Alvaro Morata slammed for his conduct at half-time in Crystal Palace win

Fabregas and Thierry Henry played together at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger

Fabregas and Thierry Henry played together at Arsenal under Arsene Wenger

Cesc Fabregas, Danny Drinkwater, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi were also missing for the trip to south London, leaving Chelsea short on numbers at a critical time of the season.

'The problem is his ankle. I don't know. He is fit. We have to wait for [Monday]. I think that, later in the evening, I will see the doctor for the first results, but I think the real result will only be known [on Monday].

'In the last two days I think we were a bit unlucky. If it is serious, don't be surprised if we push forward with our interest in signing a new striker this January. Fabregas has a neck problem.

In the last five minutes, Wilfried Zaha blasted over, while substitute Connor Wickham repeated the trick shortly afterwards as Palace fired another blank.

Chelsea laboured for long spells against a disciplined but relatively unambitious Palace side, hitting the post twice in the first half from Willian's curling free kick and Ross Barkley's overhead kick from a corner.

Mrinal Sen passes away: PM, Amitabh Bachchan leads tributes for film titan
He debuted in 1955 with " Raat Bhore " and found local acclaim with " Neel Akasher Neechey " (1959) and "Baishey Shravana" (1960). He was a victor of multiple National and global awards including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest film honour.

Eden Hazard has found himself deployed in a No 9 position on occasion with Morata not a go-to for Sarri and Giroud's injury could see the Blues look to bolster their striking options in January.

"I think Alvaro of course is better in the box, maybe he is better to attack spaces, but I have to say Eden is improving". "We were in full control of the match".

"Alvaro's potential is that he's a very good player, as you know". But for 85 minutes we were in full control without conceding anything to the opponents.

Speaking to BBC Sport after Kante's opener, Sutton said: "It was a brilliant run from the right straight into the centre, but N'Golo Kante still had a lot to do to hook the ball past Vicente Guaita".

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.