Champions League winners Chelsea made light work of Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge after defeating the Eagles 3-0.
Marcos Alonso opened the scoring with a dipping free-kick while Christian Pulisic also fired in during a dominant first half showing.
Trevoh Chalobah scored the pick of the goals on his Premier League debut he drilled in from 20 yards to wrap up a comfortable and convincing win against Patrick Vieira’s visitors who looked toothless throughout.
Vieira replaced Roy Hodgson in charge for his first senior managerial role in English soccer.
The win came three days after Chelsea won the UEFA Super Cup by beating Villarreal in a penalty shootout.
Even without newly signed Romelu Lukaku, who joined from Inter Milan for a club-record $135 million on Friday, Chelsea had far too much going forward for Palace – with even two defenders chipping in with goals.
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