Chelsea returned to their winning ways in the Premier League following a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Strikes from Oscar and Diego Costa proved enough to see the Blues through as Newcastle were not able to muster up a response despite creating a fair number of chances.
The game started with Newcastle on the front foot as they caused a lot of problems to the Chelsea defence, with the likes of Moussa Sissoko and Remy Cabella looking very lively in the opening stages of the game.
While Sissoko tested Cech with a decent effort in the third minute, Cabella came even closer in the 19th minute as his shot was narrowly wide of the target following a deflection from John Terry.
A couple of minutes later, Cech was again called to action as he kept out a well struck free-kick from Yoan Gouffran before Cabella's header from the rebound was just cleared off the line by Terry.
Terry's clearance saw the Blues surprise Newcastle with an immediate counter attack, but the move came to nothing in the end as Jack Colback made a crucial interception to curb the attack.
Chelsea got another good opportunity in the 23rd minute after Nemanja Matic played a beautiful ball to Oscar. However, the chance went begging as the Brazilian's effort sailed over the crossbar.
At the other end, Cabella again caused problems for Chelsea as he weaved his way past a couple of defenders before firing a good low effort that was just barely kept out by Cech.
Despite Newcastle's apparent dominance in the first half, it was Chelsea that took the lead just before the break through Oscar.
A quick corner resulted in Willian picking out a completely unmarked Ivanovic and the Serb in turn sent the ball towards Oscar, who made no mistakes as he slotted the ball past a helpless Tim Krul.
The Blues nearly doubled their advantage through Costa just after the break, but the Spain strike was unable to keep his composure as he fired his effort over the cross bar.
However, the Brazil-born striker did not have to rue his missed effort for long as he soon found his name in the score sheets in the 59th minute.
A clever backheel from Oscar saw the ball dissect two defenders before reaching Costa, who found the nets with an excellent low effort past Krul.
The Spain striker nearly grabbed his second in the 79th minute, but Coloccini made a crucial block and the game finally ended with Chelsea winning 2-0.