Liverpool won't move for Pulisic and Solanke medical with Palace complete

Kante strike earns Chelsea slim win at Crystal Palace

In the aftermath of Crystal Palace's narrow 1-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, Roy Hodgson directly addressed the rumours surrounding Dominic Solanke's loan move. It was hard to defend in the last five minutes.

Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi were unavailable because of hamstring problems and three midfielders - Cesc Fabregas, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the out of favour Danny Drinkwater - all picked up injuries on the eve of the match.

"The problem is his ankle", Chelsea boss Sarri said of Giroud. I don't know the severity. We have to wait for [Monday].

Chelsea's win took them five points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal and they were largely comfortable before a late Palace rally in which Connor Wickham missed a great chance to equalise. Later in the evening I will see the doctor for the first result.

The expectation is that Solanke will decide over the coming few days which team he'll make the switch to, with Palace said to be favourites as they play with two strikers.

A dream year for Bumrah and India's quicks
Since the start of the South Africa tour, Australia have averaged 233 with the bat and have scored in excess of 350 only twice. Usman Khawaja (21) fell to this ploy, caught at short leg, as Australia slipped further to 53 for 3 in the 20th over.

He is second only to Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in the all-time assists chart, despite having spent three years in Spain at Barcelona, and has won every English domestic trophy including two League titles with Chelsea.

"We played against a unsafe opponent so we had to have possession, we played well in the first 45 minutes and even better in the second half, the only thing I didn't like is that we didn't kill the match off", added the Italian. Better in the second half, I think, because in the first half we did everything very well but too slowly.

"The only thing I didn't like is that we didn't kill the match off", added the Italian.

Asked about Kante's goal, Sarri told BBC Sport: "He is improving with the right timing and good movement and now I think that we have to work on Ross Barkley".

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