The Barclays Premier League champions picked up where they left off last campaign by putting six goals past newly promoted West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge, including a hat-trick from striker Didier Drogba.

The Blues then repeated the feat with an equally dominant 6-0 win away at Wigan Athletic in the Barclays Premier League.

The champions rounded off the month by beating Stoke City 2-0 at home and find themselves in familiar territory at the top of the Barclays Premier League table.

taking control

Carlo Ancelotti was the only manager to see his team win all three of their matches in August, and has made a perfect start in his pursuit of a second consecutive Barclays Premier League title.

This is the second time Ancelotti has won the Barclays Manager of the Month award since taking control at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2009.

The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel that includes representatives from football's governing bodies, the media and fans.