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Handball by Jermaine Beckford. Michael Essien restarts play with the free kick, Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Michael Essien. Michael Essien takes the free kick.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov produces a cross, clearance by John Terry.
Handball by Didier Drogba. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Paulo Ferreira gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, clearance made by Ramires.
Jermaine Beckford takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Marouane Fellaini goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Paulo Ferreira gets a block in.
Branislav Ivanovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tim Cahill. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.
Booking for Phil Jagielka for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Jagielka on Daniel Sturridge. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Foul by Ramires on Seamus Coleman, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines, Petr Cech makes a save.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Branislav Ivanovic takes the direct free kick.
Marouane Fellaini takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
The ball is sent over by Tim Cahill, Ramires gets a block in.
Mikel leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Sturridge.
Steven Pienaar leaves the field to be replaced by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
Diniyar Bilyaletdinov on for Steven Pienaar.
The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, Jermaine Beckford finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Chelsea 1-1 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Tim Cahill.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Florent Malouda, clearance made by Marouane Fellaini.
Florent Malouda takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Tim Cahill.
Florent Malouda takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
Paulo Ferreira sends in a cross.
The ball is swung over by Steven Pienaar, Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line played to the near post, Florent Malouda manages to make a clearance.
Tim Cahill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Petr Cech. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Nicolas Anelka goes off and Ramires comes on.
John Terry receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Tim Cahill goes into the book.
The referee cautions Seamus Coleman for unsporting behaviour.
Tim Cahill concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel. Free kick taken by Paulo Ferreira.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Salomon Kalou. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.
Paulo Ferreira replaces Jose Bosingwa.
Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines to the near post, Headed effort from close range by Phil Jagielka goes wide left of the goal.
Centre by Leighton Baines, Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.
Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
Leighton Baines crosses the ball, Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.
The ball is swung over by Leighton Baines, Header by Jack Rodwell from inside the area hits the post.
Centre by Leighton Baines, Header from inside the area by Tim Cahill bounces off the post.
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Howard.
Jermaine Beckford has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the target.
(Everton) makes a substitution, with Jermaine Beckford coming on for Louis Saha.
Seamus Coleman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole. Direct free kick taken by Florent Malouda.
The ball is delivered by Steven Pienaar, clearance by John Terry.
The ball is crossed by Seamus Coleman, Jose Bosingwa makes a clearance.
Marouane Fellaini has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Jack Rodwell has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Centre by Steven Pienaar, Didier Drogba manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Louis Saha, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leighton Baines, Didier Drogba manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.
Foul by Salomon Kalou on Leighton Baines, free kick awarded. Phil Neville takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.
Didier Drogba produces a cross.
Tim Cahill challenges Jose Bosingwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.
Florent Malouda takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in.
The referee shows Tim Howard a yellow card. Foul by Tim Howard on Nicolas Anelka, Penalty awarded. Didier Drogba scores a power penalty. Chelsea 1-0 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Nicolas Anelka.
Nicolas Anelka is caught offside. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Florent Malouda takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Header by Salomon Kalou from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines, blocked by Jose Bosingwa.
Leighton Baines crosses the ball, clearance by Ashley Cole.
Jack Rodwell takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
Florent Malouda takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
Florent Malouda sends in a cross, clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
Effort on goal by Jose Bosingwa from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
The referee cautions Phil Neville for unsporting behaviour. Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Didier Drogba. Ashley Cole takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Didier Drogba, John Terry takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Distin. John Terry takes a shot.
Mikel has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Tim Cahill.
Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Florent Malouda. Free kick taken by Florent Malouda.
Leighton Baines sends in a cross, Michael Essien manages to make a clearance.
Leighton Baines sends in a cross, clearance made by John Terry.
The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, Didier Drogba has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Nicolas Anelka goes wide left of the goal.
Nicolas Anelka is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
Didier Drogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka. Direct free kick taken by Tim Howard.
Corner taken by Florent Malouda, clearance by Tim Cahill.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Didier Drogba. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda to the near post, clearance made by Louis Saha.
Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in.
Centre by Jose Bosingwa, Tim Howard makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Florent Malouda.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Bosingwa by Tim Cahill. Jose Bosingwa restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Centre by Florent Malouda, save by Tim Howard.
Effort from the edge of the box by Leighton Baines goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Salomon Kalou. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines from left wing, save by Petr Cech.
Louis Saha takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
The match gets underway.
The referee blows for half time.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Returning Terry demands more
Chelsea captain John Terry will return to action against Everton as the champions seek to end a run of three league games without a win.
Terry has been out of action for three weeks with a sciatic nerve problem in his right leg but it has responded well to treatment.
The former England captain has consulted with Milan specialist Dr Jean-Pierre Meersseman and another expert in London and is now ready to rejoin Chelsea's fight to retain their Barclays Premier League crown.
