Chelsea Under-19s resumed their UEFA Youth League campaign with a 3-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in Spain on Wednesday afternoon.
Charlie Brown, Dujon Sterling and Jacob Maddox got the goals as The Blues made it two wins out of two in the competition.
Joe Edwards’ men took the lead inside five minutes when Sterling teed up Brown to score from a Josh Grant cross.
Atletico tried to rally following the early setback but Fernandez fired over before the visitors took a two-goal lead when Sterling added a goal to his earlier assist with a neat finish.
Three minutes later, Atletico Madrid reduced the arrears from 12 yards when Callum Hudson-Odoi tripped Carlos Munoz in the box and Fernandez slotted away the resulting penalty kick. Munoz then should have levelled matters but struck his shot wide while Hudson-Odoi’s free-kick went narrowly over the bar at the other end.
Sterling then blasted an effort off target for Chelsea before Maddox made it 3-1 with a superb individual goal which saw the player advance through the heart of the Atletico Madrid side for around 60 yards before unleashing a venomous strike which flew into the net.
Juan Aguero and Jesus Navarro fired wide for the hosts before Blues keeper Marcin Bulka denied Munoz and Navarro (twice) as the half ended 3-1 in favour of the men from Stamford Bridge.
The second half saw Hudson-Odoi and George McEachran fail to find the target with decent chances while home keeper Alex Dos Santos saved well from efforts from both Brown and Sterling.
Chelsea got the job done within the first half hour of the match and they cruised through a second period which saw little in the way of goalmouth action. Atletico Madrid were unable to stage a fightback as The Blues went on to win the match 3-1.