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Chelsea ease to victory against Marseille

Published: Tuesday 28 September 2010, 22.34CET
Chelsea FC 2-0 Olympique de Marseille
First-half goals from John Terry and Nicolas Anelka eased the Blues to a second successive victory in Group F.
by Trevor Huggins
from Stamford Bridge
Chelsea ease to victory against Marseille 
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Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target9
 
10
Corners2
 
2
Possession (%)48
 
52
Fouls committed14
 
14
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Published: Tuesday 28 September 2010, 22.34CET

Chelsea ease to victory against Marseille

Chelsea FC 2-0 Olympique de Marseille
First-half goals from John Terry and Nicolas Anelka eased the Blues to a second successive victory in Group F.

Chelsea made it two wins from two UEFA Champions League games after first-half goals from captain John Terry and Nicolas Anelka set the Group F leaders on their way at Stamford Bridge.

Terry struck after seven minutes and Anelka converted a 28th-minute penalty as Chelsea made light of some important absentees to join FC Spartak Moskva on six points in the section. However, it made for an unhappy return to west London for Marseille coach Didier Deschamps, an FA Cup winner with the Blues in 2000, as his Ligue 1 champions suffered a second consecutive defeat after losing 1-0 to Spartak on Matchday 1.

Given that Chelsea were missing strikers Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou through suspension and injury respectively, along with attacking midfielders Frank Lampard and Yossi Benayoun, they could not have made a better start. Having already probed the Marseille defence in the opening minutes, Gaël Kakuta drilled a low corner over from the right and Terry eluded his marker to steer a first-time shot past Benoît Cheyrou who was guarding the near post.

Buoyed by the strike, Chelsea were quick to look for a second with Florent Malouda continuing to torment the visiting rearguard and Anelka forcing a fine save from Steve Mandanda with his fierce angled shot in the 15th minute. The pressure paid off before the half-hour mark, though, when Michael Essien's lofted pass struck Stéphane Mbia on the arm inside the penalty area. Anelka, whose spells with Marseille's rivals Paris Saint-Germain FC had not been forgotten by the visiting fans, dutifully squeezed the spot kick into the bottom right corner.

Marseille, restricted to a couple of hopeful shots from Cheyrou in the first half, came out with more purpose in the second. They got plenty of high balls into the Chelsea area, without carving out any clear-cut chances. Brazilian striker Brandão fizzed a 30-metre shot into the arms of Petr Čech just before the hour and Lucho González hit a thunderous drive after a corner which Ashley Cole did well to deflect away.

Though the momentum was with Marseille, Chelsea very nearly added a third with just over 20 minutes to go when Alex smacked a free-kick against the post and OM's defence managed to clear the danger. They rode their luck again in the 75th minute when substitute Ramires squared for Essien to hit the woodwork, but it was Chelsea's night.

Last updated: 05/10/10 14.58CET

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Quotes

  • Carlo Ancelotti

    Read more"We are top of the group and top in the Premier League so everything is OK"

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    Read more"We came here with hope and ambition but Chelsea are on another planet"

Lineups

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Chelsea

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Marseille

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
30
MandandaSteve Mandanda (GK) (C)
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
6
CisséÉdouard Cissé
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
7
CheyrouBenoît Cheyrou
Substitution59'
5
EssienMichael Essien
8
Lucho GonzálezLucho González
12
MikelJohn Obi Mikel
Yellow Card82'
Substitution88'
9
BrandãoBrandão
15
MaloudaFlorent Malouda
10
GignacAndré-Pierre Gignac
Substitution59'
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Substitution73'
11
RémyLoïc Rémy
26
TerryJohn Terry (C)
Goal7'
12
KaboréCharles Kaboré
33
AlexAlex
17
MbiaStéphane Mbia
Yellow Card27'
39
AnelkaNicolas Anelka
Goal28'
19
HeinzeGabriel Heinze
Yellow Card28'
44
KakutaGaël Kakuta
Substitution62'
21
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara

Substitutes

22
TurnbullRoss Turnbull (GK)
16
Elinton AndradeElinton Andrade (GK)
7
RamiresRamires
Substitution62'
2
AzpilicuetaCésar Azpilicueta
19
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
3
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
23
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
Substitution73'
5
HiltonHilton
38
Van AanholtPatrick van Aanholt
18
AbrielFabrice Abriel
43
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
20
André AyewAndré Ayew
Substitution59'
46
McEachranJoshua McEachran
Substitution88'
28
ValbuenaMathieu Valbuena
Substitution59'

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Didier Deschamps (FRA)

Referee

Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)

Assistant referees

Peter Hermans (BEL), Walter Vromans (BEL)

Fourth official

Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Sébastien Delferiere (BEL), Jean-Baptist Bultynck (BEL)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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