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Maccabi Tel Aviv 0-4 Chelsea, Champions League: Post-match reaction

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The game was close for a while, especially on the scoresheet, and then quite open for a while, too (except on the scoresheet) but eventually Chelsea broke through and opened the floodgates.  Four goals without reply, three points, job done.

  • Thanks to Dynamo Kiev's surprising victory against Porto, Chelsea can now still win the group on the final match-day with a win at home against the Portuguese side.  On the flipside, with Dynamo essentially assured of 11 points (they play Maccabi on the final day), we will need at least a draw (we have the upper hand against Dynamo in the head-to-head tiebreaker).
  • Maccabi's young goalkeeper Rajkovic didn't have the best of times at the Bridge, but he was excellent today, making at least 3 world class saves to keep out Cahill, Hazard, and Azpilicueta.  And he was still beaten four times; that's how dominant Chelsea were.  Nasty collision towards the end between him and Rémy, too.
  • Hazard still looking for his first goal of the season.  Just can't buy a goal at the moment.
  • Diego Costa, now Europe's pantomime villain, too, not just England's.
  • Willian.  Willian Willian Willian.  What is left to say?  Another free kick goal!
  • Back-to-back wins and back-to-back clean sheets!