John Terry started on the bench for Chelsea’s Champions League clash in Genk on the night the Metropolitan Police confirmed they had launched a formal investigation into allegations he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand.
Blues and England captain Terry, who has protested his innocence, was withdrawn from the limelight for the Group E match at the Cristal Arena, with manager Andre Villas-Boas reverting largely to the team that thrashed the same opponents two weeks earlier.
The only change from that line-up saw Ramires replace Frank Lampard, while Genk’s three changes after their 5-0 defeat saw Nadson, Kennedy Nwanganga and Fabien Camus all drafted in.
Genk: Koteles, Vanden Borre, Hyland, Nadson, Ngcongca, Tozser, Buffel, Camus, De Bruyne, Vossen, Nwanganga. Subs: Sandomierski, Barda, Dugary, Sarr, Durwael, Limbombe, Ofori-Appiah.
Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Romeu, Meireles, Malouda, Torres, Anelka. Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Mata, McEachran, Kalou, Sturridge, Terry.
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)