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Eto'o Brace Seals Chelsea Win

A brace by Samuel Eto'o and a late goal by Demba Ba helped Chelsea brush aside Schalke beating their German opposition 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in their Champions’ League Group E clash.  

Schalke came out guns blazing though, hardly giving the London giants a chance to settle and had the majority of the possession pinning Chelsea in their own half for the opening 10 minutes.

Julian Draxler had the first shot of the game with just over five minutes played, the talented youngster combined well with Atsuto Uchida, but his shot went just past keeper Petr Cech’s post.

A minute later and Draxler was involved again, this time the attacking midfielder set-up an Adám Szalai effort which went just wide.   

Chelsea’s best chance of the first-half fell to Andre Schürrle when the German international had his free-kick brilliantly saved by Schalke goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand in the 22nd minute.

Samuel Eto'o then opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge, scoring his first Champions League goal for Chelsea on the half-hour mark against the run of play, pouncing on a Hildebrand clearance and blocking the keepers kick goal to give the hosts the lead into the half-time break.

Draxler was at the heart of every Schalke attack and he set-up a shot for striker Christian Fuchs early at the start of the second-half which was well blocked by the Chelsea defence.

As the Germans pushed forward in search of an equaliser; Jose Mourinho’s men caught them on the break with Willian breaking through the middle of the park and laying off Eto'o to slot the ball into the far corner giving Hildebrand no chance.

Mourinho’s substitutes Frank Lampard and Demba Ba then combined for the Blues third. The veteran English midfielder played a lovely through ball for the lanky striker to score and wrap up all three points.

The result leaves Chelsea top of their group with 9 points in their four games, and favourites to stay top and move into the knockout phase.

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By: Soccer-Laduma

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