NK Maribor traveled to London to face The Blues at Stamford Bridge in the UEFA Champions League Group-G match. It was expected to be an easy match for Chelsea and so it was as they beat NK Maribor 6-0 in a comfortable match.
The Slovenian side had loud and vociferous support by their passionate fans who took the opportunity to support their team in this crucial match, while Chelsea played with the right attacking attitude until the final whistle was blown by Danny Makkelie. Maribor were bright and positive early in both halves, but they were found wanting in defense as they gave The Blues far too much room in the middle and on the flanks.
Once Remy bagged the opener, the result was never in doubt. Find the ratings for Chelsea squad below in a match where they displayed a devastating game play and sent a message to Europe from the Premier League leaders:
Petr Cech – Rating: 7/10
He was not troubled throughout the game. He was pretty much confident in dealing with the shots that were fired from long range. He would thank the defense for not allowing Maribor to create any clear cut chance.
Cech would want to establish himself as the first choice for at least UEFA Champions League games. The race between him and Courtois for the first choice goal-keeper is pretty healthy as of now, as Cech has behaved very professionally and in a mature manner.