The reigning champions lost to Manchester United and Manchester City in their last two games, but things were rather more straightforward this time around and they should have claimed a more comprehensive win over Palace given the number of chances they created.
They were excellent against Barcelona though and were unfortunate not to win that game, and will have one eye on Wednesday's return leg. "It's important to have balance within the game because when we lose our balance it's very hard". Antonio Conte has cut a disgruntled figure throughout the campaign and it would be something of a surprise if the Italian remained in charge at Stamford Bridge next season.
Conte must decide whether to play Alvaro Morata or Olivier Giroud up front, or to continue with Eden Hazard as a false nine in tactics which were criticised following the lacklustre loss at City. We need to have a good performance, to get three points.
The academy youngster wanted to leave Palace in January for first-team football but stayed and has broken through because of injuries to Hodgson's back line.
The struggle for Chelsea is to secure one of the four Champions League places. We are talking about a player with great experience. It's a pity at the end we conceded the goal and then we played three minutes a bit nervous because after you dominate the game you hope to feel the game more relaxed. So when you have a player out for anything length of time there's always a risk you'll push for him to come back earlier than he should.
Conte also confirmed that the game against Palace would certainly come too soon for long-term absentee David Luiz and Ross Barkley. They are expected to be without the likes of Connor Wickham, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Bakary Sako, Julian Speroni and Mamadou Sakho. Chelsea are down on confidence, face Barcelona not long after this game and could be there for the taking. This means that Townsend should be very motivated to perform at the highest level against one of the best sides in the league, particularly with the World Cup in Russian Federation fast approaching.
The PS4's latest system software update is out now for everyone, after its initial beta , and it adds a lot of new features. The Quick Menu now has a drop down custom friends list, as well, giving you an easy way to see who's online.
Tillerson arrived in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous nation, on Wednesday on the first leg of his African visit. Mahamat, on Tillerson's remarks about China's roles in Africa, said the African continent had many partnerships.
That agreement requires him to offer information on any matters that special counsel Robert Mueller deems relevant. Manafort is innocent of the Virginia charges, his spokesman Jason Maloni said after the indictment was announced.
James Gomez, Amnesty International's director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said the UN's new findings "sadly echo our own". Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has estimated that at least 6,700 Rohingya were killed in the first month of the crackdown alone.
As is the case with all first-round picks, he received an original four-year contract with a team option for a fifth year. In Fitzpatrick's first season with the Bucs, he played in six games with three starts, finishing with a 2-1 record.
CBI has been successful in getting custody of Karti Chidambaram till March 12 2018 from a special court today. For one year, you (CBI) couldn't find the firm's registered office which is your main accused.
His medical file and salary factored prominently into his release from Seattle, which drafted him in the fifth round in 2011. Despite coming off of a major injury, Sherman is expected to receive plenty of interest from National Football League teams.
Justice Misra said: "Let us assume for a moment that in the extreme event the marriage is a disguise to commit an offence". Hadiya Jahan, who is in her 20s, was born into a Hindu family, but converted to Islam and married a Muslim man.
However, if you're playing on PlayStation 4 you don't need to pay for PS Plus in order to play, so you really can play for free. How Much is the Fortnite App? "Play when you want, where you want", Epic said, despite the lack of Xbox One support.
Busts of Gandhi, Ambedkar defaced
Over the last three days, statues of Periyar and Syama Prasad Mookerjee were vandalised in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. According to reports, the man crawled up the statue and destroyed a spectacle and a garland.
Stephen Curry leaves game vs. Spurs with ankle injury
Bell will be re-evaluated by team doctors Tuesday, sidelining him for Friday's game in Portland and Sunday's game in Minnesota. He had to sit out of 11 games earlier this season after he sprained his right angle during the game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Sam Nunberg Says He Will Refuse Subpoena in Russia Probe
Mueller has indicted 13 Russians and four former Trump aides, three of whom have entered plea deals involving co-operation. Nunberg then went on multiple MSNBC and CNN shows to publicize his refusal to comply with the Mueller probe.
Should Trump Welcome the Saudi Crown Prince?
Lambeth PalaceThe archbishop of Canterbury held a private meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown prince on Thursday morning. They discussed Saudi Arabia's " Vision 2030 " initiative, which is Mr Bin Salman's plan for the future of his country.
Jimmy Kimmel Claps Back at Trump's Oscars Ratings Dig
As is now routine, he poked fun at President Donald Trump and the current political climate. "Such an incredible, brutal shame". In Canada, CTV said the award show peaked with 5.6 million viewers when Allison Janney accepted her supporting actress award.
Passengers Told To AVOID Sydney Airport This Morning
A spokeswoman for Qantas told Daily Mail Australia terminal 3 had not been affected, and flights were running as normal. It affected systems including the airport's CCTV, meaning passengers could not be screened for about two hours.
Chip & Joanna Gaines Are Having a Baby Boy
Recently, the couple made headlines after announcing the news of their new television show , "Behind the Design". Since the new baby is a son, a name beginning with D would continue the tradition of his two older brothers.