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  • Date:26 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:30
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:40,845
  • Oscar (26)
Goal!

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94:05 +4.05

Clearance by David Luiz.

93:28 +3.28

Geoff Cameron delivers the ball.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

91:39 +1.39

Ashley Cole makes a clearance.

91:09 +1.09

David Luiz makes a clearance.

90:25 +0.25

Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

89:55

Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

89:24

Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Nascimento Ramires.

85:24

Da Silva Willian has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

84:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by da Silva Willian.

84:25

Erik Pieters leaves the field to be replaced by Marc Muniesa.

84:15

Demba Ba joins the action as a substitute, replacing Samuel Eto'o.

82:50

(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Charlie Adam coming on for Marko Arnautovic.

82:07

Foul by Erik Pieters on Nascimento Ramires, free kick awarded.

80:58

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with da Silva Willian coming on for Emboaba Oscar.

79:48

Branislav Ivanovic challenges Oussama Assaidi unfairly and gives away a free kick.

79:07

Ashley Cole takes the free kick.

78:46

Stephen Ireland concedes a free kick for a foul on Eden Hazard.

77:35

Clearance made by David Luiz.

77:03

Nemanja Matic manages to make a clearance.

76:16

Samuel Eto'o takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

75:18

Eden Hazard has an effort at goal. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.

74:57

Emboaba Oscar has an effort at goal.

72:26

Centre by Erik Pieters.

71:24

(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Oussama Assaidi coming on for Wilson Palacios.

70:53

The ball is sent over by Marko Arnautovic.

69:19

Nascimento Ramires on for Andre Schurrle.

68:52

Clearance by Erik Pieters.

66:49

Eden Hazard sends in a cross.

65:29

Erik Pieters challenges Frank Lampard unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:18

Geoff Cameron manages to make a clearance.

62:53

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Asmir Begovic parries the ball away.

61:07

Unfair challenge on Andre Schurrle by Geoff Cameron results in a free kick.

60:19

Corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line.

59:13

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Stephen Ireland gets a block in.

57:44

Shot by Steven Nzonzi went wide left of the goal.

57:42

Erik Pieters crosses the ball.

57:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross by Samuel Eto'o.

56:38

Shot from the free kick by Marko Arnautovic went wide of the left-hand post.

56:00

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Branislav Ivanovic results in a free kick.

54:34

Andre Schurrle takes a shot. Asmir Begovic blocks the ball.

53:23

Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

52:27

Shot by Emboaba Oscar missed to the right of the target.

51:25

Frank Lampard concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch.

50:33

The ball is sent over by Erik Pieters.

47:57

Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

The second half has started.

46:00 +1.00

The referee books Marc Wilson for unsporting behaviour.

45:55

The ball is delivered by Eden Hazard.

45:54 +0.54

Marc Wilson challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick.

45:41 +0.41

Shot by Geoff Cameron. Blocked by David Luiz.

45:37 +0.37

Corner taken by Stephen Ireland from the right by-line.

The ref blows to end the first period.

44:03

Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Wilson Palacios results in a free kick.

43:43

Clearance made by Nemanja Matic.

43:02

The ball is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic.

41:13

Ashley Cole produces a cross.

40:47

Emboaba Oscar takes a fantastic shot and strikes the post.

39:40

Shot by Frank Lampard went wide left of the goal.

39:22

Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.

37:47

Centre by Geoff Cameron.

36:36

Emboaba Oscar challenges Wilson Palacios unfairly and gives away a free kick.

35:48

Frank Lampard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

35:22

Ryan Shawcross challenges Frank Lampard unfairly and gives away a free kick.

33:03

Foul by Nemanja Matic on Peter Crouch, free kick awarded.

31:45

Wilson Palacios manages to make a clearance.

31:15

Geoff Cameron is given a yellow card.

31:05

Eden Hazard fouled by Geoff Cameron, the ref awards a free kick.

30:01

Erik Pieters sends in a cross.

29:25

Free kick taken by David Luiz.

28:56

Geoff Cameron gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard.

28:07

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

26:57

Emboaba Oscar scores direct from the free kick. Chelsea 1-0 Stoke.

25:27

Unfair challenge on Samuel Eto'o by Erik Pieters results in a free kick.

23:41

Clearance by Ashley Cole.

23:40

The ball is crossed by Marko Arnautovic.

17:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Nzonzi by Andre Schurrle.

17:09

Shot by Frank Lampard went over.

16:57

Andre Schurrle takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.

15:44

David Luiz manages to make a clearance.

14:53

Clearance by David Luiz.

13:23

Clearance made by Geoff Cameron.

11:04

Emboaba Oscar takes a short corner.

9:31

Clearance by Wilson Palacios.

9:29

Eden Hazard produces a cross.

6:52

Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

5:53

The ball is crossed by Geoff Cameron.

4:07

Jonathan Walters delivers the ball.

3:00

Marko Arnautovic restarts play with the free kick.

2:42

David Luiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch.

1:33

Shot by Samuel Eto'o went wide of the right-hand post.

1:09

Wilson Palacios gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emboaba Oscar.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Blues done dealing - Mourinho Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have concluded their activity in the January transfer window. The Portuguese has moved to sign Mohamed Salah from Basle, with Juan Mata's move to Manchester United imminent. Salah, who must pass a medical and agree personal terms, which is something of a formality, will become Chelsea's third signing of the month after Bertrand Traore and Nemanja Matic. Traore is an 18-year-old prospect who was immediately loaned to Vitesse Arnhem, while Matic has been thrust straight into the first-team squad after initially departing for Benfica in the deal which saw David Luiz move to Stamford Bridge. "Hopefully we are done," Mourinho said. "We are not bringing in a striker in this window." Chelsea's initial intention this month was to solely go for Matic, a defensive midfielder, but circumstances and a fee from United too good to turn down will see Mata depart and Salah come in. Mata and Kevin De Bruyne, who joined Wolfsburg, have departed for big fees and substantial profits. Mourinho plans to field a strong team against Stoke in their FA Cup fourth-round tie as Chelsea bid to continue their fine recent record in the competition. The Blues have won the trophy in four of the last seven years, beginning when Mourinho won the cup in 2007 during his first spell. With Fernando Torres out due to a knee injury, striker Demba Ba could be given a first start since October against a team which beat Chelsea in early December. Chelsea have won six of their last seven, conceding twice, but Mourinho is wary of a repeat result against Mark Hughes' men. The Portuguese said: "We lost against this team and it was not a long time ago. "Everybody knows who Stoke is: very physical, very direct, very strong on set-pieces, they come here to compete. "I expect a very difficult match. That's why I'm going to play with a strong team. "I'm not going to make big changes in the team, because we are going to try to go as far as possible in the competition. We have to play with a very strong team." Stoke boss Mark Hughes hopes his side's win over Chelsea in December will be playing on the Blues' minds. The task of taking on Mourinho's men away has been notoriously difficult, with the London outfit suffering only one home defeat this season and none in the Premier League at all in either of the Portuguese's spells in charge. They did, however, suffer a dramatic 3-2 league loss at Stoke last month - something Hughes is optimistic may count in his team's favour with regard to psychology. The Welshman, a former Chelsea player, said: "We take confidence from the fact that we have already beaten them this season. "It wasn't at Stamford Bridge and, historically, Stamford Bridge when Chelsea are under Mourinho has been a very difficult place to get a positive result. "But the fact that we have beaten them I think will help us - and possibly play on their minds somewhat. "We have to try to use that to our advantage. "There won't be any apprehension in terms of what we are going to try to do. "If we do it well, on our day we are difficult for anyone, as we have proved - and as Chelsea know." Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic could make his return to action on Sunday after being sidelined for six matches by a broken finger. Kenwyne Jones, who was not considered for selection last time out as a result of his refusal to play in the game before that, may also be back in the squad, with Hughes having said the striker "comes into our thinking". John Guidetti, the frontman on loan from Manchester City, will be assessed having felt ill on Friday, while Robert Huth (knee), Andy Wilkinson (heel) and Matthew Etherington (calf) remain unavailable. Winger Jermaine Pennant will not feature as he has been released by the Potters.

Formation:4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea

Formation: 4231Manager: Mark Hughes

Stoke

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Gary Cahill
  • David Luiz
  • Ashley Cole
  • Frank Lampard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Eden Hazard
  • Emboaba Oscar
  • Andre Schurrle
  • Samuel Eto'o
  • SUBS
  • Petr Cech
  • Nascimento Ramires
  • Mikel
  • Demba Ba
  • da Silva Willian
  • John Terry
  • Cesar Azpilicueta

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