Vialli still on sidelines

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Gianluca Vialli's English debut was again delayed as Chelsea completed an easy 2-0 victory over Swindon Town in a benefit match at the County Ground.

A sell-out crowd of nearly 14,000 turned up hoping to see the former Juventus striker in action, but they were disappointed as the Italian was forced out of the game with a calf problem. However, Chelsea's band of 600 supporters went home happy after witnessing the impressive debuts of Ruud Gullit's two other foreign signings, Franck Le Bouef and Roberto Di Matteo.

The Frenchman Le Bouef produced a solid display in defence and looked comfortable on the ball while the former Lazio midfielder, Di Matteo, impressed the crowd with the full range of his passing ability. Mark Hughes volleyed Chelsea into a 17th minute lead and Dan Petrescu headed in John Spencer's cross in the 31st minute.