Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea: Lone N’Golo Kante strike secures Blues valuable win

Chelsea have moved to within one point of Manchester City after N’Golo Kante’s goal downed Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Blues secured a narrow defeat of Roy Hodgson’s side, courtesy of Kante’s third goal of the season which was scored early in the second half.

Palace remain five points clear of relegation following their final match of 2018.

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Kante’s third goal of the season secured Chelsea a valuable win

Chelsea were deserving of their win, with Palace only truly threatening in the final minutes.

However, for all the Blues’ domination of the ball, they struggled to break down the host’ solid defence and find a way past the impressive Vicente Guaita in goal.

And their winning goal came from an unlikely source, with Kante getting on the end of David Luiz’s excellent pass to hit the back of the net.

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Kante took the ball brilliantly on his chest before striking past Guaita

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