CHELSEA'S miserable run of form failed to pick-up in Belgium, with the Blues struggling to a draw with Group E whipping-boys Genk.
After thumping Genk 5-0 at home a fortnight back, Chelsea put in a fitful and unconvincing display in the rain to gift their hosts an unlikely point.
Chelsea were facing a Genk strikeforce that has netted the grand total of zero goals during this Champions League campaign.
Things started positively for Chelsea. Fernando Torres worked a delightful one-two with Ramires (pictured), which saw the Brazilian find the back of the net from five yards inside the half hour.
Blues had a chance to double that, when Thomas Buffel blatantly handled a Florent Malouda cross in the box. But Chelsea, on a poor run of penalty form, put up David Luiz for the spot kick: the defender's set piece barely challenging goalkeeper Laszlo Koteles.
On the hour, Fabien Camus crossed in from the Chelsea right for Jelle Vossen to knock the ball past Petr Cech for Genk's goal.
Chelsea had a diamond opportunity with 12 minutes remaining when Daniel Sturridge sent an almost goal-line cross to fellow substitute Frank Lampard in front of goal. Lampard made the tiniest of connections, when only an ounce or two more of pressure would have seen Chelsea regain the lead.
And right at the last, a Malouda shot almost made the scoresheet: two Genk men contriving to keep the ball out in a comedic masterpiece of defending.