Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, David Luiz, Terry,
Cole; Oriol Romeu, Meireles, Ramires (Mikel 64'); Sturridge, Drogba (Fernando
Torres 77'), Mata (Malouda 83'). 4-3-3.
Valencia: Diego Alves; Barragán, Rami, Víctor Ruiz, Jordi Alba (Aduríz 55'); Albelda, Tino Costa (Dani Parejo 77'); Feghouli (Pablo Hernández 65'), Jonas, Mathieu; Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 04. Drogba. Controlled pass from Mata and struck angled shot past keeper.
2-0. 22. Ramires. Ran past Víctor Ruíz to pick up Drogba pass and beat keeper.
3-0. 75. Drogba. Steered shot wide of Diego Alves after Mata passed through.
Valencia are out of this year's Champions League after falling to a 3-0 defeat at Chelsea. Unai Emery's side needed a score draw to go through, but they found themselves behind in only the fourth minute when Drogba picked up a pass from Juan Mata to beat Diego Alves with an angled shot. Jordi Alba hit the post at the other end and Albelda brought a good save out of Cech, but midway through the first half Ramires ran past Víctor Ruíz to pick up a Drogba pass and squeeze a shot past the keeper. Feghouli in particular tested Cech again either side of half time, with Sturridge doing likewise against Alves for the locals, but Drogba went close before connecting with another Mata assist to make it three. Valencia were out, and the thought of playing Europa League football from now on is little consolation.