Saturday November 26, 2011 Day 13 Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 3 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Terry 7’
  • Sturridge 29’
  • Mata 45’

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  1. Chelsea coast to victory

    Chelsea coast to victory

    Chelsea coasted to a 3-0 Premier League victory over Wolves at Stamford Bridge to give under fire boss Andre Villas-Boas a stay of execution More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+3' Full-time at Stamford Bridge: Chelsea 3-0 Wolves.
    • 90+3' Roger Johnson heads Mata's delivery clear.
    • 90+3' Chelsea have a corner in the closing moments.
    • 90' Yellow card for Chelsea captain John Terry.
    • 88' CHANCE! Fernando Torres has a shot blocked inside the box.
    • 85' Game finishing with plenty of scrappy fouls.
    • 83' Adlene Guedioura comes off the bench to replace Darren Fletcher.
    • 80' Wolves are clearly tiring as they continue to chase shadows.
    • 78' Double sub for Chelsea - Branislav Ivanovic makes way for Jose Bosingwa and Fernando Torres comes on for Didier Drogba.
    • 77' CHANCE! Sturridge smashes a right foot volley over, following a cross from Mata.
    • 75' Change for Wolves, Ronald Zubar off for Anthony Forde.
    • 74' CHANCE! Matt Jarvis cuts in from the left and goes for goal.... Beaten out by the legs of Cech.
    • 73' CHANCE! Sturridge thumps a shot from an accute angle, which is beaten out by Hennessey... But it falls for Mata... His shot his saved by Hennessey. Great double save.
    • 72' CHANCE! Sturridge hits the target with another effort. Comfortable save for Hennessey.
    • 70' Chelsea make a change, Meireles off for Lampard - the England international's 504th Premier League appearance.
    • 68' Frank Lampard warming up for Chelsea.
    • 68' What will please AVB is a clean sheet... If they manage to see it out, which let's be honest, looks likely.
    • 67' Chelsea in total control here, but you would expect them to really push for more goals. Show no mercy a la the Mourinho era.
    • 63' CHANCE! Didier Drobga accelerates down the left wing, cuts inside and firest a shot just past Hennessey's post. Decent effort.
    • 62' What Wolves lack in quality they make up for in fight, but that's not enough in the Premier League.
    • 58' CHANCE! Chelsea counter-attack... Ramires feeds Sturridge... the England international skips past Edwards with a brilliant step over... He pokes it back across goal... But Roger Johnson is there to turn the ball behind for a corner.
    • 55' Wolves are not giving up here, they're still trying to fight their way back into this game.
    • 53' CHANCE! Stephen Ward is played through on goal... But the Wolves player can only drag his shot well wide of the Chelsea goal. Poor effort.
    • 51' Chelsea starting to find their rhythm in this second half.
    • 49' CHANCE! Ramires fires a shot down the thoat of Hennessey. Early test for the Wolves goalkeeper in this second half.
    • 48' Ronald Zubar down holding his leg after a rough challenge from Ashley Cole.
    • 45' Second hald underway here at Stamford Bridge...
    • 45+2' Half-time at Stamford Bridge: Chelsea 3-0 Wolves.
    • 45' GOAL! Ashley Cole whips in a cross from the left and Mata meets it with a brilliant volley that flies past Hennessey and into the roof of the Wolves net. Great goal. Surely game, set and match already.
    • 43' CHANCE! Ashley Cole shoots from distance... It flies well wide of the Wolves goal.
    • 42' That's Daniel Sturridge's sixth Premier League of the season... He's only hit the target eight times. That's accurate.
    • 40' CHANCE! Daniel Sturridge cuts in from the left and fires a fierce shot at goal... Hennessey does well to scramble to his right and tip the swerving effort over the bar.
    • 38' First half substitution for Wolves... Nenad Milijas comes off for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Looks to be tactical, nothing to do with an injury.
    • 35' No shock that Karl Henry has gone in the book, but to be fair it was very harsh. Barely touched Ramires.
    • 34' Didier Drogba almost fires a very ambitious free kick out of Stamford Bridge.
    • 32' CHANCE! Scramble in the Chelsea box... David Edwards heads over from close range. Again difficult chance, but a chance nonetheless.
    • 31' Just as the game was hitting a flat note, Mata and Sturridge combined to give Chelsea a two goal lead. Poor defending from Wolves.
    • 29' GOAL! Mata leaves Elokobi on his backside... Crosses for Daniel Sturridge, who beats his marker to turn the ball into the back of the net. Chelsea two goals to the good.
    • 28' It's a bit quiet at Stamford Bridge... The game and the fans have both gone a bit flat.
    • 26' Ashley Cole floats a great ball to the back post for Daniel Sturridge, but a brilliant defensive header from George Elokobi denies the England player a chance to go for goal.
    • 23' CHANCE! Cross from the left deflects off Branislav Ivanovic for Stephen Ward.... But he can only guide his header over the bar. Difficult chance.
    • 21' AVB is on his knees already... And they're winning. What will he do if they lose?
    • 19' Muted performance from Chelsea since taking the lead. Wolves will be cursing their poor start, because they've really started to come back into this game.
    • 17' Free kick amounts to nothing... Chelsea break... And Edwards cuts down Ramires, earning himself a yellow card.
    • 16' Free kick to Wolves in a promising position....
