Well, it was going all as expected for 45 minutes. Physical, nippy, feisty. A proper derby, if you will, with plenty of intent, effort, lots of giveaways and turnovers ... and a few odd bits of real footballing quality. A midfield battle of epic proportions with a couple decent chances for either side.
Perhaps none were as decent as Hazard's early opportunity after being found by a Matic ball over the top, but Eden chose to go for a tough first-time shot instead of taking a touch while in acres of space. It rolled just wide of the far post.
The other talking point that has received more than it's fair share of attention was the disagreement between Pedro and Costa with the former making a poor run into Costa's space and not exactly helping the attack. They quickly sorted things out between themselves, we can trust.
It was looking like a game that would be decided by the odd bounce, one flash of individual skill, or one controversial refereeing decision. Or, as it stands right now, one mistake in defense, with Victor Moses destroying Chelsea's line, keeping Dele Alli onside, who expertly guided a header beyond Courtois right on the stroke of half-time.
We've been here before of course. Time for another comeback.
Hold on to your butts. COME ON, CHELSEA!