Goalkeeper Petr Cech was the Chelsea hero as Carlo Ancelotti's side beat Manchester United 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out to win the Community Shield after a 2-2 draw at Wembley.
The match finished level at full-time thanks to Wayne Rooney's late leveller, but Chelsea's second goal had sparked controversy.
Chelsea substitute Michael Ballack appeared to elbow Patrice Evra, but while the French left-back lay hurt on the ground referee Chris Foy allowed play to continue.
Chelsea's Didier Drogba broke clear of the United defence before slipping the ball to Frank Lampard to fire the Blues ahead.
But with Chelsea heading for victory, Rooney broke clear to level the scores in the final minute and take the game to penalties - and Cech then saved from substitute Ryan Giggs and the luckless Evra, to earn Chelsea a 4-1 victory on spot-kicks.
Nani had earlier put the Premier League champions ahead when he cut in from the left to fire past Cech, but Ricardo Carvalho levelled with a diving header after Didier Drogba and Ben Foster collided as they went for Florent Malouda`s cross.