It was an entertaining encounter with the Blues grabbing a slender victory.
Frank Lampard men opened up a two-goal advantage thanks to Giroud’s close-range finish after good work by Willian.
Olivier Giroud slots home after Willian found him in the box. Very unfortunate for Crystal Palace as Chelsea legend Gary Cahill went down injured out wide in the build up.
Pulisic’s thunderous strike doubled the lead for the visitors. The American has been on fire since the restart.
Willian again at the heart of things. The Brazilian set up Pulisic on the left. He takes a touch to get some space and smashed it into the net from a tight angle.
Before Zaha scored goal of the season contender to give Palace hope as he powered the ball in from 25-yards.
Tammy Abraham comes off the bench to give Chelsea some breathing space with an impressive finish. His fellow substitute – Loftus-cheek lifts the ball into his team-mate’s path and Abraham threads it into the far corner.
But their joy was short-lived as Crystal Palace replied immediately. Van Aanholt gets to the ball ahead of Christensen and spots Benteke alongside him, setting the Belgium striker up for a simple finish to make the scoreline 2-3.
Up next for Chelsea is a trip to Sheffield United on Saturday, a day before Palace – without a point in four matches now – travel to Aston Villa.