What’s Hot and What’s Not from this weekend in the Premier League
HOT – Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace
Not many people would have backed Crystal Palace to get all three points at Chelsea on Saturday, despite their impressive recent run under Sam Allardyce.
And when they went 1-0 down after just four minutes, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Antonio Conte’s men were on their way to another comfortable home victory.
Yet the Eagles hit back brilliantly, with the outstanding Wilfried Zaha levelling proceedings and then assisting Christian Benteke to give the visitors the lead.
And then they produced a battling and resilient defensive display to thwart the league leaders, with goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey making several key saves, while the defensive efforts of Mamadou Sakho, James Tomkins, Joel Ward, Scott Dann, and Damien Delaney deserve mentions.
The win keeps Palace four points clear of the drop, but with four successive league victories, they look to be heading in the right direction under Allardyce.