TheFA.com takes a closer look at the Lions who roared in the Premiership at the weekend.
John Terry, Wayne Bridge, Joe Cole and England Player of the Year Frank Lampard were all instrumental once again as Chelsea maintained their position at the top of the Premiership with a 3-0 win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
Terry showed once again why he will be battling for a place in the England side for the next friendly against Holland at the start of February with another rock solid performance at the heart of the defence.
Chelsea have now gone 691 minutes since they last conceded a league goal and it has a lot to do with Terry’s dominance in the back four.
Joe Cole also had an impressive game following his recall to the side and managed to complete the ninety minutes.
Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney all played their part to ensure Manchester United kept alive their slim hopes of catching Chelsea with a 3-1 win over Aston Villa.
Former England midfielder Scholes got his name on the scoresheet once again as he continues to enjoy a rich vein of scoring form for United.
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson was at Selhurst Park to see Andy Johnson star for Crystal Palace once again during their 3-0 win over Tottenham.
Johnson scored from the penalty spot and made it a miserable day for England stars Paul Robinson, Ledley King and Jermain Defoe.
Steven Gerrard could do nothing to prevent his side suffering a surprise 2-0 defeat against struggling Southampton down on the south coast.
But Sol Campbell and Ashley Cole ensured Chelsea’s lead at the top was reduced back to ten points as they helped Arsenal to a 1-0 win over Newcastle at Highbury to move them back up to second in the Premiership.