Last Updated: 11/12/13 11:04pm
It's all over and Chelsea go through to the last 16 of the Champions League as Group E winners following this low-key 1-0 victory over Steaua Bucharest at Stamford Bridge.
Steaua have a corner as they sense a late equaliser and after the initial ball into the box is headed away, Alexsandru Chipciu's low shot goes straight at Schwarzer.
The resulting corner is sent out of the box but when it comes back in, Ba is there to fire into the top corner! But no, wait, the offside flag is raised.
A dangerous low cross from Schurrle looks set to find Ba just two yards out but it's put behind for a corner.
I suppose you could argue Chelsea have just done what they needed to tonight - there was no real need to do anything out of the ordinary and it is of course hard to push yourself against inferior opposition when there's very little to play for.
Chelsea don't seem too bothered about pressing for a second goal as this game ticks down towards full time.
Credit for Steaua for digging in tonight despite having nothing to play for but for that same reason, I feel they should have tried to make more of a game of it from an attacking point of view.
If this performance is anything to go by, as well as their two defeats against Basle, then I'm not sure too many group runners-up will be fearing Chelsea in Monday's last-16 draw.
The Chelsea crowd want a bit more excitement than is currently being served up but the players seem content with the current state of play.
Iancu's subsequent delivery into the box is pretty aimless and ends up going out for a Chelsea throw on the right.
Steaua have a chance to slow the game down when Latovlevici is fouled by Schurrle on the left side of midfield.
Hazard turns Georgievski thanks to some superb close control but it's shame his shot on goal from the edge of the box isn't quite so precise.
Schurrle has injected a bit more urgency into Chelsea's play since coming on and the crowd are urging their side to get the ball to him.
Steaua make their final change with Pantelis Kapetanos making way for the club's top scorer this season Federico Piovaccari.
Andre Schurrle skillfully dances his way down the line before sending in a cross which Hazard heads just over the bar.
Certainly worth a mention that the Georgievski own goal in the first half has now been awarded to Demba Ba.
Hazard advances down the right side of the box before delivering a low pass across the face of goal towards Ba which Georgievski cuts out.
Oscar slips over on the left wing when receiving a cross-field pass and subsequently allows the ball to go out of play.
Good defending from Georgievski on the edge of the box prevents Hazard from latching onto a long ball forward.
Chelsea are going through the motions and I guess you can't really blame them considering Steaua are offering very little at the other end of the pitch.
Steaua make the first change of the night with Nicolae Stanciu coming off to be replaced by Andrei Prepelita.
A small section of Chelsea fans are doing their best to sing a few songs, but if truth be told, the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge is pretty flat to say the least.
In fact, Chelsea will only need to draw to finish top if Schalke win due to their superior head-to-head record.
Hazard charges down the left wing but his cross is poor and his delivery goes behind for a goal kick.
In the night's other Group E game, Schalke are 1-0 up against Basel but that result won't matter to Chelsea's hopes of winning the group if they can maintain their lead here.
Iasmin Latovlevici's run down the left wing is halted by a superbly timed sliding tackle from David Luiz.
Ba misses a sitter as he fires over from about five yards out following a lovely low cross from Willian on the right edge of the box.
The referee shows little sympathy and shows Georgievski for the foul he committed which led to him going down hurt.
Although it's hardly a vintage display, at least they're not in the same scenario of last season when they crashed out of the Champions League. That said, was winning the Europa League worth that disappointment?
The Blues are immediately on the front book but lose possession on the right wing when Ivanovic fouls Mihai Pintilii. The Chelsea defender is also booked for his troubles.
Chelsea get this second half under way looking to stay in front and seal top spot in Champions League Group E.
Chelsea are now 1/20 to win this game with Sky Bet while Steaua are 33/1 and the draw priced at 10/1. Demba Ba is 4/1 favourite to score the next goal while Frank Lampard is probably worth backing at 13/2 given he's got his eye on scoring from distance tonight.
