Guus Hiddink remained unbeaten in his second stint as Chelsea manager after a turgid goalless draw with Watford.
The Blues laboured to a point at Vicarage Road and failed to show enough in the attacking third to warrant anything more than a share of the spoils with the Hornets.
Chelsea’s players look much happier under Hiddink and their performance at MK Dons showed the team are beginning to enjoy their football again.
There were four changes to the side that crushed MK Dons as Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, John Mikel Obi and WIllian came in for Baba Rahman, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
And the biggest cheer of the night came when John Terry’s name was read out before kick off as the travelling Blues faithful sent a clear message of support to their captain, leader, legend.
Terry has revealed he is set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer but the fans are not going to let him go without making their displeasure at the club’s decision to dispense with their skipper known.
His defensive skills were put to the test in the first half as Watford enjoyed the better chances but most of the action came in the form of a bit of handbags from Diego Costa and the Hornets defence.
It grew into a war of attrition under the floodlights in Hertfordshire after the break as neither side showed enough thrust in the final third and the Blues were urged to attack by the crowd.
Hazard was finally introduced with a little over 15 minutes remaining as the away side looked to turn up the heat on Watford and snatch the three points in the closing stages.
However, a couple near misses from Costa aside, there was little to worry the hosts and they held out for the draw as the Blues now prepare for the visit of Manchester United on Sunday.
Hazard will surely start after injecting much-needed adventure to the side after an otherwise dull second period for Chelsea.