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  • Date:11 Feb 2014
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:The Hawthorns
  • Attendance:24,327
  • Anichebe (86)
  • Ivanovic (45)
Goal!

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97:02 +7.02

Unfair challenge on Ben Foster by Gary Cahill results in a free kick.

96:41 +6.41

Corner taken by da Silva Willian from the left by-line.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

95:19 +5.19

Clearance by Gary Cahill.

94:53 +4.53

David Luiz manages to make a clearance.

94:41 +4.41

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Brunt.

94:12 +4.12

Victor Anichebe takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Gary Cahill gets a block in.

93:40 +3.40

Clearance made by Steven Reid.

93:27 +3.27

Matej Vydra takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

92:55 +2.55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Salah on Saido Berahino.

92:11 +2.11

Branislav Ivanovic takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

89:38

Steven Reid restarts play with the free kick.

89:14

Fernando Torres concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Reid.

88:35

Nascimento Ramires leaves the field to be replaced by Mohamed Salah.

87:57

Nemanja Matic challenges Steven Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:18

Victor Anichebe is cautioned.

86:04

Victor Anichebe scores with a header. West Brom 1-1 Chelsea.Assist by Saido Berahino.

85:21

Clearance by Cesar Azpilicueta.

82:38

Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt.

81:53

Foul by Nemanja Matic on Matej Vydra, free kick awarded.

81:37

Steven Reid crosses the ball in from the free kick.

80:45

David Luiz goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

80:40

Unfair challenge on Victor Anichebe by David Luiz results in a free kick.

79:55

Header by Craig Dawson goes to the left of the goal.

79:25

Clearance by David Luiz.

78:12

Emboaba Oscar leaves the field to be replaced by Mikel.

77:35

David Luiz has a direct shot on goal from the free kick which goes over the bar.

77:24

Koulossa Thievy leaves the field to be replaced by Matej Vydra.

76:32

Foul by Chris Brunt on Fernando Torres, free kick awarded.

75:45

Branislav Ivanovic goes into the book for dissent.

75:03

Cesar Azpilicueta makes a clearance.

74:48

Craig Dawson gets a header at goal.

74:34

Corner taken by Chris Brunt from the left by-line.

74:13

Koulossa Thievy takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Gary Cahill.

74:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Brunt.

72:52

Victor Anichebe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Morgan Amalfitano.

72:32

Craig Dawson makes a clearance.

71:21

Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

70:28

Da Silva Willian has an effort at goal. Ben Foster blocks the ball.

69:53

Chris Brunt takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

69:52

Clearance by Cesar Azpilicueta.

69:02

David Luiz makes a clearance.

68:14

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Fernando Torres coming on for Samuel Eto'o.

67:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Koulossa Thievy.

65:57

Da Silva Willian concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Dawson.

65:37

Liam Ridgewell restarts play with the free kick.

65:02

Liam Ridgewell fouled by da Silva Willian, the ref awards a free kick.

64:30

Corner taken by Chris Brunt.

63:56

The ball is swung over by Morgan Amalfitano.

62:50

(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Youssouf Mulumbu coming on for Claudio Yacob.

60:19

Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.

59:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on da Silva Willian by Liam Ridgewell.

58:05

Craig Dawson manages to make a clearance.

57:21

Clearance made by Gary Cahill.

56:32

The ball is swung over by Emboaba Oscar.

54:05

Da Silva Willian takes a shot. Liam Ridgewell gets a block in.

53:23

Clearance by David Luiz.

52:52

Cesar Azpilicueta makes a clearance.

52:49

Ben Foster takes the free kick.

52:20

Liam Ridgewell fouled by da Silva Willian, the ref awards a free kick.

51:42

Cesar Azpilicueta challenges Koulossa Thievy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

50:32

Free kick taken by Nascimento Ramires.

50:12

Nascimento Ramires fouled by James Morrison, the ref awards a free kick.

49:17

Liam Ridgewell fouled by Samuel Eto'o, the ref awards a free kick.

49:11

Shot by Samuel Eto'o. Ben Foster parries the effort to safety.

The referee gets the second half started.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

47:08 +2.08

Branislav Ivanovic scores with a right foot finish. West Brom 0-1 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from David Luiz.

47:05 +2.05

Corner taken by da Silva Willian from the right by-line.

46:43

The ball is swung over by Morgan Amalfitano.

46:23

Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

45:27 +0.27

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

45:16

Clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

44:49

Cesar Azpilicueta crosses the ball.

43:19

Samuel Eto'o takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

43:17

Nascimento Ramires sends in a cross.

41:27

The ball is sent over by Emboaba Oscar.

40:44

Morgan Amalfitano concedes a free kick for a foul on Eden Hazard.

39:43

Corner from the left by-line taken by da Silva Willian.

39:17

Nascimento Ramires takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Chris Brunt gets a block in.

38:25

Claudio Yacob manages to make a clearance.

36:52

Free kick taken by Emboaba Oscar.

34:29

Unfair challenge on Nascimento Ramires by Koulossa Thievy results in a free kick.

33:40

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

33:20

Clearance by Chris Brunt.

32:26

Clearance made by Craig Dawson.

31:33

Free kick taken by David Luiz.

31:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Saido Berahino on da Silva Willian.

30:10

The ball is swung over by Branislav Ivanovic.

