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  • Date:24 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:County Ground
  • Attendance:14,924
  • Torres (28) Ramires (34)
    Ramires (34)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

89:46

Da Silva Willian takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

88:40

Unfair challenge on Massimo Luongo by David Luiz results in a free kick.

86:13

Demba Ba takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.

84:37

Louis Thompson fouled by da Silva Willian, the ref awards a free kick.

84:04

Cesar Azpilicueta concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren Ward.

82:38

Shot by da Silva Willian went wide right of the net.

81:17

Shot by Juan Mata cleared the crossbar.

80:09

Nathan Thompson takes the free kick.

79:39

Alex Pritchard takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

79:31

Clearance made by Darren Ward.

79:26

Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

78:39

The ball is crossed by Jay McEveley.

77:41

David Luiz produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Wes Foderingham catches the ball.

77:13

Demba Ba joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin De Bruyne.

76:26

Nathan Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Essien.

75:19

Alex Pritchard manages to make a clearance.

72:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Luiz on Massimo Luongo.

72:46

Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

72:36

Mohamed El-Gabbas on for Nick Ajose.

72:05

Gary Cahill challenges Yaser Kasim unfairly and gives away a free kick.

71:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata.

70:36

Clearance by Gary Cahill.

69:43

Shot by da Silva Willian missed to the right of the net.

69:41

Fernando Torres takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wes Foderingham fumbles the ball.

67:50

Unfair challenge on Kevin De Bruyne by Nathan Thompson results in a free kick.

67:38

Jay McEveley produces a cross.

65:21

Kevin De Bruyne decides to take a short corner.

64:29

Centre by Juan Mata.

63:36

Cesar Azpilicueta fouled by Louis Thompson, the ref awards a free kick.

61:26

Juan Mata gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Thompson.

59:54

Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

59:27

Dany N'Guessan is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

59:21

Michael Essien makes a clearance.

58:17

Shot by Massimo Luongo. Blocked by David Luiz.

57:34

Da Silva Willian sends in a cross.

56:00

Dany N'Guessan is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

54:09

Alex Pritchard shoots direct from the free kick. Mark Schwarzer safely holds on.

53:25

The referee shows Michael Essien a yellow card.

53:17

Yaser Kasim fouled by Michael Essien, the ref awards a free kick.

50:13

Foul by Juan Mata on Yaser Kasim, free kick awarded.

48:47

David Luiz takes the free kick.

48:45

Foul by Louis Thompson on David Luiz, free kick awarded.

48:21

Free kick taken by David Luiz.

48:11

Unfair challenge on Juan Mata by Nathan Thompson results in a free kick.

47:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Yaser Kasim.

The second half begins.

46:37 +1.37

The ball is crossed by Alex Pritchard.

46:19

The referee blows for offside against Dany N'Guessan.

45:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Thompson by Fernando Torres.

45:01

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with John Terry coming on for Nascimento Ramires.

45:01

Nile Ranger goes off and Louis Thompson comes on.

The first half comes to an end.

44:12

Nick Ajose fouled by Fernando Torres, the ref awards a free kick.

43:29

Alex Pritchard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42:42

Unfair challenge on Jay McEveley by Cesar Azpilicueta results in a free kick.

42:10

Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

41:34

David Luiz manages to make a clearance.

41:15

Juan Mata challenges Nathan Thompson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39:54

Ryan Bertrand takes a shot. Wes Foderingham parries the effort to safety.

39:48

Clearance by Grant Hall.

39:46

Centre by Kevin De Bruyne.

37:41

Yaser Kasim has an effort at goal. Mark Schwarzer parries the effort to safety.

36:44

Handball by Michael Essien.

35:46

Alex Pritchard takes a weak shot and missed to the left of the net.

34:15

Nascimento Ramires scores a right footed goal. Swindon 0-2 Chelsea.Fernando Torres provided the assist for the goal.

32:43

Darren Ward restarts play with the free kick.

32:22

Foul by Kevin De Bruyne on Dany N'Guessan, free kick awarded.

28:10

Fernando Torres scores a right footed goal. Swindon 0-1 Chelsea.

28:09

Juan Mata has an effort at goal. Wes Foderingham parries the effort to safety.

26:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Thompson by Kevin De Bruyne.

26:09

Fernando Torres takes a shot. A parry by Wes Foderingham prevents the goal.

23:43

The ball is swung over by Juan Mata.

19:38

Nascimento Ramires takes the free kick.

19:29

Grant Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres.

18:38

Centre by Nick Ajose.

18:10

The ball is sent over by Dany N'Guessan.

14:57

David Luiz takes the free kick.

14:42

Dany N'Guessan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Luiz.

12:36

Jay McEveley takes the free kick.

12:10

Darren Ward takes the free kick.

11:49

Fernando Torres is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

9:46

Strike on goal comes in from David Luiz from the free kick. Wes Foderingham parries the ball away.

