th appearance in the English Premier League for Antonio Conte's men this season and he has netted three times.

Moses was substituted 12 minutes from time with Serbia defender, Branislav Ivanovic his place.

Chelsea have now won their last 11games in the Premier League and now enjoy a nine point lead at the top.

Diego Costa put  Chelsea ahead two  minutes before the end of the first half.

Crystal Palace bossed possession early on with the league leaders struggling to  put passes together.

Eden Hazard who was making his return to the side after missing his side's last game against Sunderland due to injury was kept quiet by Palace defenders.

Jason Puncheon and James  McArthur came close to scoring for the hosts in the 20th and the 33th minutes but both were unable to breach the Blues defence.

It was Chelsea who however went into the break a goal up despite playing second fiddle to their opponent for most part of the first half.

Costa who picked his fifth booking of the campaign and will miss Chelsea's boxing day clash against Bournemouth nodded the ball home from Cezar Azpilicueta's cross in the 43rd minute.

Moses came close to adding to Chelsea lead on the hour mark but his goal- bound was blocked.

Four minutes later Cesc Fabregas had another effort saved by Wayne Hennessey, while Marcos Alonso well struck free kick hit the upright seven minutes from time.