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Chelsea edge Palace as both sides see red

Oscar and Cesc Fabregas scored sublime goals as Premier League leaders Chelsea overcame troublesome obstacles in winning a fiery derby with Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Diego Costa, scorer of nine goals in his first seven league games, was missing after persistent hamstring trouble in the opening weeks of the season, but Chelsea coped with the 32 million pound Spain striker's absence.

A brilliant early free-kick by Oscar, excellent throughout, took the pressure off Loic Remy, Costa's deputy, who was making his first Premier League start for Chelsea.

And Damien Delaney gave the visitors an escape when he received a second booking just three minutes after Cesar Azpilicueta had been sent off for a reckless two-footed lunge on Mile

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