Chelsea skipper John Terry says despite victory on Sunday, they showed Manchester United "too much respect".
Remarkably, they have now gone 14hrs 2mins since conceding their one and only goal at the Bridge this season. Yet Terry, 28, admits he was rather disappointed with Sunday's performance.
He said: "It was a scrappy game and we both showed each other too much respect. We've been playing really well at home this season and should have taken the game to them a bit more.
"But we did what we had to do, kept another clean sheet against a top side and ground out another three points.
"When you are playing a team as dangerous as United, there will always be 15 or 20-minute periods of the game when they are on top. That's when you need to regroup and make sure there are no holes in your defence or midfield. And we did that really well.
"It's great to be playing so much attacking football and scoring so many goals this season. But there will still be times when we need to grind out a result and that's what happened on Sunday."