Could do nothing about Chamakh's clinical first-time finish and made decent saves whenever else he was called upon.
Got forward enthusiastically and powerfully from right-back and screwed one good chance just wide from a delightful Mata backheel but his crossing from the flank is just not good enough to be a real threat.
Positionally sound and did not take too many risks, though he perhaps might have been closer to Chamakh for the Palace goal.
Covered Luiz well and defended his penalty box pretty solidly, though he stood and watched Chamakh bring Palace level. Made a trademark saving clearance to prevent O'Keefe bringing Palace level again.
Showed great energy on the left and overlapped Hazard at every opportunity, though the quality of his crossing inevitably declines on his weaker foot.
Tormented Mariappa all game and, though he did not work Speroni himself, his actions were direct and slick. Fed Ramires for the second Chelsea goal.
Finally looks a coherent part of this Chelsea team. Set an example with his pressing and worked back impressively. Also unleashed the fierce low shot which led to Torres' opener.
Showed moments of class - his backheeled nutmeg to set Ivanovic racing into the box was a delight - but this was not his most inspired day. Replaced by Oscar just after the hour.
Tirelessly carried the fight from box to box and took his goal brilliantly, leaving Speroni stranded with a wonderful curler into the top corner from the edge of the area. Missed two sitters in the last 10 minutes which would have killed the game.
Did not get a huge amount of direct service but showed good anticipation to follow up Willian's shot and sweep in the rebound. Given a standing ovation on his withdrawal.
Unlucky to see a good save from Willian rebound into the path of Torres and could do nothing about Ramires' classy finish. Made several superb stops late on to ensure a nervy finish for the home side.
Torres left him on his backside with one deft turn but he otherwise defended stoutly in the air and on the floor, as well as carrying a threat from attacking set-pieces.
Hazard toyed with him at times but he at least prevented the classy Belgian from scoring himself.
Limited Mata's influence as best he could and got forward to provide the pinpoint cross for Chamakh's goal.
Perhaps could have tracked Torres better for the opening goal but was not directly responsible for either of the Blues' strikes.
A calming influence in front of his back four, he made sure that Palace were never entirely overwhelmed by Chelsea's midfield runners. His poise on the ball also helped them stage a late rally.
Found himself on the periphery and achieved little before Bolasie replaced him on 51 minutes.
Tested Cech with one fierce shot and swung in a couple of dangerous crosses but struggled to influence the game.
Mugged Hazard well early on but his afternoon was brought to a premature end when he was forced off with injury after 26 minutes.
Drifted in and out as he did against Cardiff but, as he did a week ago, took his chance with class when it came.
Looking increasingly confident under Pulis, he was a constant nuisance with his tireless running and physicality. Not afraid to shoot from distance, to very mixed results.