Arsenal are still being tipped to sign a new central midfielder before the transfer window closes.
Chelsea were back in competitive action on home soil for the first time since Champions League glory in May.
Sporting director Dougie Freedman will work closely with Vieira on all football matters, primarily transfers.
Eight minutes later and he nearly had another but Leno thwarted his close-range shot following Wilfried Zaha’s cross.
Parish has commended and acknowledged Hodgson’s work throughout his term of service.
The Eagles were offering little on the front foot but Vicente Guaita had not been tested at all.