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  • Date:15 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:41,789
  • Sturridge (30) Terry (45)
    Ramires (60)
  • Vellios (80)
    Vellios (80)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Royston Drenthe delivers the ball, save by Petr Cech.

93mins

Foul by Royston Drenthe on Oriol Romeu, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jose Bosingwa.

92mins

Frank Lampard takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.

89mins

Apostolos Vellios concedes a free kick for a foul on Branislav Ivanovic. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

The ball is sent over by Tony Hibbert, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

85mins

Nicolas Anelka challenges Leighton Baines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

84mins

Apostolos Vellios is caught offside. Oriol Romeu takes the free kick.

83mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.

83mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Royston Drenthe on Jose Bosingwa. Direct free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Neville on Florent Malouda. Florent Malouda restarts play with the free kick.

81mins

Apostolos Vellios grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 3-1 Everton.The assist for the goal came from Royston Drenthe.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha by John Terry. Apostolos Vellios comes on in place of Louis Saha. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.

79mins

Leon Osman has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

77mins

Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard, clearance made by Phil Neville.

76mins

Oriol Romeu on for Mikel. Nicolas Anelka replaces Juan Mata.

75mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Florent Malouda. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

75mins

The ball is crossed by Daniel Sturridge, clearance by Phil Jagielka.

72mins

Phil Neville comes on in place of Tim Cahill.

70mins

Booking for Daniel Sturridge for unsporting behaviour. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

68mins

A cross is delivered by Daniel Sturridge, save by Tim Howard.

65mins

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Florent Malouda coming on for Ramires.

61mins

Ramires fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 3-0 Everton.Assist by Juan Mata.

60mins

The referee blows for offside. Royston Drenthe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Seamus Coleman. Indirect free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

59mins

Marouane Fellaini challenges Didier Drogba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

59mins

Leighton Baines crosses the ball, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

58mins

The offside flag is raised against Seamus Coleman. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.

58mins

Leon Osman has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

57mins

Leighton Baines takes a shot. Blocked by Ramires.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Louis Saha by John Terry results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

52mins

Jose Bosingwa delivers the ball, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.

51mins

Jose Bosingwa delivers the ball, Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.

49mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

48mins

Foul by Jose Bosingwa on Tim Cahill, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

46mins

Seamus Coleman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole. A cross is delivered by Frank Lampard, John Terry scores a headed goal from close range. Chelsea 2-0 Everton.Assist by Frank Lampard.

46mins

Leon Osman takes a shot from just outaide the penalty box and strikes the post.

45mins

Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramires on Tim Cahill. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

43mins

Tim Cahill is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mikel takes the indirect free kick.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Leighton Baines. Booking for Leighton Baines for unsporting behaviour. Jose Bosingwa takes the free kick.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sturridge by Leon Osman. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by Ramires results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Howard.

39mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.

37mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Hibbert by Ashley Cole. Ashley Cole is booked. Leighton Baines delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Petr Cech makes a save.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Frank Lampard. Juan Mata takes the direct free kick.

35mins

Leon Osman takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Cole.

34mins

John Terry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Louis Saha. Free kick taken by Tony Hibbert.

31mins

Daniel Sturridge finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Chelsea 1-0 Everton.Assist by Ashley Cole.

28mins

The official flags Louis Saha offside. Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

The ball is sent over by Ashley Cole, Tim Howard makes a save.

27mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard, Seamus Coleman makes a clearance.

27mins

Marouane Fellaini fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.

26mins

Jose Bosingwa delivers the ball, clearance by Tony Hibbert.

25mins

Jose Bosingwa sends in a cross, save by Tim Howard.

25mins

The referee blows for offside against Louis Saha. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

24mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramires on Louis Saha. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

23mins

Ramires takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

22mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, clearance made by John Terry.

21mins

Jose Bosingwa has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

16mins

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ramires. The referee shows Marouane Fellaini a yellow card. Free kick taken by John Terry.

