If there was any team that the Blues needed to face right now, it was Sunderland. Now sitting in the relegation zone, the Black Cats are in desperate need of a win and they were Chelsea's for the taking.
Interim Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez secured his first league win. He will still have a lot of work to do before he wins over the majority of the Chelsea fans, but this is definitely the right start.
Here are five things that Saturday's win taught us.