Saturday August 28, 2010 Day 3 Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 - 0 Stoke City

  • Malouda 32’
  • Drogba 77’ (pen.)

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  1. Chelsea on top with Stoke win

    Chelsea on top with Stoke win

    Chelsea returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • Stoke City
    • 90+3' The final whistle goes, and Chelsea return to the top of the Premier League table with their 100% record intact!
    • 90+1' Kalou finds himself with the ball at his feet in front of goal, but he has to dig the shot out from under him and Sornesen is off his line to make the save.
    • 90' Three minutes of added time to be played.
    • 89' Danny Pugh turns inside the area and flashes a strike wide of the near upright.
    • 88' Sturridge bends in a shot from 20 yards out but it's right into the arms of Sorensen.
    • 87' Kalou plays in Sturridge who sidefoots his effort wide of the far post.
    • 85' Fuller outleaps Alex but can only head over the bar.
    • 84' Chelsea substitution: Ramires replaces Michael Essien.
    • 83' Didier Drogba scored only his second ever Premier League penalty for Chelsea. He also netted in their 8-0 home victory against Wigan on May 9.
    • 81' Chelsea substitution: Daniel Sturridge replaces Nicolas Anelka.
    • 80' Malouda's initial corner is cleared, but he gets it back and wriggles his way past Huth, but none of his team-mates can get on the end of it.
    • 79' Kalou dribbles to the byline and is rewarded with a corner, conceded by former Chelsea man Huth.
    • 78' That's now Drogba's fourth goal of the season, putting him level with Malouda, Theo Walcott and Andy Carroll.
    • 77' GOAL!! This time Sorensen can't keep it out as Drogba hammers the ball into the top corner!
    • 76' PENALTY! Anelka chases a ball over the top and beats Sorensen to the punch. The Danish keeper trips him over. Another stonewall penalty. With Lampard off, Drogba will take it...
    • 74' Fuiller nutmegs Alex and breaks into the box but stumbles before he can reach the ball.
    • 73' The match has reached a bit of an impasse now. Chelsea seem to lack the inclination to push for a second, while Stoke arelacking the ability. Whoever comes out of this spell on top may well score next.
    • 72' Chelsea substitution: Salomon Kalou replaces Frank Lampard.
    • 70' Malouda tumbles over in the Stoke area, but there is no appeal for a penalty from him or anyone else.
    • 69' That chance from Whelan has acted as a wake-up call for Chelsea, who are now looking more focused again.
    • 68' Stoke substitution: Ricardo Fuller replaces Kenwyne Jones.
    • 68' Terry looks in some discomfort after clashing with Delap as they both slid in for a 50/50 ball.
    • 67' Whelan has space to run into and unleashes a fearsome strike that crashes off the underside of the bar and bounces out! Cech had no chance with that one!
    • 66' The ball is played into the box for Jones but Cech was always going to be favourite to claim it.
    • 65' Great skill from Drogba to control the ball as he goes down the left, but his cross comes to nothing.
    • 64' Chelsea have the best second half record in the division this season – winning both previous second halves whilst scoring nine and conceding none. (Infostrada)
    • 62' Alex hacks the poor delivery away with ease, and Huth's second ball goes out for a goal kick.
    • 61' Stoke has got themselves a corner.
    • 60' Stoke are barely getting out of their half now. Very similar to period before opening goal. Anelka blasts a long-range strike well over the bar.
    • 59' Ferreira takes the throw, but Anelka is offside as the ball is flicked on to him.
    • 58' Anelka turns swiftly at the byline and Faye has to head his cross out for a throw. It's all Chelsea now.
    • 56' Etherington hussles and harries but only succeeds in conceding a throw-in.
    • 55' Chelsea come forward but Drogba's cross is overhit and out for a goal kick.
    • 54' Jones surges forward and almost finds a way through Alex and Terry, but the ball runs away from him.
