Fellow MOTD2 pundit Jermaine Jenas added: "The way they capitulated and conceded three goals, that's not what Chelsea are about".
However, his treatment of last season's top scorer Diego Costa, who was told via text he had no future at the club, has come under scrutiny.
"He helped us a lot and scored one goal and he played a really good game".
The second half was a bit better.
Chelsea will be without Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas for their trip to Tottenham Hostpur at Wembley Stadium this Sunday, but will their absences affect the defending champions' hopes of a first win of the season?
"We only got that one away win past year at Palace, which meant a lot to the fans and today I'm sure it will mean the same", said Vokes. Their reward? To lead the top-flight table for the first time in more than 70 years, ahead of Manchester City who defeated Brighton 2-0 in the evening kick-off.
According to the Telegraph, Chelsea are preparing a second offer that is likely to be worth over £25m for Drinkwater - having seen a £15m bid rejected earlier in the summer - as they look to boost their home-grown quota.
He says Chelsea fans have every right to be anxious after the champions got their title defence off to a awful start.
He considered trying to sign Drinkwater along with Kante last summer and have retained an interest ever since. Chelsea fans are beginning to think about panicking right now.
Drinkwater missed Leicester's Premier League defeat at Arsenal on Friday night through injury and Matty James stepped in to deputise, proving he would be a more than adequate replacement for Drinkwater.
"This result kills off the away win story for this season but we're not getting carried away", said Dyche.