Sunday March 7, 2010 6th Round Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 - 0 Stoke City

  • Lampard 35’
  • Terry 67’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • Stoke City
    • 90+2' Holders Chelsea reach another FA Cup semi-final with a professional performance.
    • 90+1' Huth heads the second corner wide of the near post.
    • 90' Fuller waltzes into the box and turns Alex this way and that before forcing Hilario to turn past the near post.
    • 90' Lampard splits the Stoke defence with a pass for Anelka, who slips the ball... past the far post.
    • 89' Some fat Stoke fan gets his belly out near the front while a kid next to him makes a rude sign while pointing at Chelsea fans.
    • 88' They look to take it qucikly and are called back. The more orthodox kick is headed away.
    • 87' Rare poor ball forward from Lampard and Whitehead goes on to win a corner for Stoke.
    • 86' Terry booked for pulling back Fuller on halfway after he lost the aerial challenge.
    • 85' No chance of a touch for City.
    • 84' As Stoke commit men forward, Kalou has space in behind. He chooses to shoot from an angle instead of squaring it and Sorensen blocks very well.
    • 83' Very little happening, Chelsea in control.
    • 82' Faye nods it over and the red and white fans become subdued once more, aware perhaps of a chilly journey back to the Potteries without the warmth of a replay to come.
    • 81' Another chance for Delap to throw into the box. The away fans make the sign of the throw, as they may know it.
    • 80' Lawrence's free-kick is headed just over by Faye as Stoke are thwarted.
    • 79' Anelka onside and he brings the ball forward, releasing it to Lampard at the right moment... slight hesitation takes the shooting chance away and his cross is caught by the Stoke keeper.
    • 78' Still no changes by Carlo Ancelotti, who seems happy enough to leave all his stars on.
    • 77' Still no way out of the home half, Chelsea crushing Stoke's space.
    • 76' Jamaican striker Fuller strays offside.
    • 75' Lampard gets the ball out of his feet following a pass from Ivanovic, shoots to the near post... scrambled wide by Sorensen.
    • 74' Stoke pinned back in their own half. Drogba penalised for a foul on Pugh.
    • 73' Have a look at these teams' run to the last eight: FA Cup fixtures and results
    • 72' Chelsea probing for a further goal, but Stoke will not lay down.
    • 71' Away boss Tony Pulis quiet in his cap in the dugouts.
    • 70' There's one Premier League match today: Everton v Hull LIVE
    • 69' The Stoke fans, recently in great voice as their men came forward, are silenced by the former England skipper. He has come under fire for under-par performances following the scanal involving Wayne Bridge, but has played well here.
    • 68' Terry arrived to head Lampard's corner towards the near post, where Wilkinson could only throw up a shoulder and divert into the goal.
    • 67' TERRY HEADS HOME FOR 2-0 TO CHELSEA!
    • 67' Drogba earns space in the area, curls a cross for Anelka to head at goal... deflected wide with the goal seemingly at his mercy! Alex then almost scores from that set-piece.
    • 66' Kalou down the right side of the box for Anelka, who returns the ball just off the floor; the sliding Faye blocks and Anelka appeals for handball, in vain.
    • 65' That is turned into a corner, taken by Lawrence - Huth heads wide under the challenge of Terry.
    • 64' Kitson nearly blocks a Hilario clearance... and up the field come Stoke again, winning a throw for Delap to take.
    • 63' Stoke applying territorial pressure to a suddenly nervy Chelsea.
    • 62' Real fight in the Stoke forwards, closing everything down. Stoke change: Liam Lawrence is also on for Tuncay.
    • 61' Stoke change: Dave Kitson on for Sidibe.
    • 60' This is the first FA Cup quarter-final tie that Stoke have played in since 1971-72: that season they drew 1-1 at Manchester United before a 2-1 home win in a replay.
    • 59' Collins battles for the ball after Tuncay failed to get to his pass into feet.
    • 58' Sharp strike from Anelka, a few feet wide of the far post with pace.
    • 57' Ivanovic to chuck another bomb in there... towards Drogba it goes, but the linesman signals a foul throw.
    • 56' One thing you know for sure is that Stoke will fight to the death for the right to reach the semis. Chelsea should be wary.
