Sep 12, 2017
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Chelsea cruise to victory in Champions League return

Chelsea powered to victory at Stamford Bridge in a game that was as easy as many had predicted.

A rotated lineup missing recent hero Alvaro Morata took little time to get the scoring started, with Pedro belting home a powerful finish when he found himself in space on the edge of the box.

Soon Davide Zappacosta added a second when he burst the length of the field and flighted a cross that caught the keeper off his line.

The third came when the outstanding Cesc Fabregas nipped a ball off the outside of his foot which Cesar Azpilicueta thumped home off his forehead.

Tiemoue Bakayoko had the fourth not long after being subbed on, smashing in via a deflection in the six yard box.

Finally, after a game in which he provided a lot but snatched at his shots, it was Michy time. The Belgian took advantage of a defensive error with a lovely turn and finish; before bundling in a sixth moments later.

It was all too comfortable, but there are sterner tests ahead.