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  • Date:09 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:40,734
  • Malouda (66)
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94mins

Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

92mins

The referee books Maynor Figueroa for unsporting behaviour. Centre by Maynor Figueroa, Victor Moses takes a shot. Victor Moses takes a shot. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Maynor Figueroa. Free kick taken by Petr Cech. Branislav Ivanovic gets a block in. Blocked by Branislav Ivanovic.

91mins

The offside flag is raised against Franco Di Santo. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Cole.

89mins

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi. Corner taken short by Florent Malouda.

88mins

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

85mins

Victor Moses is brought on as a substitute for Mohamed Diame. Didier Drogba sends in a cross.

83mins

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

81mins

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

78mins

Florent Malouda takes a inswinging corner.

75mins

Paulo Ferreira leaves the field to be replaced by Alex. Corner from left by-line taken by Didier Drogba.

74mins

Yossi Benayoun delivers the ball, Mohamed Diame makes a clearance.

72mins

A cross is delivered by Didier Drogba. The ball is crossed by Yossi Benayoun, Mohamed Diame makes a clearance.

69mins

Franco Di Santo concedes a free kick for a foul on Ramires. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

67mins

Goal scored by Florent Malouda from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Wigan.Unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Antolin Alcaraz results in a free kick. Didier Drogba delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Ben Watson makes a clearance. Corner taken by Didier Drogba from the right by-line, Marinho David Luiz takes a shot. Branislav Ivanovic provided the assist for the goal. Save made by Ali Al Habsi. Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

65mins

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

62mins

(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Conor Sammon coming on for Hugo Rodallega. (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Franco Di Santo coming on for Charles N'Zogbia.

59mins

Fernando Torres joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicolas Anelka.

55mins

Marinho David Luiz goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Tom Cleverley fouled by Marinho David Luiz, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson takes the free kick.

54mins

Frank Lampard produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

54mins

The ball is delivered by Paulo Ferreira, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance.

53mins

Shot from outside the box by James McCarthy misses to the left of the goal.

49mins

A cross is delivered by Charles N'Zogbia, clearance by Ramires. Corner taken by Ben Watson, save made by Petr Cech. The ball is swung over by James McCarthy.

48mins

Florent Malouda crosses the ball, save by Ali Al Habsi.

48mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

47mins

Florent Malouda decides to take a short corner.

47mins

Florent Malouda produces a cross, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

46mins

Marinho David Luiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

46mins

Yossi Benayoun comes on in place of Mikel.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Ramires results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

44mins

Shot by Didier Drogba from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

43mins

Tom Cleverley concedes a free kick for a foul on Florent Malouda. Florent Malouda takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Emmerson Boyce is shown a yellow card for time wasting.

40mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Florent Malouda goes wide left of the goal.

39mins

Florent Malouda takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Paulo Ferreira, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

36mins

Shot by Nicolas Anelka. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda played to the near post, clearance by James McCarthy.

36mins

Florent Malouda sends in a cross.

35mins

Effort on goal by Marinho David Luiz from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

35mins

The ball is delivered by Nicolas Anelka, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Centre by Marinho David Luiz, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Didier Drogba from the right by-line, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz. The ball is crossed by Marinho David Luiz, save by Ali Al Habsi.

33mins

Hugo Rodallega challenges Mikel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel takes the direct free kick. Nicolas Anelka crosses the ball, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

33mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard from the right by-line.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Watson. Shot from just outside the box by James McCarthy misses to the right of the target.

28mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Florent Malouda, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

26mins

Ben Watson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post. Header from deep inside the area by Hugo Rodallega goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

26mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Marinho David Luiz gets a block in. Ben Watson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Didier Drogba makes a clearance.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Cole on Hugo Rodallega. Ben Watson takes the direct free kick.

22mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson by Frank Lampard. Mohamed Diame restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugo Rodallega on Ashley Cole. Ashley Cole takes the free kick.

20mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega by Marinho David Luiz. James McCarthy crosses the ball, Mohamed Diame has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.

17mins

Unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega by Branislav Ivanovic results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Watson. A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa.

17mins

Didier Drogba produces a right-footed shot from inside the area and hits the post.

15mins

James McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cole. Mikel takes the direct free kick.

