UEFA Europa League Report: PAOK v Chelsea 20 September 2018

Chelsea's French forward Olivier Giroud (L) and Chelsea's Spanish defender Marcos Alonso Mendoza (C) celebrate after winning the UEFA Europa League Group L first-leg football match between PAOK Thessaloniki and Chelsea at the Toumba stadium in Thessaloniki on September 20, 2018. "I spoke for a few seconds, but that probably it is not a serious injury". 'I am not able to give him confidence.

The FA Cup champions have been superb since the start of the season having won their first five games in the EPL despite facing Arsenal earlier in the season.

Willian, starting in place of the rested Eden Hazard, broke the deadlock in the seventh minute and Chelsea wasted a host of chances to put the result beyond doubt, with Alvaro Morata going close on several occasions. In this match, he has had three, four opportunities.

Sol Bamba's 16th minute goal in the game ended up being a mere consolation as the west London club came from a goal down to clinch all three points in that encounter.

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"I think we were in control of the match for 90 minutes", he said. "I'm very happy at Chelsea".

'I hope for him in the future I can help him. He was on the ball and was active'.

Five wins in the Premier League have left Chelsea fans on cloud nine with their new Italian manager Mauricio Sarri, and a European victory despite the relatively meagre opposition will only add to the ecstasy. We didn't kill the match'.

Willian's early goal proved enough to beat PAOK Salonika in the Europa League and maintain Chelsea's winning start to the season.

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