Chelsea wrapped up top spot in Group G of the UEFA Champions League with an impressive 5-0 win at Schalke on Tuesday.
Jose Mourinho’s side got off to a flying start thanks to John Terry’s header and were already home and hosed by half-time following Willian’s strike and a Jan Kirchhoff own goal.
Despite easing off after the break, substitute Didier Drogba was gifted a fourth by Willian and he then turned provider to set up fellow replacement Ramires to complete the rout.
The German outfit showed plenty of spirit when coming from behind to claim a point in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge back on matchday one.
With Champions League-winning former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo now in charge, Schalke also went into the game unbeaten at home this season.
But on this occasion they were simply outclassed and outplayed by the visitors’ sharp passing and slick movement up front.
Schalke were still missing playmaker Julian Draxler due to a thigh injury, but Dennis Aogo returned to replace Christian Fuchs after sitting out Saturday’s 3-2 Bundesliga win over Wolfsburg as Di Matteo reverted to a back four.