Terry starts on bench for Genk match

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.

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Blues and England captain Terry, who has protested his innocence, was withdrawn from the limelight for the Group E match at the Cristal Arena, with manager Andre Villas-Boas reverting largely to the team that thrashed the same opponents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)

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