Krasnodar 0-4 Chelsea: Champions League – as it happened
It’d be unfair to say the scoreline flattered Chelsea, who went up through the gears towards the end in great style and were deserving winners. But it can also still be true that the result was a little hard on Krasnodar, who looked perfectly capable of equalising until they conceded a slightly harsh penalty. Their shoulders slumped after that, their home Champions League debut ruined. But Chelsea were simply too clinical.
They’ll be delighted after rediscovering their goalscoring chops, and once again showcasing their newly found defensive resilience. Three clean sheets in a row, huh. Hats off to Frank Lampard for identifying a big problem and solving it. This puts Chelsea at the top of Group E with four points, Sevilla and Rennes kicking off in ten minutes or so.