Willian gets dominant Chelsea off to winning start against PAOK

There were flares, smoke bombs, furious chanting and, for Chelsea, no Eden Hazard, but ultimately it was a case of job done as they got their Europa League campaign off to a winning start having taken the lead through Willian and created enough chances to have departed from here with a thrashing to their name. PAOK Salonika were well and truly tamed on a wild night in northern Greece.

You would not have known that from the incessant noise created by PAOK’s supporters, who have developed a reputation in recent years for giving visitors a hostile time and it is credit to Chelsea that they coped with that so professionally.

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via Football | The Guardian

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