Score Strip

  1. League: Football
  2. Chelsea vs. Norwich City
    FT
    0 Chelsea
    0 Norwich
  3. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
    FT
    3 Crystal Palace
    3 Liverpool
  4. Manchester United vs. Hull City
    FT
    3 Man Utd
    1 Hull
  5. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    4 Man City
    0 Aston Villa
  6. Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
    FT
    2 Sunderland
    0 West Brom
  7. West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
    FT
    1 West Brom
    2 Stoke
  8. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    3 Spurs
    0 Aston Villa
  9. Sunderland vs. Swansea City
    FT
    1 Sunderland
    3 Swansea
  10. Southampton vs. Manchester United
    FT
    1 Southampton
    1 Man Utd
  11. Norwich City vs. Arsenal
    FT
    0 Norwich
    2 Arsenal
  12. Manchester City vs. West Ham United
    FT
    2 Man City
    0 West Ham
  13. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
    FT
    2 Liverpool
    1 Newcastle
  14. Hull City vs. Everton
    FT
    0 Hull
    2 Everton
  15. Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
    FT
    2 Fulham
    2 Crystal Palace
  16. Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
    FT
    1 Cardiff
    2 Chelsea
  17. Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Arsenal
    Crystal Palace
  18. Burnley vs. Chelsea
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Burnley
    Chelsea
  19. Leicester City vs. Everton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Leicester
    Everton
  20. Liverpool vs. Southampton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Liverpool
    Southampton
  21. Manchester United vs. Swansea City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Man Utd
    Swansea
  22. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Newcastle
    Man City
  23. Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    QPR
    Hull
  24. Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Stoke
    Aston Villa
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Brom
    Sunderland
  26. West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Ham
    Spurs
  27. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Aston Villa
    Newcastle
  28. Chelsea vs. Leicester City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Chelsea
    Leicester
  29. Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Crystal Palace
    West Ham
  30. Everton vs. Arsenal
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Everton
    Arsenal
  31. Hull City vs. Stoke City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Hull
    Stoke
  32. View All
1 vs. 3
FUL
CHE
90+4
Full time and Chelsea go four points clear - because Arsenal have lost to Stoke.
90+3
Ramires hacks it over after Stekelenburg parried Ba's strike. Should have been four!
90+2
Stekelenburg races off his line with Hazard onside. Good sweeping from the keeper.
90+1
Hazard with an effort from range but it's well wide.
90'
Four minutes added time signalled.
88'
Fulham's game attempt at a fightback seems to have fizzled out. Chelsea have won this and - with Arsenal still 1-0 down - it looks like four points clear!
87'
 
CHELSEA SUB: Schurrle gets a standing ovation from the away fans as he comes off for Luiz.
Chelsea Substitution
86'
Good cross by Dejagah this time but inches over Sidwell's head. Chelsea clear.
85'
Good run by Dejagah after an error from Azpilicueta, but he slips as he hits the byline and the chance is gone.
84'
Ba almost sends Hazard through but fails to get enough bend on his ball. Stekelenburg claims.
83'
Karagounis in a great spot on the right, but the high ball is too deep.
82'
 
CHELSEA SUB: Ba replaces Torres.
Chelsea Substitution
81'
Terrible cross by Dejagah. This could be a massive result for Chelsea - Arsenal are 1-0 down at Stoke!
80'
Karagounis has a dig from range but Cech gets down well to save and hold on.
79'
Hazard with a low drive at the near post and Schurrle could make it four but it ricochets off him and away.
Fulham Substitution
78'
Well Fulham it could be worse - your manager could be a violent womaniser who headbutts opposition players...
Chelsea Substitution
77'
 
CHELSEA SUB: Mikel on for Oscar.
76'
Bent tries a flick on when he could have chested it down for the shot! Terry all over the place!
75'
Fulham suddenly awake from the slumber as Dejagah races in, although his cross spins behind.
74'
Azpilicueta all over the place there. Lifeline for Fulham but I can't see them scoring twice.
Fulham Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

73'
 
GOAL FULHAM! Heitinga finishes from close range after Bent met the corner with a flick-on. Too little too late?
72'
Free-kick to Fulham on the right, great ball by Holtby but - in a bit of a scamble - the ball lands wide. Corner? No, goal kick.
71'
Game over for Fulham. Magath must be wondering what he got themselves into - no defensive nous at all.
69'
Fulham have suffered the loss of Hangeland. Burn has impressed since coming into the team but he has been woeful today.
68'
 
