Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was happy after his side's 6-5 penalty shootout win against Paris Saint-Germain.
The Blues failed to impress in the defeat to New York Red Bulls last Wednesday but showed signs of improvement against the French giants.
Striker Radamel Falcao was involved in the second half after taking over from Diego Costa, the Colombian's first appearance since his move from Monaco.
"Paris St-Germain are a good team and they have good players," Mourinho told reporters.
"They started training a couple of weeks before us, they have already four matches in their legs and they are clearly one step ahead of us in their preparation, so this was a fantastic test for us from the physical point of view. It was very important for us.
"That is [Falcao was lively] because he is not so tired as the others because he trained two days and the others 10 days and they are accumulating fatigue.
"Falcao, Willian and Juan Cuadrado are with the sharpness but without the fatigue so they looked good, and it was good for them to play this 20 minutes and it was good for Falcao from the penalty spot to put the ball into the net."