Didier Drogba celebrated his return from African Nations Cup duty by notching his 20th goal of the season to spare Chelsea's blushes in a 1-1 draw against lowly Hull.
All eyes were, inevitably, on John Terry in his second match since allegations over his private life were made public but it was Hull centre-back Steven Mouyokolo who grabbed the limelight by heading the Barclays Premier League strugglers in front.
Mouyokolo outjumped a number of Chelsea defenders to head home Stephen Hunt's 29th-minute corner for his first goal for the club.
Drogba, in his first Blues match for a month, snared a point for the table-toppers when he drilled home a contested free-kick just before the interval.
Tigers goalkeeper Boaz Myhill ensured his side held on to a valuable point as he stretched to save Daniel Sturridge's late strike.