Giroud singles out one player for praise after Crystal Palace win

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud was among the scorers as Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.

Giroud scored the opening goal, before Christian Pulisic thundered a left-footed strike into the left top corner of the net for Chelsea’s second.

While it seems Chelsea were cruising to a comfortable victory, Wilfried Zaha turned the game around with a strike from 30 yards that beat Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The game became tense, and second-half substitute Tammy Abraham scored the third for Chelsea. The two-goal lead didn’t last as Palace scored immediately after to set up a tense finish to the game.

Late on, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga pulled a stunning save to deny Palace from scoring a stoppage time goal.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has singled out Kepa for praise because of the late save he made.

“We were a bit nervous because they were pushing to come back and to get the draw but we’ve been strong at the end,” the Frenchman told Chelsea TV.

“The save of Kepa at the end is amazing. It was a bit of a tough time at the end but we stuck together, defended well but most important is the three points and the win.

“Everything was not perfect tonight but we take it with great pleasure.”

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