Dutch Coach Guus Hiddink finally has a win to his name in his second spell with Chelsea as the Blues turned on style on Sunday to record an emphatic 0-3 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Though unbeaten in their last three games, Hiddink was desperate for victory and his team showed great improvement on Sunday as they handed Alan Pardew’s side one of their biggest defeats at home in recent times.
Brazilian star, Oscar who fluffed the chance for a Chelsea win last time out against Watford got the opening in Sunday’s early kickoff as he netted just before the half- hour mark.
The duo of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa were both instrumental in getting the opening goal.
As expected the hosts mounted a fierce challenge for an equalizer but their efforts failed to yield any result, instead it was Chelsea that doubled their lead through another Brazilian, this time Willian.
Palace coffin was literally nailed when returning Costa tucked in the third goal to put Chelsea in the driver’s seat.
That goal expectedly killed off the challenge of Palace and Chelsea comfortably saw out the remainder of the match to spoil Alan Pardew’s one-year anniversary in charge of the Eagles.
The result sees Chelsea climb up to 14th in the table, now six points off the top half, while Palace remain seventh.