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  • Date:28 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:41,707
Goal!

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91:49 +1.49

A cross is delivered by Kerim Frei, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic. John Arne Riise takes a shot. Blocked by Oriol Romeu. Short corner worked by Kerim Frei. Corner from the left by-line taken by Juan Mata, Cesar Azpilicueta has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

90:32 +0.32

Nascimento Ramires takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Hughes. Juan Mata takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Baird.

89:36

Juan Mata crosses the ball, Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

88:15

David Luiz crosses the ball, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance. Marko Marin is ruled offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.

87:37

Juan Mata sends in a cross, blocked by Philippe Senderos. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the left by-line, clearance by John Arne Riise.

86:15

Marko Marin takes a shot. Blocked by Sascha Riether.

85:49

Ashley Cole crosses the ball, clearance by Aaron Hughes.

85:01

Fernando Torres is ruled offside. Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

84:04

The ball is sent over by Ashley Cole.

82:49

Mladen Petric comes on in place of Hugo Rodallega.

81:50

Marko Marin is brought on as a substitute for Eden Hazard.

81:15

Juan Mata takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.

80:38

Unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires by Damien Duff results in a free kick. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

78:51

Eden Hazard takes a shot. Blocked by John Arne Riise. Fernando Torres takes a shot. Clearance made by Aaron Hughes. Centre by Cesar Azpilicueta, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.

77:08

Cesar Azpilicueta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kerim Frei. John Arne Riise restarts play with the free kick.

76:51

The ball is crossed by Juan Mata, clearance by Mark Schwarzer.

74:29

John Arne Riise takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech. Outswinging corner taken by Damien Duff from the left by-line, clearance by Fernando Torres. The official flags Dimitar Berbatov offside. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

72:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sascha Riether by David Luiz. David Luiz goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Giorgos Karagounis goes off and Kerim Frei comes on. Dimitar Berbatov has an effort direct from the free kick.

72:06

A cross is delivered by Cesar Azpilicueta, clearance by Steve Sidwell.

70:59

Foul by Giorgos Karagounis on Cesar Azpilicueta, free kick awarded. Juan Mata restarts play with the free kick.

67:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell by Oriol Romeu. Branislav Ivanovic receives a caution. Steve Sidwell restarts play with the free kick, Chris Baird takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Foul by John Arne Riise on Nascimento Ramires, free kick awarded. Oriol Romeu takes the direct free kick. Centre by Cesar Azpilicueta, John Arne Riise gets a block in. Eden Hazard takes a shot. Steve Sidwell gets a block in. Short corner worked by Emboaba Oscar. Unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov by Oriol Romeu results in a free kick. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick. Oriol Romeu booked.

64:40

The ball is crossed by Cesar Azpilicueta, blocked by Hugo Rodallega. Corner taken right-footed by Juan Mata, Headed effort from inside the area by Branislav Ivanovic misses to the left of the target.

62:27

Corner taken by Eden Hazard from the left by-line. Juan Mata replaces Ryan Bertrand. Free kick awarded for a foul by David Luiz on Mahamadou Diarra. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick. Chris Baird on for Mahamadou Diarra.

61:48

Giorgos Karagounis takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

61:06

Ashley Cole takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.

60:09

Emboaba Oscar takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Dimitar Berbatov.

59:42

Nascimento Ramires crosses the ball, clearance by John Arne Riise.

58:59

Mahamadou Diarra challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Eden Hazard.

54:33

Eden Hazard takes a short corner.

54:16

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Damien Duff gets a block in. John Arne Riise takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Nascimento Ramires takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

53:42

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

50:29

Giorgos Karagounis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oriol Romeu. Nascimento Ramires takes the free kick.

48:03

Sascha Riether delivers the ball, Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

46:07

Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot. Steve Sidwell gets a block in. Oriol Romeu sends in a cross, clearance by John Arne Riise.

45:44

Emboaba Oscar sends in a cross, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

41:01

Unfair challenge on Oriol Romeu by Steve Sidwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Luiz.

40:36

A cross is delivered by Cesar Azpilicueta, clearance by Aaron Hughes.

40:08

Centre by Ashley Cole, Steve Sidwell manages to make a clearance.

38:38

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Eden Hazard.

38:01

The ball is sent over by Emboaba Oscar, clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

37:28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Eden Hazard from the right by-line, clearance made by Mahamadou Diarra.

36:52

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.

33:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Duff on Fernando Torres. Eden Hazard shoots direct from the free kick. Clearance by Aaron Hughes.

33:03

Centre by Eden Hazard, Hugo Rodallega makes a clearance.

30:29

Emboaba Oscar is ruled offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.

29:32

The ball is crossed by Steve Sidwell.

29:00

The ball is crossed by Cesar Azpilicueta, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a comfortable save.

28:04

Unfair challenge on Oriol Romeu by Dimitar Berbatov results in a free kick. David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.

25:34

Fernando Torres is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

23:30

Hugo Rodallega is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Strike comes in from David Luiz from the free kick.

