Chelsea way to the finals of the most prestigious Europe clubs competitions started in the E group stage with German Bayer Leverkusen,Spanish CF Valencia and Belgian KRC Genk.Chelsea opened 2011/2012 Champions league furious with 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge against Bayer Leverkusen.Chelsea was by far better team and had eleven shots on the goal,while Leverkusen had only 2.Chelsea took the lead with David Luiz goal in the 23rd minute,while Juan Mata clinched 2-0 win and the first three points for the Blues.
Next round Chelsea travel to Spain and plays against Valencia,who first match played against Genk and draw it.Chelsea could come in this match more relax than Valencia,and they did exactly that.They come into an open match where both teams had plenty of chances.In such a match Chelsea took the lead ,and Frank Lampard was the scorer.Until the match end which was pretty equal,Valencia found the strength to equalize from Roberto Soldado’s 87th-minute penalty
With four points on their account the third match Chelsea welcomed Belgian Genk,and completely outplayed Belgians,not allowing them a single shot towards the Cech goal.Chelsea won the match with high 5-0 which was also their biggest ever home win in the UEFA Champions League.Scorers were 1:0 (8.) R.Meireles, 2:0 (11.) F.Torres, 3:0 (27.) F.Torres, 4:0 (42.) B.Ivanovic, 5:0 (72.) S.Kalou.