Chelsea workmanlike in victory over Marseille

Two first half goals proved decisive for Chelsea in a not entirely convincing 2-0 Champions League win over Marseille at Stamford Bridge.
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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.
Nicolas Anelka made no mistake with the spot kick.

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
Attendance: 40,675

CHELSEA
01 Cech
02 Ivanovic
03 A Cole
26 Terry
33 Alex
05 Essien
12 Mikel (yellow card) (McEachran 88)
15 Malouda
18 Zhirkov (Sturridge 72)
39 Anelka
44 Kakuta (Ramires 61)

Substitutes
22 Turnbull,
19 Ferreira,
38 Van Aanholt,
43 Bruma,
07 Ramires,
46 McEachran,
23 Sturridge

MARSEILLE
30 Mandanda
19 Heinze (yellow card)
21 Diawara
06 Edouard Cisse
07 Cheyrou (Ayew 59)
08 Gonzalez
12 Kabore
17 M'bia (yellow card)
09 Brandao
10 Gignac (Valbuena 59)
11 Remy

Substitutes
16 Andrade,
02 Azpilicueta,
03 Taiwo,
05 Hilton,
18 Abriel,
28 Valbuena,
20 Ayew

 
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