The England defender missed a sitter but luckily the Blues were able to make it 11 wins in a row thanks to a Diego Costa header.

That means Antonio Conte’s side are not a massive nine points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table.

Cahill said: “It has been the same way for us the last two games and was an important win today.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte celebrates 11 wins in a row with his playersGETTY

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte celebrates 11 wins in a row with his players

“My eyes lit up and i was thinking more about the celebration”

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill

“I don’t know how I have not scored. My eyes lit up and I was thinking more about the celebration.

“We feel very confident. Physically, we are in good shape and fantastic players are in top form.

“We are organised and enjoying it.”

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill kept another clean sheet against Crystal PalaceGETTY

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill kept another clean sheet against Crystal Palace

Next up for Chelsea is a home clash against Bournemouth on Boxing Day.

The Blues will be without Costa after he received his fifth booking of the season handing him a suspension for the match at Stamford Bridge.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/571091/Chelsea-News-Gary-Cahill-Crystal-Palace-Premier-League-Latest-Antonio-Conte-Diego-Costa