Chelsea captain John Terry felt his side had survived a tough test after seeing off Roma 1-0 in the Champions League.
The England skipper told Sky Sports: "They made it very difficult for us the whole game but thankfully we got the goal and picked up three points.
"They are a very good side, they have got some great players in their team and made it difficult for us.
"They worked very hard all night and maybe they deserved something but thankfully we got three points.
"I think in the first half we got a little bit frustrated and were maybe too keen to get a goal. We had to be patient and wait for a chance because sooner or later it will come."
On his goal, Terry added: "I think it was my first goal at the Bridge for a couple of years now, so I'm delighted to get off the mark.
"I got a bit of cramp so I couldn't celebrate but I am pleased we got the three points."
Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari feels his side are in good shape ahead of the return fixture in Rome in November.
"Roma need to pressure us to try to win more than they did today, maybe there we will have more space to play," Scolari said.
"We only have one more Champions League game at home so this was a very important victory."