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Foul by Evanilson Brandao on Joshua McEachran, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Terry.
Lucho Gonzalez takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Michael Essien produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Centre by Loic Remy.
Joshua McEachran is brought on as a substitute for Mikel.
A cross is delivered by Ashley Cole, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Daniel Sturridge goes wide right of the target.
Mathieu Valbuena takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
Shot from just outside the box by Mathieu Valbuena goes over the crossbar.
Shot from just outside the area by Edouard Cisse goes over the bar.
Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Lucho Gonzalez. Mikel receives a caution. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mathieu Valbuena, Ramires makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Sturridge on Stephane M'bia Etoundi. Indirect free kick taken by Stephane M'bia Etoundi.
Gabriel Heinze sends in a cross.
Loic Remy fouled by John Terry, the ref awards a free kick. Lucho Gonzalez crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save made by Petr Cech.
Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edouard Cisse. Indirect free kick taken by Edouard Cisse.
Branislav Ivanovic produces a cross, comfortable save by Steve Mandanda.
Andre Ayew takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.
Florent Malouda takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Mikel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lucho Gonzalez. Free kick taken by Lucho Gonzalez.
Florent Malouda takes a shot from just outaide the box and strikes the post.
Florent Malouda takes a shot from just outaide the penalty box and strikes the post.
Daniel Sturridge comes on in place of Yuri Zhirkov.
The ball is swung over by Ashley Cole.
Mathieu Valbuena gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
The offside flag is raised against Nicolas Anelka. Steve Mandanda takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Ayew on Michael Essien. Strike comes in from Alex from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Ayew on Michael Essien. Branislav Ivanovic takes the indirect free kick.
Lucho Gonzalez crosses the ball, John Terry manages to make a clearance.
Effort from just outside the area by Gabriel Heinze goes over the target.
Mathieu Valbuena crosses the ball, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Mathieu Valbuena, Alex makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Mathieu Valbuena from the left by-line, Alex makes a clearance.
Centre by Souleymane Diawara, John Terry gets a block in.
Ramires comes on in place of Gael Kakuta.
The referee blows for offside against Florent Malouda. Benoit Cheyrou leaves the field to be replaced by Andre Ayew. Mathieu Valbuena comes on in place of Andre Pierre Gignac. Free kick taken by Steve Mandanda.
Evanilson Brandao takes a shot. Comfortable save by Petr Cech.
Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Lucho Gonzalez. Benoit Cheyrou restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Yuri Zhirkov, clearance made by Stephane M'bia Etoundi.
The ball is sent over by Evanilson Brandao.
The ball is crossed by Benoit Cheyrou, save by Petr Cech.
Charles Kabore produces a cross.
Evanilson Brandao delivers the ball, save by Petr Cech.
Michael Essien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evanilson Brandao. Free kick taken by Benoit Cheyrou.
Unfair challenge on Michael Essien by Benoit Cheyrou results in a free kick. Alex takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Loic Remy.
Shot by Mikel from outside the box goes over the net.
Gabriel Heinze takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.
Unfair challenge on Lucho Gonzalez by Mikel results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lucho Gonzalez.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Florent Malouda on Gabriel Heinze. Indirect free kick taken by Stephane M'bia Etoundi.
Benoit Cheyrou fouled by Ashley Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Benoit Cheyrou delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save by Petr Cech.
Effort from just outside the area by Florent Malouda goes over the target.
Gael Kakuta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Evanilson Brandao. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lucho Gonzalez from left channel, save by Petr Cech.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Ashley Cole. Steve Mandanda takes the indirect free kick.
Benoit Cheyrou has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Edouard Cisse results in a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the indirect free kick.
Andre Pierre Gignac concedes a free kick for a foul on John Terry. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Nicolas Anelka produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
Ashley Cole fouled by Evanilson Brandao, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the indirect free kick.
Stephane M'bia Etoundi fouled by Nicolas Anelka, the ref awards a free kick. Stephane M'bia Etoundi takes the indirect free kick.
Benoit Cheyrou takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
Florent Malouda is ruled offside. Souleymane Diawara takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Gabriel Heinze. Branislav Ivanovic takes the indirect free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Florent Malouda. Souleymane Diawara takes the indirect free kick.
