Trevoh Chalobah capped off his first Premier League outing with a stunning goal, as Chelsea cruised to a convincing 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.
After an impressive debut game for the Blues in Wednesday’s Super Cup triumph over Villarreal, the 21-year-old was included in Thomas Tuchel’s starting 11 to face the Eagles.
Alonso put Chelsea ahead on 27 minutes with a free kick. He swept the ball over the Crystal Palace defence with his left foot.
Christian Pulisic added Chelsea’s second 10 minutes later, when Vicente Guaita saved a Mason Mount shot. The goalkeeper only managed to push the ball as far as Pulisic, though, who tapped it into the net.
Chalobah came off the mark on the 58th minute to make it three in front of the home crowd. He struck the ball into the bottom corner from 25 yards out.
It was memorable league debut for Chalobah — who used to be a ball boy at Stamford Bridge.
The result means Patrick Vieira starts his tenure at Crystal Palace with a loss. The ex-New York City FC boss was appointed coach, after Roy Hodgson stepped down during the summer following four years in the role.