Crystal Palace were on the receiving end of a 3-1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Eagles travelled across London as the clear underdogs but turned in a valiant display as Maurizio Sarri’s ruthless Blues turned in a clinical second-half showing to come away with all three points.
Chelsea took the lead in the first-half as Alvaro Morata continued his positive run of form to make it 1-0.
Palace did, however, strike back against the Blues as Andros Townsend clinically converted an unlikely equaliser for his side following praise from Roy Hodgson during the week.
Chelsea proved to have too much quality in the final third in the second half, however. Morata was able to expertly finish his second of the match before Pedro added a third for the hosts.
Palace will be happy with their efforts at Stamford Bridge but will rue missed opportunities.
Here are our player ratings from the match.
Wayne Hennessey - 6
A fairly standard game for Hennessey. He had little chance with the goals.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka - 6
Wasn’t at his best but was by no means bad. Made some good tackles in the early stages.
James Tomkins - 5
Tomkins didn’t impose himself on proceedings. Morata tended to have the better of him throughout the fixture.
Mamadou Sakho - 4
Sakho struggled against Chelsea. He was sloppy and his defending for the second goal was horrendous.
Patrick van Aanholt - 5
A pretty ineffective display from Van Aanholt. He was limited going forward and struggled at the back.
Luka Milivojevic - 5
A rather indifferent display from Milivojevic. He didn’t have an impact but wasn’t notably unimpressive.
Cheikhou Kouyate - 7
Kouyate had a good game. He surged forward when possible and was aggressive in his duels.
James McArthur - 6
Assisted Townsend’s goal and was effervescent if unspectacular in midfield.
Max Meyer - 6
Meyer was creative in the first half but his influence faded as the game progressed.
Andros Townsend - 8
Took his goal very, very well. He also worked hard for the team, contributing in defensive and attacking transition. He was a shining light for Palace.
Wilfried Zaha - 7
Zaha was typically inventive and was keen to trouble Chelsea’s defenders with his quick feet. His final ball was lacking but he was clearly a threat.
Jordan Ayew – 5: Worked hard but was ineffective once again.
Jeffrey Schlupp – N/A: Had little time to make an impact.