The Premier League might never have seen attacking riches like the ones Guardiola has at his disposal, and last-place Palace - still without a point or even a goal this season - couldn't cope.
Bournemouth found themselves 1-0 up against Everton after Josh King's goal, but they left Goodison Park with nothing as Oumar Niasse scored twice late on to turn the game on its head.
Both Manchester clubs have started the season in blistering fashion, each winning four and drawing one of their opening five games, scoring 16 goals and conceding two.
The former Real Madrid striker scored after just 83 seconds to give Chelsea the lead and then added two more in the second half with the second goal.
But he went off during the first half after suffering a knee injury when challenging Andros Townsend. "Business is business. We have a lot of games".
"The way we tried to defend against Huddersfield, that's the same for all teams".
"In the short term these defeats are staring us in the face as we are playing quality teams".
Based on the fact that the scoreline went from 1-0 at half time to 5-0 after the 90, you could say the little chat had the desired effect.
"We know there is a lot of work to do with this group and they know that too".
"The goal before half-time was very damaging". "Two quick goals then and when they get a few up, with their quality, passing and movement it becomes very hard". We didn't defend anywhere near as well as we should have done for that goal.
Liverpool won 3-2 at Leicester City but had Simon Mignolet to thank for saving a penalty from Jamie Vardy which would have levelled the scores at 3-3.