Chelsea FC 3-0 Valencia CF
The game started off quickly, with Valencia passing and keeping the ball for the first couple of minutes. Then a quick shift and Chelsea were now attacking with Mata in a dangerous spot in the box with Rami marking him, he then passes to Drogba followed by poor defending by Barragan to make it easy for Drogba to pass by and shoot for the first goal in only three minutes.
Only minutes later, Valencia comes back strong with Jordi Alba being able to get space in the box and shoots, but hits the post. Then Albelda went for a surprising shot that was on target but a save from Petr Cech stopped it from being the equalizer.
In the 22nd minute, Drogba comes forward prompting Rami to charge at him leaving an open space for a pass to Ramires who was marked by Victor Ruiz, Drogba passed, and Victor Ruiz failed at keeping Ramires back who lost his mark before scoring the second of the night.
Valencia continued to dominate the rest of the half, as well as the second half getting many corners, but not being able to make anything of them with the likes of Terry, Luiz, and Drogba making it hard to score from a set piece.
In one instance, Drogba overpowered Rami sending him to the floor before missing another huge opportunity. Then in the 60th minute, Mata puts another great pass to Drogba leaving him clear before putting it past Alves for the third killing off the game.
Bayer Leverkusen drew with Genk leaving Chelsea at the top of the table, followed by Leverkusen, and Valencia with a ticket to the Europa League.
Chelsea FC: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, David Luiz, Oriol Romeu, Ramires (Mikel, min. 66), Mata, Drogba (Fernando Torres, min. 77), Meireles, Sturridge and Terry.
Valencia CF: Alves, Rami, Albelda, Jonas, Feghouli (Pablo, min. 66), Soldado, Barragán, Jordi Alba (Aduriz, min. 55), Víctor Ruiz, Mathieu and Tino Costa (Parejo, min. 76).