Chelsea vs Crystal Palace result: Five things we learned as Mason Mount’s superb form guides Blues to final
Chelsea are through to the FA Cup final to face Liverpool after beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Wembley.
The first half was a fairly slow and uneventful affair, with both sides looking cagey in possession and Palace having the better of the few chances, Chiekhou Kouyate seeing one effort saved by Edouard Mendy, while Mason Mount’s cross drifted through to Jack Butland in the closest Chelsea came to a goal.
Despite more Chelsea possession after the restart it was again Kouyate who went close around the hour mark, nodding wide off a corner – but Ruben Loftus-Cheek finally broke the deadlock with a thunderous, deflected hit a few minutes later.
Mason Mount then side-footed home a second to wrap matters up, before Joachim Andersen headed over from two yards to spurn Palace’s big chance to get back in the game.
Here are five things we learned from the second semi-final at Wembley.