Conor Gallagher sealed a remaining-gasp 2-1 win for Chelsea at Crystal Palace on Saturday, sinking the membership he played for on loan last season with a wonderful curling shot in coach Graham Potter’s first most suitable League game in price.
Gallagher — given a warm reception by using the house enthusiasts within the prematch heat-up — obtained a ball from fellow replacement Christian Pulisic, created a yard of space for himself after which bent the ball around Vicente Guaita within the Palace goal.
In advance, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had seized on a headed pass by way of Thiago Silva to score his first goal for Chelsea inside the thirty eighth minute and degree the healthy after Odsonne Edouard had given the hosts the lead within the seventh minute.
Palace were incensed that referee Chris Kavanagh had given Silva simplest a yellow card for denying Jordan Ayew a run on aim with the aid of handling a couple of minutes before the defender set up Aubameyang for his purpose.
Palace defender Nathaniel Clyne changed into injured as he challenged Silva and supervisor Patrick Vieira become proven a yellow card for remonstrating with Kavanagh over his selection no longer to provide Silva a purple card.
The result kept Potter’s men eight factors adrift of league leaders Arsenal however with a game in hand, underscoring the assignment he faces after changing Thomas Tuchel a month in the past.