Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew hailed Chelsea’s strong performance as Chelsea earned a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace this afternoon.
Pardew said: “They block your angled pass to your wide players. It was tough to get the ball to them.
“I felt for our offensive players. It was the toughest game they’ve had.
“We’ve all come against this (3-4-3 formation) before but it’s a system they have outstanding players in.
“They have outstanding players, forget the system. They had some great performances today. They asked questions and they don’t make errors.”