Finally, it ended in a Chelsea win at Wanda Metropolitano, and what a positive result it is for the team heading back for league action against Manchester City at the weekend. Here are 3 match talking points from the game:
CHELSEA LIGHT UP THE FIRE:
“To be fair to Chelsea, that’s the first time I’ve seen this Atletico Madrid defensive unit get torn apart,” Steven Gerrard explained on BT Sport.
“I’ve never seen a team, even Real Madrid and Barcelona, I’ve never seen those two sides, who are the best in the world, do that to an Atletico Madrid team.
“So it was some performance.”
Yea, Conte’s Chelsea were absolutely fantastic and bossed the Spanish side in every department. Conte’s tactics and selection was spot on and the club truly deserved the win. Chelsea’s win might be a firing shot to the rest of Europe that Conte’s inferno is burning hot.
CHELSEA IN COMMAND OF GROUP:
A perfect six points from two games with 8 goals scored and just one conceded is beautiful for Chelsea and Conte. Winning Atletico away from home now means Chelsea have dealt with arguably their hardest fixture on paper. What is left is to get positive results from the remaining games and qualify as group winners. But based on recent showings, the Blues would have no problem doing so.
THE TELEPATHIC MORATA-HAZARD PARTNERSHIP:
The performance of Chelsea in a 3-5-2 formation was fantastic especially being led by the telepathic partnership of Morata and Hazard. The duo impressed last night with delicious passing moves, flicks and touches that astounded the Atletico defence. The pair combined seamlessly for Chelsea’s equalizer, and then taunted the Spanish side all night till their substitution. Conte might just have found the perfect combination for Chelsea’s success.
Let’s enjoy the moment. Cheers!