Kevin De Bruyne was rushed into action early on at Selhurst Park.
His thoughts on his Blues debut:
"It's always nice to win the game, especially when you score so close to the end,"
"I think the first half was very difficult but the second half was better; we put more pressure on them and we got a little bit of luck when the keeper let the ball go, but it's a big win for us."
I think you have to be patient in matches like this and in the second half, we created a little bit more and
you can see that this team has fantastic players"
"It wasn't an ideal way to come into the game. It took me about 10 or 15 minutes to find my rhythm but after that it was better and I think in a couple of weeks when I'm settled in and have played a few games things will get better again."
On the differences with the Bundesliga:
"The difference is not that big between England and Germany - the teams play very good football and it is difficult to win playing away. At the end of the season, if you win the title, nobody will talk about individual games like this, but these games help you get to where you need to be. It's still early in the season, but to get a win in this manner is pleasing.
On acclimating to the team:
"I've just arrived here so for it's a little bit difficult - I need to get to know the players but I'm happy with the way it went today."