Thursday July 25, 2013 Friendlies Finished

Indonesia XI 1 - 8 Chelsea

  • Hazard 22’
  • Ramires 30’
  • Ba 32’
  • Terry 45’

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    Time:90'
    • Indonesia XI
    • Chelsea
    • 90+1' The full-time whistle blows. Indonesia manage to keep it in single figures, 8-1 the final score. Loads of positives for Jose Mourinho's men. Do they really need Wayne Rooney?
    • 90' Wow - just spotted the trophy Chelsea are just minutes away from winning. It is enormous.
    • 89' Feruz attempts an ambitious volley from a Cole cutback. Would have been quite the strike.
    • 88' Credit to the hosts. They continue to plug away and pump another ball into the box. A shot from distance forces Schwarzer into a low stop.
    • 87' So it doesn't look like Chelsea are going to get 10. That Indonesia All-Stars goal really knocked the stuffing out of them.
    • 86' Seems a rather pointless task, but Indonesia are changing their keeper. Mega has had a really good game even though he conceded eight.
    • 85' Big chance for a Lukaku hattrick. He rises too early to meet a cross from the right and it cannons off his shoulder.
    • 84' Lukaku and Essien really are bossing this game. Why did Chelsea let them go last season?
    • 83' A dangerous Indonesian cross almost causes Chelsea some problems but the visitors eventually deal with it.
    • 82' Few Indonesian changes slowing down the game. Don't think the crowd are too happy about that.
    • 80' Ten minutes to go. Chelsea in control of the ball, looking to get Lukaku off and running at every opportunity.
    • 79' The Ghanaian then lets fly from 30 yards. Not one of his better efforts as it balloons over the bar.
    • 78' Essien gets out the dustpan and brush to tidy up a rare Indonesian attack. Really impressive midfield legwork.
    • 77' Lots of whistles from the crowd are making it quite tricky to follow what's going on. Just thought Lukaku had won a penalty when he went down in the area, but it turns out it was just a keen fan.
    • 76' Ashley Cole is fouled. Out comes the yellow card for Bayu Gatra.
    • 74' Ivanovic then struggles to divert the resulting corner on target. Chelsea pressing for more.
    • 73' Lukaku denied a hattrick by a superb save from Mega, the striker's header tipped over.
    • 71' Cahill halts the hosts counter attack with a silly challenge. He's played the whole match though, so he's bound to be a little tired.
    • 70' Chelsea attack down the right but can't break down the Indonesian defence for once. It remains at eight.
    • 69' Indonesia need to score one every three minutes to force a draw. It's definitely on.
    • 68' GOAL. The stadium erupts! Jubilation across a country. Indonesia have scored. Yes, it's an own goal from Kalas, but they all count. 8-1. Comeback time.
    • 67' So eight goals for Chelsea. They've beaten Arsenal's seven - turns out the Gunners aren't title contenders after all...
    • 66' Piazon strolls through the Indonesian backline and lays it off to Lukaku... From the graphic, you know what happened next.
    • 65' Welcome to the game, Kalas. He's thrown onto his front by an eager challenge.
    • 64' The Blues win a throw deep inside the Indonesia half. It's worked to Traore who shoots from range. This one doesn't find the net though.
    • 63' Chelsea still playing the ball around with intent. Essien continues to look lively and is bossing the middle of the park.
    • 62' Five minutes without a Chelsea goal. Indonesia, that is the straw to cling to.
    • 61' Looks like a couple of flares are alight in the 80,000-strong crowd. Carnival atmosphere.
    • 60' Ashley Cole is adamant the ball has gone out for a Chelsea goal-kick. Great passion considering the game is won. And the referee agrees with him too.
    • 59' Few more changes. Youngsters McEachran, Piazon, Feruz join the party. Hazard departs after a wonderful performance.
    • 58' This is going to finish 10, 11, 12... Indonesia are woeful. But at least their fans (fans wearing Chelsea shirts...) have got to see the Blues in action. That's what today is all about.
    • 57' You could have a goal of the month competition from this game alone. Ramires lets fly from 25 yards. It's 7-0. The dreaded scoreline that appears in brackets on the videprinter.
    • 56' Free-kick to Indonesia. Middle of the goal. David Beckham territory. Problem is they don't have Becks in their ranks... Good effort by Greg and Schwarzer tips over.
    • 55' Ashley Cole charging forward from left-back. He doesn't get too many chances to score and you can bet he'll fancy one tonight.
    • 54' They can't deal with Lukaku. He's no Didier, but the Belgian is really putting himself about up top. Must be impressing Mourinho on the sidelines.
    • 53' Hmmm, this is turning into a humiliation. 6-0. Lukaku heads home after a peach of a cross from the left.
    • 52' Schwarzer, Cole, Kalas, Essien, Ivanovic, Lukaku, Traore the new boys.
    • 51' Branislav Ivanovic feeds Bertrand Traore. What a finish. Left-footed, top corner. 5-0.
    • 50' Indonesia struggling to string three passes together in this second half. The obvious gulf in class is becoming even more prominent.
