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Chelsea v Everton live

15 Oct 2011 18:30:30

Chelsea v Everton live

Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League as Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge to conclude Saturday's action. Andre Villas-Boas' side remain unbeaten but the Toffees have not lost against the Blues for the last six matches. Email me your thoughts on the game at dan.ripley@dailymail.co.uk or contact me on twitter @Ripinho.  Chelsea 3-1 Everton (5.30pm) Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Mikel (Romeu 77), Lampard, Ramires (Malouda 65), Sturridge, Drogba, Mata (Anelka 77).Subs: Turnbull, Meireles, Lukaku, Alex. Goals: Sturridge 31, Terry 45+2, Ramires 61. Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman (Drenthe 61), Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman, Cahill (Neville 72), Saha (Vellios 81).Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Stracqualursi. Goals: Vellios 81. Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire) 19.30: So Manchester City are top at this stage for the first time since 1977, but Chelsea are just three points behind in third. Everton remain in 13th but are just two points off the relegation zone as three points covers the entire bottom half of the table. That's it from me today, thanks for following and remember to check back tomorrow for three super Sunday games. Cheerio. Full-time: Chelsea 3-1 Everton 90+2min: Liquid football. This time Drogba does control a high ball delivered by Anelka, but after chesting down to Lampard the midfielder hits a powerful volley low and straight at Howard. 90+1min: Four minutes added on at Stamford Bridge. 90min: It could be and should be four given Drogba's range of abilities. He looks favourite to control a high ball in the box but typical of his game today the ball bounces off him and away to safety. 87min: There is to be no late rally from Everton who have hardly been back to Chelsea's 18-yard-box since. The hosts are happy to play out time but Villas-Boas will be frustrated that another clean sheet has gone begging. 84min: Probably too little too late for Everton, but that is a more fair reflection of the game and at least it gives the travelling support from Merseyside something to cheer. 81min: GOAL! Chelsea 3-1 EVERTON Now that is an instant impact. Eight seconds after play resumes following the substitution, Drenthe sends a low ball in the box that Apostolos Vellios bundles home with his first touch. 81min: A final sub from Moyes as Apostolos Vellios replaces Saha. 80min: Everton bossed the first-half but the first 20 seconds aside, they have not had a glimpse in this period as Chelsea have cruised through the game. Moyes will be disappointed. 77min: A double change for Chelsea with Nicolas Anelka and Oriol Romeu on for Mikel and Mata. The latter receiving a standing ovation from the crowd. Not quite last night at the proms stuff but it's the loudest they have been today. 73min: And a booking for Sturridge after he dives, anticipating an outstretched leg from Drenthe that never appears. Why he looks shocked I haven't goat a clue, again answers on a postcard please. Threesy does it: Ramires added Chelsea's third 72min: Boos from the crowd as Tim Cahill is replaced by Phil Neville. Answers on a postcard as to which of the two (if not both) they are booing and why please. 68min: Chelsea have slowed the tempo as they boss possession. Three points are well and truly in the bag. 65min: Suspicions confirmed as he limps off with assistance from the physio as Florent Malouda replaces him. Looks like an ankle injury. 64min: And just moments later the goal scorer is in agony as he goes down to ground. He may not be able to continue. 61min: GOAL! CHELSEA 3-0 Everton That's more like the Chelsea I know. Drogba leads a counter attack from the halfway line, picking out Mata with a through pass into the box. The winger cuts a perfect low ball across goal where Ramires beats two defenders to gratefully tap in. 61min: And on he comes to replace Coleman. 60min: Everton have failed to create anything really this half and have Royston Drenthe warming up. 57min: Oh dear. Everton win a free-kick 35-yards out but after going short, Baines' shot drags and hits a defender before Osman crashes an effort over. 56min: Not even Villas-Boas looks up for this. Usually he is bouncing up and down on the touchline but he looks a lot more relaxed down there today. Going down: Tim Cahill (front) struggled to make an impact 54min: Everton try to up the pace of the game when Baines storms down the left, but his squared ball to Saha sees the striker quickly hounded out before the ball returns to the Toffees half. Home defence looks watertight. 51min: That early shot hasn't set the tone for the half. Chelsea on the attack hoping for that killer third goal. 49min: Never has a crowd shot summed up a game. The camera zooms in on a family in the ground with a lady yawning and a child asleep next to her. Plenty more twiddling their thumbs. 46min: Dashed unlucky. Just 20 seconds into the second half, Osman hits the outside of the post with a curling shot from the edge of the box. Cech was well beaten. Second-half: No changes as Everton restart proceedings. 18.28: Can Everton salvage anything from this game? Not many teams even win at Stamford Bridge let alone come back from 2-0 down. 18.23: A harsh scoreline on Everton who have controlled large periods of the game. But without wanting to sound like a cliche machine, Chelsea managed to do the most important thing - twice. Half-time: Chelsea 2-0 Everton Sit down on the job: Terry celebrates scoring Chelsea's second on the stroke of half time 45+2min: GOAL! CHELSEA 2-0 Everton I can't quite believe this is the score but credit to the Blues who have been as clinical as you can get with their chances. Frank Lampard sends in a free-kick from the left flank and John Terry beats Tim Howard to the ball to head home. A mistake from the Toffees keeper and that is the last action of the half. 45min: One minute added on to a poor first-half. 43min: Yet again another funeral like atmosphere at the Bridge. As a Chelsea fan it is nothing short of embarrassing to see the lack of passion shown by the fans week after week. Stewart Gray, via email. 