|Reece James celebrate with Callum Hudson Odoi after another goal against Juventus on Tuesday night at the Stamford Bridge Stadium. It ended 4-0. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Chelsea surged to the top of their champions league group with a 4-0 demolition of Juventus at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, building on the amazing works under their German tactician Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues are on top of the premier league table, clear by three points and waiting for Manchester United to try their new lease of life under new manager albeit interim, Michael Carrick who got on to a fine start with a win away at Villareal on Tuesday.
Chelsea are quite scary to face, they’re assured in possession and full of promise going forward, to cap that off you need only one hand to count on your fingers how many goals they have let in this season, they’re that good.
For a team like Manchester United that is trying to gather momentum under a new dispensation, seeing Chelsea dispatch a strong European war horse like they did is disturbing, they didn’t even have to hit second gear and they did as well with their youngsters.
If there’s anything the Blues have to worry about, it’s the decision of some veterans in the squad not to renew their respective contracts; Antonio Rudiger, Cezar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva are all threatening to leave at the end of the season but the kids are stepping up to show the club a new direction.
Trevor Chalobah and Reece James both got on the score sheet on Tuesday night to further confirm what we already know that this particular team get goals from everywhere, in fact only four outfield players from the pool that has seen a minute of action this season are yet to score, impressive to say the least.
Tuchel was full of praise for his youngsters after their sensational performance against the Old Lady of Turin at the Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night;
"It's their biggest dream to perform at Stamford Bridge, to perform in blue, to be part of a strong Chelsea team," the German said. "I strongly believe this is a huge part of the success that we have this mix."
It was a night to remember for the fans of the London club as only once in the entire game did they have to worry about the opponents getting a goal with former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata racing through on goal, lobbed Edouard Mendy but Thiago Silva cleared off the line brilliantly.
Chelsea dominated throughout the entirety of the game and the visitors only had their goalkeeper Szczesny to thank for his strings of saves to keep the score line at 4-0.
United are next on the agenda for the log leaders, without Harry Maguire and with a very erratic midfield, the devil might have a rethink next weekend.