    • 55' Kalou playing with Danny Collins before dinking a cross which is nodded away. He has another go, but fouls Pugh after going outside with a stepover.
    • 54' A pair of corners for Stoke to deal with. Stoke results and fixtures
    • 53' Free-kick five yards away from the corner of the box. Drogba will dip one across goal from here... he strikes it well, but the visiting keeper holds on comfortably.
    • 52' Delap told to retreat a few yards as he seeks to get into position to hurl another one in. It doesn't reach the box.
    • 51' The less said about Huth's shot from it, the better.
    • 50' Alex surprisingly not booked for hacking down Tuncay 25 yards out.
    • 49' Ivanovic with a Delap-style long throw for Chelsea... headed to Lampard 18 yards out who half-volleys a yard over!
    • 48' Drogba on the prowl, winning a corner for Chelsea.
    • 47' Ferreira falters and Wilkinson takes control of the ball... he feeds Sidibe on the touchline and heads into the box. But the cross is straight out of play - he must have kicked the ground.
    • 46' The second half underway: Stoke now kicking from right to left as we look at it.
    • 45+4' There is time for one last long throw from Delap before the half-time whistle sounds. It is headed away... Chelsea lead 1-0 at the break.
    • 45+3' Chelsea have lost their last two matches. Results and fixtures
    • 45+2' Ferreira with an excellent cross with his left foot for Drogba to shoot on the volley, also with his weaker foot... pushed around the post by Sorensen.
    • 45+1' Neat run across the pitch by Anelka, nodded away by the Stoke defence.
    • 45' Stoke change: Danny Pugh on for Whelan, who is hurt.
    • 44' Stoke have not won any of their last 10 Cup matches away from home - not including penalties.
    • 43' Mikel and Terry catch Whitehead in quick succession... the free-kick from 25 yards is whipped well over by Tuncay.
    • 42' A hard Lampard free-kick under the Stoke wall is held by Sorensen.
    • 41' Joseph Cole warms up on the touchline. Will he be at Old Trafford next season? Paper round
    • 40' Huth given a talking-to by the ref after Kalou was poleaxed. Drogba is furious... he was a fraction late.
    • 39' But Chelsea seem to have figured out the Delap conundrum, heading away again.
    • 38' Ferreira furious that a throw-in is awarded to Stoke in an attacking position. You know why...
    • 37' Stoke go up the other end and win a corner, but cannot make anything of it.
    • 36' Stoke failed to clear another corner properly and Terry teed up his England team-mate - his first-time strike took a slight deflection off Faye and crashed into the corner, halfway up.
    • 35' LAMPARD BLASTS FROM FROM THE EDGE OF THE BOX!
    • 34' A corner is headed to the far side of the area, where Drogba chests down and volleys... headed just past the post by Whitehead.
    • 33' Faye challenges Florent Malouda in the area - the Frenchman falls backwards, but referee Martin Atkinson waves away Chelsea's penalty claims.
    • 32' Alex with a last-ditch tackle to deny Tuncay!
    • 31' Ivorian Drogba comes in from the left flank and shoots from a long, long way out, wide of the near post.
    • 30' After an early spell of Stoke pressure, it is now all Chelsea.
    • 29' Anelka nicks the ball away from Whitehead just inside the penalty area and is free on the left... he pulls his shot wide!
    • 28' Sorensen claims it at the second attempt. Before the shot Ferreira sent a dangerous low cross scurrying into the six-yard box.
    • 27' Home right-back Ivanovic further back than he can usually be found, but still within striking distance... deflected for a corner.
    • 26' Andy Wilkinson finds nobody with a pass in the corner. Stoke are clearly playing for throw-ins near the corner flags.
    • 25' This is the second last-eight clash of the day: Villa end Reading Cup dream
    • 24' Delap with a flat throw from near the left-hand corner flag as City look at it. Lampard heads away.
    • 23' Ferreira's banana boots bend another cross in, repelled by Faye - straight up in the air. No one attacks it as it drops just outside the box and the defender follows it up... and gives it away again!
    • 22' Fuller penalised for a push on Chelsea captain John Terry. The home side getting on top of their opponents.
    • 21' Drogba is back on and seems fine now. Frank Lampard, quiet so far, with an attempted through-ball for Ivanovic which is cut out.
