Eden Hazard and Diego Costa shot down Southampton 2-0 to keep Chelsea on the shoulder of the Premier League pace-setters.
Convincing wins for Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool on Saturday had put the pressure on Antonio Conte’s men as they faced a Saints side unbeaten in five matches.
But, inspired by Hazard, they responded with a comfortable victory to stay a point behind the top three and register a fourth straight league win for the first time since April 2015.
Here are the key things you need to know:
Tweet of the match
Hazard is so bloody good it's hard to fathom what happened last season. Just shows though how massively important confidence is.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 30, 2016
Chelsea's Eden Hazard: "I'm enjoying my football. I just want to be on the pitch & give everything for the team & that's what I do" #SOUCHE pic.twitter.com/Ghqqjvhhzg
— Premier League (@premierleague) October 30, 2016
It’s got to be Eden Hazard. The Belgium international scored a fine opening goal and was a menace to Southampton throughout.
Now, he already has more Premier League goals to his name than for the whole of last season.
Moment of the match
Costa was having a quiet match but one moment of magic was all he needed to wrap up the three points.
The Spaniard’s superb strike from the edge of the area gave Fraser Forster no chance as it flew into the far corner.
View from the bench
Chelsea playing three at the back again – although with no room for captain John Terry – gave Southampton plenty of respect by defending deep and counter-attacking.
But Saints could not handle them on the break.