Two first half goals proved decisive for Chelsea in a not entirely convincing 2-0 Champions League win over Marseille at Stamford Bridge.
Marseille may feel a little aggrieved at this result as they more than matched their hosts in the second half but failed to take their chances.
All the damage was done for the French side in the opening 45 minutes when Chelsea scored twice to secure maximum points from their two Champions League group games.
The Blues had the best possible start when John Terry’s deft flick gave them a seventh minute lead.
This was doubled with a dubious penalty after Stephane Mbia was adjudged to have handled the ball.
Marseille enjoyed the better of the second half but failed to capitalise on their dominance even though Alex and Michael Essien did hit the woodwork for the home side.
Chelsea scorers: Terry 7, Anelka (pen) 28
Referee: F De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea
03 A Cole
12 Mikel (yellow card) (McEachran 88)
18 Zhirkov (Sturridge 72)
44 Kakuta (Ramires 61)
38 Van Aanholt,
19 Heinze (yellow card)
06 Edouard Cisse
07 Cheyrou (Ayew 59)
17 M'bia (yellow card)
10 Gignac (Valbuena 59)