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  • Date:22 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:41,112
  • Cole (84)
Goal!

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94:15 +4.15

Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Matthew Etherington results in a free kick. Nascimento Ramires takes the free kick.

90:57 +0.57

David Luiz challenges Jonathan Walters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Whelan takes the direct free kick. Booking for David Luiz.

90:13 +0.13

Corner taken right-footed by Emboaba Oscar.

89:03

Fernando Torres gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross. Glenn Whelan takes the direct free kick.

87:47

Fernando Torres is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic. John Terry on for Juan Mata.

87:09

Corner taken by Emboaba Oscar from the left by-line.

86:41

Victor Moses takes a shot. Matthew Etherington gets a block in.

86:04

Corner taken by Glenn Whelan, clearance made by Nascimento Ramires.

84:08

Goal scored by Ashley Cole from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Stoke.Juan Mata provided the assist for the goal.

82:50

The referee gives a free kick against Kenwyne Jones for handball. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.

82:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Matthew Etherington. Matthew Etherington takes the free kick.

80:16

The referee blows for offside. Asmir Begovic takes the indirect free kick. Frank Lampard comes on in place of Mikel.

79:25

Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.

78:25

Effort on goal by Matthew Etherington from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

76:11

Mikel takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

75:28

Corner taken by Juan Mata, save by Asmir Begovic.

75:09

Marc Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.

74:22

The referee blows for offside. David Luiz takes the free kick. Kenwyne Jones on for Peter Crouch.

70:53

Matthew Etherington joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Kightly.

70:38

Glenn Whelan takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

69:43

Emboaba Oscar has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

66:16

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.

64:37

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata played to the near post.

63:13

Michael Owen comes on in place of Charlie Adam.

61:00

Victor Moses joins the action as a substitute, replacing Eden Hazard.

60:42

Charlie Adam has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

58:52

Nascimento Ramires concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Adam. Jonathan Walters has an effort direct from the free kick.

56:32

Effort on goal by Peter Crouch from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

56:10

Nascimento Ramires challenges Steven Nzonzi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Glenn Whelan takes the free kick.

55:50

Juan Mata takes the outswinging corner, Peter Crouch manages to make a clearance.

53:07

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill. Inswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam, Peter Crouch produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

52:02

Juan Mata has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

51:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Michael Kightly. Emboaba Oscar restarts play with the free kick.

49:57

Emboaba Oscar is given a yellow card. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick. Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.

46:41

Peter Crouch challenges David Luiz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Luiz.

45:24

Marc Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Juan Mata. Juan Mata takes the free kick.

45:15 +0.15

David Luiz has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

44:15

Shot from deep inside the area by Ashley Cole clears the crossbar.

43:50

Juan Mata takes the inswinging corner, Geoff Cameron makes a clearance.

43:37

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

39:25

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Glenn Whelan gets a block in.

38:05

Michael Kightly takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save. Effort on goal by David Luiz from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

36:37

Marc Wilson takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

35:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Petr Cech by Jonathan Walters. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.

34:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Steven Nzonzi. Direct free kick taken by Charlie Adam.

33:15

Robert Huth challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Emboaba Oscar restarts play with the free kick.

31:27

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

29:35

David Luiz challenges Peter Crouch unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Glenn Whelan.

28:53

Geoff Cameron gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard. Free kick taken by David Luiz.

27:48

Ryan Shawcross concedes a free kick for a foul on Fernando Torres. David Luiz produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Asmir Begovic.

27:06

The assistant referee signals for offside against Charlie Adam. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

24:22

Foul by Emboaba Oscar on Geoff Cameron, free kick awarded. Geoff Cameron restarts play with the free kick. Foul by Gary Cahill on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.

24:02

Juan Mata takes a shot. Blocked by Glenn Whelan.

22:41

Michael Kightly takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill. Charlie Adam concedes a free kick for a foul on Nascimento Ramires. The referee books Charlie Adam for unsporting behaviour. Gary Cahill restarts play with the free kick.

21:11

Corner taken by Juan Mata.

18:13

Foul by Ashley Cole on Jonathan Walters, free kick awarded. Glenn Whelan produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Jonathan Walters goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

17:30

Ashley Cole has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

16:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Kightly on Mikel. Ashley Cole takes the free kick.

16:11

Corner taken right-footed by Emboaba Oscar, clearance made by Glenn Whelan.

14:52

Foul by Emboaba Oscar on Ryan Shawcross, free kick awarded. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

12:44

Handball decision goes against Charlie Adam. Emboaba Oscar takes the direct free kick.

