"I think also Alvaro has a very great potential, physical potential, technical potential, so he has to improve more".
But while Maurizio Sarri's men looked to have settled into the game, they failed to press home the advantage and were made to pay seven minutes into the second half.
Former Juventus and Real Madrid star Morata had opened the scoring in the 32nd minute as he took down Pedro's cross and then volleyed it past Wayne Hennessey. James McArthur played a neat pass through to Townsend, who raced into the space vacated after David Luiz lost concentration and was pulled toward the ball, and the Palace winger rammed an emphatic shot into the bottom corner.
The Belgium playmaker's free-kick bounced through to Morata at the far post.
Didier Drogba was the last Blues player to win the individual accolade back in the 2009/10 season, as he netted 29 league goals. 3-1 to Chelsea. Pedro wanders into the box and latches onto the cross from Alonso!
It took the in-form Spaniard's goal tally to five in his last six Chelsea appearances. Game on! 1-1!
MF Jorginho, 7 - Was slightly at fault for Palace's goal as James McArthur slipped in Townsend from the space he usually occupies, but the Italy worldwide kept Chelsea's passing and pressing ticking over while making a few more interceptions than usual to snuff out counter-attacks.
Aamir Khan is all praises for Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Zero’ Meanwhile, some industry celebs have already enjoyed a special screening of the Zero trailer, which includes Aamir Khan. Salman Khan also has a cameo in Zero , a glimpse of which was in the Eid-special teaser of the film.
Isle of Man company linked with helicopter crash My objective when I arrived at Leicester was to secure Premier League safety, then we all know what happened. "He was like a dad". The players also felt that to fly to Cardiff might be deemed insensitive in light of the tragedy.
Chelsea went close with a couple of headers, from Morata and Luiz, before Sarri called for his trump card.
Key Stat: Ross Barkley is the first Englishman to score in three consecutive Premier League games for Chelsea since Frank Lampard in 2013.
The season is still young, but Crystal Palace will be relieved that so many other sides are performing so badly. Jordan Ayew drops to the bench and is replaced by German playmaker Max Meyer.
Even without Eden Hazard they looked a class apart from Burnley last weekend, and were convincing winners.
Chelsea's Maurizio Sarri insists he has to speak to Eden Hazard regarding his fitness before picking him in the club's match day squad against Crystal Palace.
Chelsea face a battle to keep Hazard in west London next season.
Wilfried Zaha missed Palace's defeat to Middlesbrough in midweek due to a shoulder injury but is expected to return for the game at Stamford Bridge, though Connor Wickham, Christian Benteke, Scott Dann and Joel Ward are all out.
According to the United Nations , at least 10,000 people have been killed since the coalition entered the conflict. Yemen has been at war since March 2015, when Houthis occupied northern Yemen, forcing the government into exile.
The 41-year-old is biding his time in WWE as he serves a doping ban from the UFC, which ends in January 2019. Ambrose is not scheduled for a match, but he's expected to cost Seth Rollins his World Cup match.
But as far as we're concerned, Meghan should be allowed to put her hands in her pockets all she wants, especially while traveling. On the trip, Meghan has shown she is prepared to continue speaking out about feminist issues in her new role as a royal.
Rescue teams said that at least 13 people died, while two remaining passengers are still unaccounted for following the accident. The bus collided with an oncoming vehicle before smashing through the guardrail and into the Yangtze River on Sunday.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has acquitted a Christian woman who has been on death row for nearly eight years on blasphemy charges. She has been offered asylum by several countries and was expected to leave the country if acquitted.
The Trump administration is reinstating all U.S. sanctions on Iran that were removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. Earlier, Bloomberg reported that South Korea, India , and Japan are among the exempted countries.
Recall that the growth rate of China's economy in the third quarter of this year fell to the lowest since 2009, increased 6.5%. "I think it's a reflection of the lack of conviction that we have in the market right now", Fehr said in an interview.
Arsenal face Liverpool this weekend in the Premier League with both teams in red-hot form at the start of this current campaign. The Gunners will also be without Konstantinos Mavropanos and Laurent Koscielny, as the wait for the duo goes on.
Alec Baldwin arrested after argument over parking spot
The actor starred in the movie Hunt for Red October and more recently in TV shows 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live . Police sources teed off on an actor of Baldwin's stature for getting involved in a parking spot street fight.
Saudi journalist's body disposed of after dismembering
USA officials, including President Donald Trump , have said the country will face consequences over the killing of Khashoggi. Under mounting worldwide pressure, Saudi Arabia has changed its narrative about Khashoggi's death several times .
New ‘Super Smash Bros
Ultimate , the company announced that both Ken from Street Fighter and Incineroar from Pokemon will be joining the roster. You may have caught the premiere of the new World of Light Adventure Mode trailer for Super Smash Bros .
IN children struck, killed by truck at bus stop
The students had the right of way as they crossed the street from the rural mobile home community where they lived, Slocum said. Slocum told the media gathered at the scene that the school bus driver had followed all necessary protocol.
CRAWFORD | Kentucky No. 9 in first playoff rankings
Strength of schedule, team records, head-to-head results, and eventually championships all factor into the committee's decisions. It's the highest ranking for the Washington State program since the College Football Playoff format was introduced in 2014.
New Emoji Are Coming to Your iPhone in the iOS 12.1 Update
Apple, however, doesn't even list Sprint as supporting the dual SIM iPhones just yet, and now the AT&T domino has fallen as well. Earlier today, Apple rolled out iOS 12 .1, the first major update to iOS 12 since its release a few weeks back.
Ninth child dies in deadly viral outbreak in New Jersey
State health officials said the ninth victim became ill before October 22, and that no patients have gotten sick since then. That said, investigations on the outbreak are ongoing, and so are the measures to prevent the further spread of the virus.