41min: Everton have found their composure and again are starting to force the hosts to defend deep. Baines becomes the next Toffees player booked though when he cynically trips Sturridge. 38min: Cole becomes the first Chelsea player booked after a late challenge on Baines on the right flank. Baines' free-kick is food and drink for Cech though, who easily collects the high lofted ball into the box. Deadly duo: Ashley Cole (left) provided the cross for Daniel Sturridge's goal 36min: That goal is a little bit harsh on Everton who had dictated the play up until that point. Chelsea now in control though. 33min: From InfostradaLive: Daniel Sturridge scores his fourth #PL goal of the season, just as many as Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka combined. #CFC 31min: GOAL! CHELSEA 1-0 Everton This is the hosts first real attack and they take full advantage of it. Cole manages to get behind the defence and after playing a high ball across goal, Daniel Sturridge storms into the box to head home. Who needs Wayne Rooney when you have this guy. Predator. 28min: Chelsea win a corner and it comes to nothing before Ashley Cole curls a cross straight into Tim Hoard's arms. That sums the hosts up so far. Foot loose: Jagielka (left) and Drogba contest a high ball 25min: Over halfway through the first period and we are still waiting for a significant moment. The fans are struggling to get into this too, a very quiet atmosphere at Stamford Bridge. It makes a lawn bowls crowd sound like a Guns N' Roses gig. 22min: A slight improvement. Emphasis on the word slight. John Mikel Obi expertly claws the ball away from Fellaini before the midfielder can slam home from close range and at the other end Ramires curls over. 19min: Chelsea seeing a little bit more of the ball now but are still not producing a spark in attack. Drogba manages to spin off Phil Jagielka in the box but the centre-back recovers to crucially win the ball back. Sluggish from the Ivorian. 17min: Silly from Fellaini, who goes high and late with the foot up on Ramires and is booked. No contact is made but you would have thought different looking at the Brazilian's reaction. 14min: No flow to this match but Everton will be the happier of the two sides, having asked a couple of questions of Cech. Main man: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich (left) was it attendance at Stamford Bridge 11min: Better. Osman plays a through ball for Louis Saha whose snap shot on the edge of the box troubles Cech, the keeper having to gather the low strike straight at him at the second attempt. 9min: First corner falls for Everton with Leighton Baines' cross well punched clear by Petr Cech who was under pressure from Marouane Fellaini. Lacklustre at best so far. 7min: Everton respond with the next attack. Tim Cahill, under pressure, heading wide Leon Osman's cross. If he had left it, Seamus Coleman was in acres of space on the edge of the box. 6min: Drogba and Sylvain Distin chase a loose ball over the top and in a 50/50 challenge the Ivorian goes down. Distin fairly nudging the striker off the ball though. 5min: With on pitch action dull at best, a stat attack from OptaJoe: 6 - Chelsea have gone six games without a clean sheet and they have not had a run of seven without a shutout since September 2003. Porous. 3min: No early chances to speak of. The opening exchanges has been a midfield battle that no side is winning. In control: Everton's Sylvain Distin (left) keeps Chelsea's Ramires at arm's length Kick-off: Didier Drogba and Juan Mata get us underway. 17.28: Out come the players, kick off moments away. My prediction today: Chelsea 2-0 Everton 17.25: A lovely sunny autumnal evening in west London. A win for Chelsea will take them within a point of Manchester United in second. Three points for Everton will take them into the top 10. 17.22: Key today has to be how much Juan Mata can get involved. You get the feeling if he runs riot it's a case of how many Chelsea will get. Knocked out: Everton defeated Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup the last time they visited Stamford Bridge 17.19: John Obi Mikel and Branislav Ivanovic are recalled as Chelsea make two changes for today's Barclays Premier League game against Everton. Midfielder Mikel and defender Ivanovic come in for Raul Meireles and David Luiz, with the latter only returning from international duty for Brazil on Thursday. Everton are unchanged from their controversial Merseyside derby defeat two weeks earlier. 17.16: Everton boss David Moyes pre-match on his sides' impressive record at Stamford Bridge: 'We have a great record of not losing, but we will go out their and try and get what we can. Chelsea have got stronger over the last two years with players like Juan Mata and a couple of younger additions adding a new dimension to the side.' 17.13: Team news from Stamford Bridge: Chelsea v EvertonChelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Ramires, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata. Subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Malouda, Meireles, Lukaku, Alex, Anelka. Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman, Cahill, Saha. Subs: Mucha, Heitinga, Bilyaletdinov, Drenthe, Stracqualursi, Neville, Vellios. Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire) 17.10: In the last year Chelsea have spent over ?130million on players in the hope of moving back to the top of the pile in England and Europe. Everton by contrast have spent nothing yet in that time the teams have played each other four times with the multi-million pound assembled squad failing to win any. Proof that money can't quite buy you everything but can Everton hold out again? Team news on the way. We're out to get you: Chelsea's John Terry will be aiming for three points to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Manchester United and Manchester City  Strugglers Rovers announce former Chelsea coach Clement as assistant to Kean Rooney suspension is a joke, says striker's former manager MoyesAll the latest Chelsea news, features and opinionAll the latest Everton news, features and opinion


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