Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel believes the Champions League reigning champions hope of retaining the trophy is over following their 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.
Two goals in three first half minutes put Madrid in front, before Kai Havertz pulled one back for Chelsea before the break.
The two-goal advantage was gained once more by Madrid in the opening minute of the second half when an Edouard Mendy mistake was capitalised on by Benzema to shot into an empty net and collect the match ball.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men put a end to Chelsea’s six Champions League matches without defeat and consequently breaks Thomas Tuchel’s nine-match unbeaten record against Spanish opponents.
When asked if Chelsea’s tie with Madrid is still alive, Tuchel replied: ‘No. Not at the moment, no.
“We have to find our level back. I don’t know where it is since the international break. The first half is a repetition of the second half against Brentford in a quarter-final against Real Madrid. So far off our level in absolutely everything the game demands, we can’t expect a result from this kind of performance.
“We have to get things ready for Saturday. Not think about the Bernabeu today. Saturday we face Southampton and if we continue to play like this, we will not get a point.
Chelsea travel to Madrid next week Tuesday, April 12, in what looks like a done deal for Madrid.