Chelsea got exactly what they wanted when they travelled to Emirates Stadium and came away with the scoreless draw against Arsenal.
Frank Lampard hit the bar and Willian fired a tame shot straight at Wojciech Szczesny when he should have done better, in a first half where Jose Mourinho's plan looked to be working perfectly.
It didn't work so well in the second half, however, as Arsene Wenger's men pressed for the winner and squandered a couple of chances to do just that.
The visit of Swansea City to Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day should see a much different approach by the Portuguese tactician and he is expected to send out a far more attacking line up.
A midfield three of Lampard, Ramires and John Obi Mikel is unlikely to be repeated against Michael Laudrup's men, as is the forward trio of Fernando Torres, Willian and Eden Hazard.
See the GMS predicted Chelsea line-up for the Premier League clash with Swansea City below...
Cech; Ivanovic, Terry, Luiz, Cole; Ramires, Essien, Oscar, Hazard, Schürrle; Eto'o.