LIVE FROM STAMFORD BRIDGE - CHELSEA 0-0 VALENCIA

By Phil Simms SALOMON KALOU missed an open goal to sum up what was a dismal 0-0 draw with Valencia to finish unbeaten winners of Champions League Group B. The Ivory Coast international hit the crossbar from just eight yards out in the 74th minute, with Santiago Canizares left stranded, leaving the home fans wondering how they managed not to win the game. The Blues had already qualified for the tournament knockout stages as Group winners, regardless of the result at Stamford Bridge, and despite six changes to the side that beat Sunderland 2-0 last Saturday, they dominated the game from start to finish. Andriy Shevchenko is under pressure to deliver the goods in the absence of star striker Didier Drogba, who is out for a month with a knee injury and did nothing to justify his  £30 million price tag, squandering his side's best chances of the first half. Shevchenko had a tame shot saved by Canizares after three minutes, following some impressive approach play by Shaun Wright-Phillips and Franks Lampard and captain John Terry headed the resulting corner just off target. The veteran goalkeeper tried desperately to keep his side in the game saving brilliantly to deny a trademark thunderous drive from Lampard moments later. Valencia needed to win to have any hope of qualifying for the UEFA Cup but the Spaniards rarely looked like threatening the goal of returning keeper Petr Cech who has missed the last three games following a hamstring injury. The visitor's only serious threat came three minutes before the break, when David Silva played in David Villa, but Cech saved well at his near post. Further chances were wasted by Shevchenko and Pizarro as Chelsea failed to turn their numerous chances into goals. Joe Cole was brought on to replace Lampard in the 62nd minute and within seconds Pizarro and Kalou combined to split open the Valencia rearguard only for Kalou to stab the ball home as the flag went up for offside. Kalou was left with his head in his hands moments later after Pizarro's diving header from Cole's free-kick gifted the 22-year-old with the chance to put the game to bed, but instead directed the ball onto the cross bar when it would have been easier to score. Canizares came to Valencia's rescue again when a Pizarro snapshot had the Spaniard at full-stretch in the 77th minute. The former Spain international ensured his side kept a share of the spoils in the final minutes tipping a Cole piledriver onto the post before clearing an awkward backpass in thrilling style.