Bad day at the office
Jon Walters was Chelsea's twelfth man at the Britannia Stadium, scoring two own goals and missing a penalty.
There was more good news for the Blues as skipper John Terry returned, coming on as a sub in the 4-0 win.
Wantaway defender Fabricio Coloccini helped Newcastle to a valuable away point at Norwich.
One defender who hopes to hang about is new boy Mathieu Debuchy, who made his Newcastle bow in the game.
Adam Le Fondre's penalty helped Reading fight back from 2-0 down to beat West Brom 3-2.
And Pavel Pogrebnyak's strike sealed the comeback victory which lifted Reading off the foot of the Premier League.
Sunderland climbed away from the relegation spots with a convincing 3-0 win against West Ham.
And in another blow for West Ham fans Marouane Chamakh made his first appearance in the Claret and Blue.
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert piled the pressure on namesake Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert with the winning goal at Villa Park.
Wigan claimed a battling point at Craven Cottage thanks to Franco Di Santo's second half goal in a 1-1 draw.
Nikica Jelavic was unable to inspire Everton in their goalless draw with Swansea, who claimed a valuable point.
Julio Cesar was in fine form for QPR as they grabbed a point from high-flying Tottenham at Loftus Road.