Inflicting the heaviest Champions League defeat on Juventus and reaching the knockout stage was satisfying enough for Chelsea. Having three academy graduates supply goals made it a perfect night.
Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi—all U-23-years-old—found the net before the hour mark in a 4-0 victory on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea youngsters have struggled to get into the first team.
“The crowd loves it,” Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said. “This is what makes the team special. Not only superstars from abroad but also the guys from the academy full of quality and humble.” One of the superstars from abroad, Timo Werner, completed the rout against a Juventus side that had already secured a place in the Last 16.
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