Saturday February 11, 2012 Day 25 Finished Goodison Park

Everton 2 - 0 Chelsea

  • Pienaar 5’
  • Stracqualursi 71’

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  1. Chelsea fall to defeat at Everton

    Chelsea fall to defeat at Everton

    Chelsea dropped to fifth in the Premier League table after they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Everton
    • Chelsea
    • - 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+5' The final whistle goes, and it's another defeat for Chelsea! They drop to fifth in the table, bbelow Arsenal on goals scored!
    • 90+4' Everton substitution: Shane Duffy repalces Stracqualursi.
    • 90+2' Lampard tries to ake a corner quickly but can't because the ball is moving. Those couple of extra seconds allow Everton to get things in order and they clear the set piece.
    • 90' Four minutes of added time for Chelsea to salvage something here.
    • 89' The last time Everton were two goals up against Chelsea in a PL match was on 18 January 1998, when they won 3-1.
    • 87' Everton substitution: Tony Hibbert replaces Gibson.
    • 85' Chelsea take a free-kick quickly, but it's too quick for Sturridge as he stumbles trying to reach the ball and Everton win it back.
    • 83' Lampard tries to launch a counter-attack after Chelsea defend a set piece, but he is fouled by Baines.
    • 82' A cross from the left is guided back across the Everton box. Lukaku gets his boot to it inside the six-yard area, but Cech is on hand to smother the effort!
    • 80' Can Chelsea mount the sort of fightback that they themselves succumbed to last weekend right now? The equation is simple: 10 minutes, two goals.
    • 78' Chelsea substitutions: Ryan Bertrand and Romelu Lukaku replace Cole and Mata.
    • 77' Cole is down again. No sure if this is related to his previosu problem. It looks like he will play no further part here.
    • 75' Everton substitution: Royston Drenthe replaces Pienaar.
    • 74' Cole limps off. He should be fine to continue as the game finally restarts.
    • 73' Cole is receiving treatment on his ankle following that challenge from Neville. He stayed down as play continued.
    • 72' Denis Stracqualursi's first Premier League goal leaves chelsea on the verge of their sixth defeat of the season.
    • 71' GOAL!! EVERTON 2-0 CHELSEA!! Solid tackle on Cole on the halfway line by Neville. Donovan brings the ball forward before playing Stracqualursi into the box. The big Argentine striker's is met by Cech's hand but he can't keep it out!
    • 70' Boefre today, Chelsea had won two of their last nine PL matches – at Wolves and at home to Sunderland. However, their only defeat in this time was 3-1 at home to Aston Villa on New Year’s Eve.
    • 68' Chelsea substitution: Florent Malouda replaces Essien.
    • 66' The referee has to calm things down after there is an incident involving Donovan and Ivanovic. No cards are shown, but Ivanovic gets a few words from the official, though he doesn't look happy about it!
    • 65' 46% of the goals Everton have scored have been netted in the final 15 minutes of matches, the highest proportion in the top flight.
    • 63' Cech comes out of his area to head the ball out of play. A brave move considering his hairy moment in the first half.
    • 61' Pienaar has already drawn a booking from Bosingwa. Now he teases him with some skillful dancing on the ball! I believe that some young people would call that 'unbelievable tekkers'.
    • 59' Stracqualursi and Donovan make nuisances of themselves inside the chelsea box. The Argentine striker has his shot blocked and the ball is scrambled clear. Torres is booked for a foul on Pienaar as Everton come right back at Chelsea.
    • 58' Mata shows great work rate and energy to chase down Neville and block his clearance, but he can only do so at the expense of a goal kick.
    • 57' Mata feels he should have a free-kick off Cahill on the halfway line, but the referee only gives Chelsea a throw.
    • 55' Everton haven’t won back-to-back home Premier League games since May, when they beat Chelsea after defeating Manchester City. Wait a second...
    • 53' Cole heads Baines's free-kick behind for a corner. Donovan's delivery is a good one but Stracqualursi's header is glanced off target.
    • 52' Bosingwa clumsily bundles Pienaar over as the Everton man comes forward. That's a booking for Bosingwa and a well-placed free-kick for Everton.
    • 51' Pressure on the Everton defence increasing now. Heitinga heads away another Cole cross, but Everton are dropping deeper now.
    • 50' Cahill is penalised for a foul on David Luiz. chelsea take the free-kick quickly but Ashley Cole's cross is headed away. Nice idea though.
    • 49' Chelsea, as int he first half, are enjoying the majority of possession, but that seems to suit Everton fine.
    • 47' The last Premier League match Chelsea won away from home after trailing at half-time was over two-and-a-half years ago: 3-1 at Sunderland in August 2009.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+1' The whistle goes for half-time. It's been a good half which Chelsea have largely controlled, but which Everton lead thanks to Pienaar's early opener.
    • 45' Just the one minute of added time to be played at the end of the half.
    • 44' Good move from Chelsea as the ball is played wide for Bosingwa. The full-back puts in a good cross and Torres guides a header on targte but Howard saves and catches with ease.
    • 42' Stracqualursi challenges Meireles and nips past him with the ball. The Portuguese responds with a kick into the striker's chest that earns him a yellow card.
    • 40' Michael has written in to say: "Shocked you should mention that Chelsea hve not won the­ last 5 games refereed by Mike Jones This is a real­ slur on this official as if to say Chelsea's­ negative results were due to him. This was a very­ unfair comment." - Calm down, dear.
    • 39' Baines fires ia free-kick from distance that kicks up off the turf and ricochets off Cech's knees! It almost falls for Cahill to pounce on to, but the visitors make the clearance.
    • 38' Chelsea come again and Essien's curling cross is caught by Howard, who almost cleared out Phil Neville as he did so!
    • 37' The low curling delivery to the near post is not what was required. Everton clear.
    • 36' Chelsea have won a free-kick on the right wong. Great position for a delivery. Both centre-backs in the Everton box.
    • 34' If Chelsea lose today it will be the first time they have lost three PL away matches in a row at another stadium since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, and first since three in a row against Arsenal from 2001 to 2003.
    • 33' Good hold-up play out wide by Stracqualursi. Play is switched to the left. Pienaar plays a one-two with Baines who picks out Cahill in front of goal... The Australian had just strayed offside. Nice play from Everton. This has been a good match so far.
    • 31' Baines will require treatment after he was accidentally kneed in the back of the head by Sturridge. My word that looked painful!
    • 29' Mata again causing Everton problems down the right. He pulls the ball back across the box for Lampard who fires a low strike wide! Great chance for Chelsea to level!
