Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was the hero as the Blues earned a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Pedro was also on the scoresheet for the hosts in this all-London affair, with James McArthur levelling the match for Roy Hodgson’s Palace side shortly after half-time.

The win moves Chelsea up to second place in the Premier League table, above Liverpool on goal difference.

Here is how rated the Blues’ side as they extended their unbeaten streak to 16 matches in all competitions.

Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga – Made just one save against Palace; the club’s record-signing has struggled to keep clean sheets in the top-flight on home soil this term. 6.32

Right-back: Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea’s lowest-rated defender on Sunday, but captained them for an eleventh consecutive league match. 6.38

Centre-back: Antonio Rudiger – The German international won six aerial duels and completed 97% of his attempted passes. 6.86

Centre-back: David Luiz – The Brazilian won two tackles and had 8.6% of the total match possession, only Jorginho had more. 7.10

Left-back: Marcos Alonso – Alonso created Pedro’s goal late on and made the most tackles (5) in the match. 7.62

Centre-midfield: N’Golo Kante – World Cup winner N’Golo Kante made two key passes, only two players managed more. 6.78

Centre-midfield: Jorginho – The Italian completed 95% of his attempted passes and won two tackles before being replaced by Cesc Fabregas. 6.79

Centre-midfield: Ross Barkley – A difficult afternoon for the in-form English midfielder, who was replaced by Mateo Kovacic. 6.17

Right-wing: Pedro – Spanish winger Pedro was WhoScored’s star man, creating the first of Morata’s goals and adding the Blues’ final goal. 9.23

Striker: Alvaro Morata – Scored two good goals from close-range; he could have had a hat-trick but failed to beat Wayne Hennessey after being sent clear through on goal. 8.74

Left-wing: Willian – The Brazilian scored shortly after Morata’s first, only for it to be disallowed for offside. 7.56


Cesc Fabregas – Fabregas struggled to get into the game after replacing Jorginho, but completed 88% of his attempted passes. 6.03

Mateo Kovacic – He completed three dribbles and 91% of his attempted passes after replacing Barkley, the second most in the whole Chelsea side. 6.86

Eden Hazard – An immediate impact from Eden Hazard, who created Morata’s second moments after replacing Willian, his fourth league assist this term. 7.34

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