Ashley Cole produces a cross.
The offside flag is raised against Michael Essien. Indirect free kick taken by Stephane M'bia Etoundi.
The ball is swung over by Michael Essien, The referee penalises Stephane M'bia Etoundi for handball. The referee shows Stephane M'bia Etoundi a yellow card. Booking for Gabriel Heinze for dissent. Penalty taken right-footed by Nicolas Anelka and scored. Chelsea 2-0 Marseille.
Benoit Cheyrou produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Florent Malouda produces a cross.
Corner taken left-footed by Benoit Cheyrou from the right by-line, Petr Cech fouled by Stephane M'bia Etoundi, the ref awards a free kick. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
Loic Remy produces a cross, John Terry makes a clearance.
Foul by Loic Remy on Florent Malouda, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Florent Malouda.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charles Kabore by Florent Malouda. Free kick taken by Souleymane Diawara.
Shot from just outside the box by Benoit Cheyrou goes over the bar.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Cole, Edouard Cisse manages to make a clearance.
Florent Malouda produces a cross, Souleymane Diawara manages to make a clearance.
Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Save by Steve Mandanda.
Shot from deep inside the area by Florent Malouda clears the bar.
Ashley Cole fouled by Loic Remy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Cole.
The referee blows for offside against Nicolas Anelka. Souleymane Diawara takes the indirect free kick.
Florent Malouda takes a inswinging corner.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gael Kakuta from the right by-line, John Terry fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Marseille.Assist on the goal came from Gael Kakuta.
Florent Malouda takes a shot. Steve Mandanda gets a block in.
The ball is delivered by Florent Malouda, clearance by Stephane M'bia Etoundi.
Benoit Cheyrou produces a cross.
Alex challenges Loic Remy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Lucho Gonzalez, Alex manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Charles Kabore, Lucho Gonzalez has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Benoit Cheyrou, save by Petr Cech.
Branislav Ivanovic is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Gabriel Heinze.
The match has kicked off.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The referee starts the second half.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Lampard blow for Blues
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed England midfielder Frank Lampard will miss their Champions League clash against Marseille at Stamford Bridge.
Lampard will also be absent from England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley next month after Ancelotti insisted the player needs more time to recover from hernia surgery.
The 32-year-old midfielder has now been absent for a month and Ancelotti maintained he would not be in contention for a return to action until after the international break.
"Frank cannot play ," said Ancelotti.
"We need to have more time than we expected for his rest. He will be ready for the next game after the international break.
"He has not played for us so he will not be able to play for the national team."
Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the season against Manchester City thanks to a Carlos Tevez winner at Eastlands on Saturday but Ancelotti remains largely unconcerned.
Luckily, results elsewhere in the Premier League worked in Chelsea's favour as the Blues still have a three-point lead at the top of the table.
"I was surprised by the result of Arsenal, they lost against West Brom at home," conceded Ancelotti.
"It was a strange result. I said before Saturday that it would be very difficult to be unbeaten during the season because it is very competitive here.
"So for this reason, we are not so upset to lose our unbeaten record, but we have to look forward. It will not be the last time we lose a game.
"I don't ask my players for a reaction. We have to play our football and pay attention. Marseille will look to get three points from this game because they lost the first one.
"Marseille are a good team. They play attacking football anFd they are quick.
"My players will know everything about our opponents but the main thing is our own game. We have to stay in focus. If we play at our best, we can win."
Chelsea are also without the services of Salomon Kalou, Yossi Benayoun and the suspended Didier Drogba.
Marseille boss Didier Deschamps returns to his former club boosted by two league victories, but insists his side must be on top form if they are to come away with anything.
"Winning two games does not so much give us a guarantee but a calmness going into this game," said Deschamps, whose side lost their opening game to Spartak Moscow. "It is a bigger task taking on a team like Chelsea.
"We have got to go into this game making no mistakes and playing at our top level.
"Chelsea have had a good start to the season but they have not played many sides from the upper echelons of the league.
"I did watch the game against Manchester City, who did a lot of good things that hopefully we can repeat.
"We need to close the space down and impose ourselves physically. These kind of games are settled in the finer details and let us hope it is settled in our favour.
