Chelsea managed to put a temporal smile on the faces of their Blue family with a 3-1 comfortable win over Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon after Jose Mourinho was relieved of his post.
Mourinho was somewhere else on Saturday watching Brighton versus Middlesbrough but the fans chanted his name at Stamford Bridge.
The players perhaps sensed the gloomy feeling and worked hard to beat Sunderland Branislav Ivanovic headed home a first goal as early as the 5 minute and followed with a Pedro close-range finish in the 13 minute.
Having dominated play for the entire first half, it came by the way that Oscar scored the third goal via a penalty on the 50, which was immediately followed by a Fabio Borini consolation for Sunderland in the 53.
Guus Hiddink, who has replaced Mourinho until the end of the season, watched the game from the stands with club legend, Didier Drogba and owner, Abramovic.
Elsewhere, Manchester United were booed off the Old Trafford as they slumped to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Norwich City who scored two brilliant goals through Cameron Jerome and Alex Tettey before a lifeline by Marshall but could not salvage a point and walked away with their tails between their legs.
Life at the club does not look good for Luis Van Gaal who says he would not want to be sacked but rather see the end of his contract and probably retire.
Will the Reds take a cue from Chelsea?
Other SATURDAY Results
Chelsea 3 – 1 Sunderland
Everton 2 – 3 Leicester
Manchester United 1 – 2 Norwich
Southampton 0 – 2 Tottenham
Stoke City 1 – 2 Crystal Palace
West Brom 1 – 2 Bournemouth
Newcastle 1 - 1 Aston Villa