Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a battling victory over Hull City.
Petr Cech kept a clean sheet on his first league start of the season as he deputised for the injured Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho told the BBC: “It was not a special performance, it was just a good enough performance. We were never in trouble.
“The 10 against 11 didn’t change the game.
“As always Steve’s team was very well organised, made it difficult but we scored early and I think the team felt quite comfortable and we never felt any danger.”
Mourinho’s Chelsea had been beaten at Newcastle last weekend, ending their hopes of an unbeaten season.