MX23RW : Tuesday, January 22 11:13:32
Mar 10, 2018 at 5.30pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,800
Chelsea
2-1
Crystal Palace
Willian (25'), Kelly (32' og.)
FT(HT: 2-0)

Willian: 'Chelsea should have killed the game'

Willian: 'We should have killed the game'
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Chelsea winger Willian admits that his side almost paid the price for failing to kill off Crystal Palace in the first half of their 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea winger Willian has admitted that his side wasted a number of chances to kill off Crystal Palace during their 2-1 victory over the Eagles at Stamford Bridge this evening.

The hosts dominated proceedings in the first half and went into the break with a 2-0 lead courtesy of one from Willian and a Martin Kelly own goal.

It could have been even more comfortable for Antonio Conte's side, but they missed a number of chances which almost proved costly when Palace threatened a late second-half fightback.

Chelsea eventually held on for all three points, though, bringing an end to a run of successive defeats in the top flight.

"In games like that you have to kill the game, 2-0 is dangerous, we should've scored more but didn't," Willian told BT Sport.

The victory takes Chelsea to within two points of the Champions League places, although that gap will grow to four if Tottenham Hotspur beat Bournemouth on Sunday.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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