Chelsea blast Juventus 4-0

Chelsea earned a resounding 4-0 win over Juventus thanks to goals from hometown trio Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi and a fourth from Timo Werner to top Champions League Group H and advance to the knockout stage. .
European champions Chelsea took control early on and never relaxed as they booked their place in the round of 16.

Defender Chalobah, 22, sent the ball into the net past the flailing arms of Wojciech Szczesny in the 25th minute after central defender Toni Rudiger set it off a Hakim Ziyech corner kick.

A VAR check ruled out handball calls against Rudiger when replays showed the ball hit his hand in front of his chest.
The 21-year-old James showed superb technique to launch a shot into the left corner of the goal in the 55th minute and just three minutes later, the 21-year-old Hudson-Odoi scored after a break from another Academy graduate, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Juventus had already qualified for the knockout stage, but the result left them in second place in the match, tied with Chelsea on 12 points, with a round of teams to play. Chelsea mentor Thomas Tuchel was full of praise for his young goalscoring.

“It is his biggest dream to perform at Stamford Bridge, to perform in blue, to be part of a strong Chelsea team,” said the German. “I strongly believe this is a big part of the success we have with this blend.”

Werner put the good to beat everyone before the final whistle by sending the ball home after a Ziyech cross.

Chelsea, beaten 1-0 in Turin in September, made the Italians look standard, wearing them down with plenty of passes and creating 20 shots on goal to Juve’s eight.

Former Chelsea striker Álvaro Morata had the most obvious chance of the guests when he took a swing at Chelsea manager Edouard Mendy at the 28th minute, but 37-year-old save Thiago Silva ran back to catch. the ball off the line.

Mendy made his own save late in the next half, spilling the ball into the bar from a shot by Weston McKennie.

Szczesny saved Juventus from utter embarrassment with a succession of fine saves, poking the ball around the post from attempts by Hudson-Odoi and James, as well as shutting out Ziyech and Ben Chilwell.

The only hiccup for the hosts was a physical problem for full-back Chilwell, who appeared to twist his knee and walked off the pitch.

Data from Reuters and ESPN were used in this report.