Chelsea beat Schalke 3-0 for the second time in as many weeks in their Champions League clash last night, but here are three things we learnt from the game.
1) Chelsea strikers can score
Before yesterday, the Blues front trio of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o had scored just two goals between them, but the latter two took matters into their own hands against their Bundesliga opponents.
Eto’o grabbed two goals, although the first in controversial circumstances, and Ba also got his name on the score-sheet.
The two were in fine form and took their goals brilliantly, proving that they have goals in them somewhere.
2) Gary Cahill is probably the best partner for John Terry
There has been talk about how David Luiz may be better suited to play next to the former England skipper, but last night’s game proved that Cahill is the better defender to play alongside him, in my eyes.
Cahill won all three of his tackles, made four clearances, two interceptions and even completed 96% of his passes. He was successful in 3/4 of his headers and looked assured throughout the tie.
3) Mikel is a midfield general
Mikel has struggled somewhat this season in terms of getting a run of games, but when he is given the nod he takes his chances.
The Nigerian completed 77/82 (94%) of his passes, made three clearances and won both of his take ons.