Chelsea confirmed their standing as winners of their Champions League group in model as they tore second place Sevilla aside in their very own yard.
The Blues gained 4-Zero with the sensational Olivier Giroud bagging all the targets.
It’s a superb time to be a Chelsea fan proper now with the staff within the combine to problem for the Premier League title this season, and this newest outcome will see Frank Lampard’s facet, in principle, get a better draw within the Champions League round-of-16.
And the victory in opposition to the Spanish facet threw up a captivating stat that can get Chelsea followers very excited certainly.
It was their fourth consecutive Champions League win for the primary time for the reason that 2011/12 marketing campaign – the identical season Chelsea simply so occurred to win all the competitors!
There’s nonetheless a really lengthy method to go earlier than we are able to realistically speak up Chelsea’s possibilities of turning into European champions for a second time, however when you think about the file Giroud broke on Wednesday evening something is feasible.
The striker’s quadruple took him above French soccer icon Zinedine Zidane’s Champions League purpose file.
Giroud unsurprisingly earned an enormous quantity of adulation for his 4 targets, with talkSPORT’s Danny Mills hailing the 34-year-old’s ‘excellent’ professionalism.
“He hasn’t had a lot recreation time of late, however the composure, the sharpness. He doesn’t panic,” co-commentator Mills stated.
“He comes on final week, scores a purpose, and he performs once more tonight, scores a purpose.
“He takes care of himself, retains himself in fine condition. You by no means hear from him both, he by no means moans.
“He’s a completely sensible skilled.”