Chelsea boss Lampard: Zouma, Tomori outstanding for Crystal Palace win

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Meanwhile, Chelsea has been able to pick itself after the sluggish start to the season, and are contesting for the 2nd spot in the league against Manchester City.

"The most important thing was we got the three points", Abraham told BT Sport.

James put in a solid performance, especially against Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.

"Every team has players that can hurt you on the counterattack, Zaha is one of the best, but could we hurt them the other way?" He is easy to speak to because he feels the club and he wants the best and knows how much I value him. Could we make him run back more than he ran forward?

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard named the youngest ever starting XI in Chelsea's Premier League history - with an average age of 24 years and 88 days - and the youngest of any team in the competition this season, and in the first half it was the hosts who went closest to scoring as a Willian free kick whistled past Vincente Guaita's post on 14 minutes. He broke the deadlock soon after.

Mateo Kovacic was involved in the build-up when Chelsea went ahead, but it was Willian's classy touch that put Abraham through.

Pulisic became the fourth American with goals in three straight Premier League games after Clint Dempsey, who did it three times, Joe-Max Moore and Roy Wegerle. Pulisic ensured Chelsea's sixth consecutive league win in the 79th with a header when Michy Batshuayi's shot was deflected and looped into the air.

Pulisic's impressive form has mirrored Chelsea's, but the 21-year-old said he could not take his performances for granted.

There was even a late cameo for Billy Gilmour who appears to be the chosen one for Lampard from the next group of teenagers coming through at the brilliant Cobham academy building.

Mount has been key for the Blues since returning from Derby County and has been at the centre of Lampard's young Chelsea side.

Reece James came on during the second half of the Ajax game and he was easily one of the best players on the pitch for the Blues.