Chelsea staged a remarkable comeback to secure a 3-1 victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Despite dominating early play, the Blues found themselves trailing after Jefferson Lerma’s stunning strike in the 30th minute put Palace ahead.
The home team, under the guidance of manager Roy Hodgson, initially held firm, frustrating Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea and limiting them to no shots on target until the brink of halftime. Palace’s defensive strategy seemed poised to deliver a crucial win to alleviate the mounting pressure on Hodgson.
However, the tide turned dramatically just minutes into the second half. Chelsea’s persistence paid off when Malo Gusto delivered a cross into the path of Conor Gallagher, the former Palace loanee. Gallagher’s emphatic finish past Dean Henderson in the 47th minute drew the visitors level, reigniting their pursuit for a win.
As the match neared its conclusion, Gallagher emerged as Chelsea’s hero, securing his brace with a first-time finish in stoppage time. The drama wasn’t over, as Enzo Fernandez added a third goal for Chelsea, cementing their comeback and sealing the victory in the final moments.