Chelsea hit six at The Bridge
Premier League leaders Chelsea continued their fine form this season in the Champions League with a thumping 6-0 victory against Maribor at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues remain undefeated this season as Eden Hazard scored twice whilst Loic Remy, Didier Drogba, John Terry and a Mitija Viler own goal completed the score-line as they recorded their biggest Champions League win.
Jose Mourinho’s side now sit top of Group G after three games with seven points. They definitely look certain to qualify for the knockout stage.
It didn’t take long for Chelsea to open the scoring as Loic Remy gave the blues the early lead on the 13th minute. This was Remy’s first goal in the competition in over three years. Unfortunately he then had to be forced off due to a groin injury.
Didier Drogba replaced the French international and he didn’t waste any time in getting his name on the score-sheet shortly after.
Some would agree that it was a dubious penalty decision. Regardless, Drogba still stepped up to score his first goal of the season for Chelsea and his 43rd Champions League goal.
The Blues continued to dominate in all areas of the field as they added their third goal when skipper John terry joined in on the action as he ran the whole length of the pitch to slide in a low cross from Cesc Fabregas.
Maribor started off brightly after the interval and continued to fight despite being three goals down. But any chance of them getting back into this tie had ended when they conceded their fourth goal just after the break.
Mitija Viler’s own goal left the visitors deflated as he put the ball in the back of his own net after a near post shot from Eden Hazard.
To add more misery on the night for the visitors, they were rewarded with a penalty only for Agim Ibraimi to hit the post from 12 yards out to deny the Slovenian side a consolation goal.
Chelsea were handed their second penalty of the night as Branislav Ivanovic was brought down in the area.Hazard slotted home Chelsea’s fifth only to save the best to last as he received a long ball from youngster Nathan Ake for him to control the ball with an exquisite touch and curled home his second and Chelsea’s sixth of the night.