The defending champions battered the outclassed Italians, Chelsea booking their place in the knockout stages but also overhauling their Serie A rivals at the top of Group H.
Match or better Juve’s result in the final set of round-robin fixtures in early December and the Blues will top the group.
Chelsea’s sole concerns on a raucous west London night proved injury scares for N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell, who both hobbled out of action well ahead of time.
England wing-back James became Chelsea’s outright top scorer for the season so far. The unassuming 21-year-old now boasts five goals and five assists for the term and continued his revelatory form with a sublime finish against The Old Lady. Relive all the action below:
Chelsea run riot against Juventus in performance befitting of champions
Roman Abramovich was in London but couldn’t make Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, and he probably missed what he has most wanted during all his time at Chelsea.
This was a display entirely befitting of European champions, where they just motored over one of the continent’s biggest names in magnificent fashion. Even more pleasingly, the first three goals in this 4-0 win over Juventus were scored by different academy products - with the exceptional Reece James standing, or perhaps sprinting, given his energy, above all.
That was maybe what was most ominous for the rest of England, and Europe. Chelsea put in such a performance without Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and with N’Golo Kante having to go off before half-time.
Chelsea 4-0 Juventus: Reece James scored the pick of the goals as the Blues’ steamrolled one of Europe’s biggest names in magnificent style
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Chelsea vs Juventus: Five things we learned as injuries undercut Blues’ dazzling Champions League win
Unfortunately for the Blues coach, N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell left the pitch due to injury, but there were still far more positives than negatives for the German to take away from this game.
Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kante were forced to exit early, but Trevoh Chalobah and Reece James thrived for the Blues in their 4-0 group-stage victory
Elsewhere in the Champions League
There were three late goals in Switzerland, where Atalanta led 2-1 against Young Boys, fell 3-2 behind before coming back to draw 3-3, meaning that not only have Manchester United qualified for the last-16 - with their 2-0 win over Villarreal - but they also can’t be caught at the top Group F.
Chelsea vs Juventus: Player ratings as Thomas Tuchel’s side produce epic Champions League performance
Chelsea 4-0 Juventus: Reece James produced a sensational display as Thomas Tuchel’s side moved top of their Champions League group and qualified for the last 16
Chelsea 4 - 0 Juventus
A little record for Chelsea who had three English players score in the same Champions League match for the first time:
Chelsea 4 - 0 Juventus
Second half goals for Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James and Timo Werner top off a brilliant night for Chelsea. Their only downside being an injury to Ben Chilwell.
Full-time: Chelsea 4 - 0 Juventus
90+6 mins: Chelsea win! They join Manchester United and Liverpool as English teams in the Champions League last-16. They also have a healthy goal difference cushion over Juventus at the top of Group H and will finish top the group if they better Juve’s result in the final group game.
Job done for Thomas Tuchel’s men. A confident and comfortably victory for the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
GOAL! Chelsea 4 - 0 Juventus (Werner, 90+5’)⚽️
90+5 mins: Icing on the cake! Reece James floats a diagonal ball over to Hakim Ziyech on the left wing and Juan Cuadrado fumbles the ball when he tries to bring it down. Ziyech jumps onto it and slots and simple pass into the six-yard box where Timo Werner pops up and taps in from close range.
Chelsea 3 - 0 Juventus
90+2 mins: Moise Kean makes a good run through the final third and shoots when he gets to the edge of the ‘D’ but his effort is soft and he pulls it wide of the right-hand post.
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