Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel praised his team’s “great performance” as the holders advanced to the Champions League last 16 with a resounding victory against Juventus at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea took the lead through Trevoh Chalobah, who was making his first European debut for the club, before Reece James controlled a clearance and volleyed past Wojciech Szczesny to give Chelsea the lead they deserved.
A third goal soon followed, with Juventus stunned, as Callum Hudson-Odoi slotted home at the back post after a short, swift interchange of passes.
Hakim Ziyech took advantage of a mistake by Juve midfielder Weston McKennie to cross for Timo Werner to tap in in added time to complete the scoring.
Chelsea moves to the top of Group H with three points, but they must match Juventus’ result on the last matchday on December 8 – when they visit Zenit St Petersburg and the Turin club hosts Malmo – to stay there.
Tuchel, who has 35 victories from 50 games as Chelsea manager, described the performance as “sharper” than the Blues’ 1-0 defeat in Turin in September.
Source: BBC Sport