Alvaro Morata scored twice and Pedro scored Chelsea’s third as the Blues beat Crystal Palace 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to reclaim second spot in the Premier League.
The victory over Crystal Palace keeps Chelsea within two points of leaders Manchester City and sees Maurizio Sarri equal the record for the most games without defeat by a new Premier League manager.
Here are seven things you should know after Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace:
Chelsea are undefeated in our opening 11 Premier League matches of this season (W8 D3 L0) – the Blues won the league in the previous two seasons we achieved this (2005-06 and 2014-15).
Maurizio Sarri is unbeaten in his first 11 Premier League games as Chelsea manager – this is the joint-longest unbeaten start by a Premier League manager, equalling the record set by Frank Clark in 1994.
Crystal Palace have taken just five points from their last 10 Premier League matches (W1 D2 L7).
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games – one more than in his previous 23 appearances in the competition combined (3).
Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend has scored three Premier League goals against Chelsea – more than he has against any other opponent.
Eden Hazard assisted Alvaro Morata’s second goal for Chelsea just 91 seconds after coming on as a substitute.
Pedro has ended on the winning side in 39 of the 40 home top-flight matches he’s scored in during his career (26 of 27 with Barcelona, 13 of 13 with Chelsea), drawing the other with Villarreal in January 2010.
Source: Sky Sports/Opta