The Eagles left Stamford Bridge with all three points thanks to second half goals from Bakary Sako and Joel Ward as they ruined Blues manager Jose Mourinho’s 100th home game in charge of the West London outfit.
The defeat in the London derby means they have already lost twice this season and are now eight points behind current leaders Manchester City after this afternoon’s events and the defence of their title has begun in the worst possible fashion.
However, credit must go out to Palace and manager Alan Pardew as they continue to show why they are such a threat especially away from home and have now picked up nine points from a possible 12 in their opening four games of the season.
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Take a look at the reaction on Twitter as Mourinho’s special occasion was ruined:
— Ahmed (@Ahmed91Gooner) August 29, 2015
THIS IS FOR THE PALACE PALACE PALACE AND THATS THE WAY WE LIKE IT WE LIKE IT WE LIKE IT WHAOAOOOOAOOOOOOO WHAAOAOOAOOOOOOOOO WHAOAOAOOOOOOOO
— Winless Rafa Benitez (@notRonaIdo) August 29, 2015
When Radamel Falcao scores his first goal for Chelsea but Palace score straight away after. pic.twitter.com/Au5vvzsv3d
— MUFC Report (@TrueRedDevils) August 29, 2015
Well done Palace…… pic.twitter.com/XHfJRzDQs7
— East Lower (@Arsenes_Glasses) August 29, 2015
Well bloody done Palace though. ???????? Have a bit of a soft spot for them.. especially after their heroic 3-3 come back we will never forget ????????
— Hayley B (@Hayles_101) August 29, 2015
Get in Palace. pic.twitter.com/zi1vFPWwjW
— NoNetNoSpend (@Gooner_In_BCN) August 29, 2015
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace pic.twitter.com/s6EbRUJAPH
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) August 29, 2015