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  • Date:23 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Sturridge (50)
    Sturridge (50) Sturridge (50)
    Malouda (85) Malouda (85)
  • Babatounde (18)
Goal!

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93mins

Centre by Bello Babatounde.

92mins

Foul by Pavol Poliacek on Didier Drogba, free kick awarded. Jacob Mellis on for Joshua McEachran. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.

91mins

Outswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jozef Piacek.

90mins

Emil Rilke replaces Admir Vladavic.

88mins

A cross is delivered by Didier Drogba, Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot. Save by Martin Dubravka.

88mins

Foul by Lubomir Guldan on Didier Drogba, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Didier Drogba from the free kick.

86mins

The ball is swung over by Nicolas Anelka, A goal is scored by Florent Malouda from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-1 MSK Zilina.Assist by Didier Drogba.

85mins

Pavol Poliacek joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tomas Majtan.

84mins

Stanislav Angelovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka. Joshua McEachran takes the free kick.

83mins

Shot by Florent Malouda from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

83mins

Momodou Ceesay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paulo Ferreira. Free kick taken by Paulo Ferreira.

82mins

Patrick Van Aanholt crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Didier Drogba goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

82mins

The ball is sent over by Didier Drogba, clearance by Jozef Piacek.

82mins

A cross is delivered by Patrick Van Aanholt, clearance made by Jozef Piacek.

81mins

Salomon Kalou delivers the ball.

80mins

Lubomir Guldan fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Ramires a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Roman Gergel.

80mins

Florent Malouda sends in a cross, brilliant save by Martin Dubravka.

79mins

Robert Jez crosses the ball, save made by Ross Turnbull.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Florent Malouda on Lubomir Guldan. Direct free kick taken by Robert Jez.

75mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paulo Ferreira on Momodou Ceesay. Admir Vladavic has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Ross Turnbull.

75mins

Effort on goal by Didier Drogba from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

74mins

Daniel Sturridge leaves the field to be replaced by Nicolas Anelka.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Didier Drogba, Jozef Piacek manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Didier Drogba sends in a cross, clearance made by Lubomir Guldan.

73mins

Ramires crosses the ball, clearance by Jozef Piacek.

73mins

The ball is swung over by Didier Drogba, Mario Pecalka makes a clearance.

72mins

Ramires has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

71mins

Patrick Van Aanholt has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area hitting the post.

71mins

Roman Gergel sends in a cross.

70mins

Foul by Florent Malouda on Robert Jez, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jozef Piacek.

70mins

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

70mins

Paulo Ferreira delivers the ball, Stanislav Angelovic makes a clearance.

69mins

Florent Malouda takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Mario Pecalka.

67mins

Ramires takes a shot. Comfortable save by Martin Dubravka.

66mins

Salomon Kalou delivers the ball.

66mins

Salomon Kalou crosses the ball, save by Martin Dubravka.

65mins

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

65mins

Florent Malouda takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Jez.

65mins

Florent Malouda takes a shot. Blocked by Jozef Piacek.

64mins

Tomas Oravec leaves the field to be replaced by Momodou Ceesay.

63mins

Tomas Oravec is caught offside. Jeffrey Bruma takes the free kick.

62mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Comfortable save by Martin Dubravka.

61mins

Joshua McEachran concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomas Oravec. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robert Jez from right wing.

61mins

Jeffrey Bruma delivers the ball, Header on goal by Branislav Ivanovic from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

60mins

Stanislav Angelovic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Van Aanholt. Didier Drogba fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Martin Dubravka.

59mins

Florent Malouda challenges Stanislav Angelovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Jez delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Ross Turnbull.

58mins

Centre by Salomon Kalou, clearance made by Mario Pecalka.

58mins

The ball is delivered by Salomon Kalou, Stanislav Angelovic manages to make a clearance.

57mins

Admir Vladavic challenges Paulo Ferreira unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paulo Ferreira takes the free kick.

56mins

Long range effort by Ramires goes wide right of the target.

56mins

Centre by Daniel Sturridge, Jozef Piacek manages to make a clearance.

55mins

The ball is delivered by Florent Malouda, Didier Drogba takes a shot. Martin Dubravka makes a comfortable save.

53mins

The ball is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda from the right by-line, clearance made by Mario Pecalka.

52mins

Short corner taken by Florent Malouda from the right by-line.

51mins

Daniel Sturridge gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-1 MSK Zilina.

50mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Florent Malouda, clearance made by Tomas Majtan.

49mins

A cross is delivered by Joshua McEachran, Roman Gergel manages to make a clearance.

49mins

Florent Malouda takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

49mins

The ball is crossed by Paulo Ferreira, Stanislav Angelovic manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Joshua McEachran sends in a cross, clearance by Lubomir Guldan.

48mins

Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Robert Jez makes a clearance.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Salomon Kalou by Roman Gergel. Ramires takes the free kick.