    • 53' Chelsea have won their last 19 Premier League home matches when they have been leading a half time, since a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in November 2008. (Infostrada)
    • 52' Delap sends in another missile. Cech comes way off his line to punch clear but it lands at the feet of Etherington... blocked en route to goal by Drogba!
    • 51' Stoke substitution: Glenn Whelan replaces Andy Wilkinson.
    • 50' Anelka lifts a teasing ball into the box for the unmarked Drogba who heads right at Sorensen! That should have been 2-0.
    • 49' Chelsea have come out with real intent from the break. Malouda flashes a strike on the turn well wide of the target.
    • 47' Cole and Malouda combine well on the left, with the latter finding Essien. The midfielder goes for the long-range strike but it's blocked.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+2' That'll be for the first half. Chelsea are 1-0 up and have barely broken a sweat. Lampard missed penalty means his poor recent record continues while Sorensen maintains his excellent run of saves from 12 yards.
    • 45+2' The throw doesn't make it past the near post. Anelka breaks forward and Etherington brings him down, getting a booking in the process.
    • 45+1' Drogba is called upon to defend and Delap has one more chance to cause problems before the break.
    • 45' Chelsea cut through the Stoke back line with real pace before Cole's square pass flashes past Drogba.
    • 44' Only once before have Stoke come from behind to pick up points against Big Four opposition – drawing 1-1 at home against Liverpool on January 16 after conceding first. (Infostrada)
    • 43' The free-kcik yields a throw-in. The ball comes back to Delap but Chelsea are well-equipped to deal with aerial attacks.
    • 42' Jones goes for the fancy spin over the ball and gets clattered by Terry who slides in! The home crowd love that.
    • 41' Chelsea have taken their foot off the gas now, obviously eyeing their half-time oranges. Stoke are unable to make the most of it though.
    • 39' Didier Drogba has scored a hat-trick in each of the club’s last two Premier League home matches. The only other player to achieve this feat was the club was Jimmy Greaves in the 1960-61 season – no player has ever scored hat-tricks in three successive matches for the club. (Infostrada)
    • 38' Etherington appears to be OK, and will continue.
    • 37' Drogba's shot is blocked by Faye for a throw. Etherington is down receiving treatment. No one was near him went he slumped to the ground, which is worrying.
    • 36' Whitehead flies in with a challenge on Ashley Cole and rightly gets a booking.
    • 35' Florent Malouda has converted his 4 shots on target in the Premier league this season. (Opta)
    • 34' Drogba chips the ball into the box for Ashley Cole, who hits a stunning volley on the turn that canons off the bar! What a goal that would have been!
    • 34' The possession stats for the last five minutes: Chelsea 79% Stoke 21%.
    • 33' That's Malouda's fourth goal of the season!
    • 32' GOAL! John Terry of all people comes forward and finds Malouda with a through ball, and the Frenchman dinks the ball past Sorensen to give the champions the lead!
    • 30' Chelsea have got Stoke pegged back now. There is no outlet for the Potters when they clear.
    • 29' Nice short corner routine from Malouda and Anelka. Jones has to clear for a throw with a diving header. Another Chelsea corner comes to nothing.
    • 28' The corner is cleared all the way back to Cech, but Chelsea soon have another.
    • 27' A nice end-to-end passage of play here. Delap heads Malouda's cross behind for a corner.
    • 26' Collins does well to get his head to a crossfield pass bound for Ferreira, knocking the Portuguese off his stride.
    • 25' Drogba's strike hits the wall and goes out for a throw.
    • 24' Faye is penalised for hauling down Drogba, and Chelsea have a free-kick in a very promising position.
    • 23' The champions have the air of a side very much n second gear at the moment. Jones is flagged up for offside.
    • 22' Mikel finds Anelka on the left. It's worked across to Drogba who goes down but the referee rightly waves play on.
