Boss hails Euro victory
Roberto Di Matteo is hoping the 4-0 victory at Nordsjaelland is the sign of things to come as they bid to defend their European crown.
The scoreline does not tell the whole story and at times Chelsea looked like squandering another lead against the Norwegians just like they did against Juventus last time out. Chelsea's record away from home in the Champions League last season was not great either and Di Matteo is now hoping his side have turned a corner. "It's difficult to win away in the Champions League. We're pleased," he revealed. "We got a clean sheet, another one, and scored four goals. Who knows? Hopefully some more will come away from home." Di Matteo also acknowledged that his side had to work hard for the win and is delighted to take three points from what looks like being a difficult group to get out of. "We expected a difficult game and that's exactly how it turned out to be," he added. "We were a bit slow out of the blocks, even if we had chances to score. We scored one and had a couple of other chances. "The second goal was important for us, to settle us down. We were sharper and better in the second half, and once we scored that second goal, we knew we'd win the game. "They play, no matter what, their football and it's not easy. There are no pushovers in the Champions League - look at Bayern [Munich] losing, and [Manchester] United having to come back."