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Michy Batshuayi scores at the death as Chelsea stun Atletico Madrid

Batshuayi scores at the death as Chelsea stun Atletico

27/09/2017 at 21:10Updated 27/09/2017 at 22:38

Champions League Group C, Wanda Metropolitano – Atletico Madrid 1 (Griezmann pen. 40') Chelsea 2 (Morata 59', Batshuayi 90+3')

Michy Batshuayi's injury-time winner ensured Chelsea became the first away team to beat Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The Belgian forward coolly slotted in from close range deep into stoppage time to cap a superb all-round showing from Antonio Conte's men and make it two wins from two in the competition.

Former Real Madrid forward, Alvaro Morata had earlier marked his return to the Spanish capital with a bang, snaring his seventh goal for the Blues to cancel out Antoine Griezmann's first-half spot kick.

It means Los Rojiblancos' first European game at the Estadio Metropolitano ended in disappointment as they lost a Champions League game under Diego Simeone at home for only the second time.

Chelsea remain two points clear at the top of the pool, with Roma just behind and Atletico with much work to do on one.

Next up, Chelsea host Roma while Atletico travel to pointless FK Qarabag on October 18.

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TALKING POINT

Diego who? On the eve of this match, Diego Costa's move from Chelsea to Atletico was finalised and the striker was seen smiling in the stand. It had turned into a frown by full time.

Chelsea showed there is very much life after Costa with the returning Eden Hazard - starting just his second game of the season following injury - forging a very promising link-up with Morata. There's no doubt Costa was a great player for the Londoners, but on this evidence the Blues' new forward-line will cause trouble for any side across the continent.

Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea celebrates with Alvaro Morata of Chelsea after he scores his sides first goal during their UEFA Champions League group C match

Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea celebrates with Alvaro Morata of Chelsea after he scores his sides first goal during their UEFA Champions League group C matchGetty Images

MAN OF THE MATCH

Eden Hazard (Chelsea). There was much talk that Chelsea needed a big display from Hazard in the lead up to this encounter - and he duly delivered. The Belgian showed no signs of rust as he tormented the Atletico defence with a lively display. He was unlucky to hit the post in the first 45 before providing a sumptuous assist for Morata's equaliser.

PLAYER RATINGS

ATLETICO: Oblak 7; Juanfran 7, Godin 6, Lucas 6, Filipe 6; Saul 7, Thomas 6, Koke 7; Carrasco 7, Griezmann 6, Correa 6. Subs: Torres 6, Gaitan 6, Gimenez 5.

Antoine Griezmann

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CHELSEA: Courtois 6, Azpilicueta 7, Cahill 8, Luiz 7, Alonso 8, Kante 8, Bakayoko 6, Moses 6, Fabregas 8, Hazard 9, Morata 8. Subs: Willian 5, Batshuayi 6, Christensen n/a.

KEY MOMENTS

7' - CHELSEA CHANCE. Hazard back heels a sublime pass into the path of Morata who slides a shot just wide of the far post from the right of the box.

13' - OFF THE POST! The lively Hazard wreaks havoc just outside the area again, fizzing in a 25-yard strike that takes a nick off a defender before crashing back off the woodwork.

24' - CHELSEA CHANCE. Luiz lifts a superb diagonal ball towards Morata, who sees his angled header tipped to safety by Oblak.

40' GOAL! Atletico 1-0 Chelsea. Griezmann fires his penalty straight down the middle as Courtois dives to his left. The referee pointed to the spot after Luiz was penalised for pushing Lucas at a left-wing corner. Poor play from the Blues defender.

45' - ATLETICO CHANCE. It should be two! Koke sees a low piledriver parried into the danger zone by Courtois, but Saul somehow prods inches past the post with the goal gaping.

59' GOAL! Atletico 1-1 Chelsea. Morata levels for Chelsea! Hazard jinks at his man and sends in a sensational cross from the left that Morata deftly flicks home with a sweet header.

62' - CHELSEA CHANCE. Chelsea should be ahead. Morata causes problems, allowing Hazard to pick up the pieces and pull it back for Fabregas, who somehow stabs wide from close range.

74' - CHELSEA CHANCE. Morata speeds beyond Lucas and surges towards Oblak before firing wide of target. A big chance goes begging for the visitors.

90+3' GOAL! Atletico 1-2 Chelsea. Batshuayi wins it for Chelsea! The substitute tucks in from close range after Alonso pulled it back from the right of the box following a superb team move.

KEY STATS

Alvaro Morata scored his first goal in seven games against Atletico Madrid in all competitions.

In 2017, no player has scored more sub goals for a PL club in all competitions than Michy Batshuayi (4, level with Giroud).

Batshuayi has scored 5 goals in his last 3 games for Chelsea in all competitions, as many as in his previous 16.

Since the start of 2015/16, Antoine Griezmann has had a hand in 52% of Atletico Madrid's 33 CL goals (14 goals, 3 assists).

Griezmann was the last Atletico player to score at V. Calderon in the UCL and the first to do it at Wanda, both penalties.

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