Premier League • Day 1
  • 2nd Half
  • Chelsea
  • Crystal Palace
  • AlonsoEmerson Palmieri
    86'
  • PulisicHavertz
    82'
  • RiedewaldRak-Sakyi
    76'
  • AzpilicuetaJames
    67'
  • Chalobah
    58'
  • SchluppAndersen
    57'
  • MatetaBenteke
    57'
  • 1st Half
  • Chelsea
  • Crystal Palace
  • Pulisic
    40'
  • Alonso
    27'
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Chelsea - Crystal Palace

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90+2 

Full time at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have run out 3-0 winners against Crystal Palace. It will be a game the away side will look to forget as they never looked like troubling the European champions.

90'+1 

Chelsea are still pushing for goals in these late stages of the game

90' 

Two minutes of added time to be played

90' 

CHANCE! Benteke is found down the right by a McArthur pass, but the striker drags his shot wide of the goal

88' 

That just about sums up Palace's performance as Zaha finds Ward down the right flank, but his heavy touch knocks it out of play

  • Emerson Palmieri
    OffMarcos AlonsoChelseaAnother change for Chelsea as Alonso comes off to standing ovation from the home fans. Emerson comes on for a like for like swap
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86' 

Another change for Chelsea as Alonso comes off to standing ovation from the home fans. Emerson comes on for a like for like swap

82' 

CHANCE! Havertz first involvement in the game as he links up well with Jorginho, who slips the German into the box, who attempts a low cross, but it's cleared away

  • Kai Havertz
    OffChristian PulisicChelseaChange for Chelsea as Pulisic comes off for Havertz
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    OnKai HavertzChelsea
82' 

Change for Chelsea as Pulisic comes off for Havertz

80' 

It's a decent cross by Rak-Sakyi who clips it towards the back post and Chelsea just manage to get it away

79' 

Palace now win a free kick from a Christensen challenge

78' 

Palace enjoying a rare spell of possession as they search for a goal

  • Jesurun Rak-Sakyi
    OffJairo RiedewaldCrystal PalaceChange for Palace as Riedewald comes off for Rak-Sakyi
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    OnJesurun Rak-SakyiCrystal Palace
76' 

Change for Palace as Riedewald comes off for Rak-Sakyi

76' 

CHANCE! James surges down the right flank and cuts the ball back into the box, but just cleared away

72' 

Chelsea passing the ball from left to right as they pull Palace around the pitch

69' 

The corner is sent but easily cleared away, but Chelsea have the ball again continue to pressure Palace defence

68' 

Chelsea win another corner as Werner cut back is put of play

68' 

Chalobah is full of confidence as he drives into the Palace box. His strength and pace are making him unstoppable, the home fans are loving this

  • Reece James
    OffCésar AzpilicuetaChelseaChange for Chelsea as James comes on for Azpilicueta
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66' 

Change for Chelsea as James comes on for Azpilicueta

65' 

Brilliant pass from Chalobah who finds Werner, but his shot is dragged wide.

62' 

Crystal Palace have a corner, which is whipped in and it eventually comes to Benteke, who gets a decent head to it, but Mendy is equal to it

  • Trevoh Chalobah
    GoalTrevoh ChalobahChelseaGoal!!! It's 3-0 to Chelsea and it's Chalobah that gets on the score sheet!!!! The academy graduate smashes it into the back of the net from 35 yards out. What a moment for the debutant!!!
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58'  

Goal!!! It's 3-0 to Chelsea and it's Chalobah that gets on the score sheet!!!! The academy graduate smashes it into the back of the net from 35 yards out. What a moment for the debutant!!!

57' 

Vieira will be hoping these changes have an impact on the game

56' 

And other change for Palace as Andersen comes on for Schlupp

56'  

Change for Palace Mateta comes off for Benteke

54' 

The corner is taken deep towards the back post and is cleared away by Chelsea

53' 

CHANCE! Zaha's first sight of goal as he drives into the box, but his shot is blocked by Rüdiger. Corner for Palace

48' 

Palace concede another free kick in a dangerous position. It's 25 yards out and Alonso take it, but this time it flies over the bar

47' 

CHANCE! Up the other end Alonso is found in space by Jorginho and almost grad his second of the game. His first time driving low shot is just pushed away by Guaita

45' 

Palace win a free kick and Riedewald sends a diagonal long ball towards the back post, but there's too much on it and it goes out of play

  • 2nd Half
45' 

Chelsea get the second half started, neither manager has made any changes

  • End of 1st Half
45'+1 

It's half time in West London and there has only been one team in it. Chelsea are 2-0 with goals Alonso and Pulisic. Palace will need to regroup during the break find a way to impose themselves on the match

45' 

One minute of added time to played at Stamford Bridge

44' 

CHANCE! Alonso drills in a wicked cross which finds Werner, but his shot just goes past the post

  • Christian Pulisic
    GoalChristian PulisicChelseaGOAL!!! It's 2-0 to Chelsea!!! Pulisic poaches a brilliant goal as Guaita spills the ball from a Mount cross, it fall kindly to the American who capitalises with tap in
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40' 

