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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas celebrates with teammate Eden Hazard after scoring against Maccabi Tel Aviv in their Champions League gameReuters

Jose Mourinho would have demanded a win against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League, and his Chelsea players obliged, in some style too, scoring four goals in a comfortable win at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have made the worst start by a champion in the Premier League this season, managing just four points from five matches so far, but they did not let their league woes come in the way of getting all three points in the Champions League.

Willian opened the scoring in the 15th minute for the Blues, with his freekick flying into the bottom corner, after missing every player in the box. A huge sigh of relief could be heard at Stamford Bridge after that goal, as Chelsea fans were on edge after Eden Hazard missed a penalty in just the sixth minute of the game.

Oscar, though, would put away his spotkick on the stroke of halftime, ensuring Chelsea would enjoy a much happier break than they have in most of their Premier League games this season.

Diego Costa then added a third goal, and what a goal it was too, as the Brazilian volleyed home a Fabregas pass, with the Spanish midfielder then making it 4-0 in the 79th minute, latching onto a rebound, after Loic Remy's initial shot was saved.

Mourinho came into this match under pressure, and it was evident he was feeling it too, considering the tetchy manner in his pre-match press conference, but the Portuguese and his Chelsea team will now go into the big Premier League clash against Arsenal on Saturday in buoyant mood, even if there will be a couple of interesting decisions, in terms of team selection, to be made.

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