The goal they had conceded was out of the top drawer, although Noni Madueke will likely be disappointed with how he was caught in possession on the edge of his own box in the build up to the strike.
It took a tactical tweak by Mauricio Pochettino at the break to change their fortunes, with them performing a comeback that was completed in added time of the second half.
Conor Gallagher and Enzo Fernandez scored the goals that sent the Chelsea fans home happy, however many will not have forgotten how far off it they were in the first half.
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In fact, a statistic from Squawka showcased that the Blues made the most passes in the first half without a shot on target since they started recording those records 20 years ago.
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The build up play was extremely questionable, with a lot of passing between themselves in the middle third of the pitch without any real end goal.
Only Fernandez was attempting any passes that could potentially open up a rigid Palace side, however his radar was off for most of the night.
While the end result was something they will be more than happy with, there will definitely be an inquest into why it took so long for the Blues to get going in London last night.