It was far from perfect, there were some familiar issues but Chelsea are off to a winning start.
The goals came from not the most likely of sources, with Jorginho breaking the deadlock from the penalty spot before Leandro Trossard equalised for the hosts early in the second half, his long-range effort beating Kepa too easily.
But Reece James responded almost immediately with a stunner from 25 yards, rising into the roof of Mat Ryan’s net, while Kurt Zouma brought a degree of comfort when doubling the advantage from a James corner as the Frenchman’s finish was deflected in by Adam Webster.
Frank Lampard will be pleased with the result if not the overall performance and Kepa’s poor performance will cause further concern but it is job done and a tricky assignment, a fixture in which they drew 1-1 last season, has ended with a win.
The head coach, and his opposite number Graham Potter, will be addressing the media imminently and we’ll have it all covered below.