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Didier Drogba receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Alan Hutton fouled by Didier Drogba, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Bale fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Heurelho Gomes is cautioned. Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramires by Heurelho Gomes. Placed penalty taken by Didier Drogba saved by Heurelho Gomes. Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea.
Didier Drogba crosses the ball, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.
Raniere Sandro replaces Wilson Palacios.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Ramires concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Crouch. The ball is sent over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Peter Crouch takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Sturridge, Michael Dawson makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.
Didier Drogba concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilson Palacios. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Essien goes wide right of the target.
Frank Lampard fouled by Aaron Lennon, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Essien crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Peter Crouch.
Aaron Lennon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Robbie Keane coming on for Roman Pavlyuchenko. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Michael Essien. Free kick crossed by Gareth Bale.
Frank Lampard comes on in place of Florent Malouda.
Florent Malouda decides to take the corner short.
Florent Malouda takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Benoit Assou-Ekotto makes a clearance.
Florent Malouda takes a short corner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Dawson by Didier Drogba. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
Michael Essien is cautioned. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Michael Essien. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
Nicolas Anelka is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Michael Dawson takes the free kick.
Didier Drogba scores a goal from the edge of the area low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea.Petr Cech provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is crossed by Daniel Sturridge, Alan Hutton manages to make a clearance.
(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Daniel Sturridge coming on for Salomon Kalou. Free kick awarded for a foul by Florent Malouda on Alan Hutton. Gareth Bale crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Ramires on Alan Hutton, free kick awarded. Alan Hutton restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Florent Malouda, clearance made by Michael Dawson.
Centre by Gareth Bale, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.
Michael Essien takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastien Bassong.
Shot from outside the box by Gareth Bale goes wide right of the target.
Ashley Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Hutton. Michael Dawson restarts play with the free kick.
(Tottenham) makes a substitution, with Peter Crouch coming on for Jermain Defoe.
Florent Malouda challenges Alan Hutton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.
Florent Malouda takes the outswinging corner, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
Florent Malouda takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Gareth Bale makes a clearance.
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Luka Modric misses to the left of the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Didier Drogba. Heurelho Gomes takes the free kick.
Roman Pavlyuchenko takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Essien.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jermain Defoe misses to the left of the target.
Mikel goes off and Didier Drogba comes on.
Nicolas Anelka is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Heurelho Gomes.
Salomon Kalou crosses the ball, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Florent Malouda, save by Heurelho Gomes.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramires on Jermain Defoe. Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric.
Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Salomon Kalou misses to the left of the goal.
The referee shows Benoit Assou-Ekotto a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Paulo Ferreira by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Florent Malouda, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Salomon Kalou misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Paulo Ferreira, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.
Wilson Palacios concedes a free kick for a foul on Florent Malouda. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Cole.
Wilson Palacios challenges Mikel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Florent Malouda takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Roman Pavlyuchenko. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
Paulo Ferreira gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale. A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Shot by Roman Pavlyuchenko from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Centre by Gareth Bale, save by Petr Cech.
Outswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the left by-line, Michael Dawson manages to make a clearance.
Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Essien by Roman Pavlyuchenko. Florent Malouda crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, clearance by Michael Dawson.
Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Roman Pavlyuchenko results in a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the direct free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Salomon Kalou misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramires on Luka Modric. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Salomon Kalou is caught offside. Free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
A goal is scored by Roman Pavlyuchenko from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea.Assist by Jermain Defoe.
Shot from just outside the area by Gareth Bale misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Michael Dawson on Nicolas Anelka, free kick awarded. Branislav Ivanovic has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Ramires fouled by Aaron Lennon, the ref awards a free kick. John Terry takes the direct free kick.
Michael Essien takes a shot. Heurelho Gomes makes a save.
Michael Essien takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.
The ball is delivered by Florent Malouda, clearance by Michael Dawson.
Alan Hutton sends in a cross, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.
Nicolas Anelka has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Salomon Kalou. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Dawson.
The game begins.
It is the end of the first-half.
The game restarts for the second half.
The match has reached full-time.
Van der Vaart blow for Spurs
Rafael van der Vaart will miss Tottenham's Barclays Premier League game with Chelsea after failing shake off a hamstring injury.
Younes Kaboul was due to train on Friday following a hip problem and could be in the squad, while Luka Modric returns after missing Tuesday night's Champions League draw at FC Twente with flu.
Jermaine Jenas (calf) and Niko Kranjcar (hamstring) are out after limping off in Enschede, while captain Ledley King (groin), Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are longer-term absentees.
Modric has warned his Tottenham team-mates overconfidence could prove fatal against the misfiring Blues.
