In the fifth round of the Champions League Group E in the 2022/23 season, Chelsea beat Red Bull Salzburg 2-1 away, Kovacic and Havertz scored goals, and Chelsea qualified one round ahead of schedule after winning 3 consecutive games.
It is worth mentioning that Chelsea has participated in the Champions League 19 times in the history of the club and has advanced to the knockout stage 18 times.
After beating Salzburg 2-1, Chelsea has 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in 5 rounds with 10 points, 4 points ahead of the third-place Salzburg, and has already qualified in advance.
Chelsea Club has participated in the Champions League 19 times, reached the knockout stage 18 times, and failed to advance only once. That was in the 2012-13 season. At that time, Chelsea only ranked third in the group and missed the promotion, but this also gave the team a chance to win the Europa League that year.
Since then, Chelsea have entered the knockout stages of the Champions League eight times in a row.