Antonio Conte apprises on Chelsea's injuries before Crystal Palace match

Antonio Conte apprises on Chelsea's injuries before Crystal Palace match

The Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Premier League match can be seen live on Star Select 1 and Star Select 1 HD. Chelsea get much-needed victoryEight weeks into an underwhelming 2018, Chelsea have arrived at the stretch that will define their season.Antonio Conte insists that they have not given up on the top four, even if last week's limp surrender to Manchester City suggested as much.

For now, Chelsea can focus on this season's edition of the Champions League, in which they travel to Barcelona on Wednesday with the last-16 tie level at 1-1 after the first leg.

"We can only hope that we can reproduce the recent performances against similar opponents, and give them as good a game as we did against Spurs and [Manchester] United".

The struggle for Chelsea is to secure one of the four Champions League places.

Willian smashed Chelsea into the lead with a fabulous individual effort that set the Blues onto a hard-fought but ultimately successful 2-1 win over relegation-haunted Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Willian got it right after 25 minutes.

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"Townsend, for me, is a really good player". It caused Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to take his eye of the ball and he was fortunate that his body was behind the shot even if his hands were nowhere near. Crystal Palace could climb up to 14th if they win and other results go their way.

67' - GIROUD HITS THE POST - Hazard lays the ball off to Alonso to his left as Chelsea steam forward. The introduction of Wilfried Zaha gave us a bit of a bonus and we started to ask questions of Chelsea, and in the end we could have drawn the game. "You're going down with the West Ham", they sung to Palace, who remain one point from safety.

The French striker was replaced by Alvaro Morata in the 72nd minute but may have pushed himself into contention for a start at the Camp Nou.

Chelsea made the early running in a muted Stamford Bridge atmosphere and nearly broke the deadlock after only nine minutes when Wayne Hennessey kept out an effort from N'Golo Kante as striker Olivier Giroud tried to make contact just in front of him.

"This season perhaps hasn't been quite as good as last season but the team is still doing well", he said.