Chelsea continue their recent run of form dismantling one of the few remaining unbeaten sides, Dynamo Kiev, in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The hosts emerged fighting early in the game, Pedro combining with the ever so silky Olivier Giroud whose audacious flick in the box created the first goal of the game (17).
The plucky Spaniard was close to finding his second of the game but for a combination of good keeping, luck and poor finishing, as he blasted the ball straight into cupped arms of the Kiev stopper.
If there was an award going for a Dynamo Kiev performance Boyko would get it. The visitors no.1 was on hand on a number of occasions to deny the superstars of Chelsea, twice rejecting Ross Barkley before the break.
It was going to take something special to be him, and Willian was more than happy to oblige.
Boyko was left helplessly motionless when Willian hit home a perfect struck freekick in 65th minute to double the hosts lead and put the competition out of reach.
Substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek wasted his chance to make it three but was on hand to create for teenage prodigy Calum Hudson-Odoi who added another late goal to his tally.
Man of the Match David Luiz looked back to his best again with some incredibly sharp distribution from the back and a clean sheet to boot.
Extra credit goes to Pedro, however. The little Spanish forward replaced Hazard in Chelsea’s forward line-up and did incredibly well to emulate the Belgians quality.
His cheeky first-half finish was followed by a number of other good chances which he was unfortunate not to score.
An ever-present danger that kept Chelsea ticking.
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