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Saturday January 17, 2009 Day 22 Finished Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea

  • Belletti 88’
  • Lampard 90’

Stoke City

  • Delap 60’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • Stoke City
    • 90+5' Full-time and Chelsea have snatched it.
    • 90+4' GOAL!! After a frenetic final few minutes, Lampard wins it for Chelsea. Some desperate blocks from diving red shirts before the ball falls to the skipper 18 yards out and he smashes it into the net. The Chelsea players rush to Scolari in celebration.
    • 90+1' Belletti's free-kick is blocked. Four minutes of added time.
    • 90' A great run from Kalou and he is brought down by Glenn Whelan on the edge of the penalty area. The Irish midfielder is booked.
    • 89' Kitson is booked.
    • 88' GOAL!! Kalou's cross is headed back across goal by Ballack and substitute Belletti finds himself unmarked at the far post to nod home the equaliser.
    • 86' A swerving shot from Lampard just dips past the far post.
    • 85' Some Chelsea fans already leaving.
    • 84' Dave Kitson on for Etherington.
    • 83' The last attacking move as Miroslav Stoch replaces Mikel.
    • 81' Another long-range shot by Anelka is blocked by Matthew Etherington.
    • 79' Lampard has another shot deflected away for a corner.
    • 78' Bosingwa is replaced by Juliano Belletti.
    • 76' Stoke force a corner but Alex clears.
    • 74' John Obi Mikel sticks a 25-yard volley high into the increasingly restless crowd.
    • 72' Anelka this time with a 25-yard shot - same result, it trickles past the post with Sorensen watching.
    • 71' Alex scuffs a long range shot past the post.
    • 70' Anelka finds Cole whose fierce drive from the left corner of the penalty area fizzes past Sorensen's far post with the diving keeper beaten.
    • 68' Alex latches onto Ballack's knock doown but can only succeed in poking the ball out of play.
    • 66' Anelka finds Lampard down the left channel but the England man's shot from 12 yards is screwed narrowly past the far post.
    • 64' Bosignwa's effort is cleared accrobatically by Wilkinson.
    • 63' Cech makes a complate hash of a long throw but Pugh can't get a shot off.
    • 62' Lampard's shot is deflected by Shawcross and past the post.
    • 61' Malouda is replaced by Franco Di Santo.
    • 60' GOAL!! Out of the blue Stoke have scored. Beattie takes the ball superbly on his chest and feeds Delap who holds off Cole and then a pathetic effort on the cover from Alex before chipping the ball over Cech.
    • 58' A Ballack drive is straight down Sorensen's throat.
    • 56' A rare attacking moment from the visitors but Beattie's lob is just over the top.
    • 54' Lampard feeds Kalou in the penalty area but the ball is nicked off his foot.
    • 52' Stoke win their third corner but it's headed away.
    • 51' Malouda picks out Ballack unmarked eight yards out....but with the goal at his mercy he heads woefully wide.
    • 49' Lampard tries a cheeky little chip on his 400th appearance for the club but it's over the top.
    • 48' Lampard's free-kick is nodded clear and when the ball drops to Jose Bosingwa he blazes his effort over the top.
    • 47' And within a minute guess what? A Lampard shot - but it's blocked by Shawcross.
    • 46' We start the second-half with no further changes.
    • 45+1' This time Sorensen makes a hash of Lampard's long-range shot but he manages to claw it away from danger just in time and that's half-time.
    • 45' A Delap missile is headed away at the near post.
    • 44' Chelsea win two corners in quick succession and again Lampard is denied by the flying Sorensen before Malouda scuffs his effort into the side netting.
