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  • Date:18 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:14:05
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:38,276
  • Cahill (11) Kalou (16)
    Torres (66) Torres (84) Meireles (90)
  • Beckford (76)
    Marshall (87)
Goal!

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90:02 +0.02

Raul Meireles finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 5-2 Leicester.Assist by Fernando Torres.

89:25

Ben Marshall sends in a cross, David Nugent takes a shot. David Luiz gets a block in.

87:55

Ben Marshall finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Chelsea 4-2 Leicester.Jermaine Beckford provided the assist for the goal.

87:06

Fernando Torres is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

84:15

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Ben Marshall gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Raul Meireles, Fernando Torres grabs a headed goal from close in. Chelsea 4-1 Leicester.Assist by Raul Meireles.

83:54

Centre by Florent Malouda, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

82:44

Ben Marshall comes on in place of Richie Wellens.

82:15

Foul by Paul Konchesky on Daniel Sturridge, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Essien.

81:27

Corner from the right by-line taken by Neil Danns, Header on goal by Lee Peltier from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

81:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Mikel. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

80:32

Jermaine Beckford produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

79:18

Paul Konchesky produces a cross, Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

76:19

Neil Danns produces a shot from just outside the penalty box that bounces off the post. Jermaine Beckford gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Chelsea 3-1 Leicester.Assist on the goal came from Neil Danns.

75:04

The official flags Daniel Sturridge offside. David Luiz is brought on as a substitute for Branislav Ivanovic. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

73:59

Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

72:39

Corner taken by Neil Danns, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

72:16

The ball is swung over by David Nugent.

69:50

A cross is delivered by Raul Meireles, Daniel Sturridge has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

68:47

Shot from deep inside the area by Fernando Torres goes over the bar.

68:06

Neil Danns takes the inswinging corner, Petr Cech makes a save.

66:54

Fernando Torres grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 3-0 Leicester.Assist by Raul Meireles.

66:12

Jose Bosingwa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.

64:32

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

62:20

(Leicester) makes a substitution, with Jeffery Schlupp coming on for Sean St. Ledger. Michael Essien on for Salomon Kalou.

62:11

Shot by Lloyd Dyer from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

61:24

Centre by Jose Bosingwa, clearance by Richie Wellens.

60:27

The ball is sent over by Lloyd Dyer, clearance made by Ryan Bertrand. Paul Konchesky takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Raul Meireles makes a clearance.

59:34

Raul Meireles takes a shot. Souleymane Bamba gets a block in.

58:46

Salomon Kalou delivers the ball, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Konchesky.

58:25

Richie Wellens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

58:16

The ball is swung over by David Nugent, Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.

57:44

The ball is crossed by Paul Konchesky, blocked by Daniel Sturridge.

56:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles from the left by-line, Branislav Ivanovic produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

54:08

Richie Wellens fouled by Branislav Ivanovic, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Danns delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Gary Cahill.

53:48

Florent Malouda has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

52:08

Jose Bosingwa produces a cross.

51:14

Unfair challenge on Raul Meireles by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.

50:42

Florent Malouda takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

49:57

Salomon Kalou is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

48:44

Richie Wellens fouled by Raul Meireles, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Konchesky.

46:33 +1.33

Jermaine Beckford has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

45:35 +0.35

Richie Wellens delivers the ball, save by Petr Cech.

45:01

Juan Mata leaves the field to be replaced by Florent Malouda.

43:29

The ball is swung over by Paul Konchesky, Jose Bosingwa gets a block in.

41:47

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger. Lee Peltier replaces Paul Gallagher. Juan Mata takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Neil Danns.

41:31

The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

40:50

Paul Konchesky takes the inswinging corner, Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Blocked by Fernando Torres.

39:54

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Raul Meireles.

33:20

Neil Danns takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher.

32:40

Fernando Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

32:02

Jermaine Beckford produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

30:46

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.

28:50

Lloyd Dyer concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bertrand. Indirect free kick taken by Salomon Kalou.

28:20

The referee blows for offside against Fernando Torres. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

24:56

Fernando Torres produces a cross.

24:41

Ryan Bertrand takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

23:40

Shot from just outside the area by Richie Wellens misses to the left of the target.

22:47

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. Corner taken left-footed by Raul Meireles, clearance made by Neil Danns.

22:12

Paul Gallagher delivers the ball, save by Petr Cech.

20:59

Jose Bosingwa delivers the ball. Juan Mata crosses the ball, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

20:52

The ball is swung over by Juan Mata.

20:25

The offside flag is raised against Fernando Torres. Wes Morgan restarts play with the free kick.

19:45

Daniel Sturridge produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

19:15

Sean St. Ledger produces a cross, Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

18:07

Shot from just outside the box by Paul Gallagher misses to the right of the target.

16:56

The ball is crossed by Fernando Torres, Salomon Kalou gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-0 Leicester.Fernando Torres provided the assist for the goal.