11:35

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in. Corner from the left by-line taken by Eden Hazard, clearance made by Geoff Cameron.

10:18

Charlie Adam challenges Nascimento Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Luiz takes the direct free kick.

7:47

Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Cahill. David Luiz takes the free kick.

5:15

Geoff Cameron challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eden Hazard takes the free kick.

4:47

Jonathan Walters challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Luiz takes the direct free kick.

4:08

Unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Branislav Ivanovic results in a free kick. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

3:06

Michael Kightly takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Glenn Whelan. Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata, Robert Huth gets a block in. Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Fernando Torres goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

0:26

Corner taken by Eden Hazard, Peter Crouch manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Juan Mata, clearance made by Jonathan Walters.

Match Preview

Business as usual for Di Matteo Roberto Di Matteo shrugged off the implications of Roman Abramovich's latest visit to Chelsea's training ground, insisting he was more than happy to see the Russian there. Blues boss Di Matteo confirmed Abramovich was at the club's Cobham headquarters on Thursday amid reports he had questioned players and coaching staff following Wednesday night's 2-2 Champions League draw with Juventus. Di Matteo admitted "it wasn't a particularly happy camp here" after what was the European champions' third successive game without a win and third this season in which their deficiencies have been ruthlessly exposed by big-name opponents. Visits from an unhappy Abramovich have proven a bad omen for Chelsea managers since the Russian bought the club and Di Matteo could be forgiven for being alarmed at receiving one just seven matches into his reign as full-time manager. But he insisted his only concern was the Barclays Premier League game at Stoke and that dealing with Abramovich was par for the course. "He actually comes quite often, to be honest," Di Matteo said. "He likes to be involved and he comes down whenever he can. "He's the owner and he likes to know what's going on and he likes to speak to people - and he does that all the time. "Obviously, we weren't happy about the result we got on Wednesday night, for sure, so it wasn't a particularly happy camp yesterday here. "But we'll have try to pick ourselves up and go again and try to win points in the Premier League now. "I have to focus on my job and try to prepare the players and the team to the best for Saturday's game." After being allowed to rescue Chelsea's season in any way he saw fit last term, Di Matteo is now starting to encounter some of the problems that ultimately cost his predecessors. One of those is a misfiring Fernando Torres, whose mini-revival is in danger of petering out at just the wrong time. Daniel Sturridge has now been sidelined by a hamstring injury, leaving Di Matteo to sweat on the form and - more importantly - fitness of his only recognised centre-forward. "I try not to worry about that," he said. "Injuries can happen to any players in the games, so I have ideas if anything happens. "But we go into the game not thinking about injuries." Chelsea expect Oscar to be fit for the game against Stoke. Oscar's sensational full debut was marred by an ankle injury after he was trodden on by Leonardo Bonucci during the Champions League clash. Meanwhile, Stoke boss Tony Pulis feels his team are contending with their toughest ever start to a Premier League campaign. The Potters held league champions Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium last Saturday and now take on the current league leaders and European champions. Their other three league matches have seen them secure draws against Reading, Arsenal and Wigan and after facing Chelsea they host Swansea before travelling to Liverpool and Manchester United. "We knew it was a tough start when we looked at it, it is probably the toughest start we have had in a Premier League season," said Pulis, who led Stoke into the top flight in 2008. "We recognise that, understand it and get on with it, and I have been really pleased so far. "I think the lads' application and approach to the games has been first class and we'll have to be the same again on Saturday." Stoke are yet to earn a point in four trips to Stamford Bridge but Pulis is optimistic the duck could be broken. "It would be lovely to get something from Stamford Bridge and we have come close a few times, but we have also had our backside slapped a few times as well," he said. "If we go there, work hard and give it a crack and things go our way, you never know." There will have to be at least one alteration however, with Andy Wilkinson starting a three-match ban after Stoke accepted the violent conduct charge brought against the defender by the Football Association after he caught Mario Balotelli in the face with an elbow. Midfielder Jamie Ness could return having been back in training after his groin injury.

Formation:4231Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea

Formation: 451Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

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

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWWD
  • Chelsea
  • VS
  • Stoke
  • DDDD

Last Meetings

  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 10/03/2012
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 0
  • Chelsea
  • 14/08/2011
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 02/04/2011
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 28/08/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 7 - 0
  • Stoke
  • 25/04/2010
  • Stoke
  • 1 - 2
  • Chelsea
  • 12/09/2009

Top Scorers

Chelsea

  • FJ Torres 2
  • B Ivanovic 2
  • G Cahill 1

Stoke

  • P Crouch 2
  • M Kightly 1

Goals

Chelsea

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 8
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Stoke

    • Total goals 6
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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