In-form Spurs have been tipped to pile on the misery for Carlo Ancelotti's champions, who have won just two of their last eight games in all competitions.
That has seen them surrender top spot in the league, while defeat would move fifth-placed Tottenham to within a point of their city rivals.
But Modric insists expecting anything other than a Blues backlash could scupper Spurs' chances of completing a hat-trick of home wins against them.
"Okay, sure, they have some problems at the moment but that means nothing," the midfielder said in the club's official matchday programme.
"If we think we will beat them or we are favourites then it's the wrong attitude.
"We need to give them massive respect but, at the same time, we believe in our strength and quality and we are all determined to beat them at home for the third time in row.
"We know they are a dangerous side full of great players, unbelievable players.
"When we get out on the pitch we need to play our game, to fight for every ball, to play with confidence and try to beat them again.
"We are in good form and we fear no-one at home."
Chelsea will not risk England midfielder Frank Lampard because he is not match fit.
Right-back Jose Bosingwa is out with a torn hamstring but left-back Ashley Cole is fit after recovering from a slight ankle knock.
Droga miss costs Blues
Didier Drogba missed a stoppage-time penalty as Chelsea's Barclays Premier League winless run stretched to five matches with a breathless 1-1 draw at Tottenham.
Heurelho Gomes looked to have gifted the champions the unlikeliest of victories when he clattered into Ramires having already handed Drogba an equaliser with a howler, but he redeemed himself by saving the substitute's spot-kick.
It meant Chelsea failed to regain top spot and stayed fourth, level on points with Manchester United, who have two games in hand.
The manner of the Blues' comeback may ease the pressure on manager Carlo Ancelotti, who continues to insist he has the full backing of billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.
However, Spurs had led through Roman Pavlyuchenko's ninth goal of the season and could easily have won but for their erratic goalkeeper.
Ancelotti got the assertive start he would have wanted, as the recalled Nicolas Anelka dragged wide, Michael Essien twice shot too close to Gomes from distance and Branislav Ivanovic blazed a 30-yard free-kick over the top.
Chelsea also restricted Spurs to one Gareth Bale shot off target until all their good work was undone by some truly awful defending in the 15th minute.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto played a ball to Jermain Defoe in the left channel and the striker was allowed to turn and square for Pavlyuchenko, who John Terry allowed to collect the pass and rifle left-footed beyond Petr Cech.
Salomon Kalou twice went close to levelling, first stretching to send Ramires' cross over the top and then heading straight at Gomes from six yards.
Neither side was holding back in the tackle and Paulo Ferreira was adjudged to have gone too far on Bale just past the half-hour.
Pavlyuchenko maybe should have punished Ferreira when he volleyed Bale's resulting free-kick wide from eight yards.
And Assou-Ekotto was also nearly made to pay for a foul on Ferreira that got him booked when Kalou glanced Florent Malouda's free-kick just past the post 10 minutes before the break.
The same pair combined moments later, with an unmarked Kalou unable to keep his header down from his team-mate's cross.
Anelka did have the ball in the net two minutes from the break but he was rightly ruled offside.
Ancelotti threw on Drogba for John Obi Mikel during the interval but it was Spurs who twice went close to doubling their advantage when Defoe and Luka Modric both shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area.
Drogba did soon test Gomes with a low drive the latter tipped wide moments before the goalkeeper reacted brilliantly to prevent Wilson Palacios' header looping into his own net.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp responded to the spell of Chelsea pressure by bringing on Peter Crouch for Defoe.
Palacios looked to have put Pavluchenko through in the 64th minute but the Russian's touch let him down, while Ramires did well to prevent Crouch nodding in Alan Hutton's cross.
Ancelotti sent on Daniel Sturridge for Kalou for the final quarter as Chelsea went for broke and it paid off, but only due to a horrible error from Gomes.
Drogba held off Dawson before lashing a volley the keeper got both hands to but parried into his own net.
Essien saw yellow for a foul on Modric and Sturridge went close to hooking the visitors ahead from a corner.
Frank Lampard - a surprise substitute after three and a half months out injured - then entered the fray, replacing Malouda for the final 13 minutes.
Spurs followed with Robbie Keane for Pavlyuchenko moments before Aaron Lennon flashed wide after more poor Chelsea defending.
Palacios was hurt late on following a challenge from Ashley Cole and was replaced by Sandro.
And just as a draw looked certain, Gomes made another huge error of judgment by clattering into Ramires to concede a 91st-minute penalty.
Drogba stepped up but shot far too close to Gomes, who redeemed himself.
There was still time for Drogba to be booked for scything down Hutton before the final whistle went.
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