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Chelsea in Europe, 2007/08

Played 12, Won 6, Drawn 5, Lost 1

Countries visited: Norway, Spain, Germany, Greece, Turkey

Goals For: 19

Goals Against: 7

16/05/2008 09:32, Report by Matthew Cleary
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Road To Moscow: Chelsea

While United are undefeated in this season's Champions League competition, Chelsea's progress to the final has been slightly less assured.

Nevertheless, the Londoners have doggedly ground out results when it's mattered, as you'll see from our recap of Chelsea's 2007/08 campaign...

v Rosenborg (h), 18 September 2007
Matchday 1, Group B

Drew: 1-1
Not even a rare goal from Andriy Shevchenko could prevent Chelsea dropping points at home to Norwegian outfit Rosenborg. The Blues went behind thanks to a headed goal from Rosenborg centre back Miika Koppinen, but "Sheva" turned in Malouda’s cross on 52 minutes to prevent further embarrassment.

v Valencia (a), 3 October 2007
Matchday 2, Group B

Won: 2-1
Once again Chelsea went behind, this time to an eighth-minute goal from David Villa. Little more than 10 minutes later, Joe Cole converted Didier Drogba’s cross to restore parity. Then, 20 minutes from time, roles were reversed as Cole threaded through a delicate ball for the Ivorian to finish.

v FC Schalke 04 (h), 24 October 2007
Matchday 3, Group B

Won: 2-0
Florent Malouda’s early goal was crucial, as Chelsea coasted to a 2-0 win. The Frenchman netted after just four minutes after an error from Schalke keeper Manuel Neuer, and the game was made safe in the opening minutes of the second half, when Drogba converted Paulo Ferreira’s cross.

v FC Schalke 04 (a), 6 November 2007
Matchday 4, Group B

Drew: 0-0
If Chelsea had won in Norway the Londoners would have progressed to the knockout stages of the competition. In the end, it was only a combination of poor Schalke

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