HAT-TRICK SCHURRLE! He gets his third, after a couple of attempts in the last few minutes, driving it under Stekelenburg after Dan Burn loses a header to Torres.
Chelsea Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Center

66'
Schurrle is on fire as he fires wide, a deflection off Burn so a corner.
Chelsea Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Right

65'
Burn can't handle pace can he? Unsurprising for a man of his size, but then Heitinga should be covering better. Game over.
64'
 
GOAL CHELSEA! Schurrle makes it 2-0 as Hazard releases Schurrle with a lovely through ball, the German smashing the finish home.
63'
Chelsea ARE leading 1-0, in case your timeline says otherwise. Gremlins.
62'
Odd that Holtby didn't start to be honest - but I guess Magath wanted a more physical presence behind Bent.
Fulham Substitution
61'
 
FULHAM SUB: Holtby comes on for the Whites.... Kasami makes way.
59'
That would have been curtains for Fulham but for Richardson. They clear the corner too. Still got a fighting chance!
58'
BIG CHANCE CHELSEA! Incredible skill by Hazard, who digs out an inch-perfect cross with a 'rabona'-style flick! It find Torres far post, but his finish into the unguarded net is blocked by a flying Richardson! Corner.
56'
Fulham have to get something back - and they are working hard to get it. Could be a decent final half hour!
55'
Dejagah's corner causes problems initially but Kasami drags his shot wide.
54'
Fulham win a corner on the left as they seek to bounce back.
53'
After defending so well until that point, Fulham fell asleep when it mattered most. Terrible defending, particularly from Heitinga, who was all over the shop.
52'
 
GOAL CHELSEA! It opens up for the German on halfway, terrible defending as Fulham try and fail to play offside on halfway, Hazard's ball is nodded down by Schurrle, who skins Burn and slides it past the keeper.
Chelsea Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Right

51'
 
Ramires hands off Kasami and gives away a free-kick. Cheers as he is booked for his response.
Chelsea Yellow card

Fulham

Chelsea

50'
Hazard goes on a mazy run into the box, he hits the deck but he stumbled says the ref - had white shirts all around him!
49'
Chelsea's turn to put some pressure on but Fulham have nine players in the box. The one who isn't, Dempsey, heads the ball to touch.
48'
 
Kasami is booked for catching Ivanovic late.
Fulham Yellow card

Fulham

Chelsea

47'
Good start to the half by Fulham as Kasami, Riether and Bent work it into the Chelsea box.
46'
The second half is underway.
45+3
Half-time and it's goalless at the Cottage. Fulham marginally the better side, but that's not saying much - poor match.
45+2
Counter from Fulham, Sidwell on the run and he can hit them! He does, but Cahill blocks!
45+1
GOOD SAVE STEKELENBURG! Snapshot from Torres on the right after a chest-down, but the Dutchman tips it away.
45'
Three minutes of added time being played.
44'
Dejagah has space on the right, he stands it up for Riether, his cross is flicked on by Dempsey but Sidwell handles as he controls to shoot.
43'
Another free-kick given away, Parker on Azpilicueta this time. Messy.
42'
Dejagah can't get past Azpilicueta, and later has a little swipe at him but misses. Naughty.
41'
Torres fouls Kasami and Fulham have a free-kick on the left. I imagine Richardson will swing this in.
40'
Richardson is a very advanced full-back today but he fails to keep it in after one of his driving runs.
39'
In the end Kasami shoots, with several team-mates running over it, but the effort is easy for Cech, who keeps his eye on the ball.
38'
Fulham have a free-kick a few yards clear of the D. They take their time with what appears to be a training-ground routine...
37'
GREAT CHALLENGE CAHILL! Dempsey was sent in by Parker but, after turning on to it, he is blocked superbly by Cahill.
36'
Mourinho looks on, smouldering as he does. If any of the top sides can grind out a win, Chelsea can.
35'
 
Dejagah gets the game's first booking after coming in late on Azpilicueta, who makes the most of it.
Fulham Yellow card

