Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace: Second Half Thread

Paul Gilham

Despite some defensive screwups and Crystal Palace scoring a goal from their one and only semi-coordinated attack (which still needed a semi-rash play by David Luiz, a semi-slow play by Branislav Ivanovic, and an entirely-crappy play by John Terry), Chelsea are looking comfortable.

Willian and Eden Hazard have been running the show, just like on midweek, and although it could all use a bit of extra sharpness, it's been good enough for a two-goal output in 45 minutes.

Fernando Torres opened the scoring with a real striker's goal, following in Willian's long-range effort and putting home the rebound off the post.  Well done, all around.

After Chamakh equalized (I know, right?), Ramires struck Chelsea back into the lead, going all Frank Lampard on Hazard's layoff and smacking it into the top corner.  Speroni had no chance.

So, up one and once again looking fairly comfortable.  Palace and Pulis have packed their own box for most of the half.  If they want anything out of the game, they'll have to open up.  But we should be grabbing another goal or three even without that.

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