the Battle for the fourth and final Champions League place in the Premier League has resembled a showdown between London clubs Chelsea and Arsenal, but now have Chelsea taken the lead in the duel.
With an away win of 1-0 over another London club, Crystal Palace increased Chelsea's lead in fourth place.
Chelsea came up on the 43 points, 20 matches, while Arsenal in fifth place have 38 points after Saturday's defeat at 1-5 to førerholdet, Liverpool, who have 54 points.
the Victory was completely deserved and could easily have been more for Chelsea, who had Andreas Christensen sitting on the bench throughout the match.
the Away team had a solid spilovertag in the first half, while Crystal Palace didn't do so much as a completion in the first 45 minutes.
Them had Chelsea a handful of, but without that score.
Olivier Giroud proved otherwise, as skarpretter of the best drawer, when he from an acute angle in the chopped ball in at the far post - only to be angled offside. An order that just had its merits.
Five minutes after the break came the redemption. N'Golo Kanté is known as a balancespiller by the grace of God, but by åbningsmålet he showed offensive skills.
He took a good run in depth, and midterforsvareren David Luiz found him with a raised seam, which Kanté took down with his chest and began to 1-0.
Chelsea was in the continuation closer to the 2-0 than the home team was on clearance, but it was not to more.
Giroud knocked once again the ball in the net and was judged offside, but this time he was extra unlucky, as he was tackled and injured, so he had to let himself be replaced by Alvaro Morata.
First in its final phase, had the Crystal Palace put a few halvfarlige attack up, but substituted by Connor Wickham overplacerede the experiment, when he got the chance after 88 minutes.
N'Golo Kanté scored the only goal for Chelsea. Photo: AP