Chelsea v Nordsjaelland

Too little too late for Chelsea

December 6, 2012
By Miguel Delaney
Never have so many goals mattered so little. At the least, not on the night or in this competition.

As was widely enough expected, Shakhtar Donetsk failed to defeat Juventus, meaning Chelsea have become the first defending champions to go out in the European Cup opening round since Nottingham Forest in 1980-81 - just the sixth team of all time.

In terms of the rest of the season, though, it is possible that such an onslaught may have a little more significance. It certainly ...

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