GOAL!!! It's 2-0 to Chelsea!!! Pulisic poaches a brilliant goal as Guaita spills the ball from a Mount cross, it fall kindly to the American who capitalises with tap in

36' 

A rare venture forward for Palace, but their attack breaks down and Chelsea are back on the attack

35' 

Another chance for Chelsea down the right flank. Mount has time and space to cut the ball back to Pulisic, but he can't keep the ball under control and it goes out for a goal kick

32' 

Brilliant feet from Pulisic as he wiggles through the Palace midfield and is brought down by Riedewald. Mount takes the free kick which goes straight into the wall

31' 

Another free kick is given away by Palace, this time Zaha has brought down Alonso. Chelsea choose to play it shot and keep possession

30' 

Mount whips in the free kick into a decent area but it's cleared away

29' 

Pulisic is brought down by Kouyaté just outside their box

28' 

Palace are going to need to change their game plan now if they are to get anything out of this match they have been pinned back from the opening minutes

  • Marcos Alonso
    GoalMarcos AlonsoChelseaGOAL! Chelsea are up and running. Alonso sweeps the ball into the net from a perfect free kick. Guaita was rooted to the spot as he fails to anticipate the direct free kick
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26' 

GOAL! Chelsea are up and running. Alonso sweeps the ball into the net from a perfect free kick. Guaita was rooted to the spot as he fails to anticipate the direct free kick

25' 

Free kick for Chelsea with Alonso standing over it

24' 

Chelsea are flooding forward with the wing backs packing the midfield and making it hard for Palace to work the ball

21' 

More Chelsea pressure as they win their third corner of the game. Mount takes it and the delivery is much better this time, but Palace clear their lines

19' 

The free kick is sent long as Palace try to assert themselves on the game

18' 

A moment of respite for Palace Kovacic brings down Mateta

17' 

Chelsea dominating the ball with 71% possession, Palace can't even get out of their half

15' 

Pulisic does well to win another Chelsea corner. Which again is wasted as it doesn't beat the first man at the near post

14' 

The corner comes in but Kovacic is deemed to be off side

13' 

Chelsea now have a free kick in a decent position on the left of the goal. Mount goes for goal but Guaita punches it out for another Chelsea corner

13' 

The corner doesn't beat the first man as it's cleared away from the Palace near post

12' 

Chelsea win a corner from a Kovacic deflected shot

11' 

CHANCE! Werner's neat cut back was very clever with the ball in behind nearly finds Alonso, but it's slightly over hit

10' 

Chelsea are really turning the screw now as their relentless pressure nearly pays off. Alonso whips in a brilliant cross and almost finds a Chelsea team mate, but Palace keeper Guaita was first to it

7' 

CHANCE! Azpilicueta picks up a loose ball on the right side of the Palace box and attempts a shot, but it's sliced over the bar

6' 

Palace are beginning to find their feet now despite Chelsea starting well

3' 

Jorginho attempts a neat chip into the box with Werner struggling to keep it in as the ball goes out for a goal kick

1' 

Chelsea enjoying some early possession as they try and build from the back

  • 1st Half
1' 

Referee Jonathan Moss gets the game underway with Crystal Palace kicking-off in a sun soaked Stamford Bridge

14:55 

Kick-off is less than five minutes away as both sides get ready to make their way out onto the pitch

14:50 

After winning back-to-back away league games against Chelsea in 2015-16 and 2016-17, Crystal Palace have lost their last four visits to Stamford Bridge by an aggregate score of 11-2.

14:45 

In a pre match press conference Tuchel set his stall out early, letting City know they are coming for them "We had a very good end to the season, so we want to build on that. We want to hunt Man City down from the first game"

14:40 

In the build up to today's game Vieira made it clear that his side are up for the London derby "Chelsea are playing great football and it will be a challenging game for us, but we believe in ourselves and we are up for the difficulty we will face."

14:35 

Crystal Palace have won two of their last three season openers in the Premier League (D1), keeping a clean sheet in all three matches. The Eagles had won just two of their previous 15 top-flight openers (D4 L9).

14:30 

Chelsea have lost their opening match in two of the last four Premier League seasons (W2), as many as they had in the previous 23 campaigns (W16 D5 L2).

14:25 

Crystal Palace will be without exciting summer loan signing Conor Gallagher for today's match as he's ineligible to face his parent club, while captain Luka Milivojevic will be absent due to personal reasons

14:20 

And here is Crystal Palace's team...

14:15 

The Blues announced their record signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan on Thursday, but the Chelsea faithful will have to wait to see the return of their number nine as the deal didn't quite get over the line in time for him to play in today's game

14:10 

Here is the starting eleven for Chelsea....

14:05 

Chelsea come into their opening Premier League match having lifted the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday evening, while Palace's new manager Patrick Vieira knows a thing or two about winning a London derby, he'll be looking to show the travelling fans what he can bring to the club and improve on their 14th place finish last season.

14:00 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE digital coverage of Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. All the facts, stats and team news will be coming your way over the next hour with kick-off at 15:00 GMT.