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Chelsea 3-1 Sporting Lisbon: Initial reaction and community player ratings form

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An easy, fun day in the office for Chelsea as we finish the Champions League group stage unbeaten.

Dirt off our shoulders.
Dirt off our shoulders.
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Another successful European night at Stamford Bridge.  Back on the trail of fun and winning!

A few thoughts:

  • Mikel scores when he wants.
  • Filipe Luis was quite good in the first half, I felt, but he was distinctly subpar in the second.
  • Diego Costa was quite poor for most of the first half, but improved as the game went along.
  • Everybody else: job well done.
  • Zouma's continuing to improve with every passing game.
  • Big fan of the 4-3-3; the midfield trio of Matic-Mikel-Cesc was enjoyable.
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek!  Ten minutes on his Chelsea debut; lots of composed touches, one not so composed (the first one).  One tremendous interception and one heavy foul suffered.  And one offside.  Good times.