Last Updated: 14/12/13 4:57pm
It's all over at Stamford Bridge. Crystal Palace gave a good account of themselves, but were unable to get themselves level as Ramires' stunning strike is all that separates the sides at the end of 90 minutes.
Palace with another free kick on the half way line. They eventually cross the ball into the box, but Cech gathers easily.
Jerome gets the ball in the box, but his flick on goal goes wide and Chelsea win possession. Hazard wins a penalty at the other end.
Terrific double save from Speroni as Schurrle goes through on goal, denying Ba's follow-up effort as well.
Chelsea break forward in numbers and get a two on one situation with the goalkeeper, but Ramires scuffs his shot and Speroni easily gathers the ball.
Hazard makes a great run on goal, but Gabbidon makes a fantastic tackle to stop him in his tracks. Shurrle skies the follow up effort.
Bolasie appeals for a free kick there, but the referee feels he went down a bit too easily under challenge from Essien.
Jerome goes through on goal and cuts it back to O'Keefe, whose shot is terrifically saved by Cech. Chelsea get the ball clear after a goalmouth scramble.
Hazard cuts the ball back to Essien, whose shot is deflected to the feet of Oscar, who is called offside after he gets his effort away.
Ward does brilliantly to win the ball off Ivanovic, but Jedinak gives the ball away mere seconds later as he tries to find Bolasie with a long ball forward.
Torres tries to put Hazard through on goal, but he puts a bit too much on the pass and it rolls for a goal kick.
Puncheon finds Delaney at the far post again with the free kick, but the header is too high and Chelsea have a goal kick.
Jerome tries to flick himself through on goal, but Ivanovic gets back to cover and Chelsea have possession once again.
Jerome with a powerful run forward after combining well with O'Keefe, but his ball back into the box is woeful and Essien can clear his lines.
Oscar gives the ball away on the edge of the Palace box and sends Jedinak on a raiding run, but he also gives the ball away as he reaches the halfway line.
Bolasie gets a free header in the box, but he can't keep his effort down and it flies over the cross bar.
Pucheon swings the ball into the box, Delaney gets a free header at the far post, but Cech gets down to make the save.
Palace have a chance at the other end as Puncheon dummies his way into the box, but his close range effort is well parried away by Cech.
Willian races into the box and crosses the ball across the box, Hazard then cuts it back, but Jedinak cuts the ball out just in time and clears the danger.
Good first half of football at Stamford Bridge. Torres opened the scoring before Chamakh hit back with a close-range effort, but Ramires had his side back in front with a terrific strike.
Bannan connects well with Jerome on the edge of the area, but the latter's flick is wayward and Chelsea get the ball clear.
Mata gives the ball away in his own half, Puncheon's first touch lets him down though as Luiz clears.
Hazard does brilliantly to win the ball on the touchline, dribbles into the box before cutting it back the Willian, whose first-time shot is well saved by Speroni.
Pucheon tries to find Bannan at the far end, but the ball has a bit too much on it and it rolls for a Chelsea throw.
Chelsea with possession at the back. Luiz's long ball forward is a bit wayward and he gives away a throw.
GOAL! Ramires restores Chelsea's lead with a fantastic strike, Hazard cuts back to the Brazilian on the edge of the box, before brilliantly putting the ball past a hapless Speroni.
Jerome falls asleep on the counter attack as he fails to see Bannan's pass to him. Chelsea with the ball again.
Mata with a terrific run into the area, but his shot from close range is deflected into the side netting.
Cameron Jerome makes a good run forward from deep in his own half and unleashes a shot on goal from distance, but Cech has it covered and gathers easily.
Essien goes close with a shot just wide of the post from outside the area. Great cut-back from Hazard.
Ivanovic pounces on a poor pass from Palace and charges into the box, but skews his shot wide of the far post from a narrow angle.
Torres with a brilliant run forward as he dribbles past two defenders, but the ball is cleared as he tries to cut back in the box.
GOAL! Torres with an easy finish as he pounces on the ball after Willian cracked the post with an effort from distance.
Speroni with the first save of the day as Ramirez loops the ball at goal, but straight at the keeper.
Wesley Alagbu: Its going to be a total surrender for Crystal palace as Chelsea will dominate and crush the Palace team to get back to second position. I see Torres, Mata and William on. The score board today to trash Palace with 4 goals to 0. Come Blues show the stuff you are made of. Chelsea is the club. We can do it.
Chelsea are rated at 2/11 to beat Crystal Palace today according to our friends at Sky Bet, with the Eagles at 12/1 to emerge victorious, while it is 6/1 for the match to end in a draw. Eden Hazard is at 11/2 to score first and 9/1 to secure a brace, with Marouane Chamakh at 11/2 to net in the 90 minutes.
Allan Mac: I hope mourinho will tell us to just push and push forward and dominate the game , we need at least a 4-0 or 5-0 win to get our confidence back.
Fay Laura: Crystal Palace are on point at the moment, Tony Pulis has turned things around and given the team the lift they needed. From losing 7 games in a row and conceeding 17 goals they've kept a clean sheet in 5 games now winning 3 of those and drawing 1. Chelsea will be a very tough game especially I believe with Moxey out injured but hopefully with Bolasie back from his 3 game ban we can suprise a lot of people!
Crystal Palace XI: Speroni, Mariappa, Delaney, Gabbidon, Ward, Jedinak, KG, Bannan, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome.
Chelsea XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Azpilicueta, Essien, Ramires, Willian, Mata, Hazard, Torres.
Welcome to Stamford Bridge where Chelsea host Crystal Palace in today's game. Can the Blues bounce back from their 3-2 defeat to Stoke last weekend, or will the Eagles make it three wins on the bounce? Send your views / predictions for today's game to Chris.Vermeulen@teamtalkmedia.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.