After a tricky few days which saw star-striker Diego Costa left out of the team over a reported argument with manager Antonio Conte, Chelsea got back to winning ways in the league courtesy of a convincing 3-0 win away to title-holders Leicester.
With Eden Hazard taking Costa’s place up front rather than Michy Batshuayi, who was on the bench, the Blues were the better side throughout.
The opening goal came after just six minutes, with Hazard setting up wing-back Marcos Alonso.
Despite impressing through the first-half, the Blues’ second goal wouldn’t come until the 51st minute, with former Bolton Wanderers defender Alonso bagging his brace via a deflected effort.
The rampant Spaniard also secured his hat-trick, only to see his curling effort sail just wide.
Chelsea eventually got their third of the game when the in-form Pedro headed home after initially producing a magnificent touch for Willian.
The win sees Conte’s charges finish the day seven points clear at the top of the table after a victory which shows they can come up with the goods with or without Costa.
As for Premier League champions Leicester, the hangover continues with Claudio Ranieri’s side now in 15th place, just five points clear of the drop-zone.