    • 49' Van Ginkel has been really solid in the middle of the park. Not afraid of a challenge either, as he gives away a foul.
    • 48' Lukaku wins an early corner for Chelsea. Already looking to bully the Indonesian defence.
    • 47' Lots of changes at the break. We've spotted Essien, Lukaku and Cole on the pitch, but there's probably a couple of other new faces out there.
    • 46' We're playing again in Jakarta.
    • 45+2' That's our lot from half number one. Very impressive showing from the Blues. We'll be back for more of the same in 15.
    • 45+1' Great team goal. Think Manchester United's second in the Champions League final '99 against Bayern Munich but far less dramatic or important. And not from a corner. A free-kick is delivered, it's flicked on by Cahill and Terry rises above everyone to head in. 4-0.
    • 44' Indonesia have a chance. It's a free-kick from the left. What a delivery to the back post... Headed clear.
    • 43' Indonesia almost get in behind but Hazard tracks his man and wins the ball back. He has been omnipresent in this first half.
    • 42' Just three minutes remain in the first half. Must be so demoralising for the hosts to see 80,000 fans at their match and know none of them are there to see them.
    • 41' The Indonesian's need to change their formation. The defence goes wandering again, Chelsea attack down the right with Wallace. His shot is turned behind for a corner.
    • 40' Hazard, yet again, creates space on the left and tries to find Ba in the box. The striker can't make solid contact though and the ball bobbles wide.
    • 39' Mega was injured in that incident, but he did superbly to shift the embarrassment from himself to Hazard.
    • 38' It's the Belgian causing problems again. He's in on goal and coasts around the keeper, it's an open goal... But he cuts back inside to mock the keeper and completely fluffs it. Mega leaps at his feet and seizes the ball. Should be four.
    • 37' Hazard is getting so much joy down the left. This time he finds van Ginkel inside the area who almost beats the goalie. It's actually a good stop.
    • 36' Hazard charges after a loose ball which Mega has decided to come for. The keeper wins the race and hoofs it clear.
    • 35' A one minute lull. Indonesia keeping the ball. And they've earnt a free-kick inside their own half despite it looking like Ba was hauled to the floor. Strange decision, but the hosts will welcome it.
    • 34' A reminder that Arsenal scored seven against this outfit. That target is very much there for Chelsea today.
    • 33' Hazard is offside. Relief for Indonesia who can take a breather. The last ten minutes have been quite mad.
    • 32' The ball breaks to Ramires who lashes a low shot which Mega can only parry. Ba is there to gobble up the rebound. 3-0.
    • 31' Chelsea camped inside the opposition half, it's chaos inside the penalty area...
    • 30' I don't want to be a prophet of doom, but this doesn't look like it's going to end well for Indonesian All-Stars. They've played really positively, but have looked so open at the back.
    • 29' Hazard delivers a lovely dink into the area, Ramires swivels and lashes the ball into the roof of the net. It was coming. Chelsea are two up.
    • 28' Hazard is all on his own, driving at the Indonesian defence. Go on, attack them yourself. Actually, don't. Wallace is arriving down the right, the Belgian finds him and he defender lashes his shot against the post. So unlucky.
    • 27' Van Ginkel finds Bertrand with a cheeky little backheel. Moments later the left-back is in acres of space down the left and delivers a pass to the edge of the area. Here's Chalobah... Hits the post!
    • 26' The set-piece is launched into the box but it's headed clear by van Ginkel. Corner to Indonesia... Headed away by Terry.
    • 25' He's very keen, this Wallace lad. But unfortunately he's given away another free-kick.
    • 24' Demba Ba gets in behind but slips as he shoots. Comfortable save for Mega. The second is coming.
    • 23' Will the floodgates open now? Victor Moses almost smashes another shot on the Indonesian goal, but slips comically and lands flat on his face.
    • 22' It's Hazard vs. Mega from twelve yards. The Indonesian keeper doesn't live up to his superhero surname and dives the wrong way. Advantage Chelsea.
    • 21' A whipped corner finds John Terry. Surely the defender will score... No! He's hauled down. Must be a penalty. It is. Hazard to take...
    • 20' Moses and Hazard combine well in the opposition half before the former lashes in a shot at goal. Questionable keeping, but it didn't go in so it's all fine.
    • 19' The stadium is awash with Chelsea shirts. The English really are lucky to have the Premier League on their doorstep.
    • 18' Indonesia settle down again and start passing this way and that, trying to find a way through the Chelsea ranks.
    • 17' Hazard flashes a free-kick over the wall but straight into the arms of Mega. The keeper then slips after booting the ball clear. Cheers from the crowd. Great stuff.
    • 16' Perhaps we're doing the Brazilian - and the keeper - a great disservice. Turns out Mega tipped the header around the post.
    • 15' Oh dear Ramires. The midfielder is practically on the goalline, but manages to direct his header wide. Get it out the system in pre-season...
    • 14' Here they come! Indonesia bomb down the right flank, the crowd erupts. Can Andik find a white shirt? No. Chance gone.
    • 13' Marco van Ginkel finds Hazard who lays it off to Ba. Comfortable save for Kurnia Mega.
