A rampant Chelsea cemented their place at the top of group G with a 6-0 demolition of Maribor in a Uefa Champions League encounter on Tuesday at Stamford Bridge. It was the visitors who reacted quickly as they almost silenced the home crowd on five minutes with an attack down the flank and a cross that was headed over the bar by Damjan Bohar. The Blues appealed for a penalty when Oscar went down in the area but the referee waved it away.
It was the home side who scored first through Loic Remy who was set up by a John Terry pass from the halfway line to score a low shot from 20 yards. An injured Remy was forced to make way for Blues legend Didier Drogba who was lucky enough to find the back of the net a few minutes after he came on. The Ivorian doubled his side’s lead after Ales Mertelj handled the ball in the area and Drogba duly converted.
Jose Mourinho’s men were leading by three goals after 30 minutes as Terry finished off Cesc Fabregas’ assist. Terry seemed to be offside but the flag stayed down. The result was put well beyond doubt just 10 minutes into the second half when Felipe Luis’s cross found Eden Hazard who found Mitja Viler’s heel before hitting the back of the net for an own goal.
The hosts extended their lead even further when they were awarded a second penalty after Branislav Ivanovic was brought down. The Belgian slotted home to make it 5-0. Chelsea was not done for the night as they added a sixth in the 90th minute when Hazard cut inside his man before sealing the victory with a superb finish.