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  • Date:02 Oct 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
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Goal!

Live Commentary

90:00

Second Half ends, FC Nordsjælland 0, Chelsea 4.

90:00

Foul by Jores Okore (FC Nordsjælland).

90:00

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00

Ivan Runje (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00

Foul by Oscar (Chelsea).

89:00

87:00

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:00

Foul by Nicolai Stokholm (FC Nordsjælland).

85:00

Attempt missed. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ashley Cole.

85:00

Substitution, FC Nordsjælland. Andreas Laudrup replaces Kasper Lorentzen.

83:00

Substitution, Chelsea. John Obi Mikel replaces Juan Mata.

82:00

79:00

Foul by Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjælland).

79:00

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:00

Attempt blocked. Juan Mata (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:00

Ivan Runje (FC Nordsjælland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77:00

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:00

Foul by Ivan Runje (FC Nordsjælland).

75:00

Substitution, FC Nordsjælland. Sören Christensen replaces Mikkel Beckmann.

74:00

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:00

Foul by Mikkel Beckmann (FC Nordsjælland).

73:00

Foul by Jores Okore (FC Nordsjælland).

73:00

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:00

Attempt blocked. Mikkel Beckmann (FC Nordsjælland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

73:00

Attempt saved. Joshua John (FC Nordsjælland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mario Ticinovic.

72:00

Jores Okore (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:00

Foul by Eden Hazard (Chelsea).

70:00

Nicolai Stokholm (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:00

Foul by Oscar (Chelsea).

69:00

Ivan Runje (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:00

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

69:00

Offside, FC Nordsjælland. Patrick Mtiliga tries a through ball, but Mario Ticinovic is caught offside.

69:00

Joshua John (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

69:00

Foul by Frank Lampard (Chelsea).

65:00

Substitution, Chelsea. Eden Hazard replaces Victor Moses.

65:00

Substitution, FC Nordsjælland. Mario Ticinovic replaces Morten Nordstrand.

64:00

Attempt missed. Mikkel Beckmann (FC Nordsjælland) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Parkhurst.

63:00

Offside, FC Nordsjælland. Patrick Mtiliga tries a through ball, but Joshua John is caught offside.

63:00

Offside, Chelsea. Juan Mata tries a through ball, but Oscar is caught offside.

63:00

Juan Mata (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:00

Foul by Morten Nordstrand (FC Nordsjælland).

62:00

Attempt saved. Nicolai Stokholm (FC Nordsjælland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Patrick Mtiliga.

61:00

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Juan Mata.

61:00

Oscar (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:00

Foul by Nicolai Stokholm (FC Nordsjælland).

59:00

Attempt missed. Mikkel Beckmann (FC Nordsjælland) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jores Okore with a through ball.

56:00

Jores Okore (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:00

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

55:00

Foul by Oscar (Chelsea).

55:00

Enock Kofi Adu (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:00

Frank Lampard (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

55:00

Foul by Nicolai Stokholm (FC Nordsjælland).

54:00

Offside, Chelsea. David Luiz tries a through ball, but Juan Mata is caught offside.

53:00

Michael Parkhurst (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:00

Foul by Victor Moses (Chelsea).

52:00

Attempt missed. Joshua John (FC Nordsjælland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Runje.

51:00

Mikkel Beckmann (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:00

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

50:00

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Nicolai Stokholm.

49:00

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Michael Parkhurst.

49:00

Frank Lampard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:00

Foul by Enock Kofi Adu (FC Nordsjælland).

46:00

Offside, Chelsea. Victor Moses tries a through ball, but Fernando Torres is caught offside.

46:00

Offside, Chelsea. Juan Mata tries a through ball, but Fernando Torres is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins FC Nordsjælland 0, Chelsea 1.

45:00

First Half ends, FC Nordsjælland 0, Chelsea 1.

44:00

Offside, Chelsea. Branislav Ivanovic tries a through ball, but Fernando Torres is caught offside.

44:00

Attempt missed. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

44:00

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oscar with a through ball.

42:00

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

42:00

Enock Kofi Adu (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:00

Attempt saved. Patrick Mtiliga (FC Nordsjælland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:00

Corner, FC Nordsjælland. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

33:00

33:00

Morten Nordstrand (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:00

Foul by David Luiz (Chelsea).

31:00

Foul by Jores Okore (FC Nordsjælland).

31:00

Fernando Torres (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:00

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Nicolai Stokholm.

30:00

Attempt blocked. Enock Kofi Adu (FC Nordsjælland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kasper Lorentzen.

26:00

Nicolai Stokholm (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:00

Foul by Juan Mata (Chelsea).

24:00

Attempt missed. Mikkel Beckmann (FC Nordsjælland) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Michael Parkhurst with a cross.

22:00

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:00

Corner, FC Nordsjælland. Conceded by Gary Cahill.

17:00

Attempt blocked. Morten Nordstrand (FC Nordsjælland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Parkhurst.

15:00

Attempt missed. Joshua John (FC Nordsjælland) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

12:00

Offside, Chelsea. David Luiz tries a through ball, but Fernando Torres is caught offside.

11:00

Offside, FC Nordsjælland. Michael Parkhurst tries a through ball, but Joshua John is caught offside.

