Sunderland were beaten comfortably by Guus Hiddink’s new team but Jose Mourinho’s exit still remained the talking point.

Branislav Ivanovic’s towering fifth-minute header put Chelsea on the way and victory was effectively confirmed against the struggling Black Cats when Pedro pounced on a loose ball before half-time.

Guus Hiddink, confirmed as Chelsea boss until the end of the season hours before the game, watched from the stands alongside former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba and club owner Roman Abramovich as Oscar added a third from the spot after Costel Pantilimon fouled Willian.

Fabio Borini scored his first goal of the season but it was too little too late for the boys in red and white.

Chelsea

  • 13 Courtois
  • Ivanovic
  • Zouma
  • 26 Terry
  • 28 Azpilicueta
  • Fàbregas Substituted for Mikel at 71′minutes
  • 21 Matic Booked at 88 minutes
  • 22 Willian
  • Oscar Substituted for Ramires at 82′minutes
  • 17 Pedro
  • 19 Diego Costa Substituted for Remy at 76 minutes

Substitutes

  • Begovic
  • Baba
  • Ramires
  • 12 Mikel
  • 14 Traore
  • 18 Remy
  • 24 Cahill

Sunderland

  • Pantilimon Booked at 48 minutes
  • Jones
  • 22 Coates Substituted for Johnson at 23′minutes
  • 16 O’Shea Booked at 89 minutes
  • 15 Kaboul
  • van Aanholt
  • 20 Toivonen Substituted for Borini at 45′minutes
  • 21 M’Vila
  • Rodwell Booked at 62mins
  • 41 Watmore Substituted for Graham at 79′minutes
  • 18 Defoe

Substitutes

  • Borini
  • 11 Johnson
  • 14 Jordi Gómez
  • 19 Graham
  • 24 Yedlin
  • 25 Mannone
  • 26 Fletcher
Referee:Roger East
Attendance:41,562
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