13mins

Ben Watson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicolas Anelka. Didier Drogba has an effort direct from the free kick.

11mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Charles N'Zogbia. Free kick taken by Ramires.

10mins

Hugo Rodallega is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Cole on Tom Cleverley. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

9mins

Florent Malouda has a drilled shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

7mins

Centre by Florent Malouda, clearance by Maynor Figueroa.

3mins

Gary Caldwell challenges Didier Drogba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Didier Drogba has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Ali Al Habsi.

1mins

Charles N'Zogbia fouled by Branislav Ivanovic, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

1mins

The ball is delivered by Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard takes a shot.

Match Preview

Ancelotti calm about future Carlo Ancelotti insists his job as Chelsea manager des not depend on turning around the club's Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United. Wednesday night's 1-0 first-leg defeat to United at Stamford Bridge has left the Blues in danger of finishing without a trophy for only the third time since Roman Abramovich's takeover. On both other occasions, Abramovich sacked the manager, despite Claudio Ranieri and Avram Grant leading the side to the Champions League semi-finals and final respectively. Ancelotti was recruited because of his reputation as a European Cup specialist but a second-round and quarter-final exit in his two seasons in charge would suggest the club had gone backwards, rather than forwards, in that competition. But the Italian was defiant today about his own job prospects, saying: "I don't think the decision on my future at the club rests on whether or not I win the Champions League. "The club knows me very well, knows my behaviour, and they will take their decision on that. Until now, the support is totally 100%. I don't have a problem with this." It's back to Barclays Premier League duty for Ancelotti on Saturday, with basement-club Wigan providing the opposition. The former Milan boss is not expecting an easy encounter, saying: "This will be a different game. "Wigan played very well and didn't concede last week against Tottenham. "Our aim is to win, to score one more goal than the opponent, and to play good football." Wigan manager Roberto Martinez expects his strikers and Chelsea's "bargain" #50million signing Fernando Torres to hit form soon. The Latics have struggled in front of goal all season and, like Torres, are anxious to start scoring as the season draws to a close. Wigan have struck just 29 times this season - the lowest total in the competition - and have just seven games to preserve their top-flight status. Torres' troubles are more personal as he is still waiting for his first goal since his headline-grabbing move from Liverpool in January. Martinez said: "There has been a lot of things said about Fernando Torres but it is quite clear he is going to be a fantastic signing. "I feel he is going to become a bargain for Chelsea. "It is always difficult to move from one club to another halfway through the season. "He is still settling in and still adapting to a new football club but Fernando Torres is one of the best strikers in European football and that is a real asset to have. "Going to Stamford Bridge is a difficult game for anyone in the league or European football, but I feel we are excited and we have nothing to lose. "Our goalscoring is an area we want to improve but we have created enough chances and are getting into good positions to score goals. "As long as you create the chances and get into good positions, the goals will come. "The way the players have been working on a daily basis that bit of luck is going to come and I will always measure our goalscoring ability by the chances we create rather than the goals we score." Despite being written off in many quarters, Wigan are just three points behind 14th-placed Blackburn. Martinez knows a good run of results could see his side pull away from the danger zone and he is convinced his team are playing well enough to do that. The Spaniard, whose side have collected four points from their last two games, said: "I just feel that in the last seven games we have really clicked as a team. "I think we have developed really strong partnerships on the pitch and a real understanding and chemistry. "It is a real shame we haven't got another 30 games to go because I feel all the hard work is finally paying off. "We are quite clear facing the challenges we have got. We are going to enjoy that. "We have got 21 points to play for and I have great confidence we are going to get enough points to have another successful season."

