A Jorginho penalty kick and a deflected Willian strike proved to be enough to hand new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard his first home victory in the English Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues saw off Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, although they had to wait until the second half to get their goals.
Tammy Abraham saw an early effort saved by visiting keeper Mat Ryan but that was the only time the Australian was tested during the first half an hour as Brighton & Hove Albion defended their goal resolutely.
Ross Barkley tested Ryan towards then end of the half while Pedro saw two shots saved by the Albion keeper as the first 45 minutes ended goalless.
Chelsea had a golden opportunity to take the lead early in the second half when Mason Mount was fouled by Adam Webster in the box. Jorginho stepped up to take the penalty kick following a successful VAR review and converted from the spot.
Pedro and Abraham then saw efforts well saved by Ryan before Dan Burn headed the ball against the bar at the other end, a rare goalscoring opportunity for the visitors.
Willian slotted in Chelsea’s second goal 14 minutes from time following a quick break up field to cap-off a dominant performance which handed his manager his first home league win in charge of The Blues.
Chelsea return to action on Wednesday when they travel to France to take on Lille in their second UEFA Champions League group match.