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Nicolas Anelka scored four goals as Chelsea romped to a 5-0 pre-season friendly victory over AC Milan in Moscow.

Frank Lampard opened the scoring in the third-place play-off in the Railways Cup tournament before Anelka took control.

Milan's Brazilian star Kaka - who has been linked with a summer move to Stamford Bridge - did not feature as his team put in a dismal display, typified by some inept goalkeeping by Zeljko Kalac.

A strong Chelsea line-up saw Michael Ballack make his first appearance of the Blues' pre-season following his late return to the squad after Euro 2008 duty with Germany.

But it was his central midfield partner Lampard who put Luiz Felipe Scolari's side ahead in the second minute when his curling free-kick was missed by everyone and the ball flew in through Milan keeper Kalac's legs.

It was two in the eighth minute when Anelka latched on to a poor defensive header to fire home low from the edge of the area.
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The Frenchman added a third 10 minutes later when Kalac's day went from bad to worse.

Attempting to clear a routine backpass, the Australian kicked nothing but air, allowing Anelka to steal in and tap into an empty net.

Chelsea were utterly dominant and Shaun Wright-Phillips very nearly headed a fourth soon afterwards as they sought to make amends for their shoot-out defeat to Lokomotiv Moscow two days ago.

A Milan side with no recognised strikers, but featuring former Arsenal star Mathieu Flamini in midfield, were providing little resistance and Anelka completed his hat-trick six minutes after the restart.

Deco played in Florent Malouda down the left and the winger's cross found his countryman, who headed accurately into the corner of the net.

Remarkably if was four for Anelka and five for Chelsea in the 58th minute when another flowing move down the left ended with Malouda centring once more for the former Bolton striker to volley home.

The Premier League runners-up took their foot off the gas in the last quarter but still dominated and the lively Malouda fired narrowly over with a good long-range effort.

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Sevilla won the Railway Cup after beating hosts Lokomotiv Moscow 3-0 in the final.

Sevilla went in front after just four minutes when midfielder Christian Ndri Romaric nodded home from a corner.

The Spaniards dominated play and doubled their lead on 23 minutes when Arouna Kone headed home Diego Capel's cross.

Lokomotiv had a great chance to reduce the deficit before the break, but Sevilla keeper Javi Varas saved a penalty after David Mujiri had been fouled in the box.

Sevilla made the game safe eight minutes from tiume when Ernesto Chevanton found the net.
 

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Muahahahahahahaha

What a disgrace! Even, if it's a rpe season game, that scoreline is pathetic. :D


And once i'm done laughing, i'll start being concerned about this ridiculously strong Chelsea squad..... :(
 

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cheski are strong this year as they have been for the past 2 years and no doubt they will take us all the way again, but i beleive there is becoming a galaticos complex with in chelsea which could still see them slip up during the season so we shall see, and how long will it be before scolri fall out with roman? 5mins into the first match in the season?
 

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Although Deco is a class player i don't think he will be able to cope with the pace of the premier league he was off the pace in the spanish league which is a yard or two slower than the prem IMO. But look's like Mourinho will have few troubles retaining the Italian League this season ...
 

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who knows, maybe ac milan just think as a pre season so they didnt played for real! and chelski you know, got so many fluke goals
 

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Sounds like the Aussie just had a bad go in net. I don't think this shows how good Chelsea are, or how bad AC Milan are, just a pre-season game.
 

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Zense_United said:
who knows, maybe ac milan just think as a pre season so they didnt played for real! and chelski you know, got so many fluke goals
does matter if it is a fluke as long the ball goes in the net
 

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Well to put in in perspective for you Nesta, Kaka, Pato, Ronaldinho were all out. Ambrosini was being played as a striker FFS!

This was the Milan team:

Kalac - Simic, Favalli, Maldini, Bonera - Zambrotta, Gattuso, Pirlo, Flamini, Jankulovski - Ambrosini

When everyone's fit they have a good team:


--------------------------------Dida-------------------------

Zambrotta---------Nesta-------------Kaladze---------Oddo------

--------------Flamini----------Pirlo----------Gattusso-------------

----Kaka---------------------------------------------------Ronaldinho---------

-------------------------------Pato-------------------------------------------


They've got Inzaghi, Amrosini, Borrellio aswell.
 

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pre season games mean nowt as arses charity shield wins over us in past amply prove . milan squad must have got wheels of their chairs stuck in boggy pitch
 

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haggler said:
pre season games mean nowt as arses charity shield wins over us in past amply prove . milan squad must have got wheels of their chairs stuck in boggy pitch
lmao, that's probably the funniest thing i heard all day
 

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The result doesnt prove too much ,none of the preseason games do, but chelski will be the biggest threat along with the dippers
 
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