The early dismissal of Qarabag skipper Rashad Sadygov enabled Chelsea to stroll into the knockout stages, APA reports.
Chelsea easily booked passage to the next round of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday with a simple 4-0 win over Qarabag in Azerbaijan.
Qarabag gave the Blues a tough few opening minutes but were soon reduced to 10 men, and Chelsea took full advantage. Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the penalty spot and Willian doubled the lead before half-time, while Cesc Fabregas converted another penalty after the break. Willian also managed a second goal.