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  • Date:21 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:17:15
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Malouda (33) Anelka (47)
    Anelka (51) Kalou (77)
    Kalou (89) Benayoun (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Yossi Benayoun grabs a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-6 Chelsea.Assist by Paulo Ferreira.

92mins

The ball is delivered by Salomon Kalou, save by Chris Kirkland.

92mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Paulo Ferreira.

90mins

Salomon Kalou finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Wigan 0-5 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Didier Drogba.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Ashley Cole. Ashley Cole restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Ronnie Stam crosses the ball, clearance by John Terry.

85mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emmerson Boyce by Nicolas Anelka. Free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.

84mins

(Wigan) makes a substitution, with Emmerson Boyce coming on for Maynor Figueroa.

80mins

Mohamed Diame goes off and James McArthur comes on.

80mins

Yossi Benayoun joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Essien.

80mins

Ben Watson is brought on as a substitute for James McCarthy.

78mins

Salomon Kalou scores a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Wigan 0-4 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Didier Drogba.

77mins

The ball is swung over by Nicolas Anelka, Mohamed Diame manages to make a clearance.

76mins

Ronnie Stam sends in a cross, Paulo Ferreira manages to make a clearance.

75mins

A cross is delivered by Didier Drogba, blocked by Steve Gohouri.

74mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Charles N'Zogbia goes wide of the left-hand upright.

73mins

James McCarthy crosses the ball.

73mins

Didier Drogba produces a cross, Chris Kirkland makes a save.

71mins

Effort from inside the area by Didier Drogba misses to the left of the target.

71mins

Michael Essien crosses the ball, save made by Chris Kirkland.

70mins

Salomon Kalou comes on in place of Florent Malouda.

69mins

Didier Drogba fouled by Steve Gohouri, the ref awards a free kick. Didier Drogba has an effort direct from the free kick.

69mins

Long distance shot from James McCarthy misses to the left of the net.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charles N'Zogbia by Mikel. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

The ball is crossed by Maynor Figueroa, Mauro Boselli takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.

63mins

Paulo Ferreira joins the action as a substitute, replacing Branislav Ivanovic.

63mins

The referee blows for offside against Mauro Boselli. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

62mins

James McCarthy takes a shot.

61mins

Hendry Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Mikel.

61mins

John Terry goes into the referee's book.

60mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicolas Anelka. Steve Gohouri takes the indirect free kick.

60mins

Unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick. Mohamed Diame receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

59mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Alex gets a block in.

59mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.

58mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by Alex.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Frank Lampard by Hendry Thomas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Florent Malouda.

56mins

Mohamed Diame fouled by Ashley Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.

54mins

The ball is sent over by Ashley Cole, Charles N'Zogbia gets a block in.

54mins

Hendry Thomas challenges Frank Lampard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank Lampard restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Nicolas Anelka finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Wigan 0-3 Chelsea.Assist by Didier Drogba.

51mins

Shot by James McCarthy from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

50mins

Mohamed Diame fouled by Frank Lampard, the ref awards a free kick. Hendry Thomas restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Effort from outside the area by Hugo Rodallega goes wide right of the goal.

48mins

Nicolas Anelka finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-2 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Mikel.

46mins

The offside flag is raised against Mauro Boselli. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugo Rodallega on Branislav Ivanovic. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

42mins

The ball is sent over by Florent Malouda, save by Chris Kirkland.

41mins

A cross is delivered by Charles N'Zogbia, John Terry gets a block in.

40mins

The ball is sent over by Didier Drogba, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.

40mins

James McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka. Alex takes the free kick.

37mins

Caution for Branislav Ivanovic.

36mins

Ronnie Stam takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

34mins

Frank Lampard takes a shot. Save by Chris Kirkland. Florent Malouda grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Frank Lampard.

32mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Didier Drogba. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

29mins

The referee blows for offside against Nicolas Anelka. Free kick taken by Steve Gohouri.

28mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by Mikel.

28mins

The offside flag is raised against Didier Drogba. Steve Gohouri takes the indirect free kick.

27mins

The ball is delivered by Ronnie Stam, clearance made by Alex.

27mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.

26mins

Charles N'Zogbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frank Lampard. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

The ball is swung over by Charles N'Zogbia, John Terry makes a clearance.

