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Premier League: Chelsea win down to the wire against Crystal Palace, Nkunku starting for the first time

We expected a lot from Christopher Nkunku, starting for the first time in his new Chelsea colors this Wednesday evening against Crystal Palace. After months of patience, the man who had played parts of a match in December finally started at the heart of a Blues attack that he was called upon to lead.

In the end, it was the one who replaced him in the 71st minute, Noni Madueke, who left his mark on the match. The young English winger obtained, after checking the video, then transformed himself a penalty at the very end of the match to give victory to Mauricio Pochettino’s men (2-1), which this victory finally brings back to the first half of the match. painting.

Four French people at kick-off for the Blues

With four Frenchmen at the kick-off (Gusto, Badiashile, Disasi and therefore Nkunku), the Blues had started very strongly and Nkunku, scorer in the previous match, was also at work on Mudryk’s opening score , offered on a platter by Gusto (1-0, 14th). But another Frenchman, Michael Olise, allowed Palace to get back on track before the break (1-1, 45th). Roy Hodgson’s men were not unworthy, only losing thanks to this play at the end of the match, and fell to 16th place in the standings.

On the other Premier League grounds this day after “Boxing Day” across the Channel, also note the very large victory for Wolverhampton ahead of Brentford (1-4), with a goal from former Ligue 1 resident Mario Lemina ( 1-0, 13th). Wolves are 11th in the standings, just behind Chelsea, with the same number of points.

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