Unstoppable Chelsea send statement to Champions League rivals after dismantling Juventus

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But the reality is that Chelsea seem to have so much strength in depth that they will take some stopping because Tuchel seems to have solutions all over the pitch.

They completely blitzed Juventus from first to last, Max Allegri’s men did not really come to play and sat deep which was an open invitation to Chelsea.

Chelsea were ahead after just 25 minutes when Hakim Ziyech’s corner then unsettled the Juventus defence, the ball deflected off Matthijs de Ligt and it appeared to hit Antonio Rudiger’s arm before falling to Chalobah.

Chalobah then smashed home from 12 yards with an unstoppable shot which gave Szczesny no chance and fired Chelsea into a 25th minute lead. VAR made a lengthy check but nothing was going to stop Chalobah celebrating.

Juventus came desperately close to levelling three minutes later when Alvaro Morata lifted the ball over Edouard Mendy but, incredibly, Thiago Silva somehow raced back and cleared spectacularly off the line.

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Silva is 37, but his know-how means what he lacks in pace, he makes up with his exquisite reading of the game. Yet again, Silva was in the right place at exactly the right time and his experience is guiding Chelsea’s kids.

Chelsea really stepped up the pace after the break. Chilwell’s 55th minute cross came off Leonardo Bonucci’s head, James controlled the ball with his chest and then smashed a shot past Juventus keeper Wojciech Szczesny. James is just unstoppable.

Three minutes later, it was 3-0. Rudiger, James and Ruben Loftus-Cheek – on for the injured N’Golo Kante – combined to set up Hudson-Odoi to score at the back post. Werner then got in on the act with his third goal of the season.

Chelsea are top of the Premier League, defending European champions after lifting the trophy in May and, on this form, it is difficult to see anyone stopping Tuchel from winning the biggest prizes again this season.