Carlo Ancelotti said he felt “joy” at his reception from Chelsea fans despite an unhappy return to Stamford Bridge.
Everton’s former Chelsea boss was given a rousing welcome by the home fans, who remember his successful time at the club fondly.
But the Italian saw his side thrashed 4-0 in what turned out to be a miserable afternoon for him.
Ancelotti said afterwards he felt “joy at the reception” but huge disappointment at how the game panned out.
He admitted: “Everything went wrong. We were not good enough defensively, we were too open, not compact and we lost a lot of duels.
“We made a lot of mistakes with the ball so it was not a good day. But we must learn from our mistakes.
“Today it was wrong from the beginning. So we must learn from the mistakes and prepare well for the next game.”