Chelsea Keeps Hold of the Unofficial World Club Championship Title

Barney Corkhill@@BarneyCorkhillSenior Writer ISeptember 27, 2008

Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today, as champions Chelsea came up against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

Chelsea have made a fantastic start to the season, which meant newly promoted Stoke were huge underdogs.

With Rory Delap's long throws unavailable to them due to a hamstring injury, it was hard to see where Stoke's threat was going to come from.

Chelsea didn't disappoint.

In a typically dominant performance, they ran out 2-0 winners with goals from Jose Bosingwa and Nicolas Anelka. More creative play from Frank Lampard set up Bosingwa's first half goal, his first in a Chelsea shirt.

Then, despite a spirited Stoke resurgence, Nicolas Anelka scored a late goal to ease Chelsea's fears and secure the three points, and the retention of the UWCC for the away team.

History

Chelsea 4-0 Portsmouth

Chelsea's next title defence comes on Wednesday when they face CFR Cluj-Napoca away in the Champions League. Can Cluj become the best team in the world?!

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