27:25

Shot by Chris Brunt went wide right of the net.

27:18

Morgan Amalfitano produces a cross.

26:31

Da Silva Willian takes a fantastic shot and missed to the right of the goal.

25:40

Centre by Eden Hazard.

24:30

Claudio Yacob concedes a free kick for a foul on Eden Hazard.

23:48

Cesar Azpilicueta manages to make a clearance.

23:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Morrison by Nemanja Matic.

22:14

Clearance by James Morrison.

22:12

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

22:09

Corner from the right by-line taken by da Silva Willian.

20:00

Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

19:32

Samuel Eto'o is ruled offside.

16:09

Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

12:56

David Luiz restarts play with the free kick.

12:06

Cesar Azpilicueta challenges Koulossa Thievy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

11:27

Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.

10:27

Corner taken by da Silva Willian from the left by-line.

9:18

Koulossa Thievy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nemanja Matic.

8:36

Branislav Ivanovic takes a weak shot and went wide right of the net.

7:33

Morgan Amalfitano concedes a free kick for a foul on da Silva Willian.

4:50

Clearance made by Steven Reid.

3:35

Cesar Azpilicueta manages to make a clearance.

2:46

Gary Cahill manages to make a clearance.

0:38

David Luiz makes a clearance.

0:05

Clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

The match has kicked off.

Match Preview

Mel: We must not switch off West Brom head coach Pepe Mel has warned his players that anything other than a full 90-minute performance will not be good enough to beat Chelsea on Tuesday. Since his appointment as successor to the sacked Steve Clarke, Mel has seen the best and the worst of the Baggies during his four games in charge, producing decent football only in patches. It was the same again on Saturday at Crystal Palace as the first half was abysmal, resulting in a 2-0 deficit at the interval. Mel's team finally came alive after the break, with debutant Thievy Bifouma pulling one back, only for a potential comeback to be stymied by a debatable penalty. With Chelsea on a run of nine victories and a draw from their last 10 matches in all competitions, it is hard to see anything other than another Blues success. Mel said: "In the first half against Palace we didn't understand the match. "It was the same at Aston Villa (in a 4-3 defeat on January 29). We need to focus. "In the second half (at Palace) we played well, with good mentality. The problem is we only played for 45 minutes." In claiming just two points from his four games at the helm, and with Albion back in the bottom three since mid-September, Mel may have bitten off more than he can chew. The 50-year-old Spaniard is still attempting to implement a greater degree of flowing football which he is convinced is the way to go if the club are to beat the drop. Asked as to how tough the situation is for him right now, Mel added: "Football is a big game. "Today it's white, tomorrow it's black. For me it is very important for my players that they think it is possible to win. "Hard work will help us manage that, although the most important thing for me is we play for 90 minutes. "If we play for only 40 or 60 minutes then it is impossible to beat Chelsea. "So tomorrow I want to see my players play as one team together, pressing together and dropping off together in set-plays. "Of course it is disappointing to be in the bottom three. We need to win to move up the table, and this is what I and my players are working for." Defender Billy Jones is the latest doubt for Mel with a knee injury, and if ruled out will join Nicolas Anelka, Stephane Sessegnon and Jonas Olsson on the sidelines. Chelsea are looking to maintain their lead at the top but Jose Mourinho knows any of the title contenders could falter when least expected to this campaign. "Maybe the teams not in the top four will be very influential in the league," he said. "Normally, people are pushed to say Chelsea against Arsenal, or Arsenal against City, or Liverpool against City. These are the matches that decide things. But maybe they aren't. "In other leagues, it is like that. Madrid v Barcelona decides the title. Benfica v Porto decides the title. It's not the same situation here. The title is decided match after match. "Every game is important. If we don't win tomorrow, it's not just about the title contenders to jump to the leadership again. It's also about Tottenham to win, Everton to win, and closing also the gap. At this moment, every point is important."

Formation:433Manager: Pepe Mel

West Brom

Formation: 4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea

  • Ben Foster
  • Steven Reid
  • Craig Dawson
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • James Morrison
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Chris Brunt
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Saido Berahino
  • Koulossa Thievy
  • SUBS
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Diego Lugano
  • Victor Anichebe
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Matej Vydra
  • Youssouf Mulumbu
  • Zoltan Gera

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLDLDL
  • West Brom
  • VS
  • Chelsea
  • WWWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 09/11/2013
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 02/03/2013
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 17/11/2012
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 0
  • Chelsea
  • 03/03/2012
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 1
  • West Brom
  • 20/08/2011
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 3
  • Chelsea
  • 16/04/2011

Top Scorers

West Brom

  • S Berahino 3
  • N Anelka 2
  • G McAuley 2
  • C Brunt 2
  • S Sessegnon 2
  • V Anichebe 2
  • M Amalfitano 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • DA Lugano 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1
  • C Yacob 1
  • M Vydra 1
  • KG Thievy 1

Chelsea

  • E Hazard 10
  • S Eto'o 6
  • Ed Oscar 6
  • FJ Torres 4
  • F Lampard 3
  • A Schurrle 3
  • J Terry 2
  • B Ivanovic 2
  • dB Willian 2
  • G Cahill 1
  • MG Mikel 1
  • D Ba 1
  • NS Ramires 1

Goals

West Brom

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 29
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Chelsea

    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 47
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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