FK Krasnodar 0-4 Chelsea: Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic strikes put seal on emphatic win – #NewsEverything #England

Hakim Ziyech
Hakim Ziyech had not scored in an injury-hit 2020 earlier than swivelling to fireplace within the third in Krasnodar

Hakim Ziyech scored his first Chelsea aim as Frank Lampard’s facet picked up three factors in an emphatic Champions League win in Russia.

Ziyech, 27, swept in on his first begin for the membership so as to add to targets from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic as Chelsea returned to goalscoring methods in type.

Again-to-back goalless attracts had signalled that Lampard had made strides in checking out his facet’s defence, and whereas they’ll face harder opposition than Russian new boys Krasnodar, the supervisor can be delighted that his attacking riches additionally kicked into gear after midfielder Jorginho had missed an early penalty.

4 factors from two video games is a stable begin to their Champions League marketing campaign and regardless of their run of attracts Chelsea have now misplaced simply as soon as in 10 video games this time period.

Blues again on course

Lampard has undertaken a rebuild of his facet and will area round £160m of latest attacking expertise as Ziyech joined Werner and Kai Havertz within the beginning XI.

However, initially a minimum of, the guests had been nonetheless responsible of shifting the ball too slowly in opposition to some spirited and organised opponents.

Werner was vigorous if underused, and gained the early penalty when he was tripped by Kaio. Jorginho caught along with his ordinary skipping approach, despatched goalkeeper Matvey Safonov the unsuitable means, however hit the bottom of the publish.

Chelsea wanted a serving to hand to finish their 248-minute aim drought and duly bought one from Safonov when the 21-year-old goalkeeper made a complete hash of coping with Hudson-Odoi’s scuffed shot, the ball bobbling in.

Lampard’s facet had been all the time comfy however needed to endure a sticky spell when Yuri Gazinsky hit the crossbar from a nook. A second penalty, harshly given for handball, was then thrashed residence by Werner to close down any indicators of a fightback.

Ziyech, who confirmed encouraging indicators all through and who ought to have scored earlier after an important flip, discovered the underside nook after good strategy play from substitute Pulisic, and the American made it 4 within the final minute when he drove previous Safonov.

Tammy Abraham’s help for the fourth, and the actual fact Olivier Giroud remained on the bench, solely served to underline the truth that targets shouldn’t be a difficulty for this Chelsea staff.

New pin within the CL map

Chelsea followers have needed to endure derogatory, baseless chants down the years from rival followers claiming that they’ve “no historical past”.

If any away followers had been allowed into the UFO-like Krasnodar Stadium, which was raucous all through as a crowd of round 11,000 made themselves heard, they may have legitimately returned hearth.

Krasnodar had been solely fashioned in 2008, only a few months earlier than Chelsea misplaced the Champions League last on Russian soil. Lampard himself had already performed 400 video games earlier than Chelsea’s fifty fifth Champions League opponents had been solid by a grocery store magnate.

Krasnodar could lack in family names however had Chelsea apprehensive for a spell within the second half, notably when the superb Edouard Mendy was crushed by Gazinsky, the midfielder’s shot hitting the crossbar.

The second penalty killed off their problem although as Chelsea romped to their largest Champions League victory since a 4-0 win over FK Qarabag in November 2017.

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The stats

  • Chelsea are unbeaten of their final eight group stage away video games in European competitors (W6 D2), preserving a clear sheet in 5 of these matches on this run.
  • Chelsea have saved successive clear sheets within the Champions League for the primary time since December 2015, and of their opening two group stage video games of a CL marketing campaign for the primary time since 2008-09.
  • Chelsea have saved three clear sheets in a row in all competitions for the very first time beneath Frank Lampard, additionally recording shutouts for the primary time in successive away video games beneath the previous Chelsea midfielder.
  • Chelsea’s Kai Havertz has been concerned in seven targets in his final seven video games in European competitors (4 targets, 3 assists), along with his help in opposition to FK Krasnodar his first aim involvement within the Champions League (tenth look).
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi is simply the second teenager to attain for Chelsea within the Champions League, alongside Reece James, who did so in opposition to Ajax final season.
  • Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech has been instantly concerned in 13 targets in his final 15 begins within the Champions League, scoring six targets and aiding an additional seven.
  • All eight of Chelsea ahead Timo Werner’s Champions League targets have come away from residence – he is the highest scorer within the competitors to have scored 100% of their targets on the street.

Participant of the match

ZiyechHakim Ziyech

FK Krasnodar

  1. Squad quantity6Participant identifyRamírez

  2. Squad quantity33Participant identifyBerg

  3. Squad quantity18Participant identifyChernov

  4. Squad quantity14Participant identifyOlsson

  5. Squad quantity52Participant identifyVilhena

  6. Squad quantity81Participant identifySabua

  7. Squad quantity47Participant identifyUtkin

  8. Squad quantity8Participant identifyGazinskiy

  9. Squad quantity4Participant identifyMartynovich

  10. Squad quantity31Participant identifyKaio

  11. Squad quantity28Participant identifySmolnikov

  12. Squad quantity93Participant identifyShapi Suleymanov

  13. Squad quantity74Participant identifySpertsyan

  14. Squad quantity39Participant identifySafonov


  1. Squad quantity22Participant identifyZiyech

  2. Squad quantity10Participant identifyPulisic

  3. Squad quantity16Participant identifyMendy

  4. Squad quantity11Participant identifyWerner

  5. Squad quantity21Participant identifyChilwell

  6. Squad quantity28Participant identifyAzpilicueta

  7. Squad quantity7Participant identifyKanté

  8. Squad quantity29Participant identifyHavertz

  9. Squad quantity20Participant identifyHudson-Odoi

  10. Squad quantity9Participant identifyAbraham

  11. Squad quantity15Participant identifyZouma

  12. Squad quantity2Participant identifyRüdiger

  13. Squad quantity19Participant identifyMount

  14. Squad quantity17Participant identifyKovacic

  15. Squad quantity33Participant identifyEmerson

  16. Squad quantity5Participant identifyJorginho


FK Krasnodar

  • 39Safonov
  • 28Smolnikov
  • 4MartynovichBooked at 75mins
  • 31da Silva Pantaleão
  • 18Chernov
  • 8Gazinskiy
  • 52Vilhena
  • 14OlssonBooked at 22minsSubstituted forSpertsyanat 82′minutes
  • 47UtkinSubstituted forSuleymanovat 74′minutes
  • 6Ramírez
  • 33BergSubstituted forSabuaat 87′minutes


  • 1Gorodov
  • 67Kutovoi
  • 74Spertsyan
  • 81Sabua
  • 84Litvinov
  • 88Sinitsyn
  • 93Suleymanov


  • 16Mendy
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 15Zouma
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 21ChilwellSubstituted forEmersonat 81′minutes
  • 17KovacicSubstituted forKantéat 71′minutes
  • 5JorginhoSubstituted forMountat 71′minutes
  • 29Havertz
  • 22ZiyechSubstituted forAbrahamat 80′minutes
  • 11Werner
  • 20Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forPulisicat 71′minutes


  • 4Christensen
  • 7Kanté
  • 9Abraham
  • 10Pulisic
  • 13Caballero
  • 14Tomori
  • 18Giroud
  • 19Mount
  • 24James
  • 33Emerson
  • 40Ziger

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