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.
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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