In a tough contest, Ziyech also did his job defensively, winning three tackles, a figure bettered only by Jorginho (five) of those wearing yellow.
Blues extend Palace streak
We left it late but Ziyech’s goal means we have picked up nine successive league wins against Palace for the very first time. They have now lost 20 of their 26 games against us in the competition, a record 77 per cent losing rate. It is also the first time we have won four league games in a row at Selhurst Park.
For Tuchel’s Blues, our good London record goes on. We have now won 10 of our 12 derbies under the German in the Premier League, with an 11th goal in the final 15 minutes of a game this season getting us over the line.