Formation:433Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Petr Cech
  • Paulo Ferreira
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Marinho David Luiz
  • Ashley Cole
  • Ramires
  • Mikel
  • Frank Lampard
  • Nicolas Anelka
  • Didier Drogba
  • Florent Malouda
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Michael Essien
  • Fernando Torres
  • Yossi Benayoun
  • Yury Zhirkov
  • Salomon Kalou
  • Alex

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Match Report

Blues down Latics A Chelsea player ended a two-and-a-half month goal drought today but it was not Fernando Torres as Florent Malouda sealed an ugly 1-0 win over Wigan. Malouda drove home through a crowd of players with 23 minutes remaining to ensure the stuttering Barclays Premier League champions moved back into third place, two points clear of Manchester City. But Torres' misery continued, the Spaniard flopping again in front of goal after coming off the bench for the final half-hour against a Wigan side who remained rooted to the foot of the table. Torres substitute role appeared to indicate he would definitely start Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Manchester United. Yet Wigan seemed tailor-made for the #50million man to end his now-infamous 12-hour goal drought, with Chelsea having scored 14 times in the sides' last two meetings. The first of those saw Carlo Ancelotti clinch the Premier League title 11 months ago in a double-winning first season at Stamford Bridge. It has all gone badly wrong since, with the Blues 11 points adrift of leaders United before kick-off today. It was a disjointed first 45 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Abandoning their 4-4-2 formation in favour of a 4-3-3 appeared to have little effect, as they struggled to break down the Latics. As against United on Wednesday, Didier Drogba was their only real outlet and he created what should have been a first-minute opener when Frank Lampard and Ramires both mis-kicked his cross. Drogba also laid on two chances for the recalled Malouda, who was thwarted by Ali Al Habsi. With captain John Terry rested, the home side's defence also had its wobbles, with Charles N'Zogbia controversially flagged offside after being put clean through by Ben Watson and Hugo Rodallega causing consternation before Ashley Cole blocked his finish. The visitors could still be forgiven a bit of time-wasting, which saw Emmerson Boyce booked, while Chelsea's David Luiz was lucky not to follow for clattering into Rodallega. Ancelotti tried to freshen things up at half-time by sending on the fit-again Yossi Benayoun for his first appearance since September in place of Mikel. Lampard drove narrowly wide from 20 yards after a sharp turn before Luiz tested referee Howard Webb's patience once too often by bundling into Rodallega and was booked. Nicolas Anelka was withdrawn for Torres with just over half an hour remaining, much to the satisfaction of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. But it was Drogba who almost made the breakthrough with a deflected free-kick tipped over by Al Habsi. Wigan threw on Conor Sammon and Franco Di Santo for N'Zogbia and a nonplussed Rodallega, who stormed down the tunnel, before Torres sent a weak finish at Al Habsi after showing good skill to break into the box. The deadlock was finally broken in the 67th minute when Torres prevented Al Habsi claiming Luiz's flick-on from Drogba's corner and Malouda drilled home through a crowd of players. Ramires was briefly forced from the field after taking a nasty kick to the knee from former Chelsea man Di Santo. Torres went agonisingly close to getting on the end of Drogba's cross before failing to control a long ball which went straight through to Al Habsi. Alex made his first appearance since November, coming on for Ferreira for the final 15 minutes. Another miscontrol from Torres denied the striker a shot at goal before Wigan began to go for broke, Di Santo forcing a scrambling save from Petr Cech. They also threw on Victor Moses for Diame but the final few minutes were all about Torres' increasingly-desperate attempts to find the net. He looked certain to do so after Benayoun put the ball on a plate with a minute remaining but his strike was palmed behind by Al Habsi. A stoppage-time Wigan surge saw Moses and Tom Cleverley thwarted and Maynor Figueroa booked for fouling Branislav Ivanovic, while Malouda had a second goal chalked off for an infringement.

Form Guide

    LDWWWD
  • Chelsea
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • WDLLWD

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 0 - 6
  • Chelsea
  • 21/08/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 8 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 09/05/2010
  • Wigan
  • 3 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 26/09/2009
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 28/02/2009
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 24/08/2008
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 14/04/2008

Top Scorers

Chelsea

  • F Malouda 9
  • D Drogba 8
  • S Kalou 7
  • N Anelka 6
  • J Terry 3
  • M Essien 3
  • B Ivanovic 3
  • F Lampard 2
  • MM David Luiz 2
  • MMN Ramires 2
  • Y Benayoun 1
  • FJ Alex 1

Wigan

  • H Rodallega 7
  • C N'Zogbia 4
  • T Cleverley 4
  • J McCarthy 3
  • S Gohouri 1
  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • B Watson 1
  • R Stam 1
  • M Figueroa 1
  • J Gomez 1
  • V Moses 1

Goals

Chelsea

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 54
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 54
    • Goals per game 29
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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