Chelsea stunned after an absolute beauty

It isn’t a good night for the Premier League teams in the Champions League with Manchester City currently trailing at home to CSKA Moscow 2-1 and Chelsea now find themselves 1-0 down to relative unknowns NK Maribor.

Jose Mourinho will no doubt have faith that his side can overcome the deficit to secure all three points but what happens if they don’t? Well, nothing that major really, other than a bit of pride will be lost due to the fact Chelsea failed to comfortably beat a team that:

  • Before kick-off had scored only four goals in their nine Champions League games.
  • Failed to keep clean sheet in any of their previous four Champions League games in Slovenia.
  • Since winning their first ever Champions League game versus Dinamo Kiev in September 1999, Maribor have lost five and drawn three of their eight CL matches.

In fairness to the Slovenian minnows, their opener was an absolute pearler

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