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Didier Drogba challenges Andrew Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Simpson restarts play with the free kick.
Daniel Sturridge sends in a cross, clearance by Sol Campbell.
The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, clearance made by Danny Simpson.
Danny Guthrie booked for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Danny Guthrie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ramires.
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Guthrie, clearance by Alex.
The ball is delivered by Daniel Sturridge, clearance by Andrew Carroll.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Taylor. Daniel Sturridge produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The referee shows Cheik Tiote a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Ramires fouled by Cheik Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Alex restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sanchez Jose Enrique on Daniel Sturridge. Direct free kick taken by Jose Bosingwa.
Danny Guthrie crosses the ball, save by Petr Cech.
Inswinging corner taken by Danny Guthrie, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic. Danny Guthrie takes a outswinging corner.
Daniel Sturridge joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mikel. Effort from inside the six-yard box by Salomon Kalou goes wide left of the target. Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Save made by Tim Krul. Salomon Kalou concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Krul. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
The ball is sent over by Jose Bosingwa, clearance by Sol Campbell.
The ball is crossed by Danny Simpson, save by Petr Cech.
Nile Ranger on for Shola Ameobi.
Handball by Didier Drogba. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Ashley Cole has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save made by Tim Krul.
Jose Bosingwa produces a cross, Cheik Tiote manages to make a clearance.
Ramires delivers the ball.
Inswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the right by-line, save by Tim Krul.
The ball is sent over by Jose Bosingwa, save made by Tim Krul.
Florent Malouda takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Krul.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Didier Drogba. Tim Krul takes the free kick.
Salomon Kalou produces a cross, Steven Taylor manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.
Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Steven Taylor gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the left by-line, drilled right-footed shot by Didier Drogba. Save made by Tim Krul.
Nicolas Anelka produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
The offside flag is raised against Andrew Carroll. Free kick taken by Alex.
Florent Malouda delivers the ball, clearance made by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
The ball is swung over by Didier Drogba, clearance made by Danny Simpson.
Inswinging corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jose Bosingwa.
The ball is crossed by Jonas Gutierrez, Alex makes a clearance.
Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Jonas Gutierrez takes the direct free kick. Shot by Wayne Routledge. Clearance made by Ashley Cole.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Didier Drogba on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Tim Krul takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Wayne Routledge, free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Carroll on Jose Bosingwa. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Wayne Routledge concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cole. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.
Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Wayne Routledge, Ramires makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Danny Simpson, clearance made by Alex.
Wayne Routledge produces a cross, Ramires makes a clearance.
Shola Ameobi fouled by Branislav Ivanovic, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie, Didier Drogba manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Jose Bosingwa, clearance made by Cheik Tiote.
Shot by Didier Drogba. Tim Krul makes a save.
Nicolas Anelka crosses the ball, clearance made by Steven Taylor.
Corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie, save made by Petr Cech.
Centre by Ashley Cole.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Guthrie on Mikel. Ashley Cole takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by Branislav Ivanovic. Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.
A goal is scored by Salomon Kalou from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Newcastle 1-1 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Florent Malouda.
Foul by Didier Drogba on Steven Taylor, free kick awarded. Tim Krul restarts play with the free kick.
Mikel challenges Shola Ameobi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Taylor takes the free kick.
Didier Drogba concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheik Tiote. Free kick taken by Tim Krul.
Jose Bosingwa sends in a cross, clearance made by Steven Taylor.
The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, save made by Tim Krul.
Unfair challenge on Ramires by Danny Guthrie results in a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the direct free kick.
Danny Simpson crosses the ball, Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Shola Ameobi. Alex takes the indirect free kick.
Nicolas Anelka crosses the ball, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance.
Mikel takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Shot by Jonas Gutierrez from outside the box goes high over the target.
The ball is sent over by Wayne Routledge, clearance by Ramires.
Florent Malouda takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Andrew Carroll manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the right by-line, save by Tim Krul.
