Havertz & Pulisic shines as brilliant Chelsea thump C.Palace 4-1

Chelsea were at there brilliant best on Saturday evening at Selhurst Park. The Blues put up a thrilling first half display to beat Crystal Palace in their own backyard.

It was a fruitful day for Chelsea’s frontline as they took a commanding 2-0 lead within 8 minutes of kickoff.

With Timo Werner given a much needed break from the starting lineup, Chelsea’s new look attack were all over the Palace defence, with a new found cutting edge and precision.

Havertz scores against Crystal Palace

Kai Havertz excelled upfront, opening the scoring for the Blues before providing the assist for Pulisic to score their second.

The reliable Mason Mount delivered a well taken free kick which Kurt Zouma leaped highest to head in a third for Chelsea.

Christian Benteke scores against Chelsea

Christian Benteke pulled one back for the hosts, heading in from a brilliant cross. Pulisic made it 4-1 tapping into an unguarded net after brilliant work from Mount and Reece James -The American’s second goal of the day to cap off a brilliant week for the Blues.

It was a comfortable evening for Thomas Tuchel’s men who will now turn their attentions to Tuesday, when they’ll be taking on Porto in the second leg of their Champions League Quarter final tie. Chelsea won 2-0 in the first leg in Seville.

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