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Axel Disasi jumps onto Chelsea fans who knock over advertising board in win at Crystal Palace

Axel Disasi jumps onto Chelsea fans who subsequently knock over the advertising board in a 3-1 win at Crystal Palace on Monday.

Jefferson Lerma’s fine strike had at first put Crystal Palace ahead in the first half; but Conor Gallagher’s fine strike levelled the scores 90 seconds after the restart.

The former Crystal Palace loanee netted again late on, followed by Enzo Fernandez in stoppage time, and boy was the scenes in the away end quite something.

The result puts more misery on Roy Hodgson, with Crystal Palace remaining five points above the Premier League relegation zone, while Chelsea go into the top 10, jumping above Wolves with 34 points but are some 13 points off fourth-placed Tottenham.

30′ Jefferson Lerma scores
46′ Christopher Nkunku replaced Noni Madueke
47′ Conor Gallagher scores
61′ Levi Colwill replaced Thiago Silva
70′ Jefferson Lerma cautioned
79′ Daniel Muรฑoz cautioned
79′ Naouirou Ahamada replaced Will Hughes
79′ Raheem Sterling replaced Nicolas Jackson
84′ Alfie Gilchrist replaced Malo Gusto
84′ Odsonne Edouard replaced Matheus Franรงa
90’+1′ Conor Gallagher scores
90’+2′ Axel Disasi cautioned
90’+4′ Enzo Fernandez scores
90’+5′ – Nicolas Jackson cautioned

Player ratings

Crystal Palace:ย Henderson (6), Munoz (6), Andersen (7), Richards (6), Mitchell (7), Lerma (7), Hughes (7), Wharton (7), Franca (6), Ayew (6), Mateta (6).

Subs used:ย Ahamada (6), Edouard (n/a).

Chelsea:ย Petrovic (7), Gusto (7), Disasi (6), Silva (7), Chilwell (6), Fernandez (7), Caicedo (6), Gallagher (8), Palmer (7), Madueke (7), Jackson (6).

Subs used:ย Nkunku (6), Colwill (7), Sterling (6), Gilchrist (n/a).

Player of the match:ย Conor Gallagher.


Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, speaking to Sky Sports: “It was a tough win. We weren’t good enough in the first half and we had to stick together to get the job done. We are buzzing with the three points.”

On the half-time team talk: “He [Pochettino] said stay confident and we need to better and quicker on the ball. They played well. We had to stick together as a team and the early goal helped to settle it. We managed to get a couple at the end.”

On tactical changes: “The gaffer gave us more structure in their half of the pitch to try and create more chances. It was really good from the manager and helped us play better in the second half. When we scored early we knew we had to go on and win it but it was getting later in the match. My calf started cramping up and then to get that goal. It was an amazing feeling and the lads are buzzing.”

Asked in his Sky interview about almost running 13km in the match Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher, adds: “I always want to run as hard as I can for the team, it didn’t feel like I ran that far today because we had a lot of the ball.”

On his position: “I’ve played in a number of positions this season, more so holding midfield. I’m happy to play anywhere for the manager. I’m happy wherever I play. No problem.

“We’ve got some massive games coming up and we’ll keep trying to improve. It’s about consistency for us. We’ve had some games where we’ve been good and some where we’ve been terrible.”

On Palace’s fans: “I do love them, that’s the thing but you can’t beat that feeling. I’m sorry Palace fans.”

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson speaking to BBC Sport: โ€It was extremely cruel but the game is about goals and unfortunately we made mistakes which led to goals and I thought it was harsh because our defending was good.

“We didnโ€™t make that many errors and our goalkeeper was not exactly peppered with shots. The third goal is a nail in the coffin but when you are 2-1 down with a few minutes to go all teams do the same and throw everybody forward hoping a ball will bounce kindly for an equaliser.

“It led to an aggravated defeat but I donโ€™t think that is a fair reflection on the way the game was played. I think we deserved to come off with at least one point.”

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Sky Sports: “We were flat in the first 45 minutes, very disappointing. We need to react to the game. We need to avoid that and start a game like this so flat. Maybe there was a foul when we conceded. We started the second half really well and we scored. It was a tough game but I’m so pleased.

“We just want to build our confidence and realise we need to be more consistent. We used two strikers in between the centre back and the full back. We put Gusto and Chilwell higher and moved the ball quicker with Enzo in a number 10 role. It helped us score.”