Florent Malouda decides to take the corner short. Nicolas Anelka sends in a cross, Alex takes a shot. Clearance made by Steven Taylor.
Short corner taken by Florent Malouda from the right by-line. A cross is delivered by Nicolas Anelka, Alex takes a shot. Clearance made by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Wayne Routledge delivers the ball, save made by Petr Cech.
Jonas Gutierrez is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Bosingwa. Foul by Andrew Carroll on Ashley Cole, free kick awarded. Florent Malouda delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge.
Booking for Ramires. Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Sol Campbell gets a block in. Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Gutierrez. Free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
A cross is delivered by Florent Malouda, comfortable save by Tim Krul.
Outswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the left by-line played to the near post, Shola Ameobi makes a clearance.
Shot by Didier Drogba. Save by Tim Krul.
Jose Bosingwa crosses the ball, clearance made by Sol Campbell.
Centre by Didier Drogba, save by Tim Krul.
Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Sol Campbell gets a block in.
Centre by Ashley Cole, clearance made by Sol Campbell.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Guthrie, save by Petr Cech.
Centre by Wayne Routledge.
The ball is swung over by Jonas Gutierrez, Alex makes a clearance.
Shola Ameobi sends in a cross.
Didier Drogba delivers the ball.
Andrew Carroll scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea.
The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.
Unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Cheik Tiote results in a free kick. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Andrew Carroll. The ball is delivered by Danny Guthrie, Steven Taylor takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Effort from inside the area by Shola Ameobi misses to the right of the goal.
The referee gets the game started.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The referee gets the second half started.
The referee brings the game to a close.
Defence depleted for Magpies
Newcastle boss Chris Hughton will be without first-choice central defenders Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Chelsea.
Both men begin three-match suspensions, the Argentinian following his red card in the 5-1 defeat at Bolton last weekend and his English team-mate after his ban on video evidence for violent conduct against Johan Elmander in the same game.
Sol Campbell and Steven Taylor are set to deputise, although neither has started a Premier League game yet this season.
Joey Barton completes his own three-match ban, but Cheik Tiote is back after missing the game at the Reebok Stadium having earlier picked up his fifth booking of the campaign.
Steve Harper (shoulder) and Leon Best (ankle) are closing in on returns, but Ryan Taylor (ankle ligaments), Dan Gosling (knee) and Hatem Ben Arfa remain on the sidelines.
Hughton will have no qualms about throwing Campbell and Taylor in at the deep end.
Campbell has made only one start for the club he joined during the summer to date - the Carling Cup victory at Chelsea on September 22 - while local boy Taylor has not played a competitive game since January because of a succession of injuries.
However, they are likely to get their chance this weekend and Hughton is confident they will rise to the challenge.
He said: "They are both very, very good players. One thing you learn the more years you are in football is you have to adapt.
"You end up losing players and you have to adapt to it.
"Sometimes that can strengthen you, sometimes it doesn't, but what you have to do is get on with it, be very, very positive about what you do have and the qualities you have, and hopefully that will show on Sunday.
"It is not just us, most clubs losing their two central defenders would be stretched - we have seen that, of course, even at the club the magnitude of Chelsea.
"What we do have available in that position at the moment is Steven Taylor and Sol Campbell.
"Both Steven and Sol have been fit for a while - what they are lacking is getting up to speed as regards matches."
John Terry will miss the match against Newcastle but the pain he has suffered from the nerve problem in his leg is subsiding and he should be fit to return next weekend.
Frank Lampard, who has suffered a recurring groin problem, has also begun to train with the squad but is not ready for selection.
Yuri Zhirkov could also be back in a week's time while Michael Essien is suspended.
They will also welcome back Jose Bosingwa against United, who knocked Chelsea out of the Carling Cup earlier this season.
"They won here and showed good organisation," said Ancelotti. "They're a good team.
"They have fantastic support from their fans. We have to be ready and pay attention.