    • 16' Expected Chelsea to really push on after starting so brightly and taking the lead, but they're gradually letting the away team back into this game.
    • 14' Wolves are sitting too deep and standing off Chelsea. They need to press the home side. At the moment there's too much space in the midfield.
    • 12' Drogba looks up for it today. The big Chelsea striker is leading the line with authority.
    • 10' CHANCE! Mata meets a cross from the right... But he can only hit his shot high into the stands. Great start from Chelsea, poor from Wolves.
    • 7' GOAL! Corner from Mata... John Terry leaps above David Luiz and Stephen Ward to head the ball towards goal... And it's in! Hennessey couldn't get across quick enough. There was no one on the back post for Wolves and they paid the price. 1-0 to Chelsea.
    • 6' CHANCE! Ramires drives at the heart of the Wolves defence and strikes for goal.... Great save from Hennessey down low to his right. Brilliant stop.
    • 6' Chelsea very much on top in these early exchanges. Mixing it up between hitting it long to Drogba and stretching the play with possession football across the midfield.
    • 4' Decent delivery from Mata... Ivanovic goes up to challenge with Hennessey, but the Welsh goalkeeper keeps hold of the ball. Safe hands.
    • 2' CHANCE! Throw-in from Branislav Ivanovic finds Raul Meireles lurking on the edge of the box. The Portuguese midfielder strikes for goal.... And it zips just wide, with Wayne Hennessey outstretched to his right. Good early effort.
    • 1' Chelsea get us underway at Stamford Bridge. Can AVB's team bounce back from disappointment in Germany and two consecutive Premier League home defeats?
    • 14:57 Chelsea have conceded 17 Premier League goals – the same as the combined total they conceded in their opening 12 Premier League matches across the previous three seasons – 4 goals (2008-09), 8 goals (2009-10) and five goals (2010-11).
    • 14:54 Of course, this depends on whether Lampard comes off the bench....
    • 14:53 Of Wolves' 13 Premier League visits to Big Four clubs, they have lost 12 and won only once – the 1-0 win at Liverpool last season. They failed to score in nine matches at Big Four teams.
    • 14:49 Wolves are without a win in their last five Premier League away games, including losing the last four. They last lost five Premier League away games in succession between September and December 2010, when the club lost seven Premier League away games in a row.
    • 14:48 Wolves have failed to win in their last seven Premier League trips to the capital, losing the last five. Their last victory was 3-1 at West Ham in March 2010.
    • 14:45 Mick McCarthy is one short of picking up his 100th ever point as a Premier League manager. He currently has 99 points from 125 matches in the division. He has won one of seven Premier League games against Chelsea - Wolves 1-0 win at Molineux in January. He has lost the other six.
    • 14:43 35% of the goals Chelsea have conceded have come in the final 15 minutes, the highest proportion of any team in the top flight.
    • 14:39 Wolves are the only team in the Premier League yet to score a goal in the opening 15 minutes of a match this season.
    • 14:37 Daniel Sturridge has scored five goals from just seven shots on target in the Premier League this season.
    • 14:37 Florent Malouda has scored the opening goal in both of his matches against Wolves at Stamford Bridge. The Frenchman starts on the bench today. Along with Fernando Torres.... Big call from AVB.
    • 14:35 TEAMS - Hennessey, Zubar, Berra, Johnson, Elokobi, Edwards, Henry, Milijas, Ward, Jarvis, Fletcher. Subs: De Vries, Craddock, Ebanks-Blake, Hammill, Doherty, Guedioura, Forde.
    • 14:34 TEAMS - Cech; Ivanovic, D Luiz, John Terry (c), Cole; Ramires, Romeu, Meireles; Sturridge, Drogba, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Mikel, Lampard, Malouda, Kalou, Torres.
    • 14:31 Chelsea have picked up more cards (33 yellow and three red) than any other team this season; on the Opta disciplinary points system of one point per yellow and two per red, only Everton (38 yellows, one red) in 1998-99 have ever had a worse record after 12 matches.
    • 14:31 Wolves have won just one of their last 10 Premier League matches (W1 D2 L7).
    • 14:30 Chelsea have lost consecutive Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge for the first time since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, and first since April to May 2002 when they were defeated by Manchester United and Aston Villa. They last lost three in a row from October to November 1993. Defeats to Norwich City (1-2), Oldham Athletic (0-1) and Arsenal (0-2) left Glenn Hoddle’s side 18th in the table, where they finished the season in 14th place.
    • 14:30 Daniel Sturridge has scored five goals from just seven shots on target in the Premier League this season.
    • 14:26 Andre Villas-Boas has won 22 points from his first 12 Premier League games, the worst start of any new Chelsea manager in the Roman Abramovich era. Avram Grant won 26 points, Jose Mourinho and Phil Scolari both 29, Carlo Ancelotti 30 and Guus Hiddink 31.
    • 14:26 Chelsea won the first five Premier League meetings with Wolves, but Wanderers triumphed in their last meeting 1-0 at Molineux.
    • 14:22 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chelsea and Wolves Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge, kicking off at 3pm UK time.
  • Summary

