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Shot from long range by Didier Drogba misses to the left of the goal.
Steven Taylor booked for unsporting behaviour.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Taylor, Steven Taylor scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Chelsea 2-2 Newcastle.Nile Ranger provided the assist for the goal.
Ryan Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Essien.
The ball is swung over by Danny Simpson, Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.
Didier Drogba fouled by Steven Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Didier Drogba.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Frank Lampard, Joey Barton manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Shola Ameobi by Florent Malouda results in a free kick. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
Kazenga LuaLua gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Essien. Direct free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Sanchez Jose Enrique. Sanchez Jose Enrique is given a yellow card. Sammy Ameobi replaces Peter Lovenkrands. Direct free kick taken by Frank Lampard, Alex scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle.Frank Lampard provided the assist for the goal.
Peter Lovenkrands takes a shot.
Didier Drogba delivers the ball, save made by Tim Krul.
The referee blows for offside. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
Nile Ranger comes on in place of Jonas Gutierrez.
Header from deep inside the area by John Terry goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
The ball is delivered by Didier Drogba, Peter Lovenkrands manages to make a clearance.
Danny Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Essien. Danny Simpson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Peter Lovenkrands. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Sanchez Jose Enrique results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Didier Drogba.
(Newcastle) makes a substitution, with Kazenga LuaLua coming on for Shane Ferguson.
Peter Lovenkrands fouled by Didier Drogba, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Peter Lovenkrands concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cole. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Didier Drogba from left wing, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.
Foul by Joshua McEachran on Joey Barton, free kick awarded. Didier Drogba comes on in place of Yossi Benayoun. Ramires leaves the field to be replaced by Florent Malouda. Joshua McEachran goes off and Michael Essien comes on. Joey Barton has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Joshua McEachran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Lovenkrands. Strike comes in from Ryan Taylor from the free kick, Frank Lampard gets a block in.
Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Shane Ferguson, free kick awarded. Booking for Branislav Ivanovic for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Ryan Taylor from the free kick, save made by Petr Cech.
Jonas Gutierrez takes a shot. Comfortable save by Petr Cech.
Frank Lampard challenges Joey Barton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank Lampard goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
The referee blows for offside against Fernando Torres. Indirect free kick taken by Fabricio Coloccini.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Ramires goes wide left of the target.
Joshua McEachran takes the inswinging corner, save by Tim Krul.
Ashley Cole takes a shot. Danny Simpson gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Frank Lampard, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Joey Barton gets a block in.
Shot by Nicolas Anelka from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Shot by Joshua McEachran. Blocked by Steven Taylor.
Effort on goal by Yossi Benayoun from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Ramires is given a yellow card. Ryan Taylor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Frank Lampard makes a clearance.
Peter Lovenkrands gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ramires. Free kick taken by Ashley Cole.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Simpson. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
Shot by Nicolas Anelka. Shane Ferguson gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Shane Ferguson on Ramires, free kick awarded. Joshua McEachran takes the free kick.
Branislav Ivanovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Joey Barton. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Jonas Gutierrez gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yossi Benayoun by Fabricio Coloccini. Frank Lampard takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Lovenkrands by Ashley Cole. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Nicolas Anelka for handball. Ryan Taylor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Cole on Shola Ameobi. Ryan Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramires on Tim Krul. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by Shane Ferguson, Alex manages to make a clearance.
Corner from left by-line taken by Ryan Taylor.
Shola Ameobi fouled by Ashley Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Frank Lampard.
A cross is delivered by Fernando Torres, clearance made by Ryan Taylor.
Branislav Ivanovic is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard played to the near post, Danny Simpson makes a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Danny Simpson misses to the left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ryan Taylor.
Nicolas Anelka sends in a cross, save by Tim Krul.
Joey Barton challenges Frank Lampard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank Lampard restarts play with the free kick. Effort from deep inside the area by Alex misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Shola Ameobi. Free kick taken by John Terry.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Simpson by Ramires. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Sanchez Jose Enrique has a drilled shot. Alex gets a block in.
Ryan Taylor takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Yossi Benayoun.
