How the Blues fared in their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.
Jose Mourinho was cautious going into this one as his side lost the same fixture last season, but continuing their good form so far this game was never really going to be much of a doubt. Despite not having Diego Costa, they marched on to another three points to extend their lead at the top of the table.
Thibaut Courtois – 6/10
Could have been better positioned for Palace’s goal, but a decent performance anyway.
Branislav Ivanovic – 7/10
Kept his flank on lockdown and charged forward with his usual vigour.
John Terry – 7/10
Kept the powerful Yannick Bolasie quiet and made sure his defence was switched on.
Gary Cahill – 6/10
Better from a man who has been under scrutiny lately, but still a little too quiet.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 3/10
Got himself sent off with a very dangerous wild tackle. Will be lucky if he escapes further action.