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Ex-England internationals hail Chelsea's 4-0 win over Juventus.

Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Timo Werner all helped the Blues secure a dominant victory over the Serie A giants Juventus.

Chelsea ran riot over Juventus in the Champions League. [GETTY]
Chelsea ran riot over Juventus in the Champions League. [GETTY]

Chelsea eased into the last-16 of the Champions League with a superb victory over Serie A giants Juventus at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Trevoh Chalobah broke the deadlock in his first start in Europe’s elite competition as he found the target after the ball accidentally struck defender Antonio Rudiger's hand.

Alvaro Morata came close to scoring the equaliser moments later only for Thiago Silva to clear the ball off the line.

Then Reece James doubled the lead for the hosts with a powerful strike in the second half - his fifth goal of the season.

Callum Hudson-Odoi soon made it 3-0 with a close-range effort, before substitute Timo Werner wrapped up the victory for Thomas Tuchel's Blues.

The win leaves the European champions, who have conceded only one goal in this Champions League season, on the same points as Massimo Allegri’s team - 12 points in the group stage.

After the clash, former Chelsea star Joe Cole told BT Sport: "It was champagne football. It was a beautiful performance. Unbelievable. Look at the goalscorers and you add your Loftus-Cheeks and Mason Mounts to that, the academy graduates. The last goal summed it up. The confidence of the pass with the outside of the boot from Reece James. Even Timo Werner is getting in on the act."

He continued: "I have been banging the drum for Reece James for years. I remember coming back and training with the team after being in America. I was blown away by his technical ability. Especially for such a big, strong, athletic lad. His touch is velvet, he makes the right pass, takes the right decisions. And when he gets in front of the goal it is like your top, top strikers' level of composure and technique.

"Juventus will get on the plane and be happy that it was only four. That was a step up from what I saw on Saturday against Leicester. You remember that Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner weren't starting. That is £150m worth of talent and they still score four past Juventus. You start to run out of words. Top of the Premier League, top of their Champions League group, champions of Europe and with a team full of academy graduates."

Former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Steve McManaman added: "Juventus will not want to play any of the English sides. Coming out of Serie A, they are nowhere near good enough to threaten them."

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