DF Marcos Alonso, 7 - Found very little space to make an impact as Palace defended deep and in numbers in the first half, but his relentless ambition paid off after the break as he found Pedro with a low cross for Chelsea's third.
Chelsea boss Sarri will equal the 11 Premier League matches without defeat that Clark racked up as the new manager of Nottingham Forest back in 1994, should the Blues avoid defeat at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
The Blues are now unbeaten in the Premier League under Maurizio Sarri, winning seven and drawing three of their opening 10 games.
Without Hazard on the pitch, Chelsea appeared to lack a cutting edge.
Chelsea manager Sarri has confirmed Hazard will feature in the game against Palace on Sunday but will only manage 40 or 45 minutes, meaning the Belgian is likely to be a second-half substitute.
Goalscoring continues to be Palace's biggest weakness: they've already drawn six blanks this campaign (all competitions) and two of their seven league goals have been penalties.
Few could have envisioned a better start under Sarri, whose players have nearly instantly adapted to his methods and expectations.
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The Blues have made an impressive start to the season under Antonio Conte's replacement Maurizio Sarri to keep pace with Liverpool FC and Manchester City.
In the opening stages of this game, Roy Hodgson's men were so positive that optimism grew for a genuine contest.
Key Stat: Both teams have scored in the past three meetings between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.
"Playing as a wing-back I used to be closer to the goal and I could help the team more in attack, now it's different".
"It is not easy but it is not easy also at the other big clubs". Had he been partnered by a proper striker, then who knows what might have possible in this game and where they might sit in the table, instead of 14th with only eight goals to their name.
However, Connor Wickham will miss the trip to Stamford Bridge with a thigh injury and joins Christian Benteke, Scott Dann and Joel Ward on the sidelines. And with Liverpool facing the Gunners on Saturday evening, this could present a chance for Chelsea to overtake the Reds if things go their way. More often than not he is double-marked, with any opposition team safe in the knowledge they do not have much else to worry about.