Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 2: Jose Mourinho uses forward Kenedy at left-back as frustration with Chelsea defence grows

ANALYSIS: Sako the star play at Stamford Bridge on a great day for Crystal Palace

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STAR PLAYER

Sako: To think the former Wolves forward was available on a free transfer this summer and Alan Pardew had to be persuaded by Palace chief Steve Parrish to sign him. Two starts, two match-winning goals for the Mali man.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Joel Ward: Moments after Falcao's fine first Chelsea goal, the right-back popped up in the hosts' six-yard box to head in the decisive goal. What he was doing there, no-one knows.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Pardew picked a physical side who were more intimidating than intimidated. With Chelsea less than convincing so far this term, he was determined to exploit their fragility and did so. So unhappy with his defence is Mourinho that he threw on forward Kenedy at left-back (pictured above). Falcao scored soon after his introduction, but Chelsea could not equalise.

 

MOAN OF THE MATCH

Chelsea's defeat is likely to be the focus, rather than Palace's success. There are plenty of questions for the champions to answer. Palace's first win at Stamford Bridge since 1982 was deserved, though.

WHO'S UP NEXT?

Everton v Chelsea (Premier League, Saturday 12 September)

Crystal Palace v Manchester City (Premier League, Saturday 12 September)

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