    • 12' And the hosts win a free-kick of their own as Wallace needlessly bundles into an opponent. Taken short. Bit of a waste.
    • 11' Demba Ba hits the deck after a rather aggressive lunge. The hosts are not afraid one bit of their superior opponents.
    • 10' Indonesia try to break forward at pace with Maitimo but it's snuffed out by the Chelsea right.
    • 9' Bertrand and Hazard slowing the tempo down on the left wing. Short, sharp passes from the Chelsea pair. The latter then cuts inside and blazes hideously over.
    • 8' They're not bad on the ball, this Indonesian outfit. Any sort of pass in the air inevitably results in a Chelsea throw, though.
    • 7' Good opportunity this for some of Chelsea's youngsters to make a little name for themselves. Chalobah looking lively.
    • 6' Andik - one to watch potentially - jinks down the right touchline and the crowd erupts. Doesn't really do much, so imagine how loud it will get if he delivers a cross.
    • 5' 80,000 people crammed into the stadium tonight. Unbelievabe for a pre-season friendly. It's all Chelsea at the moment, but the Indonesian defence looks quite calm under pressure.
    • 4' Indonesia All-Stars line-up (belatedly): Mega, Roby, Igbonefo, Hamsah, Maitimo, Andik, Bustomi, Pellu, Greg, Alam, Sinaga.
    • 3' Early pressure from Chelsea down the right with Wallace throwing in a few cheeky tricks. Doesn't come to anything.
    • 2' Chelsea penning Indonesia in early, but the hosts are quite happy to play it out of trouble. Bright start.
    • 1' We're off!
    • 14:25 Chelsea line-up: Blackman, Wallace, Cahill, Terry, Bertrand, Chalobah, Van Ginkel, Ramires, Hazard, Moses, Ba.
    • 14:20 With Mr Abramovich seemingly ready to dip into his rather sizeable wallet and poach Wayne Rooney from Manchester United, now is the chance for the current striking contingent to stake their claim for the No. 9 role. And it looks like Demba Ba is the man who will get his chance today, at least for the first half anyway. Teams to follow.
    • 14:15 Next stop for the Chelsea pre-season bus: Jakarta. Awaiting them are BNI Indonesia All-Stars who have already faced English competition twice this summer, conceding nine and scoring none. Arsenal popped in seven goals against them so you can bet Jose Mourinho would love to eclipse that marker and remind the Gunners who London’s top dogs are. Welcome to LIVE coverage of tonight’s game from the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 76' Ashley Cole is fouled. Out comes the yellow card for Bayu Gatra.
    • 73' Lukaku denied a hattrick by a superb save from Mega, the striker's header tipped over.
    • 68' GOAL. The stadium erupts! Jubilation across a country. Indonesia have scored. Yes, it's an own goal from Kalas, but they all count. 8-1. Comeback time.
    • 66' Piazon strolls through the Indonesian backline and lays it off to Lukaku... From the graphic, you know what happened next.
    • 57' You could have a goal of the month competition from this game alone. Ramires lets fly from 25 yards. It's 7-0. The dreaded scoreline that appears in brackets on the videprinter.
    • 53' Hmmm, this is turning into a humiliation. 6-0. Lukaku heads home after a peach of a cross from the left.
    • 51' Branislav Ivanovic feeds Bertrand Traore. What a finish. Left-footed, top corner. 5-0.
    • 45+1' Great team goal. Think Manchester United's second in the Champions League final '99 against Bayern Munich but far less dramatic or important. And not from a corner. A free-kick is delivered, it's flicked on by Cahill and Terry rises above everyone to head in. 4-0.
    • 38' It's the Belgian causing problems again. He's in on goal and coasts around the keeper, it's an open goal... But he cuts back inside to mock the keeper and completely fluffs it. Mega leaps at his feet and seizes the ball. Should be four.
    • 32' The ball breaks to Ramires who lashes a low shot which Mega can only parry. Ba is there to gobble up the rebound. 3-0.
    • 29' Hazard delivers a lovely dink into the area, Ramires swivels and lashes the ball into the roof of the net. It was coming. Chelsea are two up.
    • 28' Hazard is all on his own, driving at the Indonesian defence. Go on, attack them yourself. Actually, don't. Wallace is arriving down the right, the Belgian finds him and he defender lashes his shot against the post. So unlucky.
    • 27' Van Ginkel finds Bertrand with a cheeky little backheel. Moments later the left-back is in acres of space down the left and delivers a pass to the edge of the area. Here's Chalobah... Hits the post!
    • 22' It's Hazard vs. Mega from twelve yards. The Indonesian keeper doesn't live up to his superhero surname and dives the wrong way. Advantage Chelsea.
    • 21' A whipped corner finds John Terry. Surely the defender will score... No! He's hauled down. Must be a penalty. It is. Hazard to take...
    • 15' Oh dear Ramires. The midfielder is practically on the goalline, but manages to direct his header wide. Get it out the system in pre-season...
    • 14:25 Chelsea line-up: Blackman, Wallace, Cahill, Terry, Bertrand, Chalobah, Van Ginkel, Ramires, Hazard, Moses, Ba.

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