"Chris Hughton (Newcastle manager)is doing a fantastic job. He did a fantastic job last season, winning the Championship. They're strong up front."
Ancelotti wants his side to show the same invention and determination they did against Birmingham last week, when they were unlucky to lose 1-0.
"We did everything right," said Ancelotti.
"The performance was very good and we have to maintain this level of football, this intensity, against Newcastle."
Kalou rescues Chelsea
Salomon Kalou spared Chelsea's blushes as the champions had to come from behind to claim a point at Newcastle.
The Ivory Coast international fired home the equaliser in first-half injury time to prevent his side slipping to a third successive league defeat for the first time in 11 years.
Andy Carroll had given the Magpies a sixth-minute lead when he capitalised on an error by Alex, and although the Londoners enjoyed the better of the game, they defended resolutely enough to deserve their point in front of a crowd of 46,469.
Chelsea climbed into second place as a result, but have now taken just four points from their last five games.
Chris Hughton will have been the happier manager after seeing his reshuffled defence keep the visitors at bay.
Last Saturday's 5-1 defeat at Bolton had proved a sobering experience for the Magpies, whose promising start to the season has been dented by a return of just a single point from the last nine on offer.
In the circumstances, the prospect of champions Chelsea arriving on Tyneside desperate to avoid another damaging defeat was hardly an appetising one.
Add to that the absence of key trio Fabricio Coloccini, Mike Williamson and Joey Barton through suspension, and the omens were not good.
But with Sol Campbell making his first league start for the club and Taylor playing a competitive game for the first time since January, Hughton's men got off to the perfect start, albeit with a helping hand from Alex.
The Brazilian, whose visit to a wintry Tyneside may have come as something of a culture shock, and keeper Petr Cech, who had already clawed away a second-minute Taylor header, were on entirely different wavelengths as they closed on a seemingly harmless through-ball.
But with Carroll hot on his heels, the defender stabbed it past Cech to allow the England striker to tap the ball into an empty net.
The Magpies could hardly believe their luck, but as they snapped into tackles with midfielder Cheik Tiote in the thick of it following his return from suspension, they made life distinctly uncomfortable for the visitors.
However, Chelsea warmed to their task as the half wore on to dominate possession, and although the home defence were proving stubborn, they gradually started to get on top.
Skipper Didier Drogba forced a fine reaction save from Tim Krul at the near post with a blistering 19th-minute drive, and full-back Jose Enrique had to clear an Alex header off the line seven minutes later.
As the Blues threw men forward, the Magpies threatened on the break with wide men Jonas Gutierrez and Wayne Routledge, in for injured captain Kevin Nolan, prospering sporadically, although the bulk of the traffic was in the opposite direction.
Carlo Ancelotti's men flexed their muscles as the half-time whistle approached, and were convinced they should have had a 43rd-minute penalty for Tiote's clumsy challenge on Ashley Cole as he burst into the area.
They got their reward in injury time when Kalou carved his way into the penalty area and fired into the bottom corner with the help of a deflection of Taylor's out-stretched leg.
Chelsea returned in determined mood and might have increased their lead with 56 minutes gone when Drogba expertly controlled a long ball and fired in a firm left-foot shot on the turn which Tim Krul got down well to save.
But it was the home side who went close six minutes later when Cech failed to deal with a towering cross and only succeeded in serving the ball up to Wayne Routledge on the edge of the box.
The winger controlled neatly before blasting a volley towards goal, where Cole was perfectly positioned to head off the line.
Chelsea threw everything they had at their hosts as time ran down and Drogba had a 77th-minute strike chalked off for handball, but Kalou could have won it three minutes later when Taylor, Campbell and Krul between them allowed the ball to fall to him beyond the far post, but he fired into the side-netting.
Substitute Daniel Sturridge shot wastefully across the face of goal with four minutes remaining as the champions launched a late onslaught, but Newcastle were not about to surrender a hard-earned point.
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