Chelsea were top of the table after his last appearance against Fulham but now trail Manchester United by two points.
They have also failed to keep a clean sheet in that time and Carlo Ancelotti's defence has looked decidedly shaky without Terry at its fulcrum.
Midfielder Michael Essien is also back after suspension but Frank Lampard is still not ready after tendon problems.
"By the looks of things we are getting two or three players back," said Terry.
"Hopefully Michael will return at the weekend as will I. I have trained the last couple of days and Frank is not too far away.
"We have dropped too many points recently. Looking back only two or three weeks ago we were so many points clear and in the goal difference as well. Now both gaps have been closed.
"We need to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later. I think we have played well the last couple of games and on another day three or four may have gone in.
"At times you need to work hard and push for your luck. It's not going to be given to you in life and sometimes you need to make your own if it's not happening for you.
"We have been a bit unfortunate with a couple of goals we have let in as well. I think overall defensively, midfield and attack, we've not been as good as we should have been. That's because we set our standards so high and started the season so well."
Terry's return is crucial for the Blues with Brazilian defender Alex out for up to eight weeks following knee surgery.
Phil Jagielka is a doubt for the Toffees after he sustained a knock in last week's defeat to West Brom and fellow defender Tony Hibbert will definitely miss out because of a cut ankle.
Captain Phil Neville has recovered from a sore knee and although midfielder Marouane Fellaini returns after suspension Mikel Arteta begins a three-match ban for his sending-off last weekend.
Beckford adds to Chelsea blues
Chelsea's shocking mid-season slump continued as a late equaliser from Everton substitute Jermaine Beckford robbed them of the chance to go back to the top of the Barclays Premier League following a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Didier Drogba's 41st-minute penalty looked to have earned Chelsea all three points but Beckford headed a shock leveller four minutes from time.
The result left Chelsea with just one win in their last six league games and is sure to pile more pressure on under-fire boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Everton almost shocked Chelsea in the opening few seconds when Louis Saha's shot from 20-yards forced Petr Cech into a fine save at his near post.
Moments later Leighton Baines fired high over the bar with Chelsea still struggling to get to grips with the high-octane opening from the visitors.
Chelsea's first real attack arrived in the 12th minute when Drogba put Nicolas Anelka ahead of the visiting defence.
The former France international's shot was blocked by Phil Jagielka to the relief of Everton keeper Tim Howard.
Chelsea felt they should have had a penalty when Jose Bosingwa's cross appeared to hit the hand of Sylvain Distin but referee Lee Probert was not impressed.
Anelka tried his luck from 20 yards in the 20th minute but his shot flashed wide of Howard's right-hand upright.
The woodwork prevented Chelsea from taking the lead in the 27th minute when captain John Terry, back after a sciatic nerve injury, sent a shot against the bar.
It followed a sustained spell of pressure from the home side which resulted in a spat between Florent Malouda and Everton's Phil Neville.
Neville twice lunged at the France international from behind causing the Chelsea player to retaliate. But to Neville's credit he got up immediately and referee Probert took no action.
However Neville was booked minutes later when he fouled Drogba on the halfway line, much to the consternation of Everton manager David Moyes.
Chelsea wasted another chance in the 37th minute when Salomon Kalou headed wide from a corner by Malouda.
Chelsea eventually broke the deadlock from the penalty spot in the 41st minute when Anelka pounced on a poor back pass from Neville and was brought down by Howard.
The Everton keeper was spared a red card by Probert, who opted for a yellow instead, but Howard could do nothing to stop Drogba's fierce penalty from giving the Blues the lead.
Everton began the second half brightly but Jack Rodwell's accuracy from 20 yards left a lot to be desired.
His 51st minute effort was well wide of the target but Everton were showing signs of a revival.
In the 57th minute Everton replaced Saha with Jermaine Beckford but despite having much of the possession, they could not find a way through Chelsea's rearguard.
Chelsea were still a danger on the counter-attack and Drogba should have done better when Bosingwa's cross allowed him time to turn inside the penalty area.
The Ivory Coast striker's shot was easily saved by Howard and Everton almost levelled in the 61st minute when a cross from Leighton Baines was headed against the inside of the post by Rodwell.
Chelsea were now having to defend in numbers with Everton controlling the game.
Two minutes later a corner from Baines was headed on by Jagielka but the ball dropped agonisingly wide of the far post.
There was controversy in the 72nd minute when Terry and Tim Cahill squared up to each other after the Everton midfielder had collided with Cech.
Players from both sides got involved in the aftermath and Terry accused Cahill of deliberately leading with his studs.
Cech, who has to wear a protective helmet following a fractured skull suffered four years ago, was given lengthy treatment to his forehead.
Everton grabbed a deserved leveller four minutes from time when a cross from Baines was headed back across the six-yard box for substitute Beckford, a replacement for Saha, to head home.
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