Hodgson speaking to BBC Sport: โ€We had our share of chances in the second half and they were not cutting through us. You know with the quality of players they have it is going to be a tough ask defensively but I thought our players stood up and defended as well as they possibly could.

“I feel extremely sorry for them because to go home and sleep on that defeat is going to be very tough for everybody.

“The fans were very good throughout. They must be gutted because like me at 85 minutes I was not thinking we are going to lose this game. I thought we were at least coming away with a point.”

Asked if he is confident of keeping Palace in the Premier League Hodgson added: “I am confident we can do that. At the moment we are playing without three or four of our most experienced and quality players and they won’t be out until the end of the season.

“I am not concerned we are going to be relegated and the way the players played tonight, if you add the quality to that, I don’t think we need to be too concerned about relegation. We are not complacent about it but I believe in the team and players and believe they will pull us through.”

Hodgson, speaking to Sky Sports: “From the way the fans were it seems they thought the same. Their support was really good. We shot ourselves in the foot to a certain extent. Our lead lasted one minute into the second half. I think we were value for the 1-1. The third goal for them was the match winner.

“I can only hope that the fans are realistic. We have injury problems and we have some young players making debuts and finding their way in the game. I would like to think they take those things into consideration. There are still 14 matches left in the season. I don’t know what the attitudes are going to be.”

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino speaking to BBC Sport: โ€œWe saw two different sides. In the first half we were so flat and I was so disappointed. In the second half much better and I am very pleased with how we finished the game. We deserved the three points.

โ€œThe energy wasnโ€™t the right energy and the intensity we showed was not great. We dominated but we played so slowly and they way we conceded, we cannot allow to give this type of option to the opponent.

โ€œIt is a massive win. That is our challenge to be consistent but this type of fixture will help us build our confidence.โ€

On Conor Gallagher being compared to Frank Lampard: “I think Frank Lampard is a legend and one of the greatest midfielders in the history of football. Conor is still young and still has time to achieve this level but he is doing a fantastic job for us. We are so happy with him.”

There was plenty of reaction online as Axel Disasi jumps onto Chelsea fans who knock over the advertising board in their side’s win at Crystal Palace…

@RJones1905: Heโ€™s fully got a screw loose and Iโ€™m here for it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

@frankieturner_: Has anyone checked on the chap in the yellow shirt bottom right ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

@James__164: Football needs much more of this

@jrcaulf: Scenes to go 10th

@LEWISHJS98: 10th, 20 pts off top. My lord.

@Keironpfc20: This is what we wanna see

@sfjlobe_8: I will never get bored of this video

@tel_CFC: The guy in the yellow away shirt getting taken out tho ๐Ÿ˜‚

@RonnieGaffney3: Wicked that is ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

@BenGodw02673904: Wiped out a few fans ๐Ÿ˜‚

@CFCRobL: most ‘worth it’ yellow of all time, this

@nicolechels_x: Brilliant, he ended up being about 8 rows deep ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

@steviechels10: Before… I was a bit unsure of DISASI…. After…. seeing this… PROPER CHELS ๐Ÿ’™ LEGEND crowd surfing in the away end ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’ชโœจ

@Haroldiinho_: Certain members of this team are finally starting to understand and connect with the fans. Slowly but surely.

@BlueDayPod: That is hilarious ๐Ÿ˜‚

@micky3quid: Quality that. Could see what it meant to him. The support and atmosphere at Villa last week and tonight has been outstanding as well ๐Ÿ‘

@cfcanalys1s: Disasi flattened a Chelsea fan ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ญ I love him #CFC #Chelsea

@NLisewsky: Disasi gets it. He is already one of my favourite players. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ

@jenslenssees: This gets funnier every time time I watch it

@CJHCFC1994: Disasi gives me Rudiger vibes in terms of his personality lol ๐Ÿ˜…

@ChelseanewsTV9: I love this guy so much Disasi ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ #CFC #ChelseaFC #Disasi #PremierLeague

@CFC__Edd: Moments like this are what we have been missing for a while. Show that it means something. Great win, first half wasnโ€™t great but a win away from home. Now letโ€™s kick on

@Luke1990W: Itโ€™s even better from this angle ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

@BiggT_Creative: This earned the best yellow card in the history of football ๐Ÿคฃ

@LeonDuke: Disasi, worth a yellow all day ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŸจ

@waveythefirst: PROPER CHELS!!!!

@Sam94Carefree: Best thing heโ€™s done all season ๐Ÿคฃ

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