    • 21' 55% of Premier League penalties have now been missed this season. In total, five of the nine penalties in the division have failed to find the net, including four of the last five. (Infostrada)
    • 20' Essien has a pop from distance that flies into the crowd.
    • 19' Drogba latches on to Essien's pass forward but miscues his shot on the turn.
    • 18' More pressure from Stoke here, as Huth heads wide from Collins's cross.
    • 17' Thomas Sorensen has saved four of his last five penalties faced in the Premier League. (Opta)
    • 16' Delap sends in a long throw which is headed wide by Shawcross.
    • 16' Frank Lampard missed his first Premier League penalty in eight attempts, since he missed in Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat at Manchester City in December 2009. In total, that is only his third miss from 33 Premier League penalties. (Infostrada)
    • 15' Drogba hits one of his trademark dead ball strikes. It's right at Sorensen, but it's too hot to hold and Stoke have to scramble the loose ball clear.
    • 14' Chelsea have a free-kick, some 35 yards from goal. Drogba is still placing the ball with intent, while Alex is also lurking...
    • 13' Can Stoke make the most of that rare lack of ruthlessness from the Blues?
    • 12' Chelsea have scored 21 goals in their last three Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge. If they score three goals today it will be the most by a top flight club in four consecutive home matches since West Brom in 1936. (Infostrada)
    • 11' Sorensen saves it! It was a poor spot-kick from Lampard, low and too close to the keeper. Sorensen's incredible record of saves from the spot continues.
    • 10' PENALTY CHELSEA! Shawcross slides in late on Malouda and the Frenchman goes down! Lampard places the ball on the spot...
    • 9' Etheringotn wriggles past Ferreira and chips the ball to Walters at the far post. The striker lifts a tentative effort that lands on the roof of the net! Bright start from the Potters.
    • 8' Faye launches a free-kick forward from the halfway line. Whitehead plays a one-two with Jones and drills a low shot that forces a decent save from Cech!
    • 7' Robert Huth intercepts Malouda's pass well. He scampers forward to start the attack, but gets a nose bleed as he goes over the halfway line and misplaces his pass.
    • 6' The England left-back's last goal came in the 8-0 demolition of Wigan back in May.
    • 5' Mikel dinks a ball through for Ashley Cole whose shot trickles wide of the far post!
    • 4' Danny Collins heads calmly back to Sorensen from a long ball forward by Mikel.
    • 3' Chelsea had scored six goals without reply in each of their two league games this season and were the only Premier League team with a 100% record.
    • 2' Jones drops deep and sees plenty of the ball already. He helps win Stoke an early throw. Delap slings it in but Alex gets his head to it.
    • 1' Chelsea kick off and we're underway!
    • - The players are out on the field. We'll be underway momentarily...
    • 14:59 It is 15 years since Chelsea last lost in the third matchround of the season – 2-0 at Middlesbrough in 1995.
    • 14:55 Today's referee is Martin Atkinson (W Yorkshire).
    • 14:50 It is early days in the season but Chelsea have two wins out of two and Stoke have two defeats – it all points to a home win today. Premier League table
    • 14:45 Asmir Begovic is on the bench for Stoke despite lots of speculation about his future in recent days. He went on "strike" during the week. Stoke fury as Begovic strikes
    • 14:40 Kenwyne Jones has been named in Tony Pulis' starting eleven after overcoming his ankle injury. He starts as a lone striker, with Matthew Etherington and summer signing Jonathan Walters occupying the flanks, whilst Dean Whitehead and Rory Delap occupy the middle.
    • 14:35 So on the bench for Chelsea is Brazil midfielder Ramires who could make his debut today after his £17m move from Benfica. Ramires poised for Blues bow
    • 14:30 CHELSEA: Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Alex, Terry, Cole, Essien, Mikel, Lampard, Anelka, Drogba, Malouda; Subs: Turnbull, Ramires, Benayoun, Zhirkov, Kalou, Sturridge, Van Aanholt // STOKE: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Delap, Whitehead, Wilkinson, Etherington, Jones, Walters; Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Whelan, Fuller, Pugh, Sanli, Tonge