10:00

Attempt missed. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Juan Mata.

9:00

Hand ball by Victor Moses (Chelsea).

8:00

Victor Moses (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:00

Foul by Kasper Lorentzen (FC Nordsjælland).

7:00

Offside, FC Nordsjælland. Patrick Mtiliga tries a through ball, but Mikkel Beckmann is caught offside.

6:00

Foul by Enock Kofi Adu (FC Nordsjælland).

6:00

Ashley Cole (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:00

Delay in match Jores Okore (FC Nordsjælland) because of an injury.

1:00

Mikkel Beckmann (FC Nordsjælland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:00

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

Match Preview

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from their opening game draw against Juventus when they travel to Denmark to take on competition new comers FC Nordsjaelland.

After losing a 2-0 lead at home in their first group game Roberto Di Matteo will be hoping his team improve their defensive display against a relatively unknown team on the European circuit. But Nordsjaelland will be setting their sights on the current champions scalp.

Chelsea go into the match on good form, although they have won only three of their last five matches, which includes draws with Juventus and QPR. But Chelsea hitting six past an outclassed Wolves side in the Capital One Cup will undoubtedly worry Nordsjaelland manager Kasper Hjulmand. His side could be in for a thrashing if Chelsea are in the mood and thing's aren't going right for the dane.

Chelsea Last Five Results: D-D-W-W-W

Nordsjaelland will be hoping they can put an end to their faltering form in recent matches, winning only two of their last five, including two losses and a draw. Joshua John, FC Nordsjaelland's young forward will be looking to repeat his performance against Silkeborg IF in which he scored 4 goals to complete a 6-1 rout.

FC Nordsjaelland Last Five Results L-L-D-W-W

There are a whole host of players from Chelsea that could be given the tag of star man, but the potential and previous Champions League performance of this player is why it has to go to him, Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior, or Oscar for short. He stood out head and shoulders above the rest of the team on a night of sloppy passing and poor defending. He is capable of scoring from almost anywhere on the pitch, that combined with his flair, pace and eye for a killer pass make him Chelsea's star man.

Whilst Nordsjaelland don't have the caliber of players that Chelsea do, they still have their fair share of young talent that could pose problems to The Blues defence. Joshua John, on loan from FC Twente has racked up six goals and two assists in seven matches for the Danish outfit which is why I have to tag him as their star man.

Chelsea are likely to go with a 4-3-3 formation which they have been using to good effect for much of the season so far. Deploying Mikel in the centre of the field to anchor the team and give the back four vital cover. Mata, Torres and Hazard will form a formidable up front three, with Hazard and Mata sitting between the opposition midfield and defense while Torres will take up the target man roll and occupy the channels.

Likely Line-up: Cech – Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole – Ramires, Mikel, Oscar – Mata, Torres, Hazard

Nordsjaelland manager Kasper Hjulmand is likely to go with the same starting 11 that won the Danish sides last match. A side which includes the inform Joshua John, going with a 4-5-1 formation, giving them that extra man in midfield to help soak up the pressure that will surely be applied by Chelsea.

Likely Line-up: Hansen – Runje, Mtiliga, Parkhurst, Okore – John, Lorentzen, Laudrup, Kofi Adu, Stokholm – Nordstrand

The Danish champions will be stepping into new territory when they kick-off against Chelsea as they have previously never played against English opposition.

Chelsea however have fond memories of their two past meetings in the Scandinavian country, emerging victorious on both occasions against FC Kobenhavn. They triumphed 2-0 in the 2010/2011 Champions League round of 16 and 1-0 in the 1998/1999 UEFA Cup Winners Cup second round, although both games ended in a draw at Stamford Bridge, 1-1 in 1998 and 0-0 in 2011.

Nordsjaelland left it late to secure their first Danish Superliga title with a 3-0 win on the last day of the season against AC Horsens to hold off rivals Kobenhavn who were crowned champions the three previous seasons.

Nordsjaelland have managed four past outings in Europe all coming in the UEFA Cup and UEFA Europa League but have only managed to get through to the first round proper twice. On both occasions they were defeated by Greek opposition in the form of Olympiacos FC in the 08/09 season and Panionios GSS in 2003/2004.

 

The Farum clubs outing into Europe last season ended somewhat prematurely when they were knocked out of the UEFA Europa League by Sporting Clube de Portugal with a 2-1 loss in the second leg after a goalless draw at home.

 

Chelsea's European campaign in the 2011/2012 season proved to be a victorious one as The Blues finally got their hands on the trophy that they craved for so long. With many saying that was the spark which caused Chelsea to spend enormous amounts on a whole host of young European talent in the off season. Including the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar, Marko Marin and Victor Moses.

 

Chelsea hero and legend Didier Drogba scored the equalizing goal and decisive penalty with his last kick for the club in the 2011/2012 Champions League Final to give Chelsea the victory against FC Bayern Munich.

Prediction: Chelsea 3, FC Nordsjaelland 0

 

Tournament Statistics

Nordsjaelland – Chelsea

0 Goals Scored 2

3 Attempts on target 5

0 Attempts off target 5

4 Corners 5

2 Offsides 2

9 Fouls committed 12

5 Yellow cards 1

0 Red cards 0


Match Report

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