    • 28' Chelsea have failed to win all five previous Premier League matches with Mike Jones as referee.
    • 27' This time the visitors can't make anything from the set piece. They have really come into their own since conceding that early goal. Everton very much on the back foot now.
    • 26' mata plays a clever ball across the edge of the box for Sturridge to strike... Clips a defender and flashes over the bar! Corner to Chelsea.
    • 25' From the corner Michael Essien has a volley at the edge of the box blocked before Leighton Baines does the same against Bosingwa at the far post!
    • 24' Torre and Mata link up well before the former's shot is deflected behind for another corner.
    • 23' Today's referee is Michael Jones. No one has shown more than his five red cards int he Premier League this season. One of those was shown to Norwich keeper John Ruddy in Chelsea's 3-1 win over the Canaries back in August.
    • 22' Chelsea win their first corner of the game. Torres and Johnny Heitinga go tumbling over each other and the free-kick goes Everton's way.
    • 21' Pienaar's goal was Everton's first at home in the 15 minutes of a PL match this season. Only Wolves have yet to score at home in the opening 15 minutes in the PL this season.
    • 20' Frank Lampard's strike hits the wall and the ball pings around for a little bit before Everton clear. Chelsea retain possession, however, and can build again.
    • 19' Everton;s pressure from that Cech mistake eventually leads to a corner. Cheslea clear the set piece well and Sturridge is fouled on the break. Free-kick to Chelsea.
    • 18' ALMOST A GIFT FROM PETR CECH! The Chelsea keeper's short pass out of his area is poor and Donovan picks it up. He comes forward before striking from range but the shot is right at the keeper.
    • 17' Pienaar tracks back to intercept Meireles's pass as Chelsea were building another promising attack. The Portugal midfielder has been Chelsea's lynchpin thus far.
    • 16' There were two red cards in the Carling Cup match and also one in the last Premier League game at Goodison Park.
    • 15' Fernando Torres feels aggrieved that he was obstructed by Sylvain Distin after the French defender shields the ball out for a goal kick.
    • 13' Chelsea finally beginning to pressure Everton now. Meireles spreads the play out to Jose Bosingwa. It comes back inside for Daniel Sturridge, but the ball eventually ends up in the arms of Tim Howard.
    • 12' Juan Mata and Raul Meireles have had no time on the ball to craft any chances for their team yet.
    • 10' Everton have scored exactly one goal in each of their last six matches against Chelsea before today.
    • 9' Marouane Fellaini picks up the ball in midfield and gallops forward. He gets sandwiched between two defenders and loses the ball, but it illustrates just how purposeful Everton are being whenever they have possession.
    • 8' Stracqualursi is cuahgt just a shade offside as he chases a ball over the top. chelsea yet to look like threatening the Everton goal.
    • 7' Everton have now scored 150 home league goals against Chelsea.
    • 6' That's Pienaar's first Premier League goal since September 2010. Everton rewarded for their pressure of the Chelsea defence there.
    • 5' GOAL!! EVERTON 1-0 CHELSEA!! chelsea are boxed in at a throw inside their own half. The ball ricochets kindly into the area and Pienaar fires into the roof of the net!
    • 4' Chelsea have won only two of the last 10 Premier League meetings with Everton, drawing six of the remaining eight encounters. But Everton have won just two of the last 22 Premier League games against the Londoners, but they were the last two meetings at Goodison Park.
    • 3' Landon Donovan's cross is chested down inside the box by Denis Stracqualursi, but the whistle blows for a foul on a Chelsea player.
    • 2' Steven Pienaar makes progress down the left, but Branislav Ivanovic is across to clear the danger.
    • 1' The match is underway at Goodison!
    • 14:55 We're just a few minutes from kick-off at Goodison now. You can share your thoughts during the match by getting in touch with me via Twitter - @tony_mabert.
    • 14:50 Head-to-head: These two clubs have faced each other 145 times int he league. Everton have won 47 to Chelsea's 51. Chelsea have won only two of the last 10 Premier League meetings with Everton, drawing six of the remaining eight encounters.Chelsea won both previous meetings this season – 3-1 at home in the league (October 15) and 2-1 at Goodison Park in the League Cup (October 26). Match report: Chelsea beat Everton to stay third
    • 14:45 David Moyes on Nikica Jelavic: ""He is one for the long-term and I will bring him in gradually. He will score goals but adds other things to the team, like bringing other players into the game. He is a proven international centre-forward and raises the level."
    • 14:40 Andre Villas-Boas: "We never underestimate Everton because our record at Goodison Park is not impressive. It is a difficult place to go, and a team that has made a great transfer market without a lot of noise, but with the right buys.I t is fantastic to see Darren Gibson playing more often because he is a player of immense talent and Landon Donovan coming back to a place he knows well. I think the additions they made were fantastic, improving them a level and making it even more difficult."
    • 14:35 Midfielder Frank Lampard has recovered from a calf injury to start on Merseyside. John Terry is still out with a knee problem, and it's Bramislav Ivanovic who starts alongside David Luiz at centre-back rather than Gary Cahill, who only makes the bench. Full-back Ashley Cole served his one-match suspension against Manchester United last weekend. Brazilian midfielder Ramires (knee) also remains sidelined. Chelsea team page
    • 14:30 Everton striker Nikica Jelavic strained a stomach muscle earlier in the week and will not play today. Denis Stracqualursi starts up front in his stead. Midfielder Jack Rodwell has suffered a minor setback in his recovery from a hamstring problem and is not risked. The 20-year-old has struggled with the injury since November and has made only three appearances since then, the last coming a month ago. Phil Jagielka, Leon Osman (both knee) and Seamus Coleman (thigh) are still unavailable. Everton team page
    • 14:25 Everton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Donovan, Gibson, Fellaini, Pienaar, Cahill, Stracqualursi. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Drenthe, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios, Duffy /// Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Ivanovic, Cole, Meireles, Essien, Lampard, Sturridge, Torres, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Mikel, Malouda, Lukaku, Ferreira, Cahill, Bertrand.
    • 14:20 Everton will move back into the top half of the table with a win over Chelsea on this bright winter's afternoon. The Blues will close the gap between them and third-placed Tottenham to four points with a victory on Merseyside. Spurs play Newcastle later on Saturday. Premier League table
    • 14:15 Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the Premier League clash between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park!
  • Summary

