Chelsea's Andre Schurrle (R) celebrates after scoring a goal as Sporting's Adrien Silva reacts during their Champions League match at Stamford BridgeReuters

Chelsea finished the group stages of the Champions League in style, remaining unbeaten, following a comfortable 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon at Stamford Bridge.

Cesc Fabregas' early penalty coupled with strikes from Andre Schurrle and John Obi Mikel proved too much for Sporting, who were only able to bet a consolation through Jonathan Silva.

The game started with the Blues winning an early penalty after Esgaio's poor challenge on Filipe Luis inside the box. Fabregas stepped and made no mistakes as he eased the ball past Rui Patricio, putting Chelsea in the lead.

Jose Mourinho's men soon doubled their advantage in the 16th minute through Andre Schurrle, who, after receiving an excellent pass from Nemanja Matic, quickly turned before firing a brilliant 20-yard effort that nestled in the bottom left corner despite Patricio getting a hand.

More chances followed for Chelsea as Patricio was forced into a good save by Schurrle in the 23rd minute before Matic's curling strike just went over the crossbar a couple of minutes later.

Sporting, who did not really trouble the Chelsea defence, got a good chance to pull one back just before the break when the ball drifted towards Diego Capel, following a goalmouth mix-up, but an alert Petr Cech came off his line to block the Spaniard's shot, helping the Blues keep their two goal advantage at the half time break.

The Portuguese side finally did manage to pull a goal back just after the break through Silva, who after receiving a cross from Andre Carrillo, chesting it down before firing an effort into the left corner of the net.

However, the Blues did not have to wait long for a reply as Obi Mikel soon restored their lead in the 56th minute.

Fabregas whipped a free-kick from the left and Gary Cahill flicked the ball towards Mikel, who made no mistakes as he stabbed the ball from close range.

The visitors nearly gave an immediate response to the goal through Islam Slimani, but Cech did brilliantly to keep out his goal-bound header.

Sporting continued to push forward in search of goals, but the Chelsea defence managed to keep them at bay and the game finally ended with the Blues winning with a comfortable 3-1 margin.

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