The win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night was huge for Chelsea and their troubled boss Jose Mourinho, as it lifted the pressure which was extremely tense because of the Champions poor performance in the Premier League this season.

 

The Blues went 1-0 ahead in the 34th minute, when Willan’s cross was met by visitors’ defender Aleksandar Dragović, who headed in his own goal.

 

The atmosphere at the stadium was electric from the start of the match - Chelsea fans were showing their support to “the special one”, but just before the break, the Portuguese charismatic coach was disappointed with Czech referee’s decision not to punish Dynamo Kiev when Diego Costa went down in the visitors’ penalty area.

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The Kiev side were more dynamic after the interval and Dragović made amends for his first-half mistake by taking advantage of Chelsea’s weak defence; he equalised for Dynamo in the 77th minute.

 

And just when the match looked as though it was heading for a desperate draw, with seven minutes to go, Willian netted his third Champions’ League free kick of the season and fifth in total;  the Brazilian, who was the Man – of - the – Match, put in another brilliant performance that saved the club in the end. 

This was the Blues’ first win in five matches! The fans were ecstatic - Chelsea are now in second position in Group G, three points behind leaders Porto, and two points ahead of the Ukrainian champions.

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The Blues will be in the knockout phase if they could ensure four points in their final two group stage matches; but they may be able to qualify with one more win, if other results go their way.

 

Chelsea will first travel to Israel to play Maccabi Tel Aviv, and then they will host Mourinho’s former club Porto at Stamford Bridge on December 9. The Portuguese-man will hope that with this win, a corner has been turned in their season, but a big Premier League test awaits at Stoke City on Saturday, as Chelsea seek revenge for their recent League Cup elimination on penalties at the Britannia Stadium. #Football