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Chelsea begin Champions League campaign with win

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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