John Terry's Chelsea return went awry as the European champions crashed to their first major defeat of the season, losing 2-1 at Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Blues were ruthlessly punished by Alex Teixeira and Fernandinho goals at the Donbass Arena, despite Oscar's late consolation, as Shakhtar deservedly took charge of Champions League Group E in the first of what could be a crucial double-header.
Chelsea were spared dropping out of the qualification places by Juventus' shock draw at Nordsjaelland, but they will need to do much better at Stamford Bridge in two weeks to avoid doing so.
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