The Blues made the short yet daunting trip to Selhurst Park to face their tormentors of last season, Crystal Palace, who were one of the reason why Chelsea lost the plot in the title race.
So, Crystal Palace away was a trap game. In fact, all London derbies are trap games, even the ones involving Fulham away, West Ham United away, QPR away because, we have dropped points in all of them last season. Mourinho was not going to have anything of it this time as a much developed and stronger Chelsea team visited Palace.
It was, however, a great game for Chelsea as the possession and domination was with the West London outfit, despite a late goal conceded along with a red card for both teams. Here are the ratings for Chelsea players: