The Blues have the Champions League to contend themselves with yet before the season is out, while a shot at the Premier League title, although unlikely, is still mathematically possible.
So it shouldn't be all doom and gloom at Stamford Bridge, although it's only right that some players in Jose Mourinho's squad will now be looking over their shoulders and fearing for their futures.
The Palace result highlighted plenty about the character and weaknesses in the Chelsea dressing room and Mourinho will look to make changes this summer as he bids to emulate his first spell in charge at the club.
We hear rumors about which stars will be arriving at Chelsea in the summer, but who will be going the other way through the exit door?
Excluding Chelsea's loan players, Bleacher Report highlights six players whose Stamford Bridge futures are on the line.