Chelsea reach World Club Cup final

Chelsea beat Monterrey 3-1 in the World Club Cup semi-final today, and will now face Brazilian side Corinthians on Sunday to declare themselves club champions of the world.

Chelsea we’re comfortable winners over the Mexican side, who simply couldn’t handle the pace and skill off the Chelsea midfield.

Juan Mata opened the scoring in the 16th minute of the game, after some neat passing between Ashley Cole and Oscar to open up the Monterrey defence.

Chelsea failed to add to their lead in the first half, but 2 minutes into the second, we’re 3-0 up.

Fernando Torres’ deflected shot opened the second-half scoring, after a blistering run from Eden Hazard within 15 seconds.

A minute later it was 3-0, when Juan Mata centred the ball from the right flank at pace, only to deflect off Monterrey wing-back Chavez into the back of the net.

Lampard finished the game, coming on for the impressive David Luiz, who played extremely well in his midfield role, on the hour-mark.

Paulo Ferreira and Victor Moses came on as late substitutes, with the latter being utilized as a central striker in the place of Fernando Torres.

Monterrey’s consolation goal came in injury time, when De Nigris’s shot from out wide beat Cech.

Chelsea are firm favourites to be named World Club Cup champions on Sunday (at 10:30 GMT) and having watched both semi-finals, they should be! Corinthians we’re lacklustre to say the least. If they don’t improve for the final, it will be a walk in the park for us.

David Luiz was outstanding, using his ability to find the right forward pass, playing some neat long balls to feet. This performance will ease the pressure on buying defensive midfield cover, with John Obi Mikel missing some of the new year due to the African Cup of Nations, and Oriol Romeu recently being ruled out for up to 6 months. I prefer Luiz as a defensive midfielder, as his defending is questionable at times. I can see David being used in this role alot more in the future…

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