15mins

Ashley Cole delivers the ball, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Ashley Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Seamus Coleman. Free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

13mins

The ball is crossed by Daniel Sturridge, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.

11mins

Louis Saha takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

9mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Leighton Baines, save by Petr Cech.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramires on Louis Saha. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.

7mins

The offside flag is raised against Seamus Coleman. Free kick taken by John Terry.

6mins

Tim Cahill has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

3mins

Leon Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Villas-Boas plays down talk of job for life Andre Villas-Boas has played down talk he could stay at Chelsea for the rest of his career, admitting he had expected to be at Porto for many years. Blues chairman Bruce Buck last week declared the club may finally have found their Sir Alex Ferguson figure in Villas-Boas, claiming the 33-year-old could end up staying at Stamford Bridge for 15 years. That is the maximum time Villas-Boas plans to spend in his current profession and, with the Portuguese on Friday celebrating the second anniversary of his entry into management, he was making no predictions about what the future might hold. "It's the 14th October, which is the day I started at Academica," said the precocious Villas-Boas, who is preparing for Saturday`s Barclays Premier League clash at home to Everton. "I have this idea of not being in the game for a long period of time. "Bruce's words weren't said to collide with my words, on my future, but I really don't know what will happen." Villas-Boas is Chelsea's seventh manager in the eight years since Roman Abramovich bought the club, with the Russian ruthlessly dispensing of those he deemed to have failed in the job. Buck last week gave Villas-Boas a ringing endorsement, revealing Abramovich was particularly pleased with the attractive brand of football the new manager was beginning to implement. But Buck also seemed to acknowledge success had to follow if the Portuguese was not to suffer the same fate as most of his predecessors. Villas-Boas said: "A longer or shorter stay can or cannot be related to success. "Last year, I went through the same (at Porto). "We won four trophies and my emotions told me I'd be there a long time. But now I'm here." The short-term goal is to cut the gap to Manchester United and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. Providing Chelsea win their next two games, they will achieve that, with the Manchester derby coming up a week on Sunday. They might even move level on points on Saturday, with United travelling to Liverpool and City hosting Aston Villa before Villas-Boas' men take on the Toffees. "If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen," Villas-Boas said. "In the next two weeks, there are two weeks of Premier League contenders playing against each other, so the others have to make the most of it. "We'll have difficult games in Everton and QPR, but we will try to get six points." Overcoming Everton will be easier said than done, with David Moyes' men having made themselves Chelsea's bogey team in recent years. Carlo Ancelotti never managed to beat them in his two-year stint, while the Merseyside club are undefeated on their last five Premier League visits to Stamford Bridge. Predicting a "battle", Villas-Boas said: "They are in a good situation and, once again, they are proving that David Moyes' work is something fantastic. "Even with all the difficult financial problems they have, it's a club that's well organised and should make the English public proud." David Luiz could be rested having only returned to the club on Thursday after playing a full 90 minutes twice for Brazil in the past week. Fernando Torres serves the second instalment of his three-match ban. Everton manager Moyes will run the rule over a number of players including Tim Cahill, who withdrew from the Australia squad during the international break, John Heitinga and Leon Osman. Jack Rodwell should be available after his red card against Liverpool was rescinded, although the midfielder then sat out England Under-21s' match in Norway as a precaution and will have his condition assessed. Moyes was pleased to see Rodwell's red card reversed - but admits it was of little consolation. Rodwell was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson in the 23rd minute of the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on October 1 for an innocuous-looking challenge on Luis Suarez. The Toffees were subsequently beaten 2-0, with Moyes left fuming at Atkinson's decision, which he felt had "ruined the game". The Football Association last week upheld Everton's formal appeal but while Moyes was glad with that outcome, he has stressed that no amount of support for his view that Atkinson got it wrong will make up for what happened during the match. "It is pleasing and it was correct - the right decision was made (by the FA)," Moyes said. "We've tried to move on from it, but obviously it is still very much on our mind. "It was a big derby game and we wanted to try to win it if we could, but that was hindered. "The hardest thing is that every single person I meet in the street comes up and says 'it was the worst decision I've ever seen."' end

