Premier League debutant Eden Hazard played a starring role as Chelsea began its season with 2-0 victory over Wigan at the DW Stadium on Sunday.
The two goals were scored in the first seven minutes, with Hazard setting up fullback Branislav Ivanovic for the opener and then winning a penalty that was converted by Frank Lampard in the 2nd and 7th minute respectively.
Wigan dominated much of the rest of the game and pressed hard for a goal, with Chelsea target Victor Moses, former Blue Franco Di Santo and new striker Arouna Kone all forcing decent saves from Petr Cech.
Lampard was happy to start the season with a win, adding: ‘It was a great start to the game. You always want to get a win on the opening day of the season. Coming here, with the way they finished last season, was always going to be tough.’