Chelsea qualified for the UEFA Champions League knockout stage with a 2-0 win against Porto who dropped to the Europa League competition.
The Blues needing a point to advance shot into the lead when Diego Costa’s shot was saved by Porto keeper Iker Casillas and rebounded in off Ivan Marcano.
The Blues enjoyed some luck for the opener as Diego Costa’s low shot was saved by Porto keeper Iker Casillas and rebounded in off Ivan Marcano in the 12th minutes.
Willian sealed the win for Jose Mourinho’s men as Group G winners by firing home a low drive that beat Casillas who suffered his first group exit from the competition in 17 years.
Chelsea now join Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich,VfL Wolfsburg,Atletico Madrid,Manchester City,Zenit St Petersburg are group winners in the competition.
In the other group fixture, Dynamo Kiev sealed second spot with a 1-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in Kiev.Denis Garmash sealed the win for Sergie Rebrov’s men after 16th minutes.
Eden Hazard struck the post from a tight angle, while recalled striker Costa wasted two clear opportunities as Chelsea threatened a third.
The comfort with which Chelsea negotiated a potentially nervy evening came as welcome relief for manager Jose Mourinho, after a season which has lurched from one calamity to another.
The reigning Premier League champions have struggled domestically, losing eight of their 15 top-flight matches this season to leave them in 14th position.
Winning their group means the Blues will avoid the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich when the last-16 draw is made on Monday.