Chelsea thrash Juventus 4-0 to reach Champions League last 16 | Football News

Chelsea claimed a thumping 4-0 victory over Juventus thanks to targets from home-grown trio Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi and a fourth by Timo Werner to prime Champions League Group H and cruise into the knockout stage.

European champions Chelsea took management from the outset and by no means relaxed as they booked their place within the last 16.

Defender Chalobah, 22, smacked the ball into the web previous the flailing arms of Wojciech Szczesny within the twenty fifth minute after centre again Toni Rudiger set him up from a Hakim Ziyech nook.

A VAR test dismissed requires handball towards Rudiger when replays confirmed the ball hit his hand in entrance of his chest.

James, 21, confirmed excellent approach to angle a shot into the left hand nook of the purpose within the fifty fifth and barely three minutes later 21-year-old Hudson-Odoi scored from a layoff by one other Academy graduate Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Juventus had already certified for the knockout stage however the consequence dropped them to second place within the group, degree with Chelsea on 12 factors, with one spherical of fixtures to play.

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel was filled with reward for his younger scorers.

“It’s their biggest dream to perform at Stamford Bridge, to perform in blue, to be part of a strong Chelsea team,” the German stated. “I strongly believe this is a huge part of the success that we have this mix.”

Werner put the icing on the cake earlier than the ultimate whistle by sending the ball dwelling from a Ziyech cross.

Chelsea, crushed 1-0 in Turin in September, made the Italians look unusual, working them ragged with intricate passing actions and producing 20 photographs on purpose to Juve’s eight.

Former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata had the guests’ greatest probability when he chipped the ball over advancing Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy within the twenty eighth minute, however 37-year-old defender Thiago Silva raced again to fantastically hook the ball off the road.

Mendy pulled off a save of his personal late within the second half, tipping the ball over the bar from a Weston McKennie shot.

Szczesny saved Juventus from utter humiliation with a collection of effective stops, pushing the ball around the submit from efforts by Hudson-Odoi and James in addition to conserving out Ziyech and Ben (*16*).

The one draw back for the hosts was an harm to wing-back (*16*), who appeared to twist his knee and was helped off the pitch.

 

 

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