Chelsea underlined their Premier League title credentials with a comfortable 3-1 win over new boys Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday.
After falling behind to a stunning early strike from Burnley midfielder Scott Arfield, Jose Mourinho’s side slipped through the gears to dish out a top-flight lesson to their newly promoted hosts – with new signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas shining.
Striker Costa opened his Premier League account with an equaliser just three minutes after Arfield’s opener, and former Arsenal captain Fabregas laid on goals for Andre Schurrle and Branislav Ivanovic before the break.
Fabregas produced a moment of real quality with a stunning pass into Schurrle for Chelsea’s second goal after 21 minutes, and the impressive Ivanovic then tucked away the Spaniard’s corner 13 minutes later.
Chelsea took their foot off the pedal somewhat in the second half, but their ruthless response to falling behind should serve warning to the other Premier League title contenders.