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    March 12, 2018 10:06 PM EDT

    Cesc Fabregas tapped in to complete a successful night for Chelsea ahead of Saturday's match against Arsenal.

    Willian's opener from 35 yards may have been fortuitous, as it evaded a crowd of players before bouncing in, but from the moment the Blues cheap nfl jerseys took the lead, there only ever looked like being one winner.

    Relive Chelsea's dominant victory here.5 live Football Daily podcast: Reaction, debate social mediaMourinho still reigns in EuropeChelsea went into the match under real pressure after making their worst league start to a season since 1986, with only one win.

    In 2007, a slow start to the season followed cheap authentic jerseys by 1 1 draw at home to Norwegian side Rosenborg in the Champions League led to Jose Mourinho's exit, and the Blues were desperate to avoid a similar European upset.

    The pressure only increased when Hazard missed from the spot but, with the fans audibly behind manager Mourinho, the Blues never looked in danger of being upset by Israel's champions.

    While Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal lost their openers, Mourinho who has won the competition twice made light of all the pre match crisis talk as Chelsea cruised to victory, despite fielding an experimental side.

    The heat maps (Chelsea left, Maccabi Tel Aviv right) show how little the Blues were threatened in their final third.

    Some may point to having Saturday's visit of Arsenal to think about, but leaving out his tried and trusted was a big call and a big message to his squad.

    Willian was one player who took his opportunity with a very lively first quarter of the match on the right flank, before limping off with a hamstring injury, while 19 year old midfielder Ruben Loftus Cheek looked assured.

    Ghana's Baba Rahman made his debut at left back but it was difficult to judge anyone defensively against a poor Maccabi Tel Aviv.

    How did Costa and Hazard play?Costa emerged from the bench to earn Chelsea a penalty for their second goal. He then scored his first in the Champions League for the Blues with a volley from Fabregas's cross.

    The Spain international has endured a tough start to the campaign, with one goal compared to seven at this stage last time round, but looked more like cheap nfl jerseys his cheap nfl jerseys free shipping old self on Wednesday.

    Hazard, on the other hand, again struggled to repeat the cheap jerseys form that saw him named the PFA player of the year last season, although Chelsea did not need any of his magic against their very weak visitors.

    Man of the match: Ruben Loftus Cheek

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