Eagles on the up, says rejuvenated Benteke

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Maybe it won't be a procession to the English Premier League trophy for Chelsea, after all.

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has claimed that his side deserved their 2-1 win over runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday.

Chelsea were beaten for just the second time in 18 home games under Conte and conceded twice for the first time since the January 4 loss at Tottenham, despite having Hazard back following a calf injury.

Chelsea will hope Costa quickly gets back into his groove as a crunch clash against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge is on the agenda for Wednesday.

While they also have to go to Manchester United later this month, Spurs have a trio of winnable games ahead against Swansea, Watford and Bournemouth. It adds a bit more pressure but the boys respond to that.

Police made three arrests after pyrotechnics were set off during Crystal Palace's 2-1 win at Chelsea on Saturday.

"In every game here, anything can happen because the league is so strong", Conte was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

Juergen Klopp became the first Reds manager to win his first three Merseyside derbies as his side won with goals from Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi, with Matthew Pennington replying for Everton.

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Ousmane Dembele timed his pass perfectly for Shinji Kagawa to beat the offside trap and the Japan midfielder unselfishly laid the ball off for Aubameyang's simple finish.

"I always said the league is finished when mathematically you have won it, otherwise you must play every game to try to win because in England there are no easy matches".

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Eden Hazard returned to Chelsea's starting XI against Palace, assisting Cesc Fabregas' opener, but it was another Belgian in Christian Benteke who stole the show with an incredibly audacious goal which turned out to be the victor.

Chelsea really need to win to steady the ship; if they were to lose two fixtures at Stamford Bridge in the space of five days they could be completely punctured.

City were one of the teams expected to challenge for the title, particularly after Guardiola's much-trumpeted appointment, but as the draw at Arsenal highlighted, they remain vulnerable in defence.

But Palace manager Sam Allardyce said: "Wilf is on a long contract Steve tells me, so there is not that danger at the moment of losing Wilf".