Six Premier League wins, on the bounce, has lifted Chelsea, at the time of writing, to second place in the Premier League table.
With 12 games of the 2019 / 2020 season gone it really is a fine start to what we hope is a long-term appointment as the Chelsea manager for Frank Lampard.
Crystal Palace, as we predicted, proved to be a hard side to break down with Roy Hodgson’s defensive plan working fine until six minutes into the second half.
But the breakthrough came when Tammy Abraham kept his cool to fire home, from close range, after a fine build up involving Kovacic and Willian.
The goal was Abraham’s 10th in the Premier League this season and must surely silence those who doubted he could, after scoring so prolifically at Championship level, be a top striker at this level.
The game was officially ended as a contest when Christian Pulisic stooped to head home his fifth goal in his last three appearances.
Next up, for Chelsea, is a trip to the north-west to take on Manchester City in what should be areal humdinger.