    • 88' CHANCE! Fernando Torres has a shot blocked inside the box.
    • 77' CHANCE! Sturridge smashes a right foot volley over, following a cross from Mata.
    • 74' CHANCE! Matt Jarvis cuts in from the left and goes for goal.... Beaten out by the legs of Cech.
    • 73' CHANCE! Sturridge thumps a shot from an accute angle, which is beaten out by Hennessey... But it falls for Mata... His shot his saved by Hennessey. Great double save.
    • 72' CHANCE! Sturridge hits the target with another effort. Comfortable save for Hennessey.
    • 63' CHANCE! Didier Drobga accelerates down the left wing, cuts inside and firest a shot just past Hennessey's post. Decent effort.
    • 58' CHANCE! Chelsea counter-attack... Ramires feeds Sturridge... the England international skips past Edwards with a brilliant step over... He pokes it back across goal... But Roger Johnson is there to turn the ball behind for a corner.
    • 53' CHANCE! Stephen Ward is played through on goal... But the Wolves player can only drag his shot well wide of the Chelsea goal. Poor effort.
    • 49' CHANCE! Ramires fires a shot down the thoat of Hennessey. Early test for the Wolves goalkeeper in this second half.
    • 45' GOAL! Ashley Cole whips in a cross from the left and Mata meets it with a brilliant volley that flies past Hennessey and into the roof of the Wolves net. Great goal. Surely game, set and match already.
    • 43' CHANCE! Ashley Cole shoots from distance... It flies well wide of the Wolves goal.
    • 40' CHANCE! Daniel Sturridge cuts in from the left and fires a fierce shot at goal... Hennessey does well to scramble to his right and tip the swerving effort over the bar.
    • 32' CHANCE! Scramble in the Chelsea box... David Edwards heads over from close range. Again difficult chance, but a chance nonetheless.
    • 29' GOAL! Mata leaves Elokobi on his backside... Crosses for Daniel Sturridge, who beats his marker to turn the ball into the back of the net. Chelsea two goals to the good.
    • 23' CHANCE! Cross from the left deflects off Branislav Ivanovic for Stephen Ward.... But he can only guide his header over the bar. Difficult chance.
    • 10' CHANCE! Mata meets a cross from the right... But he can only hit his shot high into the stands. Great start from Chelsea, poor from Wolves.
    • 7' GOAL! Corner from Mata... John Terry leaps above David Luiz and Stephen Ward to head the ball towards goal... And it's in! Hennessey couldn't get across quick enough. There was no one on the back post for Wolves and they paid the price. 1-0 to Chelsea.
    • 6' CHANCE! Ramires drives at the heart of the Wolves defence and strikes for goal.... Great save from Hennessey down low to his right. Brilliant stop.
    • 2' CHANCE! Throw-in from Branislav Ivanovic finds Raul Meireles lurking on the edge of the box. The Portuguese midfielder strikes for goal.... And it zips just wide, with Wayne Hennessey outstretched to his right. Good early effort.

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