Morata celebrating one of his goals on Sunday against Crystal Palace/

Chelsea reclaimed second spot in the Premier League after a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, with Alvaro Morata scoring two goals.

The Spain international continued his recent upturn in form as he scored in each half before Pedro sealed the win that extends Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season to 11 games.

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Andros Townsend equalised for Palace early in the second half but Roy Hodgson’s men were unable to prevent a fifth defeat in six that leaves them 14th in the table.

The victory keeps Chelsea within two points of leaders Manchester City and sees Maurizio Sarri equal the record for the most games without defeat by a new Premier League manager.