Blues forward Mohamed Salah opened the scoring inside four minutes against the Dutch side before Fabregas doubled Chelsea’s lead with a brilliant free-kick midway through the first half.
Serbia international Nemanja Matic added the west London outfit’s third in the second half before Vitesse netted a consolation strike through Uros Djurdjevic with a minute remaining.
“He’s very intelligent the way he presses and he’s a team man,” Jose Mourinho said of Costa after the 3-1 win.
“He had two big chances to score but he prefers not to risk, but played for the team. We can feel he’s happy to be with us and we’re very happy with it.”
Here is the best of the photos from Chelsea’s 3-1 win.
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