Willy Caballero replaced Kepa in the Chelsea goal, but had picked the ball out of his net three times by the 27th minute as Callum Robinson scored twice and Kyle Bartley made it 3-0.
According to the schedule, Guoan will continue to be in the Suzhou division and compete with seven other clubs for the CSL championship this year. Its first opponent is Shandong Luneng, who ranked third in the Dalian division in the first stage. As the second phase of the CSL adopts a two-round knockout system, the two sides will start their first fight on October 17.
The 41-year-old was also fined 100,000 Swiss francs (around 108,000 U.S. dollars), the world football governing body said in a statement on Monday.
"I'm really pleased with the victory. It's always tough to start the tournament. I was a bit nervous. She played really well in the first set, she didn't miss. Then I just found the rhythm," said the 2018 champion.
"The plan was to put Neymar close to Mbappe. We chose an offensive structure. We tried something and I have a lot of confidence in my team," Tuchel said after the match.
"The runner suffered four broken ribs and two fractures on his hand and is currently at the hospital," Kamau added.
Eriksson led Alba scorers with 18 points. Fontecchio finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Representing Guangdong, Liu Xiang touched the finishing line first in 24.45 seconds in the women's 50m freestyle, while Zhu Menghui from Zhejiang and Chen Xinyi from Shanghai took second and third places respectively.
In Thursday's only other fixture, Ecuador's Delfin won 3-0 at home to Defensa y Justicia. Enditem
The 62-year-old didn't exclude himself from the solution after leaving RB Leipzig eight weeks ago.
Shenhua will play the next stage against city rivals SIPG, who have already qualified in the top spot of Suzhou Division.