Chelsea went top of the Premier League table on Tuesday night as they came from behind once again to secure a 3-1 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.
Darren Bent put the home side ahead early, but Michael Ballack, Frank Lampard and Deco each scored in the second half to maintain the Blues' perfect start to the season.
And Carlo Ancelotti was well pleased with what he considered a dominant performance from his Pensioners.
"I am very happy. We played well throughout. Even when we fell behind, we were in total control," said the manager, according to The Daily Mail.
"Sunderland were very strong in the first half but they tired and it was more difficult for them to control our play."
It was a decidedly different-look Chelsea side to the one that rallied to edge out Hull City in the opening round, with Nicolas Anelka, John Obi Mikel and Ricardo Carvalho sitting out.
Ancelotti explained, "I changed the team because I trust my players and I wanted to rest some. I know we have quality in the other players and I want to use them and keep them all fresh."
Mike Maguire, Goal.com