Champions League - Group H

Chelsea 4-0 Juventus: Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Timo Werner score

By Callum MatthewsBBC Sport
'Mix of home grown talent and top players' key to Chelsea success - Tuchel

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said his side produced an "amazing performance" as the holders progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League with an impressive win against Juventus at Stamford Bridge.

Trevoh Chalobah, who was making his first European start for the Blues, scored the opener before Reece James controlled a clearance and volleyed across Wojciech Szczesny to give Chelsea the advantage their dominant performance deserved.

A third soon followed with Juventus looking shell-shocked as a short, sharp interchange of passes gave Callum Hudson-Odoi the chance to slot home at the back post.

The scoring was completed when Hakim Ziyech capitalised on a mistake from Juve midfielder Weston McKennie to cross for Timo Werner to tap home in added time.

It is the Italian club's heaviest defeat in the Champions League and demonstrated Chelsea's status as a serious contender to retain the trophy they won against Premier League rivals Manchester City in May.

The three points send Chelsea to the top of Group H but they must match Juventus' result in the final matchday on 8 December - when they travel to Zenit St Petersburg and the Turin club host Malmo - in order to stay there.

Tuchel, who has claimed 35 wins from 50 games as Chelsea boss, said the performance was "sharper" than the 1-0 defeat the Blues suffered in Turin in September.

Chelsea dominated that game, having 73% possession and 16 shots, but only had one effort on target and were undone by a Federico Chiesa strike 10 seconds after half-time.

"We took more risks - that was something we lacked in Turin," Tuchel told BT Sport.

"By control you cannot hurt them - you need to penetrate with runs off the ball.

"It's so tough to create and score but we created so much. An amazing performance and a fantastic result."

The only concern for Tuchel and Chelsea were the withdrawals of N'Golo Kante in the first half and Ben Chilwell in the second period through injury, with the Blues playing Manchester United on Sunday (16:30 GMT).

Record-breaking defence, creative in attack

Chelsea have justifiably had a lot of praise for their defensive efficiency in the opening three months of the season and indeed since Tuchel arrived in January.

They have now conceded only 24 goals in the German's first 50 games in charge - a record for a manager in charge of a British club.

Tuchel's side started on the front foot and were rarely threatened at the back apart from an outstanding acrobatic clearance from Thiago Silva after former Blues striker Alvaro Morata had dinked onrushing keeper Edouard Mendy shortly after Chalobah's opener.

This performance also showcased Chelsea's attacking threat and other teams will note that was the case even with Romelu Lukaku - included for the first time since 20 October - Werner and Mason Mount all starting on the bench and Kai Havertz absent completely.

Chilwell should have opened the scoring in the first two minutes but had an air shot at a loose ball, before Chalobah sent a header wide and James saw a free-kick saved.

Chalobah's goal was another glimpse of his impressive instinct in front of goal - he has already scored twice in the Premier League this season - as he latched on to a loose ball and thumped the ball into the roof of the net.

James, Hudson-Odoi and Silva all saw efforts saved either side of the break before the England right-back superbly controlled a headed clearance, taking it away from the defender as he did so, before volleying past Szczesny and a couple of defenders who were attempting to get back.

The England defender joins Liverpool's Mohamed Salah as the only Premier League player to have scored five goals and provided five assists in all competitions this season.

Hudson-Odoi rounded off an excellent Chelsea performance with a composed finish after James, Hakim Ziyech and Ruben Loftus-Cheek combined in a slick move.

Werner's goal was mere decoration, because it had long been certain that Chelsea's unbeaten run in all competitions would be extended to 10 games.

It was a performance that delighted a boisterous Stamford Bridge crowd, enthused by a team that is top of the Premier League by three points, is in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals and is in the box seat to win their Champions League group.

Player of the match

JamesReece James

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  1. Squad number24Player nameJames
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  2. Squad number14Player nameChalobah
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  3. Squad number6Player nameThiago Silva
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  4. Squad number20Player nameHudson-Odoi
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  5. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger
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  6. Squad number12Player nameLoftus-Cheek
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  7. Squad number22Player nameZiyech
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  8. Squad number16Player nameMendy
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  9. Squad number11Player nameWerner
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  10. Squad number21Player nameChilwell
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  11. Squad number5Player nameJorginho
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  12. Squad number7Player nameKanté
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  13. Squad number10Player namePulisic
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  14. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta
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  15. Squad number19Player nameMount
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  16. Squad number17Player nameSaúl
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  1. Squad number1Player nameSzczesny
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  2. Squad number9Player nameMorata
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  3. Squad number19Player nameBonucci
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  4. Squad number4Player namede Ligt
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  5. Squad number22Player nameChiesa
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  6. Squad number27Player nameLocatelli
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  7. Squad number10Player nameDybala
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  8. Squad number14Player nameMcKennie
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  9. Squad number11Player nameJu Cuadrado
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  10. Squad number12Player nameAlex Sandro
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  11. Squad number30Player nameBentancur
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  12. Squad number25Player nameRabiot
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  13. Squad number18Player nameKean
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  14. Squad number45Player namede Winter
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  15. Squad number5Player nameArthur
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  16. Squad number44Player nameKulusevski
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Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 14Chalobah
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 24James
  • 7KantéSubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 37'minutes
  • 5JorginhoSubstituted forSaúlat 76'minutes
  • 21ChilwellSubstituted forAzpilicuetaat 71'minutes
  • 22Ziyech
  • 20Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forMountat 76'minutes
  • 10PulisicSubstituted forWernerat 72'minutes


  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 3Alonso
  • 4Christensen
  • 9Lukaku
  • 11Werner
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 13Bettinelli
  • 17Saúl
  • 18Barkley
  • 19Mount
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 31Sarr


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Szczesny
  • 11Ju CuadradoBooked at 23minsSubstituted forde Winterat 80'minutes
  • 19Bonucci
  • 4de Ligt
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 14McKennie
  • 30BentancurSubstituted forDybalaat 59'minutes
  • 27LocatelliSubstituted forArthurat 67'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 22ChiesaSubstituted forKulusevskiat 80'minutes
  • 9MorataSubstituted forKeanat 67'minutes


  • 5Arthur
  • 10Dybala
  • 18Kean
  • 23Pinsoglio
  • 24Rugani
  • 36Perin
  • 44Kulusevski
  • 45de Winter
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Match Stats

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    Match ends, Chelsea 4, Juventus 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chelsea 4, Juventus 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Chelsea 4, Juventus 0. Timo Werner (Chelsea) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Hakim Ziyech with a cross.

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    Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Matthijs de Ligt.

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    Attempt missed. Moise Kean (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Weston McKennie.

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    Attempt missed. Arthur (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paulo Dybala.

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    Foul by Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea).

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    Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea).

  10. Post update

    Alex Sandro (Juventus) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Timo Werner.

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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Alex Sandro (Juventus).

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    Hand ball by Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Édouard Mendy.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Weston McKennie (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Paulo Dybala.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Reece James.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Koni de Winter replaces Juan Cuadrado.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Dejan Kulusevski replaces Federico Chiesa.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Timo Werner (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez.

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