Champions League: Chelsea Thrash Juventus To Enter Round Of 16

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Reece James

Holders Chelsea secured their place in the Champions League knockout stages in stunning style after thrashing Juventus 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Already three points clear at the top of the Premier League, Thomas Tuchel’s side jumped above Juventus at the top of Group H with a display of utter dominance in west London.

Trevoh Chalobah fired the Blues into the lead midway through the first half from an Antonio Rudiger knockdown following a Hakim Ziyech corner in the 25th minute.

The superb Reece James scored their second, and his fifth of the season, with a stunning, angled drive from the right-hand side of the box in the 55th minute, with Callum Hudson-Odoi becoming the third homegrown scorer of the night when he finished off a slick team move soon afterwards in the 58th minute.

Substitute Timo Werner then completed the routing in stoppage time when he converted Ziyech’s cross from close range.

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With the emphatic victory, Chelsea are in pole position to reach the last 16 as group winners, which means a potentially easier draw, but it did not come without a cost ahead of Sunday’s Premier League meeting with Manchester United.

N’Golo Kante was taken off due to a knock in the first half, while Ben Chilwell was forced off with an apparent knee injury after a collision with Adrien Rabiot in the second.

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