47mins

Salomon Kalou produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Florent Malouda, clearance made by Mario Pecalka.

46mins

Salomon Kalou is brought on as a substitute for Gael Kakuta.

45mins

Tomas Majtan takes a shot. Save by Ross Turnbull.

45mins

Stanislav Angelovic fouled by Florent Malouda, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stanislav Angelovic.

43mins

Gael Kakuta sends in a cross, clearance by Jozef Piacek.

42mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda, clearance made by Tomas Majtan.

42mins

Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda from the left by-line, Robert Jez makes a clearance.

42mins

Florent Malouda takes a shot from 25 yards. Jozef Piacek gets a block in.

41mins

Outswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the left by-line, clearance by Mario Pecalka.

40mins

Shot on goal by Daniel Sturridge from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

39mins

Paulo Ferreira sends in a cross, Lubomir Guldan makes a clearance.

39mins

Florent Malouda delivers the ball, clearance made by Jozef Piacek.

39mins

Patrick Van Aanholt sends in a cross, Robert Jez manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Effort on goal by Florent Malouda from a long way out goes over the bar.

36mins

Didier Drogba sends in a cross, Florent Malouda takes a shot. Save made by Martin Dubravka.

36mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gael Kakuta from the right by-line to the near post, Roman Gergel manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Didier Drogba is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Martin Dubravka.

34mins

The ball is crossed by Florent Malouda, Jozef Piacek manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Foul by Didier Drogba on Mario Pecalka, free kick awarded. Martin Dubravka takes the direct free kick.

32mins

The ball is sent over by Paulo Ferreira.

31mins

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Save by Martin Dubravka.

31mins

Corner taken by Robert Jez played to the near post, Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

31mins

Tomas Majtan takes a shot. Save made by Ross Turnbull.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramires on Lubomir Guldan. Mario Pecalka takes the free kick.

30mins

Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda.

28mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Daniel Sturridge goes wide of the right-hand post.

28mins

A cross is delivered by Roman Gergel, clearance made by Jeffrey Bruma.

27mins

Tomas Oravec fouled by Jeffrey Bruma, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Robert Jez from left channel, comfortable save by Ross Turnbull.

26mins

Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda, Unfair challenge on Jozef Piacek by Didier Drogba results in a free kick. Martin Dubravka takes the free kick.

26mins

Patrick Van Aanholt crosses the ball.

23mins

Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

23mins

Foul by Lubomir Guldan on Florent Malouda, free kick awarded. Florent Malouda restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Tomas Majtan produces a cross.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Florent Malouda on Bello Babatounde. Direct free kick taken by Stanislav Angelovic.

22mins

Bello Babatounde takes a shot. Save made by Ross Turnbull.

19mins

Bello Babatounde finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 0-1 MSK Zilina.Robert Jez provided the assist for the goal.

18mins

Gael Kakuta crosses the ball.

14mins

Didier Drogba crosses the ball, clearance by Lubomir Guldan.

13mins

The ball is sent over by Patrick Van Aanholt.

12mins

Unfair challenge on Stanislav Angelovic by Daniel Sturridge results in a free kick. Martin Dubravka takes the direct free kick.

11mins

Bello Babatounde takes a shot. Blocked by Jeffrey Bruma.

7mins

Inswinging corner taken by Gael Kakuta from the right by-line played to the near post.

6mins

Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Mario Pecalka gets a block in.

5mins

The ball is crossed by Tomas Majtan, Ross Turnbull makes a comfortable save.

4mins

Tomas Oravec fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Bello Babatounde restarts play with the free kick.

The game begins.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The referee gets the second half started.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview

Chelsea's preparations for their Champions League clash against MSK Zilina have been overshadowed by speculation regarding the future of Carlo Ancelotti.

On Monday the Italian boss was today to deny that he ever considered quitting Stamford Bridge after rumours that he had spoken to the League Managers Association on Sunday night and consulted them about his position within the club hierarchy.

But despite Chelsea crashing to their third defeat in four games with a 1-0 reverse at Birmingham on Saturday, Ancelotti made it plain that he was here to stay ahead of their game against the Group F whipping boys.

"I don't know if it's enough to clarify my position and close these rumours and speculation," said Ancelotti.

"These rumours are totally untrue. I don't know why they came out. I didn't speak with the LMA. They called me when I was at home, quiet, to find out what was happening.

"These rumours are totally untrue. I have my contract until 2012, here, in this club. I've said a lot of times that I'd like to stay here."

Chelsea will rest a number of players against Zilina. Midfielder Josh McEachran will be given his first start with Petr Cech, Nicolas Anelka and Ashley Cole all rested. Defender Alex is out and Jeffrey Bruma will play alongside Branislav Ivanovic in defence as Chelsea look for the point that will guarantee them first place in the group.

Although Chelsea may be in a slump, MSK Zilina coach Pavel Hapal insists that is of no concern to him going into the game.