The atmosphere has been sucked out of the game as Chelsea coast - albeit sloppily at times - towards half time.
Willian tries to skip past Georgievski on the edge of the box but the Steaua defender makes a crucial tackle.
Chelsea take it quickly and play it out for Cole, who fizzes a low shot into the arms of Tatarusanu.
Hazard and Oscar combine well down the left, with the Brazilian's cross being cut out by Florin Gardos, who concedes a corner.
The Blues have another corner on the left but after a bit of a scramble in the box, Tatarusanu punches clear.
For all Chelsea's possession, they haven't really created many clear-cut chances but it doesn't help when the opponents sit back so deeply.
Pantelis Kapetanos unleashes a powerful drive from 25 yards after shrugging off Terry but Schwarzer watches it go harmlessly wide.
Willian, Oscar and Ivanovic combine with the latter chipping a cross into the box only for the visitors to clear their lines.
With that in mind, Steaua should take more attacking risks and put pressure on this fragile looking Chelsea defence. What have they got to lose?
Although Chelsea have had to do very little defending tonight, their back line haven't looked very concincing at all when called into action.
Steaua come forward down the left and after the initial cross is cleared, Nicolae Stanciu sees his shot from around 20 yards out blocked inside the box.
This is quickly becoming more of a training exercise for Chelsea. Their only danger is becoming demotivated and losing focus.
The resulting corner from Willian is played out to Lampard on the edge of the box and the England midfielder blasts a first-time volley not so far wide of the mark.
Skillful play from Willian on the left helps Chelsea win another corner and after playing it short to Hazard, the Belgian's cross is perfect for Ivanovic, who sees his powerful header tipped over by Tatarusanu.
Chelsea have been sloppy at times, and another potential opening vanishes when a one-two between Hazard and Ba on the left wing ends up out of play.
The hosts are completely dominating possession and the current stats reveal they've had over 70% of the ball so far.
Paul Parvulescu tries his luck from distance but his effort is wayward and Schwarzer watches the ball fly well wide.
A poor back pass from Georgievski puts Tatarusanu under pressure as Ba comes extremely close to intercepting his clearance.
John Obi Mikel isn't so lucky when he gets caught in possession by Gabriel Iancu before promptly dragging him down. The referee Gianluca Rocchi of Italy shows the midfielder a yellow card.
That was a big let off for Chelsea, who once again remind us why they've conceded so many more goals than usual this season.
Out of the blue, a Steaua counter attack catches Chelsea cold but despite being one-on-one with Mark Schwarzer, Gabriel Iancu puts his shot from the edge of the box just wide of the post.
This is simply one-way traffic, with Chelsea winning corner after corner. This time Lampard's delivery is headed clear but it's not long before the Blues regain possession.
GOAL DEMBA BA - Yet another Chelsea corner proves too much for Steaua this time. From Willian's set-piece, Oscar flicks the ball on to the back post and Georgievski allows Ba in at the back post to bundle home.
The Blues take it short and although Steaua are alert, the defenders can only bundle it behind for another. This corner causes more problems when a dangerous ball into the box is headed back across goal by Luiz only for a defender to head over the bar.
This has been a bright start from Chelsea and they're sure to open the scoring soon if they maintain this pressure.
A similar short corner routine follows involving Lampard and Hazard with the England midfielder once again trying his luck from distance but to no avail.
Frank Lampard plays a one-two with Eden Hazard on the left wing before his deflected lobbed pass into the box fools goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu, who manages to push it behind for a corner.
Oscar charges forward in possession but slices his powerful shot from just outside the box wide of the post.
Branislav Ivanovic does well to bring down a high ball from a John Terry pass on the right wing before winning a corner.
Chelsea casually pass the ball across the back line before David Luiz's attempted long ball to the left wing flies out of play.
