Chelsea vs. Sparta Prague: 6 Things We Learnt

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Chelsea vs. Sparta Prague: 6 Things We Learnt
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Eden Hazard celebrates his late equalizer

Chelsea will play Steaua Bucharest in the last 16 of the Europa League after they spluttered to a 1-1 draw against Sparta Prague at Stamford Bridge.

The result gave the Blues a 2-1 victory on aggregate, but Rafa Benitez and his players know they need a drastic improvement if they are to progress further in the competition.

Listed among the favorites to lift the Europa League trophy in Amsterdam come May, Chelsea may have dominated possession against their Czech opponents, but a number of wasted opportunities in front of goal meant it was left to Eden Hazard's 90th-minute wonder strike to seal their progress.

Indeed, it was a goal worthy of winning any cup tie, so while we now know the Blues will compete in the next round and who their opposition will be, what else did we learn? Bleacher Report takes a look at six things to come out of this Chelsea victory.

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