What followed was an exhibition of the Brazilian's skills as the tricks and flicks came out, including an accidental elastico through ball for Fabregas.
"The second half was a different story, although it was game over". This was the flawless way for Chelsea to end the week before starting their preparations for the huge Champions League game against Barcelona. Our start was impressive.
Pedro and Olivier Giroud were also on the scoresheet for the team beaten in last season's final.
Willian orchestrated yet another move after running from his own half to set-up Pedro who got foiled by Marshall in the 25th minute.
"I was waiting for it", said Giroud.
The Frenchman joined Chelsea for £18 million from Arsenal in January and failed to score in his first couple of appearances against Watford and West Brom in the Premier league.
With Andreas Christensen impressing this season, it was Ethan Ampadu's time to show his defensive capabilities against Hull.
Of course, from that kind of advantage, and in this kind of game when the champions were at home, it was always going to amount to an effective training session; an evening when Chelsea's attackers could really express themselves.
He heaped praises on Willian and Pedro who were on the scoring sheet for Chelsea in the FA Cup triumph. After the emphatic win, Chelsea will be boosted to have Alonso back in the dugout.
A miserable outing got worse for Hull just after the break when Willy Caballero saved David Meyler's penalty, though Chelsea took a relaxed approach to increasing their lead, noticeably easing off after the interval.
And on immigration, Mormon voters much more dovish than the immigration hardliners now shaping the debate in Washington . Romney's announcement was expected this week, but was delayed by a day following a deadly school shooting in Florida.
That the conference is being hosted in Kuwait is of particular significance given the history of animosity between the two states. It took over three years for Iraqi armed forces to fully liberate the country's territory from the clutches of Daesh terrorists.
People are buzzing over every detail. "I was very conscious of the time", said Sergeant Dave Beveridge, of the Royal Artillery. The couple married at the same chapel as Harry and Meghan will, and similarly paraded through the streets afterwards.
But it was not to be and the defeat meant a club record of seven home Premier League games without victory was equaled. The Premier League match between Southampton and Liverpool will be broadcast live online and on NBC.
Williams had been cautious since then and had made a decision to opt out of singles in the Fed Cup tie against the Netherlands. It's her first match so I'm glad she got to see it", Serena said in an on-court interview.
Created by the Obama administration through executive action in 2012, DACA now protects almost 700,000 Dreamers from deportation. The judge said the Trump administration can still rescind the program in the future if it does it the right way.
Guests to Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios will officially be able to visit's Andy's backyard playsets starting June 30. Toy Story Land is going to be attached to Disney's Hollywood Studios and covers 11 total acres of the park.
Instagram has started testing a new feature that alerts users when someone tries to snap a screenshot of the stories they share. By screenshotting the Story, you are going against the photographer's wishes - however little they actually care in practice.
Winter Storm Watch issued for NYC this weekend
Watching a southern storm system that will bring a chance for snow showers later Saturday into Saturday night . Temperatures are expected to rise into the 40s on Sunday afternoon and the snow will begin to melt.
Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as new South African President
I don't watch it because I don't care, I do care about about what is happening in South Africa, because I am a citizen. South Africa's rand rallied soon after Ramaphosa started his speech, trading near its three-year best.
Ethiopian Prime Minister offers resignation
Desalegn, 52, took over the position of PM soon after the death of late former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in August 2012. For the past few years, Ethiopia has seethed with social unrest.
Despite "Pixel vs iPhone" Google phone sales are tiny
There is a partnership this year with Verizon and more visible marketing, but it seems this hasn't translated into massive sales. With Pixel phones not available in many global countries, it's not unlikely Google is working on a longer-term strategy.
Met Office warns of ice and snow
A status yellow warning, issued by Met Éireann , says strong winds with gusts up to 110 kph are possible from 3pm this Saturday. Tuesday will be cold with good sunny spells and some scattered wintry showers in the west and north for a time.