- Blues went behind to Saul Niguez header in second half
- Home side equalised through own goal that was created by Eden Hazard
- Draw and results elsewhere means Chelsea finish as runners-up to Roma in group
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Chelsea drew with Spanish giants Atletico Madrid as the Blues finished second in their Champions League behind Italian side Roma following their win against FK Qarabag.
Atletico opened the scoring through Saul Niguez, after a header from ex-Blues ace Fernando Torres was turned home by the Spaniard.
The home side found an equaliser in the 75th minute, after a cross from Eden Hazard was turned into his own net by Stefan Savic.
Following the stalemate, and the fact that Roma beat Qarabag in Rome, Chelsea finish second in their group, meaning they could face either Sevilla, Barcelona, PSG or Besiktas in the round of 16 depending on results in Wednesday’s fixtures.
Man of the Match
Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak was on-form tonight, as the Slovenian international stopped nearly everything he had fired at him as Chelsea.
The only way Antonio Conte’s side were able to beat the 24-year-old was through Savic, who put through his own goal from an Eden Hazard cross.
This tweet shows just how Oblak was against the Blues tonight, and in general.
Oblak making De Gea look like Willy Caballero
— ??9 (@HakunahMorata) December 5, 2017
Flop of the Match
Former Man City ace Savic had a bit of a mare tonight, as the Montenegrin international put through his own net to give Chelsea a point at Stamford Bridge.
Despite the player’s solid defensive performance, Savic’s mistake was costly, as it ultimately cost his side the win.
This sums up Savic’s performance for Atleti tonight
Savic really is a poor player isn't he ?
— Solie ? (@so10kicks) December 5, 2017
Stat of the Match
This from Opta shows that it just wasn’t the Blues’ night this evening
390 – Saúl Ñíguez's goal was Atletico's first away from home in the Champions League in six and a half hours of football (390 minutes), since the Spaniard scored at Leicester in April. Call.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 5, 2017
Chelsea: Courtois 6, Azpilicueta 6, Cahill 6, Christensen 7, Moses 6, Fabregas 7, Kante 7, Bakayoko 6, Zappacosta 6, Hazard 7, Morata 6 / Subs: Pedro 7, Willian 6, Batshuayi 6
Atletico Madrid: Oblak 8, Gimenez 7, Savic 5, Hernandez 6, Luis 7, Parety 6, Gabi 6, Niguez 8, Koke 6, Torres 7, Griezmann 6 / Subs: Carrasco 6, Correa 6, Vietto 6
These fans weren’t happy with the Blues’ performance tonight
Total disappointed from Chelsea…yet
Hazard and Fabregas doing all there best with skills and passes only to find poor players in Willian and Morata…Fuck it
— Morata#CFC (@OmwengaVicton) December 5, 2017
Poor from Chelsea tonight, had plenty of chances to win that game… Tough draw ahead – Barca, PSG or Besiktas…
— Tom Doyle (@TDoyyle) December 5, 2017
Chelsea should have convincingly won that game. Not clinical enough. Willian – not good enough.
Morata – poor today.
Hazrad – poor today.
— Jack (@Jaxk26) December 5, 2017
Whereas these fans weren’t happy with Willian’s performance
Bakayoko and Willian have been extremely poor
— Don Carlos. (@ItsCarl_Michael) December 5, 2017
Hazard was unplayable again, willian was poor and so was Bakayoko, Morata has got to work seriously on his finishing #CHEATL
— Muhammad Ali Raja ?? (@alifooty08) December 5, 2017