(Watch Video) Enzo Fernandez scores! 90+4’… Crystal Palace 1-3 Chelsea

As Palace send players forward trying to get an equaliser, they get caught out on the counter attack once again.

Palmer runs into acres of space before threading a ball into the path of Fernandez.

He lifts the ball into the net, beating Henderson at his near post.

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(Watch Video) Gallagher scores again! 90+2… Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea

Sterling sets Palmer away down the right wing.

He cuts inside and holds the ball up, waiting for some support and spots Gallagher just inside the box.

Gallagher hits the ball first time and into the bottom corner of the goal.

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(Watch Video) Gallagher scores! 48’… Crystal Palace 1-1 Chelsea

Gusto does well down the right flank and gets a cross into the box.

The ball comes to Gallagher, bouncing just in front of him.

He reacts well and volleys the ball past Henderson in the Palace goal.

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Arsenal Player Ratings vs Crystal Palace: Martinelli, Magalhaes shine as Gunners return to winning ways

The Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be delighted to have seen his side get back to winning ways after the Gunners smashed Crystal Palace 5-0 on Saturday, ending a four-game winless run in all competitions.

David Raya (7/10):

Good day’s work for the keeper. There was one poor clearance but he made amends straight away by making a sharp diving save. Produced a superb throw to Jesus to start the breakaway for Trossard’s goal.

Ben White (6/10):

Played a couple of nice defence-splitting passes to open up the Palace backline in the first half.

William Saliba (7/10):

Good battle with Jean-Philippe Mateta. Calm and composed as always. Did one lovely turn that drew gasps from the crowd.

Gabriel Magalhaes (8/10):

Showed his quality from set pieces yet again. Capped an excellent display with two fine headers, even if the second did eventually go down as an own goal.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (7/10):

Always involved. Arteta will be happy to have him back after his injury lay-off.

Declan Rice (7/10):

Lovely corner to set up the first goal. Couple of loose passes, but aside from that a typically solid display. Limped off towards the end, which will be a bit of a worry to Arteta.

Martin Odegaard (7/10):

Led the press as always and worked hard, but was unable to really hurt Palace from an attacking point of view.

Kai Havertz (6/10):

On the fringes of things. Had a couple of nice moments but was never a major threat.

Bukayo Saka (6/10):

Palace coped with him quite well. Saw plenty of the ball but not in areas that caused the visitors too many problems.

Gabriel Jesus (7/10):

Link-up play was nice and got his reward when he set up Trossard for the third goal.

Leandro Trossard (7/10):

Had one great chance in the second half which he miscued but he made amends with a fabulous turn and finish to make it 3-0.

Gabriel Martinelli (8/10):

Very bright cameo which he rounded off with two fines goals in stoppage time.

Emile Smith Rowe (6/10):

Got a huge cheer when he came on. Neat and tidy.

Jorginho (7/10):

Kept things ticking over after replacing Rice. Lovely assist for Martinelli’s second.

Eddie Nketiah (6/10):

On for the last 10 minutes and got an assist with a nice pass for Martinelli to make it 4-0.

Jakub Kiwior (N/A):

Replaced the injured Gabriel for the closing stages.

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Gabriel Martinelli nets brace as Arsenal crush hapless Crystal Palace

Arsenal have recorded a resounding and comfortable victory over Crystal Palace thanks to a brace from Gabriel Martinelli, one each from Gabriel Magalhaes and Leandro Trossard, plus a Dean Henderson own goal.

In truth, it was a hugely controlled performance from the Gunners, who cruised through that game and scored five goals from six shots on target.

A worrying afternoon for Crystal Palace though, who seemed to fold at the end of the game, and had generally limited their opponents to not that many chances for most of the game, but still conceded five.

Gabriel’s headed goal from a corner and a Dean Henderson own goal courtesy of another Gabriel header from a corner put Mikel Arteta’s side in control in the first-half. Leandro Trossard furthered their lead just short of the hour mark with a clinical finish from a sweeping move.

Substitute Gabriel Martinelli added gloss to the scoreline with two almost identical finishes in added time.

Palace, who are 14th, had a few chances of their own and almost equalised when Jefferson Lerma’s swerving shot was well-saved by David Raya shortly before Arsenal made it 2-0.

Such was Arsenal’s comfort that Arteta was able to make four substitutions late on with Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, Trossard and Gabriel all being given a breather.

Arsenal’s victory ended a run of three successive defeats in all competitions and put them level on 43 points with Aston Villa and champions Manchester City. Arsenal’s goal difference is superior to Villa’s but worse than City’s.

The past few weeks have been dispiriting for Arsenal who topped the Premier League before Christmas but whose title challenge stalled with a run of one win in five league games.

But Palace’s problems appear even greater with a banner being unfurled near the end that read: ‘Wasted Potential. On and off the pitch weak decisions are taking us backwards.’

They have won only once in their last ten league games and went out of the FA Cup to Everton on Wednesday, after which manager Roy Hodgson came under fire from the visiting fans.

Arsenal spent their mini winter break enjoying some warm weather training in Dubai and it appeared to have revived them.

They took the lead in the 11th minute when Rice’s corner was met by Gabriel who headed in from close range.

Another corner led to Arsenal’s second in the 37th minute as Gabriel again got clear and his header went in off Palace keeper Henderson.

Trossard effectively killed Palace off when he applied a clinical finish from Gabriel Jesus’s pass in the 59th minute.

With Palace in disarray, Martinelli then got in on the act with two silky finishes to give Arsenal’s goal difference a healthy boost and equal their best margin of victory in a Premier League derby.

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Crystal Palace star Zaha heaps praise on Chelsea loanee Gallagher, identifies particular quality he brings to team

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been singing the praises of Chelsea midfielder Connor Gallagher following his fantastic impact on-loan at Selhurst Park.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “He’s a very good player to be honest, the thing he brings is that energy that we need, I’m sure everyone has seen it.

“Having Macca [James McArthur] next to him as well, he runs around as well. Obviously its been a couple of games but everyone can see Conor’s potential because he’s young, so he’s only going to get better.”

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira equally praised Gallagher after the win over Tottenham Hotspur.

The Chelsea loanee was excellent in centre of midfield as Palace claimed an emphatic 3-0 victory at Selhurst Park.

“Conor loves football,” he said. “The energy he is bringing to the team is fantastic.

“He’s got a lot of energy and he would play well under any manager because of the passion he has for the game.”