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Bordeaux founder against Chelsea class

Published: Wednesday 17 September 2008, 0.28CET
Chelsea FC 4-0 FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Goals from Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka ensured it was a case of normal service resumed for the hosts in London.
by Trevor Haylett
from Stamford Bridge
Bordeaux founder against Chelsea class
Joe Cole (second right) takes the plaudits for his goal ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ChelseaBordeaux

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target9
 
0
Attempts off target4
 
7
Corners6
 
2
Offsides5
 
2
Fouls committed20
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:22 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 17 September 2008, 0.28CET

Bordeaux founder against Chelsea class

Chelsea FC 4-0 FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Goals from Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Florent Malouda and Nicolas Anelka ensured it was a case of normal service resumed for the hosts in London.

Luiz Felipe Scolari enjoyed a charmed introduction to the UEFA Champions League as Chelsea FC overwhelmed FC Girondins de Bordeaux 4-0 at Stamford Bridge, the hosts starting with a win for the fifth time in seven campaigns.

Intensity
Most of the damage was done in a one-sided first half with Frank Lampard quickly on the scoresheet to continue his prolific run in the competition, this his fourth in his last five appearances. Joe Cole headed the second and although Bordeaux improved after the restart – as the home side's intensity relented – it was all over as a contest. Florent Malouda made it three late on, and there was still time for Nicolas Anelka to make it 4-0, tapping in after Juliano Beletti's long-range effort had been tipped onto the crossbar.

Early zest
Chelsea have been full of energy and enterprise this season and their confidence was apparent as they zipped the ball along the turf, giving everyone an early touch. Bosingwa was playing virtually as a right-winger and it became clear that Bordeaux were going to spend a long time in their own half. Indeed, with just a single striker and five players strung across midfield their containment policy was self-evident but they were the first to unleash a shot on goal when Wendel seized on John Mikel Obi's loose pass and fired just too high.

Right track
Back came Chelsea, with the right-wing link-up between Deco and Joe Cole promising a breakthrough sooner rather than later. The pair were instrumental in bringing Bosingwa into the game again and his first-time cross was wonderfully measured for anyone arriving in the penalty area. True to form, Lampard had timed his run to perfection and a simple nod of the head took the ball past the outstretched Ulrich Ramé.

Chelsea pressure
The visiting goalkeeper did get his hands to a Anelka effort while Joe Cole threatened with an audacious flick. John Terry came close with a header and Fernando almost put through his own goal – it was developing into a siege, and the second goal finally came on the half-hour. The diminutive Joe Cole had towering defenders policing him, yet still it was his glancing header that found the net from Deco's corner.

Bordeaux wasteful
Lampard should have made it three before the break but dragged his effort beyond the far post, and Bordeaux were creating chances of their own. Some neat touches continued to carry the visitors into promising positions after the restart as Chelsea took backed off, but the visitors failed to make the most of their chances, especially from set-pieces. At the other end Lampard, Deco and Anelka combined to tee up Malouda, whose effort was blocked.

Late surge
Such was Chelsea's comfort that Scolari gave Deco a rest on the hour, with Michael Ballack coming on, but it did not hinder Chelsea's attacking ambitions, and with eight minutes remaining Mikel made impressive inroads into the Bordeaux cover. He laid the ball off to Lampard, whose back-heel set up Malouda to finish clinically. Still the hosts drove forward, Ricardo Carvalho heading against the bar and Anelka clipping the upright before the Frenchman made it 4-0 in added time.

Last updated: 17/09/08 11.57CET

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Lineups

chelsea

Chelsea

bordeaux

Bordeaux

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
16
RaméUlrich Ramé (GK) (C)
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
4
A. DiarraAlou Diarra
6
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
5
FernandoFernando
Substitution75
8
LampardFrank Lampard
Goal14
6
JuriettiFranck Jurietti
10
J. ColeJoe Cole
Goal30
Substitution74
7
GouffranYoan Gouffran
Substitution66
12
MikelJohn Obi Mikel
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
15
MaloudaFlorent Malouda
Goal82
Substitution84
13
PlacenteDiego Placente
17
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
14
DiawaraSouleymane Diawara
20
DecoDeco
Yellow Card58
Substitution61
17
WendelWendel
26
TerryJohn Terry (C)
27
PlanusMarc Planus
39
AnelkaNicolas Anelka
Goal90+2
29
ChamakhMarouane Chamakh
Substitution66

Substitutes

40
HilárioHilário (GK)
30
ValverdeMatthieu Valverde (GK)
9
Di SantoFranco Di Santo
3
HenriqueHenrique
13
BallackMichael Ballack
Substitution61
9
CavenaghiFernando Cavenaghi
Substitution66
19
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
11
BellionDavid Bellion
21
KalouSalomon Kalou
Substitution84
19
DucassePierre Ducasse
Substitution75
33
AlexAlex
24
TraoréAbdou Traoré
35
BellettiJuliano Belletti
Substitution74
26
ObertanGabriel Obertan
Substitution66

Coach

Luiz Felipe Scolari (BRA) Laurent Blanc (FRA)

Referee

Pieter Vink (NED)

Assistant referees

Adrianus Inia (NED), Nicky Siebert (NED)

Fourth official

Pol van Boekel (NED)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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