Chelsea staged a second-half fight-back to win 3-1 at Sunderland and make it two Premier League wins out of two this season.
The hosts led at the break after Darren Bent’s second goal in two Sunderland games.
But strikes from Michael Ballack and Deco (pictured) sandwiched a Frank Lampard penalty to give the Blues a win they deserved on the balance of play.
Chelsea controlled the pace of the game but failed to turn their first-half dominance into clear-cut chances.
Deco, Ballack and Salomon Kalou put frequent balls into the box, while Ashley Cole and a marauding Jose Bosingwa provided good width from full-back.