The win was all the more impressive considering the absence of top goal-scorer Diego Costa, who was suspended for the game.
In his absence however his replacements excelled. Didier Drogba, re-signed on a free transfer in the summer, set up the first goal for Eden Hazard and scored the second. Loic Remy, a £10.5 million addition from QPR in the summer, scored the third goal from the bench, sealing the win.
The performance of the two 'back-up' strikers certainly did not go unnoticed, with a Chelsea team-mate joining the chorus of praise for the strength in depth Chelsea have up top.
Eden Hazard, who was the beneficiary of Drogba for the opening goal, has been waxing lyrical about the pair to Chelsea's official website this week:
"We have three very good strikers. Diego wasn’t there but Didier and Loic were and they each scored a beautiful goal.
"Didier does everything. He’s very important for the team. We know the guy he is and we know on the pitch he will give his life for the team. He did very well again. It’s a pleasure to play with him.
"Loic came on the pitch and scored a fantastic goal. It was a good moment to score the third goal because at 2-0 it’s not finished and the game is still on."
There is no doubt that the new strikers have given Chelsea the cutting edge they lacked last season. At the end of the season that might just make them champions.