18:40

The ball is sent over by Branislav Ivanovic, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

17:12

Shot from deep inside the area by Dimitar Berbatov clears the bar.

14:05

Ryan Bertrand sends in a cross, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

13:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mahamadou Diarra on Ryan Bertrand. Free kick taken by Emboaba Oscar.

12:26

The ball is swung over by Eden Hazard, Damien Duff makes a clearance.

11:04

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken by Eden Hazard to short, Philippe Senderos makes a clearance. Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bertrand on Giorgos Karagounis. Philippe Senderos restarts play with the free kick.

10:08

Eden Hazard concedes a free kick for a foul on Giorgos Karagounis. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

8:38

Steve Sidwell challenges Oriol Romeu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Cole restarts play with the free kick.

8:11

Unfair challenge on John Arne Riise by Nascimento Ramires results in a free kick. John Arne Riise takes the free kick.

5:55

Effort on goal by Nascimento Ramires from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

4:25

Fernando Torres challenges Giorgos Karagounis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sascha Riether restarts play with the free kick.

1:52

Foul by Damien Duff on Eden Hazard, free kick awarded. Ryan Bertrand takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Benitez stands firm Rafael Benitez refuses to bow to pressure to apologise for his controversial comments about Chelsea as he prepared to run the gauntlet with their fans again. Blues supporters called for their new manager to say sorry for what they perceive as criticism of them while he was in charge at Liverpool. Benitez endured a savage reception upon his introduction as Chelsea boss in Sunday's Barclays Premier League draw against Manchester City and fan groups have suggested there will be no let up in Wednesday's west London derby with Fulham. The chair of Chelsea Supporters' Group said an apology would help win over some fans but, as during his unveiling on Thursday, Benitez questioned the accuracy of some of the quotes attributed to him. "The problem is we can analyse what I said and didn't say," he said. "We can't be checking if it's true or not. I'll try my best to win their trust. That's it." Benitez admitted he did not know whether there would be a repeat of the vicious booing, chanting and placards that were directed at him on Sunday. "To be fair, I don't know," he said. "But I can say that, since coming here, I've worked really hard, coming in at 8.30am and leaving at 8.30 at night, doing my job, talking to players and staff and trying to be ready for the game." Such abuse cannot be nice but Benitez added: "I can't worry if I'm upset or not. "If it was a player, I'd be telling him to concentrate on his job. The best way to change things is to win games." Gary Cahill has recovered from illness and is in contention. Defender Cahill was only able to start on the bench in Benitez's first game in charge, but he could return for the Spaniard's second Barclays Premier League at the helm. Daniel Sturridge is close to returning from a hamstring injury, while John Terry (knee) and Frank Lampard (calf) are also progressing. Fulham manager Martin Jol believes the clash is a "must-win game" for Chelsea and his under-fire counterpart. The Dutchman said of the fans' reaction to Benitez: "I don't think I have experienced it before in my career, but of course, in England he was at Liverpool, a big club. "He said probably a few things about Chelsea and I have done that in the past because you are like a chameleon. "You get the colours of the club you are at and that is what he did so I think after a couple of wins I feel he will win them over. "It is not only about the manager, it is about the club and winning games. "Hopefully he won't start tomorrow. I feel it is a must-win game for them. They have to probably win, to have a result, tomorrow otherwise that will be problematic." Captain Brede Hangeland is one of a number of key players missing for the Cottagers. The Norway international serves the second of a three-match ban at Stamford Bridge and is joined on the sidelines by Alex Kacaniklic, Bryan Ruiz and Kieran Richardson (all hamstring). Simon Davies (hip) remains out but Jol can call upon Kerim Frei after a loan spell at Cardiff.

Formation:4231Manager: Rafael Benitez

Chelsea

Formation: 451Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

  • Petr Cech
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • David Luiz
  • Ashley Cole
  • Oriol Romeu
  • Nascimento Ramires
  • Eden Hazard
  • Emboaba Oscar
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Fernando Torres
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Juan Mata
  • Mikel
  • Victor Moses
  • Paulo Ferreira
  • Marko Marin
  • Gary Cahill

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLDDLD
  • Chelsea
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • WDDDLL

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 1 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 09/04/2012
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 26/12/2011
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Chelsea
  • 14/02/2011
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 10/11/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 28/12/2009
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 2
  • Chelsea
  • 23/08/2009

Top Scorers

Chelsea

  • FJ Torres 4
  • JM Mata 4
  • B Ivanovic 3
  • G Cahill 2
  • E Hazard 2
  • F Lampard 1
  • J Terry 1
  • A Cole 1
  • D Sturridge 1
  • V Moses 1
  • NS Ramires 1

Fulham

  • D Duff 3
  • M Petric 3
  • D Berbatov 3
  • S Sidwell 2
  • C Baird 2
  • B Ruiz 2
  • A Kacaniklic 2
  • K Richardson 1
  • H Rodallega 1

Goals

Chelsea

    • Total goals 37
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 38
    • Goals per game 25
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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