The west Londoners took little time to break the deadlock, with debutant Eden Hazard setting up Branislav Ivanovic to score after only two minutes.
The Belgian superstar was at the core of the Blues’ second after seven minutes, as Frank Lampard converted a penalty won by Hazard.
Roberto Di Matteo has hailed the result as the ideal start, and was pleased with his side’s performance.
“We had a very bright start and sometimes you don’t score the goals so early on but it was perfect today that we managed to score the two goals early on. I think that that settled a lot of nerves,” he told Sky Sports.
“We prepared for the game and the team and we were looking for a good start. It doesn’t always happen but I think today they responded very well.”
Di Matteo went on to praise Hazard’s debut showing.
“He was outstanding. He produced a lot of quality within this game and was always a threat. Difficult to mark, got away from his man. It was very pleasant to watch him today,” the Italian coach concluded.
By Gareth McKnight