The performance was a dominant one, but the scoreline didn't quite reflect that. Chelsea's poor finishing, shaky defense and errors by the linesman condemned the Blues to their first defeat of the Andre Villas-Boas regime, losing 3-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Fernando Torres miss really epitomized his career in the blue shirt, and unfortunately ended up coming on a day when he played his best game since the big-money move to West London.
After the game, everything looked so negative for the Pensioners. However, it is important to acknowledge that there are plenty of positives to take from Sunday's match, and a lot to learn from the mistakes made.
Here are some important observations that Mr. Villas-Boas must have made from what he saw.