Chelsea equalled club record 11 straight wins in EPL

Dec 18, 2016
Diego Costa celebrates his goal against Crystal Palace,
Diego Costa celebrates his goal against Crystal Palace,

Leaders Chelsea stretched their Premier League winning run to a club record-equalling 11 as Diego Costa’s header shortly before halftime secured a 1-0 victory at London rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Spain international climbed high to connect with Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross in the 43rd minute, guiding a header beyond the reach of Wayne Hennessey at a foggy Selhurst Park.

It was Costa’s 13th league goal of the season, taking his Chelsea haul to 50 in all competitions, and was enough to seal a third consecutive 1-0 win for Antonio Conte’s confident side who head into Christmas looking unstoppable.

After 17 games they have 14 wins – a record for a new manager in the Premier League – and are nine points clear of Arsenal and Liverpool who play on Sunday and Monday against Manchester City and Everton respectively.

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