Twitter Reacts as Tammy Abraham Becomes PL Top Scorer & Christian Pulisic Shines for Chelsea

Chelsea ​have temporarily moved into second place in the Premier League thanks to goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic in Saturday’s early kick-off against Crystal Palace.

Frank Lampard named his youngest ever starting XI in the Premier League and it paid dividends in the opening few minutes, with Chelsea’s youthful exuberance proving to be too much for Palace’s midfield and defence.

There wasn’t all that much to shout about in the opening 30 minutes of the match, but Pulisic was lighting up Stamford Bridge, embarrassing the likes of Joel Ward and James Tomkins whenever he ran at Crystal Palace’s defence.


Pulisic didn’t just leave an impact on the match, but also on Ward’s fitness, and the right-back was substituted off the pitch after a dismal 43 minutes in west London.

As the first half was coming to a close, Chelsea looked like they’d get the breakthrough when the ball bounced to Willian inside the penalty area with the goal at his mercy.

The Brazil international’s former teammate Gary Cahill stopped his effort with a stunning block, ensuring that Crystal Palace were able to go into the break on level terms.


Cahill’s stunning block proved to be all for nothing when Willian’s deft pass found Tammy Abraham inside the penalty area just six minutes into the second half.

Chelsea’s top goalscorer made no mistake from close range gave the hosts a vital lead – becoming just the second player to reach double figures this season, behind Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy.


​​Things went from bad to worse for Crystal Palace when Pulisic was left unmarked to turn Michy Batshuayi’s deflected shot into the back of the net.

It was a deserved strike for the USMNT international, who has now moved ahead of Mason Mount as the club’s second top goalscorer in the Premier League.

Crystal Palace had the odd chance to get one back but just couldn’t break through Chelsea’s defences, ensuring that Frank Lampard’s side cruised to three points and their sixth consecutive win in the Premier League.

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