The match was billed as a veritable 'David v Goliath', given that the two sides haven't met and on paper, a one-sided affair would seem to be the only real outcome. Well, the Blues didn't disappoint. Despite some flurries of ambition from the Belgians, Genk just never got going. Chelsea were superior across the park even without rested captain John Terry and stiker Didier Drogba. Oriel Romeu showed great promise on only his second start, and Chapions League debut, for the club. A first half brace for Fernando Torres and a clean sheet for Petr Cech rounded off a fantastic evening at the Bridge.
Chelsea Cech; Bosingwa (Alex 77), Ivanovic, David Luiz, Cole (Ferreira h/t); Meireles, Romeu, Lampard (c)(Kalou 67); Anelka, Torres, Malouda
Subs not used Turnbull, Mikel, Mata, Sturridge
Goals Meireles 7, Torres 10, 26, Ivanovic 41, Kalou 71
Booked D Luiz 16
Genk Koteles; Ngongca, Masuero (Camus h/t), Tozser (c), Pudil; Buffel, Vanden Borre, Hyland, De Bruyne; Vossen (Nwanganga 80), Barda (Ndabashinze 70)
Subs not used Sandomierski, Derwael, Limbombe, Ogunjimi
Booked Hyland 14, Pudil 41