Reading 2-2 Chelsea
Two-nil up on 86 minutes against a team without a single shot on goal - what could possibly go wrong?
Chelsea threw away a largely undeserved comfortable position to a Reading side which barely turned-up until full time was knocking.
Goals on 87 minutes, and then five minutes into added time, were the result of defensive mayhem by a side that just doesn't seem to be able to concentrate on the game they're playing.
Chelsea started with John Terry back on the bench, and Juan Mata back in the team. A few were surprised to see Fernando Torres make the XI ahead of Demba Ba.
Whatever Rafael Benitez was trying to achieve with his selection, the result was a first half as slow, ungainly and dismal as any game in recent weeks. And there have been a few.
Reading, to be fair, were almost equal parties in the bore-fest, but Chelsea looked like a side that had fallen out of love with football.
Possibly the sole 'highlight' of the first 45, if you could call it that, was a shot from Torres on the right - which went out for a throw in on the left.
Then injury time to the rescue.
It would be unfair to say Juan Mata's goal was against the run of play: as there had been very little play to be against the run of.
But it was certainly a welcome interlude to the tedium.
Torres flicked a pass from the edge of the box into an on-rushing Mata in the box: and the latter put it away with a flourish.
With the evening threatening to break out into a football match, the second half intervened.
The pace slowed back down, and both sides seemed to pin their ambitions somewhere around the paint-drying level in the entertainment stakes.
There was a great chance created by Lampard: who placed a ball into the box for Oscar. The Brazilian ran in, took it on his chest with his back to goal, turned and shot. A lovely move, that just ended off target.
The game ebbed, but rarely flowed.
In the 67th minute Blues won a corner: taken expertly by Mata. Frank Lampard steamed in to head home his 196th goal for the club.
Again the match returned to torpor.
There was a spotters badge yet to be put up for grabs: Yossi Benayoun making his first Chelsea appearance since August 2011 as a late sub for Mata.
Royals pulled one back as full time approached: Hope Akpan setting-up sub Adam Le Fondre to slide the ball past back-up keeper Ross Turnbull.
Then doubled the tally with 95 showing on the clock: the same personnel involved, the same complete lack of defensive attention.