    • 20' Alex marauding forward, Kalou in position on the right... but he is a yard offside as the ball is played into his path.
    • 19' Paulo Ferreira crosses but there is no Drog in the box to meet it. He is still off the pitch. Maybe he is hurt.
    • 18' He is taking his time to recover and limps off the pitch. I don't want to be cynical - but let's see if he regains his mobility quickly.
    • 17' Drogba on the deck after a slightly late nudge from Huth. It looked like very little.
    • 16' Another long throw, this time from the right... Drogba wins the header at the near post, and the whistle sounds anyway for a foul by Sidibe.
    • 15' Cleared off the line! Mikel was the only man the ball had to beat after Whitehead volleyed Hilario's punch from the throw goalwards. All Stoke.
    • 14' Another Delap long throw to come. He wipes the ball on his undershirt.
    • 13' This is the fifth consecutive season that Chelsea have reached the FA Cup quarter-finals.
    • 12' Nice move involving Salomon Kalou to feed Branislav Ivanovic, whose cross almost finds Drogba.
    • 11' Drogba loses his footing on a patchy Stamford Bridge pitch. He holds his ankle gingerly.
    • 10' Long ball forward flicked on for Anelka - but Sorensen is out quickly to gather.
    • 9' Glenn Whelan with a quick free-kick from the centre circle for Ricardo Fuller to control on the edge of the box and shoot... it is across goal but Sidibe is there to almost score for Stoke!
    • 8' Delap slips to give Anelka space as he comes across the face of the penalty area - his low shot is held by Sorensen.
    • 7' Wasteful from John Obi Mikel as he looks for Chelsea's strikers.
    • 6' Dean Whitehead claims a handball, unsuccessfully. Bright start from City.
    • 5' The first Rory Delap long throw... Huth with a free header directed towards goal and striker Mamady Sidibe flicks behind him and just over the bar!
    • 4' Stoke are in their usual red and white stripes, but wearing black shorts and socks. They look like Sheffield United.
    • 3' Stoke, who have former Chelsea centre-half Robert Huth in central defence alongside Abdoulaye Faye owing to the absence of their main partnership, clear.
    • 2' Early corner won by Nicolas Anelka, headed clear... but Didier Drogba attacks down the opposite right flank to claim another.
    • 1' We get underway, Chelsea kicking from right to left in traditional blue with white socks.
    • - The teams emerge after a bit of banter between keepers Hilario and Thomas Sorensen.
    • - Chelsea have won nine consecutive FA Cup matches, conceding only six goals in the process. In fact, Chelsea have only lost one FA Cup match in four seasons since the start of 2006-07. They are also unbeaten in 17 consecutive Cup home ties, with their last defeat at Stamford Bridge in the competition coming at the hands of Arsenal in a 2002-03 quarter-final replay.
    • - Stoke though beat Chelsea in their last domestic cup meeting at Stamford Bridge, 1-0 in the League Cup in 1995 - and the Pensioners have won just twice in their last eight meetings with Stoke at home.
    • - Chelsea have won their last four successive meetings with Stoke City.
    • - Chelsea are without Juliano Belletti and Michael Ballack as they serve one-match bans for their red cards in the 4-2 league defeat to Manchester City. Petr Cech is absent with a thigh injury, while Michael Essien (knee) and Ricardo Carvalho (thigh) are missing. Deco (knee) is fit enough to make the bench.
    • - Stoke are missing defender Ryan Shawcross as he starts a three-match ban for his tackle on Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey. Fellow defender Andrew Wilkinson is also suspended, while Danny Higginbotham (back) and Matthew Etherington (knee) are out injured.
    • - The teams are in:
    • - Chelsea: Hilario, Ivanovic, Alex, Terry, Paulo Ferreira, Malouda, Mikel, Lampard, Anelka, Drogba, Kalou; subs: Turnbull, Joe Cole, Deco, Sturridge, Matic, Kakuta, Van Aanholt.
    • - Stoke: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Abdoulaye Faye, Huth, Collins, Whitehead, Whelan, Delap, Sanli, Sidibe, Fuller; subs: Simonsen, Lawrence, Kitson, Pugh, Amdy Faye, Davies, Moult.
    • - Referee: Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire)
    • - Welcome to coverage of the final FA Cup quarter-final this weekend, Chelsea versus Stoke at Stamford Bridge.
  • Summary

