May 27, 2022

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Chelsea advances in Champions League despite its vast uncertainty

Uncertainty may haunt Chelsea’s future, but for now and on the pitch, Thomas Tuchel’s side continues to play with a greater authority than it has at any previous point this season. Leading 2-0 from the first leg in the Champions League last 16, it should never have really been in danger of elimination, but it was nonetheless impressive how calm Chelsea appeared in the cauldron of Lille, winning 2–1 Wednesday for a 4–1 aggregate victory. The Blues join Manchester City, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Atlético Madrid, Benfica and Villarreal—a convincing winner over downtrodden Juventus in Wednesday’s other match—to round out the final eight.