25mins

Centre by Charles N'Zogbia, John Terry manages to make a clearance.

23mins

Nicolas Anelka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas. Shot comes in from Hugo Rodallega from the free kick, save by Petr Cech.

22mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicolas Anelka. Steve Gohouri restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam, clearance by John Terry.

18mins

Centre by Nicolas Anelka.

18mins

Foul by Mohamed Diame on Mikel, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Alex.

18mins

The ball is delivered by Ronnie Stam.

17mins

Mauro Boselli concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel. Direct free kick taken by Alex.

16mins

Michael Essien takes a shot.

16mins

The ball is sent over by Ashley Cole, clearance made by Antolin Alcaraz.

15mins

The referee gives a free kick against Didier Drogba for handball. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Stam.

13mins

Florent Malouda concedes a free kick for a foul on Hendry Thomas. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.

12mins

The ball is crossed by Nicolas Anelka, blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.

12mins

Didier Drogba produces a cross, Steve Gohouri makes a clearance.

11mins

Maynor Figueroa takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mohamed Diame on Nicolas Anelka. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.

8mins

Mikel fouled by James McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.

7mins

Mohamed Diame produces a cross, clearance by Ashley Cole.

7mins

Mohamed Diame fouled by Didier Drogba, the ref awards a free kick. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Branislav Ivanovic is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed by Hugo Rodallega, save by Petr Cech.

3mins

The ball is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, Alex manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Ronnie Stam crosses the ball, Alex manages to make a clearance.

2mins

The ball is swung over by James McCarthy.

The referee starts the match.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The second half has started.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

N'Zogbia could return for Wigan Charles N'Zogbia could return to the Wigan side to face Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea at the DW Stadium. The French winger was omitted for last week's 4-0 thrashing by Blackpool by manager Roberto Martinez, who questioned the player's attitude amid speculation over his future. Martinez has since played down reports of a rift between the pair and said the 24-year-old will be in contention this weekend. Martinez must also decide whether to keep faith with goalkeeper Chris Kirkland after his personal horror show in the season opener against Blackpool. Forward Victor Moses has been ruled out with a calf injury while club captain Gary Caldwell remains on the sidelines after double hip surgery in the summer. Martinez will not make Kirkland a scapegoat for his side's dreadful start to the Barclays Premier League season. Kirkland endured a personal nightmare as Wigan were thrashed 4-0 by promoted Blackpool at the DW Stadium last weekend. Martinez has given the former Liverpool keeper no public assurances that he will start against Chelsea, but he will not single the 29-year-old out for blame. The Latics boss said: "We win as a team and we lose as a team. Chris is a very experienced man now and he is very responsible. "Sometimes being a goalkeeper you are a lonely figure on the pitch but he shouldn't take any extra responsibility. "He has won many games and I am sure the players would agree with me that we are all together winning and all together losing. "It has been a difficult week as a group and individually but that togetherness is a good sign." With the players still hurting from last week's embarrassment, a visit from the champions is probably the last thing Wigan need. The last time the sides met Chelsea ran out 8-0 winners to celebrate their title success in style in the final game of last season. Yet Wigan could take encouragement from their stunning 3-1 defeat of the Blues at the DW Stadium last September. Martinez said: "We have a very responsible group and they know what it means to play for Wigan Athletic. "Our biggest problem was that, in the first game of the season when you want to play well and impress the crowd, we forgot about certain basics. "The players, staff and fans were hurt. Our success throughout history has been that we are a family club and we are all together. "We will support each other to get through difficult periods. "We know that we now need to focus on playing a very talented group of players in Chelsea. They have huge experience and a big winning mentality. "It is going to be a real big test for us but it is at home and we want to take responsibility. "We want to get the fans behind us and make sure we are as good as we can." Chelsea's new signing Ramires has trained with the squad but will not be involved. Manager Carlo Ancelotti expects the #17million Brazilian midfielder to feature for the first time in next weekend's game against Stoke. Chelsea have Branislav Ivanovic fit for the trip to the DW Stadium and Frank Lampard has recovered completely from an ankle knock. Jeffrey Bruma was due to undergo a hernia operation on Friday while Kakuta has a back injury - but Jose Bosingwa has resumed training and could return to action in two to three weeks. Ancelotti is anxious for Chelsea to set the Premier League pace from the outset - but he has also tried to temper expectations that Saturday's game will be a walkover. The Italian reminded Chelsea their first defeat of last season was at the DW Stadium. Ancelotti said: "It is very important we make a good start, not just one game. Last year we won the first six games in the league and we want to do the same. "I will be happy if we win 1-0. It is important to keep a clean sheet. Winning 6-0 or 7-0 every week is not football. "It is important to win and to play well. We have to pay attention. The last game at Wigan we lost 3-1. "We have to prepare well for this game and be right mentally. They caused us a lot of problems there last season, it was our first defeat, and we want to continue our good start to the season. "They started the season badly and lost at home against Blackpool. They will want to be strong and have power to produce a different game."