    • 90' Lampard splits the Stoke defence with a pass for Anelka, who slips the ball... past the far post.
    • 84' As Stoke commit men forward, Kalou has space in behind. He chooses to shoot from an angle instead of squaring it and Sorensen blocks very well.
    • 75' Lampard gets the ball out of his feet following a pass from Ivanovic, shoots to the near post... scrambled wide by Sorensen.
    • 68' Terry arrived to head Lampard's corner towards the near post, where Wilkinson could only throw up a shoulder and divert into the goal.
    • 67' TERRY HEADS HOME FOR 2-0 TO CHELSEA!
    • 67' Drogba earns space in the area, curls a cross for Anelka to head at goal... deflected wide with the goal seemingly at his mercy! Alex then almost scores from that set-piece.
    • 49' Ivanovic with a Delap-style long throw for Chelsea... headed to Lampard 18 yards out who half-volleys a yard over!
    • 36' Stoke failed to clear another corner properly and Terry teed up his England team-mate - his first-time strike took a slight deflection off Faye and crashed into the corner, halfway up.
    • 35' LAMPARD BLASTS FROM FROM THE EDGE OF THE BOX!
    • 34' A corner is headed to the far side of the area, where Drogba chests down and volleys... headed just past the post by Whitehead.
    • 33' Faye challenges Florent Malouda in the area - the Frenchman falls backwards, but referee Martin Atkinson waves away Chelsea's penalty claims.
    • 15' Cleared off the line! Mikel was the only man the ball had to beat after Whitehead volleyed Hilario's punch from the throw goalwards. All Stoke.
    • 9' Glenn Whelan with a quick free-kick from the centre circle for Ricardo Fuller to control on the edge of the box and shoot... it is across goal but Sidibe is there to almost score for Stoke!
    • 5' The first Rory Delap long throw... Huth with a free header directed towards goal and striker Mamady Sidibe flicks behind him and just over the bar!
    • - The teams are in:
    • - Welcome to coverage of the final FA Cup quarter-final this weekend, Chelsea versus Stoke at Stamford Bridge.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • Hilário
      • B. Ivanovic
      • Alex
      • J. Terry Goal Yellow Card
      • Paulo Ferreira
      • J. Mikel
      • F. Lampard Goal
      • F. Malouda
      • S. Kalou
      • N. Anelka
      • D. Drogba

      Subs

      • J. Cole
      • R. Turnbull
      • D. Sturridge
      • N. Matic
      • Deco
      • G. Kakuta
      • P. van Aanholt
    • Starting line-up

      • T. Sørensen
      • A. Wilkinson
      • D. Collins
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • R. Huth
      • G. Whelan Substitution Out (45′)
      • D. Whitehead
      • R. Delap
      • T. Sanli Substitution Out (61′)
      • M. Sidibe Substitution Out (61′)
      • R. Fuller

      Subs

      • A. Faye
      • S. Simonsen
      • D. Pugh Substitution In45′
      • D. Kitson Substitution In61′
      • A. Davies
      • L. Lawrence Substitution In61′
      • L. Moult
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