If Chelsea fails to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, a key player set to leave

Kai Havertz performed admirably as Chelsea battled to a crucial 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in today’s Premier League match, relieving pressure on under-fire manager Graham Potter.

Havertz seals crucial win for Graham Potter in today's EPL match against Chelsea 1-Palace 0

Chelsea paid tribute to Gianluca Vialli before and during their first game at Stamford Bridge since the tragic death of their legendary former player and manager at the age of 58 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, while new signing Mykhaylo Mudryk watched from a directors’ box and was presented to fans at half-time after completing his stunning £89 million transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Havertz seals crucial win for Graham Potter in today's EPL match against Chelsea 1-Palace 0

Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace: Match Preview, Analysis, And Kickoff Time

In a tense London derby in SW6, Spanish goalkeepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and Vicente Guaita were both kept busy with a string of impressive saves that kept the scoreless until four minutes past the hour, when Havertz rose to meet Hakim Ziyech‘s pinpoint cross following an effective short corner to punish some sluggish Palace defending and plant what proved to be the winning header into the net.

By michel

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