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Costa earns Chelsea 11th straight win after sinking Palace

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Diego Costa Celebrates his goal. PHOTO/TeamTalk

LONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 17 – Diego Costa’s goal gave Chelsea a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League leaders claimed a club record-equalling 11th consecutive league victory.

Costa struck in the 43rd-minute at a foggy Selhurst Park, rising at the back post to nod Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross past Wayne Hennessey for his 13th goal of the season.

But Costa and team-mate N’Golo Kante picked up bookings that will rule them out of the home game with Bournemouth on December 26.

Antonio Conte’s side opened up a nine-point lead at the top of the table, ahead of the rest of the weekend fixtures.

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