Chelsea cruise into Club World Cup final with 3-1 win over Monterrey

Juan Mata
Juan Mata of Chelsea

YOKOHAMA (Sporting Alert) — Juan Mata and Fernando Torres were both on the scoresheet as Chelsea came away with an easy 3-1 victory over Monterrey in the Club World Cup in Yokohama on Thursday.

Darvin Chavez scored a 48th minute own goal to complete the scoring stats for Chelsea.

Mata opened the scoring for the Barclay Premier League side when he finished well in the 17th minute before Torres netted one minute into the second half.

Chelsea will now go up against South American champions Corinthians in Sunday’s final.

Aldo De Nigris grabbed a late consolation for Monterrey.

“It was good play – a high tempo, great goals and great movement, and a lot of positives for us against a team that are well-organised,” said coach Rafa Benitez on Chelsea FC official website at

“I am not happy with the goal we conceded because these little things can make a difference in a final.”

Benitez now turns his attention to Sunday’s decider: “We saw our level today and now we will see how we will do against Corinthians.

“They were a compact team in their semi-final, they work hard and have the quality of the Brazilians. They will be tough. We have to be aware and we will see but we are ready and we can do it.”

Midfield playmaker Eden Hazard was impressive in the game for Chelsea and Benitez was delighted with the Belgian’s influential performance.

“We know he is a good player and can make the difference and I am pleased because he is working hard,” the boss said.

“He is an offensive player but he is also working hard defensively and helping the team when we are not in possession.

“He has all the potential and he is now a great player but he can be even better in the future.”

Fans can watch the live final between Chelsea and Corinthians on SkySports on Sunday afternoon.

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