Fulham

Chelsea

34'
Fulham could break here but the final ball from Dempsey is ahead of Bent.
33'
A scrappy spell now from both sides. I felt this game would be quite open but, so far, it's been a bit of a dirge.
32'
Oscar swings it in but Fulham clear, Sidwell with a powerful header. Chelsea come again but once more Sidwell clears. He sends Bent away but Cahill challenges, knocking it out for a throw on the Fulham left.
31'
Dejagah swings in the free-kick, Burn chucks his sizeable frame at it but Chelsea scramble clear. The Blues counter through Hazard, who is pushed by Richardson and now Chelsea have a free-kick.
30'
Riether with a high, looping ball into the box that Ivanovic clears. Kasami picks up the loose ball and is shoved by Ivanovic for a Fulham free-kick by the left corner flag.
29'
Fulham now on the charge but they can't get past Cahill and Terry.
28'
Chelsea counter as Oscar releases Azpilicueta... Hazard plays a one-two with Ramires, who shoots but sends it high and wide. Better from the visitors.
26'
Parker gives away a free-kick on the Chelsea left, but - instead of lofting it in and pressurising this shaky Fulham defence - it is taken short.
25'
Chelsea are likely to win this match but, by the standards they have set this season, they have been poor. Lots of long balls, poor control and generally dull play.
24'
Terry heads Dejagah's corner clear, the Iranian gets it back and smacks in a low cross that Heitinga nearly converts but his attempt is blocked!
23'
Dempsey makes mincemeat of Terry in the box and cuts it back and surely Bent but the ball had slipped out of play and Fulham have a corner!
22'
Dejagah sends the corner far post but Cech is strong in the air and gathers with ease.
21'
Super counter again from Fulham as Richardson sears down the left before picking out Dempsey, who takes it on the chest but finds his cross blocked. Corner.
20'
Poor pass from Hazard after running into central space, straight at Burn and Fulham can break...
19'
Chelsea are coming forward with greater frequency now as Hazard and Torres nearly combine on the right, though the cross is straight at Stekelenburg.
18'
Cahill does well to marshal the ball out of play under pressure from Kasami, who is a bit of a unit.
17'
Hazard seems to be okay now as he goes on a mazy run down the right.
Fulham Substitution
15'
 
FULHAM SUB: Hangeland appears to be concussed after that earlier prang, and he is replaced by Dan Burn.
14'
 
Fulham only half clear from that bit of trouble, and Hazard flicks it on to Torres, who is clean through but offside.
13'
BIG CHANCE FOR CHELSEA! Stekelenburg takes a full 10 seconds to kick the ball, allowing Torres to block the clearance! The keeper recovers to keep out his finish, but that should have been a goal!
12'
Schurrle with a comically bad free-kick that sails over to Wandsworth. Jeers from the home fans.
11'
Hazard is the latest player to go down injured, holding his lower back I think.
10'
Parker with a fine challenge, and he could play Dempsey in but the through-ball is behind the American.
9'
Hangeland seems to be OK after that 'crack on the jon', in the parlance of our times. Strangely Richardson didn't even blink.
8'
Hangeland is down and the medics rush on... clash of heads with team-mate Richardson and the big Norwegian has come off the worst.
7'
A Chelsea move breaks down after Ramires gives away a free-kick. Slow start for the Blues.
6'
Ivanovic has picked up a knock after a header with Dempsey but he appears set to run it off.
5'
Kasami with an effort from range but it's well off target.
4'
Fulham have started quite well here, not panicking at the back and passing it neatly. Terry, meanwhile, concedes a cynical foul on halfway and is lucky not to be carded.
3'
BIG CHANCE FULHAM AND A BIG MISS BY DEMPSEY! That counter attack saw Kasami released down the left, a fine cross from him and Dempsey was unmarked with the header but skewed it well wide! Had to score there!
2'
Fulham play is neatly out of defence and Richardson goes on the run....
1'
The first half is underway!
14:59
This is Clint Dempsey's last match before he returns to Seattle. Meanwhile, Eden Hazard is the Prem's best dribbler with 100 so far.

100 - Eden Hazard is the first player to complete 100 dribbles in @premierleague this season. Wizardry.

