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Chelsea suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was frustrated with the result.

The Belgian revealed that the team did everything possible to bounce back after going down 2-1 so early in the game, despite opening the scoring, but the ball just wouldn’t go in.

“It’s disappointing, at half-time we came in and hoped to play better in the second half,” said Courtois after the game. “The first half wasn’t bad, we scored very early which was good against a team like Palace, but in two or three minutes we maybe lost a bit of concentration and gave away two goals.

“With the first Zaha did well, but then we were pushing forward, we left too many spaces in behind and they scored. We tried to fight back but the ball didn’t want to go in which is frustrating.

“After the second goal it was hard to break them down. We had a few chances, maybe not the biggest ones, but the ball didn’t fall for us.”

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