Cesc Fabregas scored his first Chelsea goal as Jose Mourinho’s men cruised to a comfortable 3-1 friendly win over Vitesse on Wednesday night.
Chelsea did not parade the duo of John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses while Vitesse Arnhem had Abiola Dauda on the bench. The former Kalma FF striker was an unused substitute in the game.
Spain international Fabregas, who joined from Barcelona last month and made his debut in a 2-1 in against Olimpija on Sunday, curled in a delightful free-kick from 25 yards in Arnhem to give Chelsea fans a taste of the quality he possesses.
Chelsea were already one goal to the good by that stage, Mohamed Salah having converted Diego Costa’s pass in the fourth minute as the visitors made a flying start.
Vitesse created opportunities, with Petr Cech called into action on several occasions in the first half, while Zakaria Labyad struck the post after the break.
The visitors always looked assured, however, and sealed victory when Costa provided his second assist of the game to tee up Nemanja Matic with 14 minutes to go.
Substitute Uros Durdevic pulled one back for Vitesse in the 89th minute, but that proved nothing more than a consolation.