It looked for all the world like Chelsea were going to drop points again and fall further behind in the Premier League title race.

Crystal Palace had proved to be a stubborn opponent for virtually the entire game, but a lack of concentration from a simple ball in saw the Blues earn all three points.

The game was teetering towards full time when a cross was swung in more in hope that with intent.

Hakim Ziyech crept in at the back door, and with just a minute left on the clock, calmly side footed home the winner.