Formation:433Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea

Formation: 451Manager: David Moyes

Everton

  • Petr Cech
  • Jose Bosingwa
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Ashley Cole
  • Mikel
  • Frank Lampard
  • Ramires
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Didier Drogba
  • Juan Mata
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Oriol Romeu
  • Florent Malouda
  • Raul Meireles
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Alex
  • Nicolas Anelka

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Match Report

Blues claim comfortable Everton win Chelsea showed there really might be no place like home as they finally ended their Everton hoodoo with a 3-1 victory to maintain their 100% record at Stamford Bridge this season. The Blues' recent results against Everton on their own ground might have been reason enough for them to want to move to a new stadium, but they swept to their first victory over their bogey side since the 2009 FA Cup final. Everton had also not lost on their previous five league visits to Stamford Bridge, although they had not had to contend with Juan Mata, who was Chelsea's inspiration. The Spain winger started the move that broke the deadlock - Daniel Sturridge nodding home his fourth goal of the season - and laid on the third for Ramires after John Terry scored on his 350th Premier League appearance. There was to be no clean sheet for the Chelsea captain, with Apostolos Vellios grabbing a late consolation with his first touch after coming off the bench. The win nevertheless saw Andre Villas-Boas' men capitalise on Manchester United's draw at Liverpool and put them back within three points of new leaders Manchester City. It was Chelsea's first match since they announced their bid to buy back the freehold of Stamford Bridge, which they sold to a supporter-led group - Chelsea Pitch Owners - in the 1990s. Opponents of their proposal, which has been seen as a precursor to a move to a new stadium, distributed leaflets before the game in the hope of rallying support. The visitors might have been tempted to back the `Say No CPO' campaign themselves so impressive was their record at Stamford Bridge, and they looked set to extend it in the opening half hour as Chelsea toiled. Didier Drogba almost played Ramires clean through but Sylvain Distin intervened, while Everton showed their threat on the break when Louis Saha fired straight at Petr Cech. Marouane Fellaini was booked for catching Ramires in the 16th minute but he might have given the otherwise well-drilled visitors the lead five minutes later, a heavy touch allowing John Obi Mikel to intercept. Chelsea were crying out for some inspiration and when it finally arrived in the 31st minute, the source was no surprise. Mata brilliantly picked out Ashley Cole's surge into the box and the left-back stood up a first-time cross which Sturridge simply could not fail to nod into the net. Everton continued to look more than capable of scoring themselves, but were undone again in first-half stoppage-time when Seamus Coleman fouled Cole and Terry beat Tim Howard to nod home Frank Lampard's free-kick. Leon Osman almost pulled a goal back straight after the restart with a shot that shaved the outside of the post, but with the comfort of a two-goal lead, Chelsea soon began putting together some lovely passages of play. Drogba inexplicably stopped running when Jose Bosingwa looked set to put the ball on a plate for the striker and although Osman drilled over, Everton boss David Moyes decided to act, withdrawing Coleman for Royston Drenthe just past the hour mark. No sooner had he done so and it was game over, a sweeping Chelsea move seeing Mata exchange passes with Drogba before sending in a low cross which was inch-perfect for Ramires to slide home. Ramires appeared to hurt himself beating two defenders to the ball and had to be helped from the field after the restart, with Florent Malouda coming on. Sturridge was then controversially booked for diving when challenged by Drenthe, the striker open-mouthed in disbelief at the verdict. Everton brought on club captain Phil Neville for Cahill and Chelsea responded soon after by withdrawing Mikel and the outstanding Mata for Oriol Romeu and Nicolas Anelka. The Blues were in cruise control but were denied their first clean sheet since the opening day of the league season when Moyes threw on Vellios for Saha nine minutes from time and watched the substitute immediately slide home Drenthe's cross. It was merely a consolation and Lampard might have made it 4-1 in stoppage-time when he volleyed Drogba's chest down straight at Howard.

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