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  • Date:01 Apr 2013
  • Kick-off:12:30
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:40,704
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92:38 +2.38

Demba Ba goes off and Fernando Torres comes on.

92:13 +2.13

Robin van Persie has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

90:34 +0.34

Victor Moses on for Emboaba Oscar.

90:09 +0.09

Header from close range by Javier Hernandez misses to the right of the target.

89:11

Emboaba Oscar challenges Ashley Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Emboaba Oscar is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Ashley Young crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

88:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Juan Mata on Antonio Valencia. Caution for Juan Mata. Phil Jones takes the direct free kick.

88:18

Juan Mata takes a shot. David De Gea makes a save.

87:13

Robin van Persie produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

85:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Smalling by Demba Ba. David De Gea restarts play with the free kick.

84:55

Emboaba Oscar fouled by Phil Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Emboaba Oscar.

84:01

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

80:40

Effort from outside the penalty box by Juan Mata goes wide right of the target.

79:13

Ashley Young comes on in place of Danny Welbeck.

77:10

Effort on goal by Juan Mata from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

76:34

Demba Ba challenges Patrice Evra unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Giggs restarts play with the free kick.

76:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Danny Welbeck. Cesar Azpilicueta receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Patrice Evra.

75:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta by Danny Welbeck. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

73:50

Antonio Valencia has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

72:24

Effort from outside the penalty box by Nascimento Ramires goes wide right of the target.

71:36

Corner taken by Juan Mata, clearance by Phil Jones.

67:32

Effort on goal by Mikel from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

66:58

Effort on goal by Eden Hazard from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

65:56

Michael Carrick produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.

65:20

Demba Ba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by David De Gea.

64:08

The offside flag is raised against Javier Hernandez. Ryan Giggs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luis Nani. David Luiz takes the free kick.

62:28

Juan Mata produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

60:34

Inswinging corner taken by Luis Nani from the right by-line, clearance made by Emboaba Oscar.

60:29

Robin van Persie replaces Tom Cleverley.

60:07

The ball is sent over by Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

59:05

Ryan Bertrand gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Welbeck. Ryan Bertrand is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Antonio Valencia takes the free kick.

58:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antonio Valencia on Eden Hazard. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Juan Mata from left wing, clearance made by Danny Welbeck.

56:34

Juan Mata has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

56:00

The referee gives a free kick against Danny Welbeck for handball. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

54:57

Luis Nani takes a shot. Nascimento Ramires gets a block in.

53:32

Nascimento Ramires fouled by Tom Cleverley, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Cleverley booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Mikel.

51:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Antonio Valencia on Eden Hazard. David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.

48:31

Goal scored by Demba Ba from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Man Utd.Juan Mata provided the assist for the goal.

47:07

Demba Ba takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

46:03 +1.03

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Juan Mata, save made by David De Gea.

45:44 +0.44

Mikel takes a shot. Chris Smalling gets a block in.

45:23

David Luiz concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jones. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luis Nani from right channel, blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.

43:44

Corner taken by Luis Nani from the right by-line, clearance by David Luiz.

42:54

Unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Nascimento Ramires results in a free kick. Luis Nani takes the free kick.

40:47

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

40:17

Javier Hernandez takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

39:37

Patrice Evra challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Juan Mata crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by David De Gea.

38:05

Shot from deep inside the area by Eden Hazard clears the crossbar.

37:22

Effort from a long way out by Luis Nani goes wide right of the target.

36:17

Nascimento Ramires takes a shot. Save made by David De Gea.

35:46

Inswinging corner taken by Eden Hazard from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Michael Carrick.

32:38

The referee gives a free kick against Luis Nani for handball. Shot comes in from David Luiz from the free kick.

32:12

Demba Ba takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Smalling.

30:41

Demba Ba takes a shot. Save by David De Gea.

28:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Mikel. Antonio Valencia takes the direct free kick.

27:08

Tom Cleverley fouled by Cesar Azpilicueta, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luis Nani, save made by Petr Cech.

20:56

Ryan Bertrand is brought on as a substitute for Ashley Cole.

18:28

The referee penalises Nascimento Ramires for handball. Patrice Evra restarts play with the free kick.

16:10

Foul by Chris Smalling on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mikel.

15:01

Danny Welbeck fouled by David Luiz, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luis Nani.

14:47

Eden Hazard takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Smalling.

14:05

Eden Hazard fouled by Javier Hernandez, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Luiz.

4:08

Unfair challenge on Phil Jones by Mikel results in a free kick. Michael Carrick takes the direct free kick.

3:49

Mikel takes a shot. Chris Smalling gets a block in.

Match Preview

Benitez set to shuffle pack Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez is expected to shuffle his pack once again when the Blues face Manchester United in their FA Cup quarter-final replay at Stamford Bridge on Easter Monday. The Spaniard made seven changes to his starting line-up ahead of their 2-1 defeat at Southampton on Saturday and will look to rotate once more with one eye on the Europa League tie with Rubin Kazan on Thursday. Juan Mata is likely to return after missing the loss at Southampton through illness but Benitez revealed defender Gary Cahill (knee) is still a major doubt. Chelsea have already played 54 games this season and the Blues' players are no strangers to the rigours of playing midweek games off the back of league fixtures. But Benitez feels the proximity of the FA Cup replay against United - with the winners to face Manchester City in a Wembley semi-final - makes for difficult preparation. "This one is so close," he said. "48 hours, less than 48 hours, you have to make decisions. If you have three days, four days you can manage in a different way. But two days between games is not easy. "It (the performance against United) has to be good. Everybody knows this is a massive game against a very good side in a massive competition. It has to be positive for the players." Sir Alex Ferguson is set to ring the changes for Manchester United. Rafael (groin) looks sure to miss out after picking up a knock in Saturday's Barclays Premier League success at Sunderland. Rio Ferdinand, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Ryan Giggs were all rested at the weekend with the cup tie in mind, and Patrice Evra can also expect a recall. Manchester City await the victors in the stand-out semi-final, given Premier League strugglers Wigan and Championship outfit Millwall contest the other. Not that Inited skipper Nemanja Vidic is particularly enthused by that prospect, which would mean successive encounters with their Manchester rivals, who head to Old Trafford in league combat on April 8. "I would prefer to have a semi-final against Blackpool," said Vidic. "I want to win the trophy. That is more important than who we play against. "Obviously City are in the semi-final. That would mean one more step towards a trophy. But first it is Chelsea."

Formation:451Manager: Rafael Benitez

Chelsea

Formation: 442Manager: Sir Alex Ferguson

Man Utd

  • Petr Cech
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • David Luiz
  • Ashley Cole
  • Nascimento Ramires
  • Mikel
  • Eden Hazard
  • Emboaba Oscar
  • Juan Mata
  • Demba Ba
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Frank Lampard
  • Fernando Torres
  • Victor Moses
  • John Terry
  • Yossi Benayoun
  • Ryan Bertrand

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