Europa League: Willian's strike wins it for Chelsea

By Haruna Mubarak
Europa League: Willian's strike wins it for Chelsea
Europa League: Willian's strike wins it for Chelsea

Chelsea have beaten host PAOK Salonika 1-0 courtesy Willian's strike in the Europa League on Thursday night.

Chelsea started their Europa League campaign this season on a superb note as it took them just 7 munites to open the scoring.

Willian, who was the skipper for the Blues, curled the ball into the bottom corner to after a great piece of skill by Ross Barkley as the Blues took the lead.

 
The host switched to a 4-4-2 formation with the aim of piling pressure on Chelsea but did not pay off as they had zero shot on target in the first half.
 
Chelsea continued their dominance in the second half as Morata had a lot of opportunities to double the lead for the Blues but spurn those chances.
 

Sarri's men nearly cushioned their lead when Pedro lashed a curling shot from just outside the area but was saved by Paschalakis.
 

The visitors piled pressure to extend their lead but the resolute defence of the host kept the scoreline 0-1.
Chelsea will play MOL Vidi FC in their next fixture at Stamford Bridge.

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