"Chelsea at home in a European tie against most teams would be favourites. There are a lot of experienced heads in their team. They can cope with two defeats. But we are not here just to watch them play."
Deschamps, who turned down the chance to join Liverpool in the summer, spent a year with Chelsea in 2000 - leaving the club on a high by winning the FA Cup.
But he accepts today's Chelsea bears little resemblance to the one he knew.
"It is totally different to when I was here," added Deschamps. "Roman Abramovich was not here during my time at the club, we had a different owner then.
"Roman has brought in lots of investment in terms of players and the training ground at Cobham, we did not have anything like that. All these things have added another dimension to the club. It has allowed them to take a seat at the top table of European football."
Blues cruise as Marseille are sent packing
Chelsea remain top of their Champions League group after first-half goals from John Terry and Nicolas Anelka helped them to seal a comfortable 2-0 victory over Marseille at Stamford Bridge.
Carlo Ancelotti's side are now ahead of Spartak Moscow on goal difference after the Russians defeated MSK Zilina 3-0.
Marseille, managed by former Chelsea player Didier Deschamps, now face a real struggle to qualify for the knockout stage of the competition.
Chelsea went into their Group F game on the back of two successive defeats to Newcastle in the Carling Cup and Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League.
Deschamps had called for his side to show the same physical prowess and counter-attacking guile that City used to overcome the Blues at Eastlands on Saturday.
But his plan went awry when Chelsea took the lead in the seventh minute with their first real attack of the game.
Florent Malouda's shot was deflected for a corner and when Gael Kakuta aimed it at the near post, captain John Terry stole in to flick the ball home.
It was a dream start for the English champions and it could have been better in the 13th minute had Malouda been able to prevent his 10-yard shot from going just over the Marseille crossbar.
Anelka, who was roundly booed by Marseille fans from the kick-off, brought a fine save from Steve Mandanda moments later after Kakuta's ball had sent him racing in on goal.
Chelsea's night got even better in the 27th minute when Stephane Mbia was harshly adjudged to have handled Michael Essien's attempted cross.
The Marseille defender was booked for the misdemeanour and Anelka rubbed salt into their wounds by tucking away the resultant spot-kick with ease.
Anelka was a constant thorn in the side of Marseille and he was just a yard away from grabbing his second in the 42nd minute when he tried his luck from 20 yards.
Marseille had barely troubled Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech in the opening period but the French champions picked up the pace after the restart.
Andre-Pierre Gignac, who had been largely kept well marshalled by Terry and Alex, sent an overhead kick straight at Cech.
In the 57th minute, Brandao tested Cech's readiness with a 25-yard effort that the Czech Republic international did well to hold on to.
Marseille replaced Gignac and Benoit Cheyrou with Andre Ayew and Mathieu Valbuena moments later as they looked for a way back into the contest.
Chelsea reacted to Marseille's changes swiftly with coach Carlo Ancelotti opting to replace Kakuta with Ramires on the hour.
Ashley Cole and Terry then combined to keep out a fierce shot from Souleymane Diawara.
Chelsea went close to adding a third in the 67th minute but a fantastic 35-yard free-kick from Alex hit the inside of the post with Marseille goalkeeper Mandanda well beaten.
Essien was guilty of hitting the right-hand upright in the 75th minute when Chelsea opened-up Marseille with another move of fluid simplicity.
Malouda fed Ramires in the inside-left channel and the Brazilian calmly laid the ball into the path of the onrushing Essien.
But the man nicknamed `the Train' sent his thunderous right-foot shot against the post.
Chelsea removed Yury Zhirkov in favour of Daniel Sturridge and the youngster was later joined by teenager Josh McEachran, who replaced John Obi Mikel.
Moments later Sturridge squandered a simple chance to score when Anelka and Cole combined superbly down the left flank to provide him with the opportunity.
Sturridge met Cole's cross on the edge of the six-yard box but somehow managed to turn the ball beyond the far post.
In the 89th minute Essien was narrowly wide when Cole picked him out on the edge of the penalty area.
The Ghanaian looked to have done everything right but his left-foot effort spun inches beyond Mandanda's right-hand post.
It was the last chance of a game Chelsea had bossed throughout to leave them top of the group with a trip to Moscow looming in a fortnight.
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