    • 43' WHAT A SAVE! Malouda pulls the ball back to Ashley Cole whose shot flicks off Shawcross and is tipped over the top by Sorensen's right hand - his trailing one following the deflection.
    • 41' Anelka meets Lampard's corner at the back post but his header is into the arms of Sorensen.
    • 40' Another Delap long throw but this time plucked out of the air by Cech.
    • 38' Kalou almost bursts into the area but runs out of room after a few flicks and then gets to the by-line but can't pick out a colleague.
    • 37' Another shot by Anelka - right-footed from 25 yards - harmlessly goes past the post.
    • 36' Malouda's chip is flicked away by Sorensen with Anelka waiting to pounce and Griffin nods clear at the back post.
    • 35' Lampard's long-range shot picks up pace off the ground but Sorensen has his body behind it and holds.
    • 34' Danny Higginbotham has also been forced off with injury so on comes Andy Griffin.
    • 32' Sorensen dives full length to his right to push away Anelka's crisp shot on the turn from 18 yards.
    • 30' Beattie slides in late on Malouda but surprisingly avoids a caution.
    • 28' Amdy Faye goes off injured and is replaced by Danny Pugh.
    • 26' Kalou goes down theatrically in the area as Andy Wilkinson slides in but no contact was made and despite the pleas from the Shed, Peter Walton says no pen.
    • 24' Chelsea win a corner but Malouda's shot from 20 yards is over the top.
    • 22' Lampard whipps in a free-kick and an unmarked Carvalho pokes over the top from six yards.
    • 20' We've seen virtually nothing of debutant Beattie in the opening 20 minutes.
    • 18' This time a Ballack shot is charged down by Abdoulaye Faye.
    • 16' A long-range drive from Ballack is claimed by Sorensen, diving away to his right.
    • 14' Amdy Faye is booked for treading on Ballack's foot.
    • 12' Chelsea have been rocked by the loss of England midfielder Joe Cole for the rest of the season. The 27-year-old ruptured a cruciate ligament in his knee during the 4-1 FA Cup third-round replay win over Southend.
    • 11' Stoke win a second corner but Ryan Shawcross fouls Alex.
    • 10' Michael Ballack with the free-kick in a central position but he curls the ball straight into the arms of a grateful Thomas Sorensen.
    • 9' Kalou is fouled in a dangerous position on the edge of the penalty area.
    • 7' Lampard's corner is cleared by the big Stoke backline.
    • 6' An astute reverse pass from Frank Lampard through to Salomon Kalou, he rounds the keeper but runs the ball too wide and his final shot from an acute angle is deflected behind for corner.
    • 5' An incredibly optimistic long range shot from Anelka trickles past the post.
    • 3' Petr Cech fails to deal with the corner but Abdoulaye Faye heads over the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.
    • 2' An early chance for Delap to propel a long throw and Chelsea fail to deal with it - the ball flicking off the back of Alex's head and just past the far post.
    • 1' We are underway at the Bridge!
    • 15:00 We have just had a minute's applause for former Chelsea keeper Charlie 'Chic' Thomson who died on January 6.
    • 14:50 New signing James Beattie spearheaded the Stoke attack with throw-in specialist Rory Delap also included in the starting line-up.
    • 14:45 Didier Drogba was again left out of Chelsea's 18-man squad. Nicolas Anelka was once again handed the main striking role. Florent Malouda replaced the injured Joe Cole and Ricardo Carvalho comes in for John Terry who was injured in the warm-up.
    • - Chelsea take on Stoke City at Stamford Bridge today and the Blues really must overcome their terrible recent home form if they are to sustain a title challenge. Indeed, if they fail to win, and Aston Villa beat Sunderland, Villa go third and Chelsea slip to fourth. LIVE from 15:00 UK time!
  • Team Stats

