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Didier Drogba’s penalty – his first goal since returning to Chelsea – helped put them in a commanding position in the Champions League Group G clash.

John Terry netted the third at Stamford Bridge, where Drogba scored eight minutes after coming on for Loic Remy, who injured himself while scoring the opening goal.

The France striker collected Terry’s pass and shifted the ball on to his left foot before firing into the far corner of the net.

However, Remy appeared to hurt his groin as he struck the ball and after limping on for a couple of minutes he was replaced by Drogba on the quarter-hour mark.

Drogba had last netted for Chelsea when he scored the Champions League-winning penalty in the shoot-out against Bayern Munich in 2012, having also got their all-important equaliser.

And he made no mistake from the spot after Ales Mertelj handled as he attempted to block Willian’s ball into the box.

Terry’s was a nicely worked breakaway goal, Eden Hazard cleverly finding Cesc Fabregas whose low cross teed up the skipper for a simple close-range finish.

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy (Drogba 15)
Subs: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Salah, Solanke.

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