Chelsea FC 5-0 Genk: As It Happened; Fernando Torres and Raul Meireles Star

Allan JiangTransfers CorrespondentOctober 19, 2011

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19:  Fernando Torres of Chelsea (9) celebrates with Raul Meireles as he scores their third goal during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Chelsea and Genk at Stamford Bridge on October 19, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Kickoff at 19:45 UK/02:45 EST

Genk travel to Chelsea with a depleted squad. Nadson, Torben Joneleit, Jeroen Simaeys and captain David Hubert will all be unvailable for the Belgian champions at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea manager André Villas-Boas has hinted towards resting several key players:

The most important thing for us is that we are aware of the amount of talent that we have at our disposal. Any XI that we put across is a very, very strong XI. This puts us in a position of comfort to have always a good rest.

Starting Lineups and Substitutes 

Chelsea: Petr Čech, José Bosingwa, Branislav Ivanović, David Luiz,  Ashley Cole, Oriol Romeu, Frank Lampard, Raul Meireles, Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka, Fernando Torres.

Substitutes: Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Alex, John Obi Mikel, Salomon Kalou, Juan Mata, Daniel Sturridge.

Genk: László Köteles, Daniel Pudil, Dániel Tőzsér, Abel Masuero, Anele Ngcongca, Kevin De Bruyne, Anthony Vanden Borre, Thomas Buffel, Khaleem Hyland,  Elyaniv Barda, Jelle Vossen. 

Substitutes: Grzegorz Sandomierski, Timothy Durwael, Anthony Limbombe, Fabien Camus, Dugary Ndabashinze, Marvin Ogunjimi, Kennedy Nwanganga.

Keep it here at B/R as I preview and bring you live text commentary from Chelsea vs. Genk.

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