Chelsea had already qualified for the last 16 stage of the Champions League. Chelsea had already topped their group. What more could they possibly want? Oh, that’s right. A win against Sporting.
Fábregas converted a penalty in the 8th minute to give the Blues the lead. By the time another eight minutes had gone by, Schurrle had doubled the lead! First game back and he’s already doing wonders.
In the second half, Silva gave Sporting a whiff of hope as he scored a goal in the 50th minute. However, the seed of hope wasn’t given too much time to flower as Mikel made if three goals for Chelsea just six minutes later.
There was no pressure on the Chelsea side so the game was just for pride. They qualified with ease. They won with ease. The cup is there for the taking.