Chelsea is into the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds after smashing Juventus 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Timo Werner all scored as USMNT winger Christian Pulisic started at center forward in a decisive win that leaves them diploma with Juve after 5 group matches. It could’ve been a six- or seven-goal win if not for Juve backstop Wojciech Szczesny.
Their 12 elements are 11 larger than Malmo and 9 ahead of Zenit St. Petersburg. Chelsea visits Zenit on the ultimate group matchday whereas Juve hosts Malmo.
Chelsea left once more Ben Chilwell needed help to get off the Stamford Bridge pitch and was common as a result of it goes earlier to the harm. We’ll keep in mind to relay any updates issued by Thomas Tuchel after the match.
The Blues meet Manchester United this weekend in the Premier League. United beat Villarreal 2-0 earlier Tuesday in Spain.
Three points we found from Chelsea vs Juventus
1. Pulisic, McKennie get unusual spell as opponents: They’ve confronted off when stakes are extreme sooner than, as Borussia Dortmund and Schalke are faraway from biggest pals in the Bundesliga, nonetheless Tuesday’s story in Tuesday was the highest-profile match-up of the USMNT’s tight-knit duo. Schalke was on the worthwhile end of two of the 4 encounters with Dortmund when every avid gamers hit the pitch, BVB worthwhile as quickly as.
This one, nonetheless, was nearly all Chelsea from Moment No. 1, and McKennie’s all-action day was not typically matched by his teammates. Pulisic left after 70 minutes at center forward with merely 20 touches on the day. McKennie’s crew misplaced nonetheless he was a superb spot, loading up with 4 tackles and 4 further interceptions.
2. Tuchel reveals Jorginho monumental respect: Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea formation at cases could biggest be described as a 3-1-6 or 4-1-5, as Christian Pulisic at center forward was joined in the final word third by wingers Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech, and unusually forward N’Golo Kante, and generally every wingbacks/in depth mids in Reece James and Ben Chilwell. That meant Jorginho was the lone true deep-set midfielder, and he had no draw back with that operate.
3. Chelsea will get on the board by way of the youngsters: Trevoh Chalobah was medical in cleaning up a nook kick that deflected off a hardly-aware Antonio Rudiger and onto his path, and the center once more’s first UCL purpose moreover occurred to return from the Blues’ oldest scorer until Timo Werner put the fourth purpose on the board and that acquired right here deep in stoppage time. Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi’s aims passed off two minutes apart, all three markers assisted by veterans in an entire Chelsea victory.
Man of the Match: Reece James
The sort of James’ life continues, with three key passes and 4 fouls drawn as an absolute right-sided menace.