Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace – Match Report – August 14, 2021


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Chelsea vs.  Crystal Palace - Match Report - August 14, 2021

In London, Chelsea kicked off their campaign with a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, a result that illustrates the magnitude of the task awaiting newly hired manager Patrick Vieira for the visitors.

Goals from defenders Marcos Alonso and Trevoh Chalobah – with his first goal for Chelse, on his Premier debut – and striker Chrisyian Pulisic were justly rewarded for a dominating performance by the team led by Thomas Tuchel.

The victory came three days after Chelsea won the UEFA Super Cup, beating Villarreal on penalties.

While the afternoon marked an excellent start for the Champions League winners, Palace could face a difficult campaign with Vieira, the former Arsenal and France star who replaced Roy Hodgson at the helm.

Vieira has promised to adopt a more offensive style than previous Palace coaches, but his team barely had a clear scoring opportunity at Stamford Bridge.


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