If some Chelsea fans are still missing Jose Mourinho, they need not worry if this pre-season win over Liverpool is anything to go by.
The Blues came out on top of a fierce encounter in California, with Gary Cahill heading in the winner from a corner early on.
Far from a friendly atmosphere, this encounter gave Chelsea fans a glimpse of what life under new manager Antonio Conte will be like in 2016/17.
The Italian is known for being tremendously demanding and competitive, and he got his players fired up for this one.
Cesc Fabregas even saw red late on for a ridiculous challenge, perfectly illustrating the intensity Conte has already instilled into his squad.
Here are some picture highlights from the game:
Chelsea v Liverpool teams
Chelsea: Begovic; Aina, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian (Pedro 67),Traore (Batshuayi 67), Loftus-Cheek (Chalobah 72), Moses (Cuadrado 67)
Liverpool: Karius, Randall (Markovic 63), Lovren (c) (Wisdom 63), Klavan, Moreno (Branagan 82), Stewart (Arnold-Alexander 82), Ejaria (Henderson 63), Grujic (Lallana h-t), Mane (Ojo 63), Coutinho (Wisdom 63), Firmino (Ings 63)