9:31

Nascimento Ramires joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marco van Ginkel.

8:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Darren Ward.

7:58

Gary Cahill restarts play with the free kick.

7:44

Nile Ranger is caught offside.

3:15

A cross is delivered by Cesar Azpilicueta.

2:08

Foul by Nile Ranger on David Luiz, free kick awarded.

1:25

Free kick taken by David Luiz.

0:12

Nathan Thompson manages to make a clearance.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Two Ryans missing for Town Swindon will be without Ryan Mason and Ryan Harley when they welcome Chelsea to the County Ground. In-form Mason has a thigh problem that looks set to rule him out for up to two weeks while former Exeter midfielder Harley has a medial knee ligament problem, leaving manager Mark Cooper rather light on numbers with Aaron Oakley (foot) and Tijane Reis (knee) also out. His options are boosted however by the return of Spurs loanee Alex Pritchard after suspension having missed the 3-2 win over Bristol City on Saturday but right-back Nathan Byrne will sit out the third game of his three-match ban and Alex Smith's knee injury has ruled him out. Nile Ranger netted his first league goal for the club with just three minutes remaining of their derby victory and the former Newcastle striker looks set to start once more against Jose Mourinho's men. Cooper is taking inspiration from Bradford's memorable Capital One Cup run last season. Jose Mourinho's first domestic cup tie since returning to English football sees them tackle a Sky Bet League One outfit who are no strangers to giant killing. They pulled off one of the upsets of the round as they deposed of QPR 2-0 last month and Harry Redknapp's men are in good company, since the start of 2012 Swindon have taken the scalps of Stoke, Brighton, Burnley and Wigan in various cup competitions. Wigan were one of the many teams on the end of a Bradford cup upset last season, along with the likes of Arsenal, and Cooper is well aware of the performances underdogs can produce in this competition when the footballing world expects defeat. "There is no pressure on us, if you do lose everyone expects it," he said. "We're going to play and use it as a no-pressure game and hopefully we'll play freely and enjoy it. "It's a bonus game for us because no one really gives you a hope when you're playing against a team as big as Chelsea. "When you play in the Capital One Cup sometimes you get drawn against teams who rest a lot of their players or all of their players so if they don't quite fancy it then you knock them out. "That's what Bradford did last year - they had a great run and knocked out Arsenal and Aston Villa. You do take inspiration from that but whether Jose Mourinho lets that kind of thing happen I doubt very much." World Cup-winner Juan Mata and Brazil defender David Luiz are to feature for Chelsea. Manager Jose Mourinho has told Mata, who has made two starts this term after being near ever-present in his first two seasons at Chelsea, to prove his worth at the County Ground. Right-back Cesar Azpilicueta, left-back Ryan Bertrand and midfielder Michael Essien are in line to feature for a Chelsea side with no fitness concerns. And Steve Holland has backed the Portuguese manager to improve Mata, who was not in the squad for Saturday's defeat of Fulham and instead trained twice over the weekend. Mourinho's assistant cited the example of Ronaldo, the world's most expensive player on his move to Real Madrid who improved his game still further at the Bernabeu. "He (Mourinho) is always pushing, pushing the players to the maximum every day," Holland said. "That's evident not just in his teams, but in the individuals he's worked with. "If you look Jose's three-year period working with Ronaldo, he's really evolved as an individual. He's not just a talented dribbler and runner with the ball who can score goals. "He has become a top-level match-winner who wants to run in behind, make runs, threaten the goal. "I don't think that just happens. That comes with pushing, even if it's the best. "On a day-to-day basis he (Mourinho) will be pushing for signs of improvement, working to progress the individual but ultimately for the benefit of the team." To win the League Cup, Chelsea must overcome Swindon at the County Ground in a challenge which is not to be underestimated, Holland says. Holland pointed to recent precedent - Bradford's march to the final which included wins over Arsenal and Aston Villa, plus Liverpool's loss to Oldham in the FA Cup - as reason enough for Chelsea to be wary in Wiltshire. "The warning signs are there," said Holland, reflecting on Chelsea beating League One Brentford in the FA Cup by virtue of a replay. "If you think you've got a divine right just to turn up and win games, prepare to be surprised."

Formation:4231Manager: Mark Cooper

Swindon

Formation: 4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea

  • Wes Foderingham
  • Nathan Thompson
  • Grant Hall
  • Darren Ward
  • Jay McEveley
  • Yaser Kasim
  • Massimo Luongo
  • Alex Pritchard
  • Dany N'Guessan
  • Nick Ajose
  • Nile Ranger
  • SUBS
  • Louis Thompson
  • Miles Storey
  • Jack Barthram
  • Tyrell Belford
  • Raphael Rossi Branco
  • Mohamed El-Gabbas
  • Ryan Wood

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