Chelsea 1-0 MOL Vidi: Alvaro Morata volley secures unconvincing win

Posted in 04 October 2018

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Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over a dogged MOL Vidi at Stamford Bridge to keep up their perfect Europa League start.

Maurizio Sarri's team did not have things all their own way, and both sides had good chances to take the lead before Morata's volley 20 minutes from time.

Emerson Palmieri cleared off the line from Roland Juhasz's header and Morata blazed wide when clean through, but the Hungarian champions refused to be overawed in west London, and could have left with a point when Kepa saved well from Istvan Kovacs late on.

But Chelsea's second-half goal leaves them top of Group L with six points from two games, and already looking good to progress.