Who says the group‑stage games are boring? Anyone who does should have been at Stamford Bridge on an evening when the early scent of smoke in the air preceded a firecracker of a match between teams who sit fifth in their respective top flights. Six goals and enough passages of enthralling play to leave everyone in attendance giddy on the spectacle of it all.

Or perhaps not, if Antonio Conte’s reaction to the final whistle was anything to go by. While the majority caught their breath,…

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