With Petr Cech, Ashley Cole, Ricardo Carvalho, Michael Ballack, Michael Essien, Joe Cole and Didier Drogba all sidelined, the Brazilian turned to the likes of Carlo Cudicini, Wayne Bridge and the hugely impressive Juliano Belletti, and was richly rewarded.
However, even after watching his side make an ominous start to the campaign, Scolari is not allowing himself to be carried away.
Asked if they are favourites, he said: "No. We have many, many games to go.
"We have won one game. If this game had been game 35 or game 36 and we were three points or six points in front, okay.
"We need to play every game as if it was our last game for the season to arrive at the final one with maybe one or two teams in the same condition. That's what I want.
"I only want to win the games. I am not really looking at the other teams because my job is Chelsea."