Chelsea out of Champions League - Your reaction?
After taking the piss all Summer out of Tottenham being demoted to “Thursday Night Football”, Chelsea are now taking part in it after Juventus beat Shakhtar Donetsk to qualify as group winners in the Champions League. The Ukrainian side qualify in second place.
This whole situation was never in our hands even though we put on a professional performance to beat Nordsjaelland 6-1 tonight with goals from Luiz (pen), Torres (2), Cahill, Mata and Oscar.
It was a nothing game against the weakest side in the group who being honest will take heart in the fact that due to some more slack defending, they scored a goal against us in London to give their fans something to cheer for travelling to Stamford Bridge tonight.
I’m not going to post on here raving about the performance but no disrespect to Nordsjaelland, it was expected.
Fernando Torres finally broke his recent duck with two goals, Oscar scored yet another Champions League goal, Eden Hazard missed a penalty which is a rarity, Gary Cahill continued his impressive goal scoring record this season, David Luiz demonstrated to everyone how to take a penalty and Juan Mata put the icing on the cake with a simple tap in.
For me one player to come out of the game with some real credit is Oriol Romeu. He was everywhere and it was very noticeable that he was asked to press the ball at every opportunity to win it back whenever it was near him and more often than not, won it back and started off yet another Chelsea attack.
So (with more posts to follow tonight!) Chelsea are out of the Champions League six months after winning the competition back in May. We become the first side to be knocked out as holders in the group stages.
I would like to hear YOUR views on our Champions League defence overall and tonight’s game with the fact that we are now OUT!
So Chelsea fans, it’s over to you:
We are out of the Champions League, what do you think about that?
Carefree & KTBFFH!