14:58
FACT: Chelsea are looking for their 100th win in Premier League London derbies having won 99 and lost 42 of the 200 they have contested.
14:57
FACT: Fulham have allowed the opposition more shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League (173); Chelsea have allowed the opposition fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League (81).
14:56
FACT: The Blues have won 14 and lost just one of the 25 Premier League meetings with their west London rivals, with their only defeat in this fixture coming at Craven Cottage in March 2006.
14:55
FACT: Darren Bent has scored in four of his last six Premier League games against Chelsea.
14:50
Jose Mourinho: "We all prefer to play game after game after game, but we all want to play game after game with conditions to recover, with equal conditions for every team, and no sense that a team has a privilege in the choices, and every team in the same country has the same privilege to be a little bit protected in relation to European matches. It makes the players' job difficult, not my job. I can play a match every day, it is not a problem for me or the people who make the fixtures."
14:45
Felix Magath: "When a team has played in the Champions League, it is always an advantage. We are lucky that Chelsea have had such a long trip to Istanbul to play on Wednesday. It's a good situation for us. I remember the situation - you have to stay at the airport, fly for a few hours and then play the game at night. Players can't sleep so well and are tired and then they have to spend more time at the airport. It bothers the players a lot. It gives us a chance."
14:40
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14:35
Jose Mourinho complained yesterday that the turnaround time from midweek Champions League away matches was tiring for his players. Solution? Only make two changes from the draw at Galatasaray, with Lampard and Willian replaced by Oscar and Matic, the latter having been cup-tied. Weirdly, Mohamed Salah - also cup-tied in midweek - is not even in the squad. What was the point of signing him? To prevent Liverpool from doing so?
14:30
So Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou is left out altogether, with Magath deciding he is not fit enough to play. £11m well spent then. Darren Bent returns though, having missed the last match for personal reasons. Richardson starts at left-back, with Riise on the bench. Fulham need three points - they're bottom and five points shy of safety (or four with a terrible goal difference).
Premier League Standings, 2013-2014, Day 27

Premier League Standings, 2013-2014, Day 27

14:25
TEAMS - Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Hangeland, Heitinga, Richardson, Dejagah, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey, Kasami, Bent; Subs: Stockdale, Riise, Burn, Kvist, Holtby, Karagounis, Rodallega /// Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Matic, Ramires, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Torres; Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, D Luiz, Mikel, Lampard, Willian, Ba
14:20
Amidst the Barbour jackets and Louis Vuitton travel bags, there is a game in London's wealthiest borough. A game that pits top against bottom as new Fulham boss Felix Magath gets his first chance to impress the home fans.
14:15
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the West London derby clash between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage - kick off 3pm!

Starting Line-ups

Fulham
Chelsea
    • 1
      Stekelenburg
    • Richardson
    • 5
      Hangeland
    • Heitinga
    • Riether
    • 8
      Kasami
    • Sidwell
    • 28
      Parker
    • 24
      Dejagah
    • Dempsey
    • Bent
Team Manager:  Felix Magath
    • 9
      Torres
    • 14
      Schürrle
    • 11
      Oscar
    • 10
      Hazard
    • 7
      Ramires
    • 21
      Matic
    • 2
      Ivanovic
    • 24
      Cahill
    • 26
      Terry
    • 28
      Azpilicueta
    • 1
      Cech
Team Manager:  José Mourinho
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Stekelenburg 0 4 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Heitinga 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
S. Riether 0 0 0 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
D. Burn 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 74
B. Hangeland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Sidwell 0 0 0 33 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
K. Richardson 0 0 0 39 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
A. Dejagah 0 0 0 29 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 90
C. Dempsey 0 0 0 10 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
S. Parker 0 0 0 36 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 79
P. Kasami 0 0 1 26 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 62
L. Holtby 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 28
G. Karagounis 0 0 1 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Bent 0 1 0 20 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Cech 0 2 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Ivanovic 0 0 0 0 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
G. Cahill 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Terry 0 0 0 1 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
C. Azpilicueta 0 0 0 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
David Luiz 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Ramires 0 0 1 45 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 90
E. Hazard 0 2 0 49 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 90
N. Matic 0 0 0 64 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
A. Schürrle 3 0 3 26 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 87
Oscar 0 0 0 44 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 78
J. Mikel 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Torres 0 1 3 18 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 82
D. Ba 0 0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
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