16:21

Souleymane Bamba takes a shot. Jose Bosingwa gets a block in.

16:05

Paul Gallagher produces a cross, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

14:27

The ball is delivered by Ryan Bertrand, Paul Konchesky makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.

11:08

The ball is swung over by Fernando Torres, Paul Konchesky manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Juan Mata, Gary Cahill finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Chelsea 1-0 Leicester.The assist for the goal came from Juan Mata.

10:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Cahill by Jermaine Beckford. Gary Cahill restarts play with the free kick.

8:59

Jermaine Beckford produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

7:45

A cross is delivered by David Nugent, clearance by Mikel. Paul Gallagher takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Raul Meireles makes a clearance.

5:25

Neil Danns is penalised for a handball. Indirect free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

5:17

Paul Konchesky crosses the ball, clearance by Gary Cahill.

4:24

Jose Bosingwa delivers the ball, Souleymane Bamba makes a clearance.

4:13

Raul Meireles takes a shot. Blocked by Sean St. Ledger.

2:43

Juan Mata takes a shot. Wes Morgan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Raul Meireles, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Fernando Torres goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

2:17

A cross is delivered by Sean St. Ledger.

0:44

Unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Raul Meireles from left channel, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

Match Preview

Bertrand keen for another first-team chance Ryan Bertrand admitted he needs to play more regularly if he is to fulfil his true potential as he braced himself for yet another rare run-out for Chelsea in Sunday's FA Cup clash with Leicester. Defender Bertrand is in line to be recalled for the Blues' quarter-final, with caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo considering shuffling his pack after Wednesday night's Champions League extra-time win over Napoli, which in turn created a serious fixture pile-up. Bertrand has arguably the toughest task of any young left-back in the game, with Ashley Cole having been ahead of the 22-year-old in the Stamford Bridge pecking order ever since he broke into the first-team squad. Even when Cole has been unavailable, former England Under-21 star Bertrand has been overlooked for Chelsea's Barclays Premier League and Champions League matches, with successive managers preferring to play right-backs Jose Bosingwa or Paulo Ferreira out of position. Bertrand's only solace, therefore, has come in the FA Cup and Carling Cup - usually against inferior opponents - and it looks set to be the same story on Sunday. Cole played all 120 minutes of the Napoli win and could well be rested ahead of a huge Premier League double-header against Manchester City and Tottenham on Wednesday and Saturday. Bertrand, who deputised for Cole in both the original tie and replay against Birmingham in the FA Cup fifth round, told Chelsea's official website: "I was pleased with my performances in the Birmingham games, and hopefully I will get the opportunity against Leicester on Sunday to show what I can do again. "I've noticed in the last couple of games, people said to me that I did well. "But, in myself, I thought there were a couple of things I needed to brush up on. "That all comes if I'm playing regularly. I just have to deal with the situation and try to keep sharp for when I'm called upon." Chelsea failed to beat Birmingham at Stamford Bridge during the death throes of Andre Villas-Boas' reign but their remarkable resurgence under Di Matteo will make them massive favourites to brush Leicester aside, no matter what team they field. Di Matteo, who could make as many as nine or 10 changes, insisted his players would not take Leicester lightly. "We've seen how difficult it's proven so far, our path in the FA Cup," he said. "With Birmingham, we had a replay, so we have to be aware that we need to perform at a very high level to be able to go through." Leicester manager Nigel Pearson believes his side are capable of causing an upset. The Foxes have already won away at Premier League opposition in this season's competition after beating Norwich in the previous round. Pearson is no stranger to cup runs and reached the FA Cup final with Middlesbrough in 1997, losing 2-0 to Chelsea. That Blues side contained current caretaker manager Roberto Di Matteo, who scored the opening goal which whizzed past Pearson's head after only 42 seconds. Pearson said: "Due to the nature of knockout competitions, anything can happen on the day. "We have to go into the game with a very positive mindset and make life difficult for them, so of course I believe we can move forward. Although, clearly we have to catch them on a not so good day and we have to be at our best. "I have been very fortunate to be involved in some very successful cup runs in my career as a player. "The key factor for us is that our players have to go out there and see it as an opportunity to play against a side who are, and have been for the last few years, one of the most successful teams in the country. "We want to go and give a good account of ourselves and cause some problems. We will approach the game in a positive manner, but we also know we have to be wary of the talent they have. You have to respect the opposition. "I still think it is a fabulous opportunity for the players to show what they can do and we have earned our place in the quarter-finals."

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Pearson

Leicester

  • Petr Cech
  • Jose Bosingwa
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Gary Cahill
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Mikel
  • Raul Meireles
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Juan Mata
  • Salomon Kalou
  • Fernando Torres
  • SUBS
  • Henrique Hilario
  • David Luiz
  • Michael Essien
  • Frank Lampard
  • Didier Drogba
  • Florent Malouda
  • Paulo Ferreira

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