Chelsea displayed some of the swagger from last season's title-winning campaign in beating Crystal Palace 3-0 in the Premier League to continue its resurgence under caretaker manager Guus Hiddink on Sunday. (Read More in Football)
An early, match-ending injury to Eden Hazard didn't stop Chelsea romping to victory at a rain-soaked Selhurst Park, with Oscar putting the champions ahead in the 29th before Willian - with a long-range effort - and Diego Costa scored in the second half.
Chelsea has put up the worst title defense in Premier League history, but is unbeaten in four games since Hiddink replaced the fired Jose Mourinho and climbed to 14th with this win. The Blues are 10 points off fifth-place Manchester United.
Palace started the weekend in fifth place, and had been undefeated in six matches.