April 2, 2017

Arrests At Chelsea-Palace  (Sky Sports)

Stamford BridgeChelsea and Crystal Palace are likely to face FA scrutiny after flares were set off during their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.

Four loud bangs were heard coming from the area known as 'the Shed End', which houses away fans, with smoke bombs and at least one flare visible on Saturday.

Two people were arrested in the visiting section of the ground for allegedly setting off the first pyrotechnic, the Metropolitan Police have confirmed.

A third was arrested for allegedly assaulting a steward who was attempting to deal with the incident.

Two further arrests were made for possession of class A drugs.

Further individuals were barred from entry to the ground for possession of pyrotechnics.

Crystal Palace won the game 2-1, cutting Chelsea's lead over second-placed Tottenham to seven points with nine games left, and boosting their Premier League safety hopes.

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