Makeshift Chelsea put one foot in the Champions League semi-finals as Salomon Kalou secured a 1-0 victory at Benfica.

Kalou slid home Fernando Torres' low cross 15 minutes from time after the Blues completely snuffed out their opponents' threat at the Estadio da Luz.

Caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo had raised eyebrows with his team selection but resting six players paid off spectacularly in what was mostly an insipid first leg of a quarter-final.

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