Date: 25th November 2015 at 12:28am
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3. Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace (August 29)

Despite Chelsea’s stuttering season, which currently sees them in 15th position with three home defeats, this was the first time they had been outplayed an their own patch.

In his 100th home league game in charge of the Blues, Jose Mourinho suffered just his second defeat, as Crystal Palace left Stamford Bridge with three points.

29 August 2015 - Barclays Premier League - Chelsea v Crystal Palace - Crystal Palace celebrate the winning goal from Joel Ward with their fans as dejected Chelsea players look on - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Palace celebrate Joel Ward’s winner

After a goalless first half, in which the hosts looked the better side and dominated possession, it was the Eagles who took the lead when Bakary Sako drove the ball home from Yannick Bolasie’s low cross.

The away side could then have extended their advantage, but Bolasie blazed the ball high and wide from close range.

Chelsea responded when substitute Radamel Falcao dived in to head his first goal for the club from a Pedro cross.

However, Alan Pardew’s side regained the lead immediately as the unlikely figure of full-back Joel Ward nodded in a late winner from the influential Sako’s cut-back.


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