Chelsea beat Monterrey to reach Club World Cup Final

Juan Mata scored Chelsea's opener against Monterrey. Photo: PA

Chelsea eased to a 3-1 victory against Monterrey of Mexico to progress to the Club World Cup final.

Spanish playmaker Juan Mata put the Blues ahead on 17 minutes, with a close-range finish. Fernando Torres added a second just after the break, via a deflection, before Monterrey's Darvin Chavez turned Mata's cross into his own net to seal the result. Aldo De Nigris netted a consolation goal for the Mexican outfit in added time.

Rafa Benitez's side will now take on Brazilian giants Corinthians in Sunday's final – which should be a much stiffer test.

I'm so glad today, the way that we won.

For us it is a very important tournament, we want to win this trophy, to be world champions and on Sunday we will try our best to win.

I'm very happy with my goal. In the second half we started really well, we were really focused on scoring more goals and we did it with Fernando (Torres) and the own goal, so 3-1 is a good result for us.

– Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata.
Chelsea looked good in Japan. Credit: PA
Branislav Ivanovic on the ball for Chelsea. Credit: PA