Palace went close to getting a goal back just minutes into the second half, as Alexander Sorloth struck the post after a mistake from Andreas Christensen.
Chelsea are now two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, who have a game in-hand.
The early exchanges gave every indication Palace were in for a long day, as Chelsea wasted no time in piling on the pressure.
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Marcos Alonso almost added to the advantage, prodding a shot wide after Giroud brought a cross down, and a quick free-kick routine from Cesc Fabregas didn't produce any results, as the Blues failed to make the most of their chances.
Chelsea eventyally made their dominance count in the 24th minute as Willian unleashed a low strike that deflected past Wayne Hennessey.
With the Champions League last-16 tie finely posed at 1-1 after the first leg, Conte knows his players must improve to have any hope of progressing at the expense of Lionel Messi and company.
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The hosts responded by crafting another fine chance of their own - Willian embarking on a remarkable solo run, before exchanging passes with Giroud and seeing his eventual shot crucially blocked just in front of the goal. - Willian has now scored 13 goals for Chelsea in all competitions this season - his best return in a single campaign for the club. It was nearly the ideal game, if we didn't concede the goal at the last. - Crystal Palace have won just two points in their last seven Premier League matches (W0 D2 L5).
After four losses in the previous five Premier League games, Conte was relieved with a victory which comes ahead of a critical week of the season, with the trip to Barcelona followed by the FA Cup quarter-final at Leicester. "We are playing against one of the best teams in the world so we must pay great attention, having the same focus, the same attention as the first leg against Barcelona".
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Patrick van Aanholt had a volley saved and, at the other end, a Willian free kick was repelled by Hennessey.