Apart from one early dash out of his area, there was little to alarm the keeper, who will be glad to have kept his first clean sheet in eight games.
Comfortably negated the threat of the highly-rated De Bruyne in another impressive display.
Made some excellent first-half runs as he proved a willing and able accomplice to Malouda. Subbed at half-time to save him for the greater challenges that lie ahead.
Utterly comfortable, first at centre-half and then at right-back. Demonstrated he has not lost his knack at set pieces by heading in the fourth goal from Malouda's free-kick.
A night when talk of his decline seemed premature. Linked the defence and attack with panache, got in some good scoring positions even if he did occasionally make the same runs as Torres.
The midfielder ran the show from the 'Essien' position on the right of central midfield. Took advantage of the space in front of him to open the scoring with a daisycutter and demonstrated his full passing range as well as his
Made some powerful runs on the left flank and set up the fourth goal with a curled free-kick but his finishing was poor on a night when he snatched at two excellent chances.
The young Spaniard looked completely at home on the Champions League stage in the anchorman role, demonstrating touch, vision and an impressive awareness of the play.
The Spaniard's rejuvenation continues. Took both of his goals, a side foot shot and a header, with great aplomb on a night when his movement, finishing and work-rate was outstanding. The first, when he drew away from the shouder of the centre-half and placed his right-foot shot beyond the keeper, demonstrated that the player who once terrorised defenders is coming back to his lethal best.
Got a rare full 90 minutes under his belt, but didn't make a huge impact on proceedings as the likes of Torres, Meireles and Lampard dictated most of the attacking play.
Would have expected a busy night but nothing quite like this. Made no obvious errors and was powerless to prevent the rout, although he did make two good saves in second half from Malouda and Torres.
Completely ineffective in midfield in the first half and saw himself subbed at half-time.
A. Vanden Borre
The midfielder broke up some Chelsea attacks with well-timed interceptions but his use of the ball was poor.
The left-back will be chuffed that he managed to keep Anelka, his direct opponent, relatively quiet over the course of the match.
K. De Bruyne
The playmaker came close to joining Chelsea in the summer and has attracted interest from Europe's top clubs but was anonymous, first on the left flank and then in a central role.
Struggled to deal with the pace and movement of Cole and Malouda in the first half.
The midfielder was a fish out of water at centre-back and looked all at sea against the pace and movement of Chelsea's nimble attackers.
An ineffective and anonymous display by the midfielder. Taken off in the second half.
Looked lively during the infrequent Genk attacks and never stopped trying to give his team a consolation goal to take home with them.
- 22 R. Turnbull
Chelsea fans shouted 'shoot' at the cult Brazilian every time he had the ball during his brief cameo, even when he was in his own half.
Given a rare run-out at half-time, the Portugese did a steady job.
- 12 J. Obi Mikel
- 10 Mata
Gratefully steered in the rebound for the fifth goal after Torres' shot had been well saved.
- 23 D. Sturridge