Joshua McEachran challenges Shane Ferguson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
Shola Ameobi fouled by Frank Lampard, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramires by Shane Ferguson. Direct free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
Unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Jonas Gutierrez finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-1 Newcastle.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Taylor.
Peter Lovenkrands fouled by John Terry, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows John Terry a yellow card. Ryan Taylor fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Jonas Gutierrez gets a block in.
Shot from just outside the box by Fernando Torres misses to the right of the target.
Nicolas Anelka has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line, Branislav Ivanovic finds the net with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle.Fernando Torres provided the assist for the goal.
The official flags Shola Ameobi offside. John Terry takes the free kick.
Tiote to miss Chelsea game
Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote will not be risked against Chelsea on Sunday to prevent him starting the new season with a suspension.
The Ivory Coast international is unlikely to figure in the final game against West Brom either after picking up his 14th booking last weekend, although manager Alan Pardew has admitted his is unlikely to use Alan Smith as a direct replacement following his return from a lengthy absence with an ankle ligament injury.
Kevin Nolan (ankle) and Steve Harper (knee) are both out after surgery this week and join Mike Williamson (broken arm), Hatem Ben Arfa (double leg fracture), Stephen Ireland and Leon Best (both ankle), Danny Guthrie (shin) and Dan Gosling (knee) on the sidelines. Youngsters Sammy Ameobi - the younger brother of Shola - Kazenga LuaLua and Greg McDermott are included in the squad.
Fernando Torres will start Chelsea's final Premier League home game of the season, manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed.
Torres was dropped for Sunday's defeat at Manchester United, which all but ended the champions' faint title hopes.
Jose Bosingwa will miss the final two matches of the campaign with a knee injury, while young full-back Ryan Bertrand (hamstring) will also sit out the Newcastle game.
Steven Taylor will head for Chelsea delighted to have helped Newcastle confound their doubters.
The Magpies emerged from the Championship last summer knowing the only aim for their first campaign back in the Barclays Premier League would be to remain there.
Their investment in the playing staff during the close-season was modest by top-flight standards, and the doom-mongers predicted a long, tough campaign.
However, last Saturday's 2-1 home victory over Birmingham, in which Taylor scored on his return to the starting line-up, ensured they will remain alongside the big boys and can now start planning the next stage of their climb back to the loftier status they once enjoyed.
Taylor, who has experienced all the highs and lows of life at St James' Park during his career to date, said: "You are playing with players who you know are giving 100% every week and they want to be here playing.
"It means more. Everybody knows how much togetherness we have in this squad.
"Getting relegated has definitely helped Newcastle, it's pulled us through.
"At the start of the season, everyone had us down for the bottom three all year.
"We have proved a lot of people wrong and now we can just relax a bit and enjoy it and see how things go now."
The pressure may be off the Magpies as they make their way to Stamford Bridge perhaps relieved they do not need to return with something to show for their efforts.
However, that will not change their approach, other than manager Alan Pardew's decision to rest key midfielder Cheick Tiote to prevent him picking up a 15th booking of the season and a three-match ban.
Taylor said: "The main thing, we said at the start of pre-season in Ireland, was survival and once we got that, it was a good season.
"Now where we are, why not go for it and try to get the six points and hit the top 10?"
Ancelotti has rejected John Terry's claim that Chelsea's squad was not big enough this season, insisting there was enough quality there to have retained the Barclays Premier League title.
Blues captain Terry this week suggested there was a need for billionaire owner Roman Abramovich to splash the cash again this summer, declaring that too many players were let go at the end of last term.
The decision to offload the likes of Ricardo Carvalho, Michael Ballack, Deco, Juliano Belletti and Joe Cole appeared to backfire when injuries struck and Chelsea embarked on their worst run in the league for almost 15 years.
But Ancelotti was adamant yesterday that the players he had at his disposal were still good enough to have beaten Manchester United to the championship.
"The squad was good enough," said Ancelotti, whose side's 12-month reign was ended by United this afternoon.
"We started the season very well, and we finished it very well.
"The mistake was not being able to manage that bad moment.
"It was too long, two months, a lot of defeats and draws. Above all, home games.