    • 14:25 Earlier today these two sides learned who they will play in the Carling Cup third round. Check out who they got.
    • 14:20 These two met here near the back end of last season and it was an unhappy day for Stoke as Chelsea enjoyed a thumping win. Chelsea hit seven past Stoke
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our live comments from this clash at Stamford Bridge as the champions Chelsea take on Stoke City.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' Kalou finds himself with the ball at his feet in front of goal, but he has to dig the shot out from under him and Sornesen is off his line to make the save.
    • 87' Kalou plays in Sturridge who sidefoots his effort wide of the far post.
    • 77' GOAL!! This time Sorensen can't keep it out as Drogba hammers the ball into the top corner!
    • 67' Whelan has space to run into and unleashes a fearsome strike that crashes off the underside of the bar and bounces out! Cech had no chance with that one!
    • 52' Delap sends in another missile. Cech comes way off his line to punch clear but it lands at the feet of Etherington... blocked en route to goal by Drogba!
    • 50' Anelka lifts a teasing ball into the box for the unmarked Drogba who heads right at Sorensen! That should have been 2-0.
    • 34' Drogba chips the ball into the box for Ashley Cole, who hits a stunning volley on the turn that canons off the bar! What a goal that would have been!
    • 32' GOAL! John Terry of all people comes forward and finds Malouda with a through ball, and the Frenchman dinks the ball past Sorensen to give the champions the lead!
    • 16' Delap sends in a long throw which is headed wide by Shawcross.
    • 15' Drogba hits one of his trademark dead ball strikes. It's right at Sorensen, but it's too hot to hold and Stoke have to scramble the loose ball clear.
    • 11' Sorensen saves it! It was a poor spot-kick from Lampard, low and too close to the keeper. Sorensen's incredible record of saves from the spot continues.
    • 9' Etheringotn wriggles past Ferreira and chips the ball to Walters at the far post. The striker lifts a tentative effort that lands on the roof of the net! Bright start from the Potters.
    • 8' Faye launches a free-kick forward from the halfway line. Whitehead plays a one-two with Jones and drills a low shot that forces a decent save from Cech!
    • 5' Mikel dinks a ball through for Ashley Cole whose shot trickles wide of the far post!
    • 14:30 CHELSEA: Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Alex, Terry, Cole, Essien, Mikel, Lampard, Anelka, Drogba, Malouda; Subs: Turnbull, Ramires, Benayoun, Zhirkov, Kalou, Sturridge, Van Aanholt // STOKE: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Delap, Whitehead, Wilkinson, Etherington, Jones, Walters; Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Whelan, Fuller, Pugh, Sanli, Tonge

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • P. Cech
      • Paulo Ferreira
      • Alex
      • J. Terry
      • A. Cole
      • J. Mikel
      • M. Essien Substitution Out (85′)
      • F. Lampard Substitution Out (72′)
      • N. Anelka Substitution Out (81′)
      • F. Malouda Goal
      • D. Drogba Goal

      Subs

      • Y. Benayoun
      • R. Turnbull
      • Y. Zhirkov
      • S. Kalou Substitution In72′
      • D. Sturridge Substitution In81′
      • Ramires Substitution In85′
      • P. van Aanholt
    • Starting line-up

      • T. Sørensen
      • R. Huth
      • R. Shawcross
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • D. Collins
      • D. Whitehead Yellow Card
      • R. Delap Substitution Out (85′)
      • A. Wilkinson Substitution Out (51′)
      • M. Etherington Yellow Card
      • K. Jones Substitution Out (68′)
      • J. Walters

      Subs

      • D. Higginbotham
      • D. Pugh Substitution In85′
      • M. Tonge
      • R. Fuller Substitution In68′
      • G. Whelan Substitution In51′
      • A. Begovic
      • T. Sanli
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