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THE SUN 🔵 Chelsea make history vs Palace with feat they hadn’t managed for 119 years

CHELSEA made history by coming from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-1.

A double from Conor Gallagher against his former side rounded off by an Enzo Fernandez strike gave the Blues all three points at Selhurst Park.

Conor Gallagher, left, helped Chelsea create history
Conor Gallagher, left, helped Chelsea create historyCredit: Alamy
Chelsea boast an incredible record against Crystal Palace
Chelsea boast an incredible record against Crystal PalaceCredit: Getty

Jefferson Lerma had given the hosts a half-time lead after firing in a rocket from distance – his first goal for Crystal Palace.

But Chelsea sparked into life as the second half kicked off, with Gallagher equalising in the 47th minute.

And when he struck a low shot past Dean Henderson in stoppage time Chelsea were able to achieve a feat never before seen in their 119-year history.

They have now beaten Palace in 13 consecutive meetings, which is the longest winning run of league victories against the same team Chelsea have managed.

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Chelsea’s incredible record dates back to March 2018, when they beat the Eagles 2-1 thanks to a Willian strike and a Martin Kelly own goal.

The run even includes an FA Cup semi-final win from April 2022, with Chelsea scoring 31 goals across the 13 Prem games.

It is a sequence of results that has survived five managers – even Graham Potter and Maurizio Sarri.

Three points at Selhurst Park lifts Chelsea to 10th in the Premier League table – seven points off a possible European place.

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Mauricio Pochettino’s side can also qualify for the Europa Conference League if they beat Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final later this month.

They were outplayed in a recent visit to Anfield but now have some momentum after two wins on the bounce, though they do have Manchester City up next.

Mauricio Pochettino reacts to beating Crystal Palace 1-3
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