The Scotsman, who captained the side at Stamford Bridge, suggested Palace were undone by a confident, talented opponent, but that their ability is no excuse for defeat.
“It was very tough,” he said post-match, “they were on it today. They were on a high from their last game [beating Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup] and you could see that. We weren’t quite at the races today. We weren’t happy with the performance and they punished us.