It’s unfair that Chelsea beat us – Crystal Palace player says

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Crystal Palace star, Will Hughes has lamented his side’s Premier League loss to Chelsea on Monday night.

The Blues scored three second-half goals to turn the fixture on its head after Palace had gone ahead with a fine striker from Jefferson Lerma.

Chelsea are now 10th on the league table, with 34 points, while Palace are just five points above the relegation zone.

Hughes later told Premier League productions: “Not our performance on the whole, no, but it’s 3-1 for a reason, and that’s down to what we’ve done on the pitch.

“A lack of concentration, it’s happened far too many times this season. It’s just so frustrating because we’ve grafted for 90 minutes, you’d like to think we’d get something from that game, and it’s just, again, it’s the 90th minute.

“Like I said before, it’s a lack of concentration on our part. It’s the 90th minute, you don’t lose a game like that on a counter-attack, and we know that as a team, but the performance was much better.

“Over the 90 minutes, I think we deserved something out of the game, but like I said, it’s our own downfall.

“It’s not been going with us of late. Hopefully it’ll start to change, because the fight and the spirit is there, you can see that tonight, it’s just those minor details. Especially in this league, you’re going to get punished, and we did tonight.

“You can see by the performance tonight, the fight and the desire, the commitment that’s shown from the team against a top-quality side. We’ve been matching them for most of the game, and it’s those fine details that swing results in different ways, and that’s what happened tonight.”

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