    • 82' A cross from the left is guided back across the Everton box. Lukaku gets his boot to it inside the six-yard area, but Cech is on hand to smother the effort!
    • 71' GOAL!! EVERTON 2-0 CHELSEA!! Solid tackle on Cole on the halfway line by Neville. Donovan brings the ball forward before playing Stracqualursi into the box. The big Argentine striker's is met by Cech's hand but he can't keep it out!
    • 29' Mata again causing Everton problems down the right. He pulls the ball back across the box for Lampard who fires a low strike wide! Great chance for Chelsea to level!
    • 26' mata plays a clever ball across the edge of the box for Sturridge to strike... Clips a defender and flashes over the bar! Corner to Chelsea.
    • 25' From the corner Michael Essien has a volley at the edge of the box blocked before Leighton Baines does the same against Bosingwa at the far post!
    • 18' ALMOST A GIFT FROM PETR CECH! The Chelsea keeper's short pass out of his area is poor and Donovan picks it up. He comes forward before striking from range but the shot is right at the keeper.
    • 5' GOAL!! EVERTON 1-0 CHELSEA!! chelsea are boxed in at a throw inside their own half. The ball ricochets kindly into the area and Pienaar fires into the roof of the net!
    • 1' The match is underway at Goodison!
    • 14:25 Everton: Howard, Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Donovan, Gibson, Fellaini, Pienaar, Cahill, Stracqualursi. Subs: Mucha, Hibbert, Drenthe, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios, Duffy /// Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Ivanovic, Cole, Meireles, Essien, Lampard, Sturridge, Torres, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Mikel, Malouda, Lukaku, Ferreira, Cahill, Bertrand.

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