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  • Date:25 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:41,792
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93mins

Mario Balotelli receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

91mins

Corner taken by David Silva, Matija Nastasic takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.

86mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta by Mario Balotelli. Cesar Azpilicueta restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

(Man City) makes a substitution, with Mario Balotelli coming on for Sergio Aguero.

85mins

Shot by Ashley Cole from just outside the area goes over the net.

84mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Juan Mata.

83mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the right by-line, Gareth Barry makes a clearance.

82mins

Gareth Barry challenges Fernando Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Juan Mata, James Milner makes a clearance.

79mins

Shot on goal by Carlos Tevez from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. Mikel goes off and Oriol Romeu comes on.

78mins

Pablo Zabaleta challenges Juan Mata unfairly and gives away a free kick. Juan Mata takes the direct free kick.

77mins

Aleksandar Kolarov concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Booking for Aleksandar Kolarov for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

76mins

Handball decision goes against Victor Moses. Direct free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

75mins

Inswinging corner taken by David Silva, Fernando Torres makes a clearance.

75mins

Corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line, Victor Moses manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emboaba Oscar on Pablo Zabaleta. Pablo Zabaleta takes the free kick.

72mins

Victor Moses concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Victor Moses on for Eden Hazard.

70mins

Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Tevez. Free kick taken by Yaya Toure.

69mins

Sergio Aguero is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Edin Dzeko leaves the field to be replaced by Carlos Tevez. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Aleksandar Kolarov, Matija Nastasic takes a shot. David Luiz makes a clearance.

66mins

Outswinging corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line played to the near post, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.

65mins

Booking for Pablo Zabaleta.

61mins

Effort on goal by Fernando Torres from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

60mins

Corner taken right-footed by Emboaba Oscar from the left by-line, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Yaya Toure takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Petr Cech.

59mins

Fernando Torres is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Silva.

58mins

Corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line, clearance made by Fernando Torres.

57mins

Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line played to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by David Luiz goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

56mins

Gareth Barry challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Eden Hazard.

55mins

Unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Aleksandar Kolarov results in a free kick. Juan Mata crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Edin Dzeko.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matija Nastasic by Fernando Torres. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.

53mins

Nascimento Ramires produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

52mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta by James Milner. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, David Luiz manages to make a clearance.

50mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Eden Hazard. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Corner taken by Eden Hazard from the left by-line.

46mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sergio Aguero on David Luiz. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

45mins

Fernando Torres fouled by Aleksandar Kolarov, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Juan Mata, clearance by Yaya Toure.

44mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on James Milner. Joe Hart takes the free kick.

43mins

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a short corner.

42mins

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

41mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Nascimento Ramires. Yaya Toure takes the direct free kick.

39mins

Nascimento Ramires fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from David Luiz from the free kick, Joe Hart makes a comfortable save.

37mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by David Silva, Gareth Barry takes a shot. Matija Nastasic takes a shot. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic. Save made by Petr Cech.

37mins

Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

33mins

Emboaba Oscar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

David Luiz fouled by James Milner, the ref awards a free kick. David Luiz takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the right by-line, save by Joe Hart.

28mins

Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Cesar Azpilicueta.

26mins

Aleksandar Kolarov concedes a free kick for a foul on Juan Mata. Mikel takes the free kick.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matija Nastasic on Eden Hazard. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

David Silva produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

19mins

Shot from just outside the box by James Milner misses to the right of the target.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Yaya Toure results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Luiz.

15mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Aleksandar Kolarov, clearance made by Ashley Cole.

14mins

Nascimento Ramires challenges Yaya Toure unfairly and gives away a free kick. Yaya Toure takes the free kick.

13mins

Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Yaya Toure results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.

10mins

Centre by Emboaba Oscar, Matija Nastasic makes a clearance.

10mins

The ball is delivered by Aleksandar Kolarov, Petr Cech makes a comfortable save. Fernando Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta. Pablo Zabaleta takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Aleksandar Kolarov. Cesar Azpilicueta takes the free kick.

6mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Fernando Torres. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Aleksandar Kolarov takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Emboaba Oscar manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Hectic week for Zenden Boudewijn Zenden has spoken of the "madness" of his whirlwind return to Chelsea after joining Rafael Benitez's coaching staff. Benitez sprung a surprise following his appointment as interim manager on Wednesday night by recruiting former Blues and Liverpool star Zenden as an assistant. The Dutchman had no previous coaching experience but jumped at the chance to help the club where he spent three years as a player between 2001 and 2004. "It's been really hectic, to say the least," Zenden told Chelsea TV. "It really came as a surprise to me as well. "I got the shout at eight, nine-o'clock in the evening, and they told me to come around next day at 1pm at Cobham. "I thought, 'I'd better start packing my stuff and try to sort out a flight', because it really happened so fast." Benitez and Zenden were given only three days to pick up Chelsea up from their fateful Champions League defeat at Juventus, the latest in a string of poor results that cost Roberto Di Matteo his job as manager. To make things even more difficult, the new men in charge must somehow try to mastermind a victory at home to Premier League champions and leaders Manchester City on Sunday. Zenden added: "The first day was absolutely hectic, a bit of madness, because no-one really knew what was going to happen and everyone has to try to find their feet again. "It gives you just a short time space to prepare things. "You cannot go at 200mph - it's not going to work - so it will take a little bit of time. "The players are willing to pick it up quickly and that's the right attitude, I guess." Benitez must decide whether to recall Fernando Torres, who thrived during the pair's time together at Anfield, for his first game in charge against City. One of Di Matteo's final acts as manager was dropping Torres for the first time this season before Tuesday's trip to Juve. Chelsea remain without John Terry (knee) and Frank Lampard (calf). Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini claims there is no extra pressure to retain the Premier League title as a result of European failure. City can longer no longer reach the knockout stages of the Champions League after collecting just three points from their first five group games. Mancini's men made amends for a similar failure last season by going on to win their first league title in 44 years and the focus will now shift mainly to repeating that success. With expectations continuing to rise at the Etihad Stadium, it was suggested to Mancini that the pressure on him to achieve that will be greater than a year ago, but he disagrees. The Italian said: "I think we could be disappointed because we wanted to go and play the February stage in the Champions League, because we have good players and these players probably deserved to play in this competition. "But we don't have pressure. We know we have a chance to win if we stay together in a difficult moment like now, but we do not have pressure because we went out of the Champions League." With City still unbeaten in the Premier League - and top of the table prior to this weekend's fixtures - the situation is far from dire for Mancini. But the team have still largely lacked the dynamism they displayed early last season and they will face a stern test of their credentials at Chelsea this weekend, whatever the recent turmoil at Stamford Bridge. Mancini said: "I think that we had a problem, we had players injured and we are on the top. I think we can improve more. "Also, I think this championship will be stronger than last year because I think also Chelsea will fight for the title. "There are three (teams) in this moment." City captain Vincent Kompany is doubtful for the match having suffered a knee injury in the Champions League draw with Real Madrid on Wednesday. The Belgian battled through to the end of the match but left the stadium on crutches and was to undergo a late fitness test. Striker Mario Balotelli, dropped for the defeat of Tottenham a fortnight ago, has been training after being forced out of the last two games by a back injury. Left-back Gael Clichy (ankle) is back in contention while midfielder Jack Rodwell (hamstring) edges closer to a return but right-back Micah Richards (knee) is still out.

Formation:433Manager: Rafael Benitez

Chelsea

Formation: 433Manager: Roberto Mancini

Man City

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWLDDL
  • Chelsea
  • VS
  • Man City
  • WWWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 21/03/2012
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 1
  • Man City
  • 12/12/2011
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 0
  • Man City
  • 20/03/2011
  • Man City
  • 1 - 0
  • Chelsea
  • 25/09/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 4
  • Man City
  • 27/02/2010
  • Man City
  • 2 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 05/12/2009

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

Man City

  • E Dzeko 6
  • CA Tevez 5
  • SL Aguero 4
  • Y Toure 2
  • J Lescott 1
  • J Milner 1
  • S Nasri 1
  • DJ Silva 1
  • FF Javi Garcia 1
  • A Kolarov 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

Man City

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

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