Chelsea cruised to their first win in Guus Hiddink’s second spell in interim charge with a 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.
Oscar opened the scoring on 29 minutes, sliding home after Diego Costa broke clear of the Palace defence and teed him up from six yards.
Wilfried Zaha scuffed Palace’s best opportunity into the arms of Thibaut Courtois on the hour mark, and Chelsea made the home side pay with two goals in six minutes shortly after.
Willian fired a powerful strike into Wayne Hennessey’s top corner to make it 2-0 after neat build-up involving Oscar and Cesc Fabregas, before Costa capitalised on strong running from the impressive Willian to tap home at the far post.
The only worry for Hiddink will be an injury picked up by Eden Hazard, who limped off on 16 minutes, but the win, Chelsea’s second away from home in the Premier League this season, moves the Blues up to 14th place.
Palace remain seventh after their heaviest league defeat under Alan Pardew.
Source: Sky Sports