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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

90mins

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

90mins

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

89mins

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

87mins

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

85mins

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

85mins

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

83mins

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

82mins

Shot by Juan Mata cleared the crossbar.

81mins

Nathan Thompson takes the free kick.

80mins

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

80mins

Clearance made by Darren Ward.

80mins

Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

79mins

The ball is crossed by Jay McEveley.

78mins

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

78mins

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

77mins

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

76mins

Alex Pritchard manages to make a clearance.

73mins

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

73mins

Free kick taken by Wes Foderingham.

73mins

Mohamed El-Gabbas on for Nick Ajose.

73mins

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

72mins

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

71mins

Clearance by Gary Cahill.

70mins

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

70mins

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

68mins

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

68mins

Jay McEveley produces a cross.

66mins

Kevin De Bruyne decides to take a short corner.

65mins

Centre by Juan Mata.

64mins

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

62mins

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

60mins

Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

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

60mins

Michael Essien makes a clearance.

59mins

Shot by Massimo Luongo. Blocked by David Luiz.

58mins

Da Silva Willian sends in a cross.

56mins

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

55mins

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

54mins

The referee shows Michael Essien a yellow card.

54mins

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

51mins

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

49mins

David Luiz takes the free kick.

49mins

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

49mins

Free kick taken by David Luiz.

49mins

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

48mins

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

47mins

The second half begins.

47mins

The ball is crossed by Alex Pritchard.

47mins

The referee blows for offside against Dany N'Guessan.

46mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

Nile Ranger goes off and Louis Thompson comes on.

45mins

The first half comes to an end.

45mins

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

44mins

Alex Pritchard crosses the ball in from the free kick.

43mins

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

43mins

Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

42mins

David Luiz manages to make a clearance.

42mins

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

40mins

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

40mins

Clearance by Grant Hall.

40mins

Centre by Kevin De Bruyne.

38mins

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

37mins

Handball by Michael Essien.

36mins

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

35mins

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

33mins

Darren Ward restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

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

29mins

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

29mins

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

27mins

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

27mins

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

24mins

The ball is swung over by Juan Mata.

20mins

Nascimento Ramires takes the free kick.

20mins

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

19mins

Centre by Nick Ajose.

19mins

The ball is sent over by Dany N'Guessan.

15mins

David Luiz takes the free kick.

15mins

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

13mins

Jay McEveley takes the free kick.

13mins

Darren Ward takes the free kick.

12mins

Fernando Torres is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

10mins

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

10mins

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

9mins

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

8mins

Gary Cahill restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Nile Ranger is caught offside.

4mins

A cross is delivered by Cesar Azpilicueta.

3mins

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

2mins

Free kick taken by David Luiz.

1mins

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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