24th of November 2015

Blues control own fate after four-goal win in Tel-Aviv (0-4)

The Blues will return home from Israel with a very important three points thanks to goals from four different scorers on warm night by the Mediterranean.

Gary Cahill gave his side a first-half lead following a corner but it took until the final 20 minutes for the security of further goals to be added, even though Chelsea were in control for much of the game.

Our ex-defender Tal Ben Haim did not help the home team’s cause when he was sent off before half-time and in the second period both goalkeepers were in form and made good saves before Willian continued his remarkable season.

His goal was his sixth from a free-kick this campaign and was quickly followed by Chelsea’s third, scored by his fellow Brazilian Oscar. Substitute Kurt Zouma completed the scoring in stoppage time but Dynamo Kiev’s 2-0 win in Porto means we have to wait until the final group game to seal a place in the knockout stage, although our fate when the Portuguese side visit Stamford Bridge next month is in our own hands.

- Match stats:

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry (c) (Zouma 72), Baba; Fabregas, Matic; Willian (Remy 78), Oscar, Hazard (Pedro 68); Diego Costa.
Unused subs Blackman, Ivanovic, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek.
Scorers Cahill 20, Willian 73, Oscar 77, Zouma 90+1
Booked Matic 59

Maccabi Tel Aviv (4-3-3): Rajkovic; Dasa, Ben-Haim, Carlos Garcia, Ben-Harush; Rikan, Alberman (Azulay 85), Peretz; Igiebor, Zahavi (c) (Itzhaki 89), Ben Haim II (Ben Basat 80).
Unused subs Lifshitz, Tibi, Vermouth, Mitrovic.
Sent off Ben Haim 41

Referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco from Turkey.
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