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Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League season after a convincing 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this afternoon. 

Goals from Oscar and Cesc Fabregas were enough for Jose Mourinho's side to make it seven wins from their opening eight fixtures. 

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In a fiery game in South London, Cesar Azpilicueta and Damien Delaney were shown first-half red cards. Fraizer Cambell scored late on for Palace, but the Blues proved too strong for their Premier League counterparts. 

Here are your player ratings 

Courtois 7

Great distribution throughout as he impressed once again between the sticks. At 22-years-old, the Belgian may well become the top shot-stopper in world football over the coming years. 

Ivanovic 7 

The experienced full-back once again put in a solid shift for Jose Mourinho's side. Rarely looked in trouble, and continues to ooze class with every performance for the Blues. 

Cahill 6.5

Endured a difficult start to the game, but looked more comfortable as the match developed. Produced the tackle of the match as Palace attempted to get back into the game at 2-0 down. 

Terry 7

Terry, who was captaining the club for the 500th time, almost scored from a header after 18 minutes. Once again led the team by example, but won't be happy with Palace's late goal to deny the club a clean sheet. 

Azpilicueta 3 

In truth, Azpilicueta enjoyed a steady opening 40 minutes, but one moment of madness saw him sent off after a horror tackle. 

Matic 7 

Almost scored with a header in the first half after another disciplined performance in the middle of the park. His presence was too strong for the Palace stars, as he dictated play at times. 

Fabregas 8 

Scored a brilliant goal after a number of passes involving Hazard and Oscar. Looked sharp once again, and played some fine passes throughout the proceedings. 

Willian 6 

Played his part in the opening goal as he won the free-kick, and looked a threat before being replaced by Filipe Luis after Azpilicueta's red card. 

Oscar 8

Brazilian ace Oscar struck a sensational free-kick to give the Blues an early lead at Selhurst Park. Enjoyed some neat work with his teammates in the Palace half as he proved his worth once again for the Blues. 

Hazard 7 

Hazard was once again lively, and unlucky not to get himself on the score sheet. He will have better days, but still proved a constant threat to Palace's back-line. 

Remy 6

Worked hard on his own up front, but didn't get many opportunities to grab himself a goal. Linked well with the trio behind him as the Blues played some fantastic football in the final third of the pitch. 

Subs

Luis 6

Looked strong after replacing Willian in the first-half. Should have stopped Campbell late on, though, as the Palace forward took him on with ease and struck home. 

Salah & Drogba N/A 

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