    Chelsea Stats Stoke City
    70% Possession 29%
    42 Shots 4
    12 Shots on target 1
    0 Saves 5
    11 Corners 4
    15 Fouls 7
    1 Offsides 1
    0 Yellow cards 3
    0 Red cards 0
    13 Tackles 22
    430 Accurate passes 131
    79 Bad passes 57
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Chelsea
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Petr Cech 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
      6 Ricardo Carvalho 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 40 8 1
      33 Alex da Dias Costa 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 2
      3 Ashley Cole 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 60 21 1
      17 José Bosingwa 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 31 1 2
      15 Florent Malouda 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 25 10 1
      12 John Obi Mikel 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 50 5 2
      8 Frank Lampard 1 11 4 0 0 0 0 64 18 2
      13 Michael Ballack 0 5 3 4 4 0 0 51 7 2
      21 Salomon Kalou 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 26 1 0
      39 Nicolas Anelka 0 10 2 0 0 1 0 29 8 0
      48 Gael Kakuta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      23 Carlo Cudicini 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      43 Miroslav Stoch 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
      9 Franco Di Santo 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0
      42 Michael Mancienne 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      2 Branislav Ivanovic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      35 Juliano Belletti 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 9 0 0
    • Stoke City
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      29 Thomas Sorensen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
      17 Ryan Shawcross 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 4
      3 Danny Higginbotham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0
      28 Andy Wilkinson 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2
      25 Abdoulaye Faye 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 9 1
      6 Glenn Whelan 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 20 9 4
      19 Amdy Faye 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1
      24 Rory Delap 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 10 2 4
      26 Matthew Etherington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 9 1
      20 James Beattie 0 2 0 3 3 1 1 12 2 1
      9 Richard Cresswell 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 12 4 2
      4 Seyi Olofinjana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      33 Ibrahima Sonko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      2 Andy Griffin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 5 1
      14 Danny Pugh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 12 1
      1 Steve Simonsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Dave Kitson 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0
      7 Liam Lawrence 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 90+4' GOAL!! After a frenetic final few minutes, Lampard wins it for Chelsea. Some desperate blocks from diving red shirts before the ball falls to the skipper 18 yards out and he smashes it into the net. The Chelsea players rush to Scolari in celebration.
    • 88' GOAL!! Kalou's cross is headed back across goal by Ballack and substitute Belletti finds himself unmarked at the far post to nod home the equaliser.
    • 86' A swerving shot from Lampard just dips past the far post.
    • 70' Anelka finds Cole whose fierce drive from the left corner of the penalty area fizzes past Sorensen's far post with the diving keeper beaten.
    • 66' Anelka finds Lampard down the left channel but the England man's shot from 12 yards is screwed narrowly past the far post.
    • 60' GOAL!! Out of the blue Stoke have scored. Beattie takes the ball superbly on his chest and feeds Delap who holds off Cole and then a pathetic effort on the cover from Alex before chipping the ball over Cech.
    • 43' WHAT A SAVE! Malouda pulls the ball back to Ashley Cole whose shot flicks off Shawcross and is tipped over the top by Sorensen's right hand - his trailing one following the deflection.
    • 32' Sorensen dives full length to his right to push away Anelka's crisp shot on the turn from 18 yards.
    • 26' Kalou goes down theatrically in the area as Andy Wilkinson slides in but no contact was made and despite the pleas from the Shed, Peter Walton says no pen.
    • 22' Lampard whipps in a free-kick and an unmarked Carvalho pokes over the top from six yards.
    • 10' Michael Ballack with the free-kick in a central position but he curls the ball straight into the arms of a grateful Thomas Sorensen.
    • 6' An astute reverse pass from Frank Lampard through to Salomon Kalou, he rounds the keeper but runs the ball too wide and his final shot from an acute angle is deflected behind for corner.
    • 3' Petr Cech fails to deal with the corner but Abdoulaye Faye heads over the crossbar with the goal at his mercy.
    • 2' An early chance for Delap to propel a long throw and Chelsea fail to deal with it - the ball flicking off the back of Alex's head and just past the far post.
    • 14:50 New signing James Beattie spearheaded the Stoke attack with throw-in specialist Rory Delap also included in the starting line-up.
    • 14:45 Didier Drogba was again left out of Chelsea's 18-man squad. Nicolas Anelka was once again handed the main striking role. Florent Malouda replaced the injured Joe Cole and Ricardo Carvalho comes in for John Terry who was injured in the warm-up.
    • - Chelsea take on Stoke City at Stamford Bridge today and the Blues really must overcome their terrible recent home form if they are to sustain a title challenge. Indeed, if they fail to win, and Aston Villa beat Sunderland, Villa go third and Chelsea slip to fourth. LIVE from 15:00 UK time!

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • P. Cech
      • J. Bosingwa Substitution Out (78′)
      • R. Carvalho
      • Alex
      • A. Cole
      • J. Mikel Substitution Out (83′)
      • F. Lampard Goal
      • M. Ballack
      • F. Malouda Substitution Out (61′)
      • S. Kalou
      • N. Anelka

      Subs

      • C. Cudicini
      • M. Mancienne
      • M. Stoch Substitution In83′
      • Belletti
      • B. Ivanovic
      • F. Di Santo
      • G. Kakuta
    • Starting line-up

      • T. Sørensen
      • A. Wilkinson
      • R. Shawcross
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • D. Higginbotham Substitution Out (34′)
      • G. Whelan Yellow Card
      • A. Faye Yellow Card Substitution Out (28′)
      • R. Delap Goal
      • M. Etherington Substitution Out (84′)
      • J. Beattie
      • R. Cresswell

      Subs

      • S. Simonsen
      • A. Griffin Substitution In34′
      • I. Sonko
      • D. Pugh Substitution In28′
      • D. Kitson Substitution In84′ Yellow Card
      • S. Olofinjana
      • L. Lawrence
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