Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling were on target as Chelsea overturned a first-leg deficit to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 and progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
2023 has been a goal-scoring drought for the Blues, but they showed a more ruthless side in Europe’s top tournament to win 2-1 on aggregate and relieve some pressure on manager Graham Potter.
It also ended a 10-match winning streak for the in-form Bundesliga giants and saw Chelsea claim back-to-back victories for the first time since October.
It was a nervy end to the game for Chelsea, who were regularly pinned back in their own box, but the Blues never really looked troubled as they held on for what could be an enormous victory in the Graham Potter era.
A buoyant Chelsea will now travel to Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday while Dortmund’s quest for the Bundesliga title continues away to rivals Schalke.