Drenched in success! Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi are SOAKED by a sprinkler as Chelsea trio celebrate FIFA Club World Cup win on the Stamford Bridge turf ahead of Champions League victory over Lille
- Chelsea won the FIFA Club World Cup earlier this month in Abu Dhabi
- The Blues celebrated their success in front of fans before facing Lille on Tuesday
- Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi showed the trophy to fans
Chelsea were showered with praise following their recent FIFA Club World Cup success but that phrase took on a whole new meaning for some of their stars on Tuesday night.
Injured trio Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi walked out with the trophy to celebrate their success with the Blues fan base ahead of their Champions League last-16 first leg 2-0 win over Lille.
But as they strode on to the Stamford Bridge applauding and holding the trophy aloft, they were left soaked by the sprinklers as they watered the pitch pre-game.
Reece James (left) and Ben Chilwell were sprayed by Chelsea’ on-pitch sprinkler on Tuesday
Ben Chilwell was soaked as he held the FIFA Club World Cup trophy at Stamford Bridge
They managed to find the funny side of the incident though in west London on Tuesday night
Callum Hudson-Odoi (centre) was also drenched by the sprinkler during the unlucky incident
The trio found the moment hilarious as they laughed and moved to avoid getting wet any further.
They didn’t let the incident dampen their mood, which was further boosted by the European champions comfortable win over Lille later on.
Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic scored either side of half-time in west London.
Havertz, who had already had two attempts on goal early in the game, headed down a Hakim Ziyech corner in the eighth minute to give them the lead.
Pulisic hit the second in the 63rd minute with a curling finish after N’Golo Kante’s surging run and pinpoint pass.
Kai Havertz celebrates after scoring Chelsea’ opening goal in their 2-0 win over Lille
Christian Pulisic (left) scored the Blues second with this delicate finish against the French side