Following is a capture of wireshark :
Here there are 3 certificates and the size is : 4310 bytes
Here are the certificates as i see in chrome :
I read up the following rule for optimization of certificates :
Ideally, your sent certificate chain should contain exactly two certificates and A carefully managed certificate chain can be as low as 2 or 3 KB in size
But the certificate chain for my site exceeds 4 KB.
Please suggest any approach to lower this down.. I think i will have to somehow get away with the intermediate certificate..