Late goals from Franco di Santo and Florent Malouda clinched the win against Club America and made it four wins out of four in America.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team won the World Club Challenge tournament, which also featured AC Milan and Inter.
Having played AC Milan in Baltimore less than 48 hours earlier, Ancelotti picked an entirely different team against Club America, 10 times Mexican champions, in the spectacular Cowboys Stadium.
There were starts for youngsters Daniel Sturridge, Michael Mancienne, Scott Sinclair and Sam Hutchinson, plus a half each for Hilario and Ross Turnbull who are tussling to establish themselves as Petr Cech’s deputy.
Ancelotti used the game to look for 45 minutes at Michael Essien’s credentials for the holding role at the base of the midfield diamond which the new Chelsea manager wants to adopt. Deco played there in the second half.