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Moses benched as Chelsea edge Palace

Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in a Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Brazilian winger Willian got the hosts ahead with a goal that was aided by a deflection off Palace defender Martin Kelly, who later scored an own goal to double Chelsea’s lead.

Roy Hodgson’s men pulled one goal back at the stroke of 90 minutes, as Patrick van Aanholt’s strike raised their hopes of earning at least a point from the game.

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But Chelsea held on, and saw the game end in their favour, leaving Palace in the bottom three on the table.

With the win, the Blues revived their hope of finishing in top four. They remain fifth but reduced the gap on fourth-placed Tottenham, who play Bournemouth on Sunday.

Chelsea will play next in the UEFA Champions League against Barcelona on Wednesday, hoping to secure qualification for the quarter-finals.

 

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