Chelsea's Alvaro Morata stars with two-goal performance vs. Crystal Palace
04 November, 2018, 21:44 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
Chelsea forward, Eden Hazard is waiting for a signal from Real Madrid before he decides on his future at Stamford Bridge, according to reports. His current demeanour, though, should betray growing belief.
Willian had an effort correctly ruled out for offside three minutes later and Hazard was sent out to warm up early in the second half. The Spaniard controlled the ball beautifully in the penalty area.
Morata opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark and struck again midway through the second half to restore the Blues' lead after Andros Townsend had equalised.
But Palace levelled in the 53rd minute, McArthur sending Townsend clear of David Luiz to rifle a superb strike across Kepa and into the bottom-left corner.
The Belgium worldwide immediately set up Alvaro Morata's second of the afternoon with a fine free kick. Shortly afterward Pedro swept home to make it 3-1 and the game was safe.
Chelsea were troubled by Palace's organisation and speed on the counter-attack for long spells before Morata and Pedro Rodriguez scored to put the game out of reach, but their eighth win of the Premier League season keeps them unbeaten and brings them back to within two points of Manchester City.
The Blues now refocus their attention on the Premier League, and with last weekend's demolition job at Burnley still fresh in the memory, they'll be confident of adding three more points to their tally against a struggling Crystal Palace side. "It is better to play and get experience".
Hazard picked up a knock in Chelsea's 2-2 draw with Manchester United and has missed playing time ever since.
In the opening stages of this game, Roy Hodgson's men were so positive that optimism grew for a genuine contest.
FW Willian, 6 - This was his 11th start in a row and while he generally looks more unsafe cutting in from the left flank, there was a noticeable lack of pop and imagination in his play against Palace's massed defensive ranks. Perhaps Chelsea could even suffer their first defeat of the season to a side that were just positive enough to scare them, but sensible enough to stay solid.
Mourinho actually needs a new striker, as both Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford have not totally convinced this season with only five goals between them in 24 competitive games, but Moses could fit in. His only other options?
The US has worked closely with the YPG in the fight against ISIS in Syria, straining relations between Washington and Ankara . Central Command said in a news release that a ground force commander agreed on by both countries will lead the joint patrols.
The Shanghai Composite index rebounded 1.2 percent to 2,573.33 and South Korea's Kospi picked up 1.3 percent to 2,021.82. The euro fell to $1.1390 from $1.1412.Tokyo's Nikkei 225 sank 0.2 percent and Seoul's Kospi lost 1.5 percent.
Arsene Wenger says taking charge of a Premier League club would be "odd" after teasing a return to management early next year. Wenger added he will "certainly not" manage in England again out of respect for Arsenal .
Punters are hoping champion mare Winx can make history on Saturday and claim her fourth straight Cox Plate victory. But, when asked how she pulled up, Chris Waller tells Alan Jones his horse is doing just fine.
It was his second four-wicket haul in eight matches since his comeback to the ODI team during the Asia Cup in September. The two sides now head to Kolkata on Sunday for the first of three T20 internationals.
Shortly after her speech, Winfrey posted videos on Instagram of herself going door to door canvassing for Abrams. Abrams is running on a campaign that includes Medicaid expansion, and "common-sense gun control", Winfrey noted.
In summer 2010, Graham considered introducing a constitutional amendment to change existing law to end birthright citizenship . What's even scarier is that even if he decides to sign an "executive order", there is no branch of government to stop him.
Despite surging output, concerns lingered ahead of the start of U.S. sanctions against Iran's petroleum exports from next week. One is high oil prices, and in many countries they're directly related to consumer prices.
Xi also said he and Trump expressed hopes to expand bilateral trade cooperation, Xi was quoted as saying on CCTV state television. Kudlow believes that an economic downturn in China will have "very modest effect" on the US economy and small businesses.
Indian public refineries like Mangalore has also been buying Iranian oil but not in the numbers that they were earlier. India has held several rounds of conversations with the US, Iran and and other stakeholders on the issue.
Kemp, Abrams Near Even in Race For Georgia Governor
The Georgia gubernatorial race had already been fraught with a race-laden debate over ballot access and voter suppression . Abrams and Kemp are both condemning an automated telephone call filled with racist and anti-Semitic statements.
India Welcomes Waiver From U.S. Sanctions Against Iran
The EU says 12 consecutive reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency show that Iran has stuck to the terms of the deal. India and South Korea were also on the list, said a source familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.
One month on, where is Jamal Khashoggi's body?
The U.S.is urging Saudi Arabia to locate Khashoggi's body and return it to his family as soon as possible. The phone call is reported to have taken place on 9 October, a week after Khashoggi disappeared.
China bus plunged off bridge after woman attacked driver
Rescue teams, including more than 70 salvage vessels, underwater drones and floating cranes, were sent to the site. In response, the driver takes a hand off the steering wheel and grapples with the woman for a couple of seconds.