Rafael Benitez could only manage a 0-0 draw as he took charge of Chelsea for the first time.
Their Premier League game with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge ending goal less.
A number of Chelsea fans displayed banners showing their disapproval of his appointment and the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo.
In Sunday's other matches: Tottenham were 3-1 winners over West Ham at White Hart Lane.
Two goals from Jermain Defoe and another from Gareth Bale, the Hammers scoring late on through Andy Carroll.
Southampton made it two wins in a row with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle with goals from Adam Lallana and Gaston Ramirez.
Swansea and Liverpool ended 0-0.