"We lost a lot of points in the last minute: Tottenham, Aston Villa, Everton.
"That was the reason. The strength and power and skills of the squad were good.
"We lost some players compared to last season, but we still had fantastic players arriving this year."
The only major summer arrivals at Stamford Bridge were Ramires and Yossi Benayoun, although Ancelotti admitted yesterday the club had failed in bids to sign Fernando Torres and David Luiz, who eventually joined in January.
Blues held by Newcastle
Carlo Ancelotti's new-look Chelsea looked anything but challengers for next season's Barclays Premier League title as they threw away victory against Newcastle in a 2-2 draw.
In what could be his final home game in charge, Ancelotti's team selection very much appeared to have the new campaign in mind and it looked promising when Branislav Ivanovic scored inside two minutes.
But Jonas Gutierrez soon levelled after unwittingly deflecting in Ryan Taylor's free-kick and although Alex headed the Blues back in front late on, Steven Taylor snatched a draw at the death.
After seeing Manchester United depose them as champions on Saturday, this game was Chelsea's chance to lay down a marker for next season as they paraded their new home kit.
Despite appearing resigned to losing his job in the summer, Ancelotti's line-up reflected this as he made several changes, including starting Fernando Torres, Yossi Benayoun and Josh McEachran.
And despite Ancelotti's protestations that they could play together, he decided against pairing Didier Drogba with Torres.
It took the new-look Chelsea less than 10 minutes to open their account, Frank Lampard's corner flicked on by Torres for Ivanovic to volley home.
The home side continued to dominate as Roman Abramovich watched on from the Stamford Bridge directors' box.
But they undid the good work in the ninth minute when Alex gave the ball straight to Peter Lovenkrands and John Terry tripped the striker, earning a booking.
Making a rare start, Ryan Taylor struck the free-kick, which took a huge deflection off Gutierrez and flew past the wrong-footed Petr Cech.
If that was unlucky for Chelsea, they were fortunate in the 16th minute when Shola Ameobi beat Cech in the air and the striker's goalbound header was cleared.
The hosts also enjoyed a let-off when Ramires lunged horribly at Danny Simpson but failed to earn even a booking.
A crucial interception from Alex cut out a dangerous Shane Ferguson cross, while Ryan Taylor went close to deflecting the ball into his own net at the other end after Ashley Cole's centre sparked panic.
But as the half wore on, Chelsea began to look like a side that had not played together before as Newcastle more than matched them.
The hosts' passing was sloppy, while Torres' inability to hold the ball up was not helping and it appeared only a matter of time before Drogba entered the fray.
Torres wasted a good crossing chance immediately after the restart as his touch began to desert him, with any confidence he might have gained from ending his goal drought last month appearing to have evaporated.
Cole saw a header deflected behind and Ramires flashed wide from 30 yards, although Newcastle remained a threat and Gutierrez looped a header straight into Cech's arms and also curled too close to the goalkeeper from 25 yards.
Lampard had just been booked for going straight through the back of Joey Barton and Ivanovic soon followed suit for tripping the impressive Ferguson.
The resulting Taylor free-kick was clutched by Cech, despite the looming presence of Ameobi.
With a little more than 25 minutes remaining, Ancelotti abandoned his experiment, introducing Drogba, Florent Malouda and Michael Essien for McEachran, Ramires and Benayoun.
Newcastle then lost Ferguson to injury, Kazenga LuaLua coming on.
A brilliant Drogba free-kick evaded everyone and Simpson was carded for a foul on Essien as Chelsea tried to crank up the pressure.
Cole made a hash of a glorious Drogba lay-off before Terry headed over under pressure.
Newcastle introduced Nile Ranger for Gutierrez and they went close themselves when Lovenkrands' overhead kick screwed off target, the forward immediately replaced by Ameobi's younger brother Samuel.
But that 83rd-minute change came during a Chelsea free-kick which set up the winner, Lampard crossing and Alex leaping above Tim Krul to head home his first goal since October.
Ryan Taylor almost levelled in stoppage-time before namesake Steven did, taking advantage of slack marking to nod in Ranger's header back across goal.
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