This was Zilina’s first Champions League game this, and they could have wished for an easier game to get them off the mark! Chelsea were in their usual imperious form, despite Drogba, Lampard and Ashley Cole not playing.
Daniel Sturridge marked his Champs League debut with a well-taken goal, and Nicolas Anelka filled Drogba’s shoes with two goals from the wing. But the first one came from the man in form, Michael Essien. A brilliant pass from Nicolas Anelka left with a text book bilina did seem to rally a ittle in the second half and came close a couple of times, as well as scoring a consolation, but there was only ever going to be one winner, CHELSEA!