Michy Batshuayi snatched a stunning 2-1 win for Chelsea with the last kick of the game at Atletico Madrid as Diego Costa looked on from the Wanda Metropolitano stands.
Antonio Conte’s Premier League champions were unfortunate to be behind when Antoine Griezmann scored Atleti’s first European goal at their new home from the
The opener from the man Costa will join in a dream forward line from January onwards, having finalised his Atletico return from Chelsea on Tuesday, arrived five
minutes before half-time but Alvaro Morata gave another indication that Conte’s side will cope perfectly well without their old talisman.
Morata nodded in a 59th-minute cross from the exceptional Eden Hazard to move on to seven goals in all competitions this season and worse was to follow for
Diego Simeone’s men.
Instead of launching a free-kick into the area as the allotted period of injury time expired, Chelsea calmly worked possession around, with Marcos Alonso picking
out substitute Batshuayi for a simple finish that left the watching Costa ashen faced.
Chelsea are top of the standings after back-to-back wins,two points clear of Roma, while Atleti have ground to make up in their pending double-header against Qarabag.
Conte handed a start to the fit-again Hazard and Chelsea’s influential playmaker began brightly.