All the Best Stats as Frank Lampard’s Chelsea Youngsters Beat Crystal Palace

Chelsea continued their rich vein of Premier League form with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The victory was Chelsea’s sixth consecutive league win, the first time the Blues have won six on the bounce since the back end of their 2016/17 title winning campaign under Antonio Conte. ​

In May 2017, Chelsea wrapped up the league with victory against West Brom, before showing no signs of letting up despite having the title in the bag, as they beat Watford and then hammered Sunderland to register their sixth win on the trot. 

​Chelsea have recaptured that title winning form as two second half goals saw them ease past ​Crystal Palace in Roy Hodgson’s 300th game as a Premier League manager. 

The win was also a milestone for boss Frank Lampard. As reported by Opta, Lampard became only the seventh English manager to win six consecutive Premier League games, the first since Alan Pardew at Newcastle back in 2012. 

Chelsea and Lampard have prided themselves on blooding the products of the Chelsea academy this season, and Saturday’s victory was no different.


The Blues fielded their youngest ever Premier League starting XI, with an average age of 24 years and 88 days. This was the youngest starting XI of any team in the Premier League this season.

Unsurprisingly, two youngsters were on the scoresheet for Chelsea. Tammy Abraham’s composed finish gave the Blues the lead, as the 22-year-old moved up to ten league strikes for the season.

That goal also made Abraham the second youngest player in Chelsea history to reach double figures in the Premier League. Only Arjen Robben (21 years and 342 days) has achieved the feat earlier. 

Christian Pulisic continued his impressive form in front of goal, as he wrapped up the Chelsea win 11 minutes from time.

The 22-year-old headed in from close range for his third goal in three games. This makes him the fourth American to score in three consecutive Premier League matches, after Clint Dempsey, Joe Max-Moore and Roy Wegerle. 

Chelsea sit third in the table after the win. Frank Lampard’s young side have taken full advantage of Manchester City and Liverpool meeting on Sunday, as they continue to make up ground on the top two.


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