"I don't care at all about Chelsea's recent form," said Hapal.

"Chelsea is a giant, a team of fantastic players who are the best in the world."

Zilina were hammered 7-0 by Marseille in the previous game, but Hapal maintains that they will try to use the counter-attack to unsettle Carlo Ancelotti's side this time.

"It may be a little bit similar to the last game but we have to change and play a counter-attacking style and be a bit dangerous," he said.

"We have got enough players who are good enough in attacking positions."

Zilina have no fresh injury worries ahead of the game but Hapal knows that, even against a weakened Chelsea team, they will be up against it, especially after losing 4-1 at home.

"We appreciate the quality of the Chelsea team, who are maybe one of the best teams in the world," he added.

"We tried our best to beat them but we lost in the end. We know the Chelsea players and all of them are of a very good quality. There is no chance that we don't know a player from Chelsea."

Zilina still have a mathematical chance of finishing third and qualifying for the Europa League. But they need to score a host of goals and record two victories in the remaining two games and hope that either Marseille or Spartak Moscow lose theirs.

Formation:433Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea

Formation: 4411Manager: Dusan Radolsky

MSK Zilina

  • Ross Turnbull
  • Paulo Ferreira
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Jeffrey Bruma
  • Patrick Van Aanholt
  • Ramires
  • Joshua McEachran
  • Florent Malouda
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Didier Drogba
  • Gael Kakuta
  • SUBS
  • Henrique Hilario
  • Mikel
  • Salomon Kalou
  • Nicolas Anelka
  • Billy Clifford
  • Jacob Mellis
  • Jacopo Sala

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Match Report

Blues hit back to avoid shock Chelsea fought back to beat MSK Zilina 2-1 and preserve their 100% record in the Champions League and ease the pressure on under-fire boss Carlo Ancelotti thanks to second-half goals from Daniel Sturridge and Florent Malouda. Ancelotti's side had trailed to Babatounde Bello's shock 19th-minute opener for the Group F minnows but Sturridge levelled six minutes after the break. Malouda then grabbed a vital winner for the Barclays Premier League champions when he slotted home at the far post four minutes from time to ensure Chelsea finish in top spot. Zilina, battered by Marseille in their last Champions League outing, had arrived with an attacking mentality that gave Chelsea's youthful side something to worry about in the early stages. Chelsea first threatened the visitors in the 17th minute when Gael Kakuta sent over a cross that almost dropped into the net at the far post. But Chelsea hit trouble in the 19th minute when Bello sliced his way through the home defence and coolly slotted the ball home. It was another shock to the Blues who have been left reeling in recent weeks by events both on and off the pitch. The shock and abrupt departure of Ray Wilkins arrived in the middle of a domestic slump that has seen them lose three out of their last four Premier League games. Ancelotti, who rejected rumours he was set to quit the Blues over the weekend, cut a lonely figure in contrast to the delirious Zilina bench. Chelsea fought back when Kakuta put Sturridge in behind the defence but the former Manchester City striker saw his shot slash wide of the near post. But Zilina almost added a second on the half-hour when Tomas Majtan got clear to test Ross Turnbull at the near post. The Chelsea keeper was lucky to claw the ball away from danger as Zilina continued to threaten. Seconds later Sturridge forced Martin Dubravka into a fine save when he sent a 20-yard angled drive towards the top corner. Malouda should have levelled the scores in the 35th minute but he sent a tame header into the arms of Dubravka from six yards. Malouda then tried his luck from 25 yards but he failed to find the target. Sturridge wasted another chance in the 39th minute when he somehow sent a six-yard shot over the bar, although Chelsea were at least beginning to exert some pressure. Chelsea replaced Kakuta with Salomon Kalou at half-time and the Ivory Coast striker sent a shot just over the bar from 20 yards straight from the re-start. Chelsea equalised in the 51st minute when Kalou's cross eluded everyone in the six-yard box apart from Sturridge at the far post, the striker slipping the ball through the legs of the Zilina keeper to make it 1-1. Chelsea were now in the ascendancy and Ramires sent a 25-yard drive just past the post as the Blues increased the tempo. Didier Drogba almost put Chelsea in front on the hour but his free-kick was tipped onto the crossbar by Dubravka and Branislav Ivanovic headed over from close range when the ball was played back into the area. Chelsea were now dominating and pushed on in search of the winner. In the 69th minute Sturridge curled a low shot around the post after Chelsea has superbly carved open the Zilina defence. Patrick Van Aanholt was denied by the woodwork in the 71st minute when his thunderous 20-yard drive cannoned back off the left-hand upright. Midfielder Josh McEachran, who had been sublime all night with a range of delightful passes, put Drogba clear in the 75th minute but the striker fired high over the bar. But Chelsea ensured they maintained their 100% record in Europe when Malouda slotted home at the far post after Drogba had headed substitute Nicolas Anelka's cross into his path.

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