Chelsea confirmed their standing as winners of their Champions League group in type as they tore second place Sevilla aside in their very own yard.
The Blues received 4-Zero with the sensational Olivier Giroud bagging all the objectives.
It’s a very good time to be a Chelsea fan proper now with the workforce within the combine to problem for the Premier League title this season, and this newest outcome will see Frank Lampard’s facet, in idea, get a neater draw within the Champions League round-of-16.
And the victory towards the Spanish facet threw up an interesting 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 the whole competitors!
There’s nonetheless a really lengthy solution to go earlier than we will realistically discuss up Chelsea’s probabilities of turning into European champions for a second time, however when you think about the document Giroud broke on Wednesday evening something is feasible.
The striker’s quadruple took him above French soccer icon Zinedine Zidane’s Champions League aim document.
Giroud unsurprisingly earned an enormous quantity of adulation for his 4 objectives, 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 aim, and he performs once more tonight, scores a aim.
“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 fully sensible skilled.”