Chelsea’s game against Sporting may have no affect on the outcome of Group G with the Blues having already secured top spot after gameweek 5.
However, this didn’t stop Jose Mourinho’s side from storming into the lead against Sporting Lisbon.
Filipe Luis won an easy penalty when he was taken down after knocking the ball past his man.
Hazard’s absence from the side tonight may have been a worry for some, but evidently not Cesc Fabregas, who stepped up to calmly slot away from 12 yards.
That goal was the only Spaniard’s third of the campaign, which seems surprising given that Fabregas already has 14 assists.