KRASNODAR, Russia: Chelsea kickstarted their Champions League group marketing campaign by coasting to a 4-Zero win at Krasnodar on Wednesday because of objectives from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and a late strike from Christian Pulisic.


Having drawn their opening recreation with Sevilla 0-0, Chelsea received off to a gradual begin in opposition to a conservative Krasnodar and handed up a wonderful likelihood to take the lead when Jorginho hit the submit from the penalty spot.

Frank Lampard’s facet went forward within the 37th minute with a stroke of fortune when Hudson-Odoi’s tame shot squirmed by means of the palms of Krasnodar keeper Matvey Safonov.

Krasnodar practically equalised when Yuri Gazinskiy hit the crossbar within the second half however Chelsea prolonged their lead when Werner smashed residence from the penalty spot within the 76th minute, after Jorginho had been substituted.

Ziyech grabbed his first objective for Chelsea since switching from Ajax Amsterdam by firing low into the web and Pulisic accomplished the rout in added time, helped by one other lapse from Safonov who let the ball trickle by means of his legs into the web.

“It was not as straightforward because the consequence says ultimately,” Werner mentioned.

The primary half was actually powerful for us. Krasnodar had been actually onerous to play in opposition to, they brought about us lots of issues. We had been a bit of bit unfortunate to not rating the (first) penalty however, after that, we performed properly from again to entrance.”

Chelsea had drawn their final three matches in all competitions and Lampard was happy with the efficiency.

“We’re very glad, 4 objectives scored and none conceded,” mentioned the coach.

“It was a tough match, we had been higher than them within the first half. We needed to take a little bit of stress early within the second however I appreciated numerous issues about the way in which we performed.”

Chelsea have 4 factors after two video games in Group E and host Rennes subsequent Wednesday. Krasnodar, who go to Sevilla subsequent, have one.