Ben Chilwell shines as Chelsea thrash Crystal Palace

Ben Chilwell smashed a superb debut goal for Chelsea to start paying off his £50million transfer fee.


On his 100th Premier League appearance, the England left-back rammed in a 50th-minute back post opener to hand Frank Lampard his second top-flight win of the season.

Kurt Zouma headed a 66th-minute second to leave Lampard all smiles after a stuttering start to the campaign.

Chilwell, who set up the second, impressed along with Chelsea ’s other new signings, keeper Edouard Mendy and centre-back Thiago Silva.

Jorginho added a 77th-minute third from the spot after Tammy Abraham was upended by Tyrick Mitchell. Five minutes later Jorginho netted another penalty after Mahmadou Sakho bundled Havertz over.

The best chance for Roy Hodgson’s men came in the 63rd minute when Jordan Ayew’s diagonal effort forced a smart save from Mendy.

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