Champions League – The Best Bits: Chelsea 4-0 Maccabi Tel Aviv (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

16th, September 2015

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Chelsea put their domestic woes to one side on Wednesday, with the Blues outclassing Maccabi Tel Aviv at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho left Terry,  Matic, Costa and Ivanovic all on the bench while youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek started in midfield.

With only five minutes on the clock the hosts had a chance to open the scoring after Willian was felled in the box. However, Eden Hazard skied the resulting spot-kick.

The opening goal did come soon after, with Willian’s free-kick evading everyone in the Maccabi box and finding its way into the back of the net.

Just before the break, the Blues doubled their lead with Oscar, back from injury, netting a penalty after Diego Costa (on for Willian) was fouled in the box.

In the second-half, the Blues continued to dominated against a poor Maccabi side, with summer-signing Baba Rahman impressing at left-back.

Costa volleyed home a third on 58 minutes…

Before a close-range effort from Cesc Fabregas sealed the deal for the home side.

A victory was much-needed by Chelsea after such a surprisingly poor start. However, considering the poor quality of the opposition, it remains to be seen if the west Londoners are finally rediscovering their form.

(Highlights: Dailymotion)

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  1. Jarren says:

    I was about to say the same thing, Alan.

    While it’s impressive to score 4 without reply in the champions league, we’re hardly talking Europe’s elite here.

    Chelsea will no doubt coast through the group stage. Let’s see what happens when they come up against a side with real pedigree.

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