Chelsea 5-0 Genk – Torres brace helps Blues to Genk thrashing

Chelsea 5

Meireles 8, Torres 11, 27, Ivanovic 42, Kalou 72

Genk 0

Stamford Bridge, London

Chelsea maintained their place at the top of Champions League Group E as they easily brushed aside an out-of-sorts Genk side.

Goals from Raul Meireles, Branislav Ivanovic and a brace from the rejuvenated Fernando Torres helped put the game beyond the Belgian side by half-time before Salomon Kalou completed the scoring.

Andre Villas-Boas made six changes from Saturday’s 3-1 win over Everton including a new three-pronged attack spearheaded by Torres who still has one game remaining on his domestic suspension.

It was another one of these changes that got the Blues off to a flyer after just eight minutes as Meireles found the net. The Portuguese midfielder was afforded too much space by the Genk defence after receiving a pass from Ashley Cole and crashed a low 30-yard drive beyond the dive of L

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