LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Branislav Ivanovic (R) of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team’s first goal with his team mates Nemanja Matic (C) and Willian (L) during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on December 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

VIDEO: As Chelsea fans honor Mourinho, Ivanovic scores to Chelsea early lead

Since Jose Mourinho was sacked at Chelsea this weekend, many fans are supporting their former manager and putting the blame on certain players (Hazard, Costa and Fabregas among others) and owner Roman Abramovich.

Many pro-Mourinho banners and chants were placed all over Stamford Bridge and it was decided among the fans that they would “Stand up for the Special One” in the 5th minute and chant for him. During this chant of support, Chelsea took the lead on a beautiful Branislav Ivanovic header from a Willian corner kick.

Right after, Pedro made it 2-0 for Chelsea after 13 minutes. Is Chelsea back or are they just playing well against the 19th place team in the EPL?

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