Chelsea begin Champions League campaign with win

Chelsea had little difficulty in disposing of MSK Zilina 4-1 in Slovakia.

Chelsea had little difficulty in disposing of MSK Zilina 4-1 in Slovakia.

Chelsea brushed aside Zilina taking their tally to 21 goals in five games.

The English champions were three goals to the good by the break with Michael Essien opening the Blues account followed by a brace from Nicolas Anelka.

Daniel Sturridge made it four just after the break but an error by keeper Petr Cech allowed Tomas Oravec to score a consolation for Zilina.

MSK Zilina scorers: Oravec, 55
Chelsea scorers: Essien 13, Anelka 24, Anelka 28, Sturridge 48

Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant referees: Sander van Roekel (NED), Berry Simons (NED
Fourth official: Richard Liesveld (NED)

Venue: Stadium Pod Dubnom
Attendance: 11,181

MSK ZILINA
30 Dubravka
03 Pecalka
05 Guldan (Angelovic 79)
15 Piacek
06 Mraz
12 Jez
44 Vladavic
09 Rilke (Poliacek 57)
14 Oravec
18 Ceesay (Majtan 61)
28 Babatounde

Substitutes
22 Krnac,
02 Angelovic,
07 Leitner,
21 Poliacek,
23 Sourek,
37 Vittor,
10 Majtan

CHELSEA
01 Cech
02 Ivanovic
26 Terry
33 Alex
05 Essien
10 Benayoun (McEachran 79)
12 Mikel
15 Malouda (Van Aanholt 88)
18 Zhirkov
23 Sturridge (Kakuta 61)
39 Anelka

Substitutes
22 Turnbull,
19 Ferreira,
38 Van Aanholt,
07 Ramires,
46 McEachran,
21 Kalou,
44 Kakuta

 
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