news Wed 13 Sep 2017
As the Blues marked our return to the Champions League with a comfortable 6-0 win over Azerbaijan side Qarabag at Stamford Bridge last night, it was interesting to note that every one of our goals was scored by a different player.
Antonio Conte will be delighted he has players in every position capable of chipping in with important strikes, and it’s been a theme of our season just five matches in.
Including the Community Shield, the Blues have scored 15 goals already, with 11 of our players finding the target. Only Alvaro Morata, with three, and Marcos Alonso, with two, have netted more than one, with the scoring against Qarabag completed by an own-goal.
Four goals have been scored from the wing-back position, with Victor Moses breaking the deadlock at Wembley against Arsenal, Alonso netting a brace at the same stadium in our win over Tottenham and Zappacosta making it 2-0 on his full debut last night.
Of our midfielders, Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring in the 2-0 win against Everton, N’Golo Kante hit what proved to be the winner at Leicester on Saturday and Bakayoko made it 4-0 after coming off the bench against Qarabag, his first for the club.
After the same number of matches last season, five in the Premier League and one in the League Cup, we had scored 13 goals, with five separate players on target.
Azpilicueta’s defensive qualities and versatility are widely recognised, but this season the Spaniard has had a big impact at the other end of the pitch.
His header last night, scored from a sublime Fabregas cross, was his first goal of the season, but the graphic below illustrates just how big a role he has played going forward of late.
Cesar Azpilicueta has now scored or assisted in each of his last three games for Chelsea:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 12, 2017
🅰️ vs. Everton
🅰️ vs. Leicester
⚽️ vs. Qarabag pic.twitter.com/hpvz54c2so
Last night's result equalled our biggest win in the competition, which was set in 2014 against Maribor, as well as ensuring our impressive scoring form at home at this stage of the competition continued.