There was a period when this breeze of a victory served as a reminder to those clamouring for youth that Chelsea’s elder statesmen are far from spent forces just yet. Pedro and Willian, 30-something wingers both, whose contracts expire next year, had dismantled Dynamo Kyiv with such pace and skill that the job felt virtually complete when Maurizio Sarri, as if playing to the gallery, dispatched his tyros into the fray for the dregs of the occasion.
Yet there is simply too much about Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi, the current darlings of these parts, to allow even a fleeting opportunity to pass them by. With time ticking down and the advantage still somehow stalled on two, the substitutes combined. Hudson-Odoi, a scorer against Malmö in the previous round, collected his teammate’s flick before ripping the third goal of the evening beyond Denys Boyko. The teenager was raised off his feet by Loftus-Cheek in celebration, those in the Matthew Harding stand chorusing his name once again, with Chelsea planting a foot in the quarter-finals.
Source: Football News
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