Already-eliminated Steaua Bucharest get this Champions League clash under way at Stamford Bridge as they look to prevent Chelsea getting the win which will seal top spot in Group E ahead of either Basel or Schalke, who meet in tonight's other clash.
Last email before kick-off comes from Willie Maher, who writes: 'Delighted to see Schwarzer in goal tonight as he is a steady keeper, too many mistakes lately by cech. A comfortable 5-0 win tonight with Hazard scoring twice and Lampard, Ba and Oscar with one each.'
Tony George writes: 'I think the team looks good for tonight's game, except that I have reservations about Ivanovic as a full-back. He's a terrific central defender, but tends to allow space for wingers. Dave would be a better choice for me with Luiz playing in front of the back four.'
Sekhar Sarkar writes: 'I'm happy that Schwarzer is playing.Look at City. They have dropped Joe for few matches. And Joe did good last night.'
Ian Power from Limerick writes: 'Hoping Ba and Torres can get on the score sheet tonight, our lack of fire power up front will cost us the title if we continue like this. At the moment its our midfielders picking up the slack. I'm hoping for a big win 5-0 with both strikers getting a goal or two.'
Alagbu Udoka writes: 'It's going to be a magnificent win for Chelsea tonight. With Eto'o and Lampard starting tonight, I bet Chelsea will finish at the top. I can bet my life on it.'
Nafiul Islam says: 'I think Chelsea will win with 4-0 Hazard getting a stunning hat-trick followed by an amazing goal by Oscar to secure the top spot in the group.'
Nathen Kirubaharan said: 'Chelsea need a big win today! I'm going for a 4-1 victory with Lampard and Terry on the scoresheet, knowing our defence at the moment, I can see us leaving today without the clean sheet. Come on Chelsea!'
As you can see from the team sheets, Ashley Cole returns at left-back in a Chelsea side showing seven changes. Chelsea lost 3-2 at Stoke on Saturday and manager Jose Mourinho opts to rotate his squad for the fourth of nine matches in December, with Mark Schwarzer given a rare start in goal. David Luiz, Willian, Frank Lampard, Demba Ba and Oscar, fit again following a knee injury, are the others included for the contest against already-eliminated Steaua, who were beaten 4-0 by Chelsea in Romania in October.
Chelsea team: Schwarzer, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Oscar, Mikel, Lampard, Willian, Ba, Hazard. Subs: Cech, Ramires, Torres, Mata, Schurrle, De Bruyne, Cahill.
Steaua Bucharest team: Tatarusanu, Georgievski, Szukala, Gardos, Latovlevici, Chipciu, Iancu, Pintilii, Stanciu, Parvulescu, Kapetanos. Subs: Nita, Prepelita, Cristea, Tatu, Piovaccari, Neagu, Varela.
Shaun Hayes from Bournemouth is the first to email in tonight and says: 'Chelsea 3-0 tonight for me. Hopefully Hazard starts as he's in my dream team.' Well the good news for Shaun is that Hazard will start tonight - the full line-ups will follow shortly.
Chelsea are hot 1/6 favourites with Sky Bet to win this clash while Steaua are big outsiders at 18/1, with the draw priced at 13/2. Sky Bet do have several price boosts including Willian to score first at 9/1 from 7/1, Chelsea to win 3-0 at 15/2 from 13/2 and Chelsea to win 4-1 at 18/1 from 14/1. If you like your scorecasts, then the firm have pushed out Juan Mata to score first in a 2-0 win for Chelsea 40/1 while Frank Lampard to score first in a 4-0 or 5-0 win for Chelsea is now 33/1. Head now to www.skybet.com to place your pre-match and in-running bets.
Already-qualified Chelsea, who sit top of the standings, will advance to the knockout stages as group winners with a victory tonight and considering their opponents have absolutely nothing but pride to play for, you'd expect them to get the job done with few problems. Nevertheless, they'll need to tighten up at the back having conceded seven goals in their last three Premier League games.