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Bye, bye Mourinho but Blues march on
Chelsea recovered from the departure of manager Jose Mourinho to qualify from their group

Chelsea also topped their group, although their progress was less assured than United.

Chelsea opened with a 1-1 draw against unfancied Rosenborg at Stamford Bridge - a match that turned out to be Jose Mourinho's last game in charge.

Chelsea then went to Valencia in poor domestic form and with skipper John Terry wearing a mask to protect a facial injury. David Villa put Valencia ahead but the Blues rallied to a crucial 2-1 win.

Avram Grant's team then won two and drew two of their remaining games to win the group, with Didier Drogba scoring four goals.



see also
Man Utd v Chelsea
19 May 08 |  Europe
A fan's view of Moscow
19 May 08 |  Europe
Final is Ballack's golden chance
18 May 08 |  Chelsea
Valencia 1-2 Chelsea (agg 2-3)
10 Apr 07 |  Europe
Chelsea 1-1 Rosenborg
18 Sep 07 |  Europe

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