Chelsea is playing like the defending champions. The team has looked in sublime form at the moment. Their recent outing against Juventus was one of their memorable matches. Juventus is a strong side. They boast of big names like Alvaro Morata, Dybala, Chiellini, etc. However, it seemed as if Juventus is still mourning the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was one of the biggest strengths of the Italian side. The void left by him does not seem to have been filled yet. The Italian side did start well initially. However, as the match progressed, the English side took control. They could not cope with the brilliance of the defending champions.
What started as one of the most interesting matches, turned out to be one-way traffic. Chelsea had their merry way throughout the match. The midfield was controlled by the midfield maestros of the EPL side. This win helped the English side qualify to the knockout phases quite easily. They were placed in Group H, which they topped with twelve points. Let us learn more details of the match below.
Chelsea Cruise To Round Of Sixteen
A strong statement was delivered by Chelsea. They overcame the hurdle of Juventus with ease. Trevoh Chalobah opened the scoring in the twenty-fifth minute of the match. This started a rout and continued right till the end. Reece James scored a peach of a goal in the 55th minute to make it 2-0. This was the time when Juventus looked to attack. However, the strategy backfired miserably. Callum Hudson Odoi took the opportunity to score his first UCL goal. This strike buried the game for Juventus.
It was all Chelsea after that. The body language of the Italian side did not look very promising. The final nail in the coffin was the goal from Timo Werner. Werner struck late in the match to make it 4-0 for his team. Chelsea was beaten in the first leg by Juventus 1-0.