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 433Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea

  • Chris Kirkland
  • Ronnie Stam
  • Steve Gohouri
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • James McCarthy
  • Hendry Thomas
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Charles N'Zogbia
  • Mauro Boselli
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • SUBS
  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Ben Watson
  • Victor Moses
  • Jordi Gomez
  • James McArthur
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Jason Scotland

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Match Report

Chelsea show more six appeal Wigan had no answer to Chelsea's goalscoring machine as Carlo Ancelotti's side ran out 6-0 winners for the second game in succession in defence of their Barclays Premier League crown. The Blues reached double figures in 180 minutes with Nicolas Anelka and substitute Salomon Kalou each bagging a brace, sandwiching one apiece from Florent Malouda and Yossi Benayoun. It leaves Chelsea sitting pretty at the top of the table and the Latics propping it up, and with the possibility manager Roberto Martinez may now be fearing for his job. The Blues have now scored a phenomenal 29 goals in just five league games, 14 of those against Wigan as they thumped eight past them on the final day of last season. As for Martinez's hapless side, they have conceded 25 goals in six league matches, with 10 this season after starting out with a 4-0 home humiliation to Blackpool last weekend. That had prompted bookmakers into offering staggering odds of 15-1 on a Wigan win, arguably forgetting the Latics had ended Chelsea's six-match winning start to last season with a 3-1 victory. Certainly for the opening half hour Wigan's performance in contrast to a week ago was as different as night and day. There was energy, effort and endeavour, and most crucially a lack of errors that was the main reason behind their embarrassing downfall against the Seasiders. Striker Hugo Rodallega epitomised the difference as he was willing to chase balls out to the left wing, and when required he also tracked back to play his part in defence. Rodallega was also the man who put Petr Cech under any pressure, although in fairness a 35-yard free-kick and 22-yard drive were meat and drink for a man of the Chelsea goalkeeper's calibre. But for that initial 30 minutes Chelsea were kept quiet by Wigan's industry, with their only notable effort not really one to write home about as John Obi Mikel skied a 25-yard effort high over the crossbar. However, Chelsea are not champions for nothing and in the 33rd minute they underlined why, stepping up a gear for the goal that broke the deadlock. It was simple, incisive stuff as Didier Drogba and Ashley Cole combined down the left to tee up Frank Lampard for a close-range prod that was brilliantly tipped away by captain Chris Kirkland. But from the rebound Malouda's reactions were too quick for Maynor Figueroa as he was on hand to tap home from a yard out. Wigan's high work rate kept them in the game until the half-time break during which Martinez would undoubtedly have urged his side to keep it tight after the restart, whilst at least try and press for the equaliser. But within the space of just over six minutes, such words will have counted for nothing as Wigan found themselves 3-0 down, and with the game over as a contest. Two minutes and 29 seconds into the second half Chelsea had doubled their lead courtesy of a crisp, clinical strike from Anelka. Collecting a raking ball from Mikel down the right, Anelka's cause was aided by Figueroa, Antolin Alcaraz and Kirkland pausing for a brief moment as the Frenchman strode into the area. The trio gave Anelka just enough time to steady himself before he then unleashed a low right-foot shot beyond Kirkland inside his right-hand post. Fewer than four minutes later Chelsea were heading back to London with all three points as Anelka scored his second. After chasing a long ball down the left, Malouda chipped in a cross to the far post where Drogba turned the ball back across goal for Anelka to nod home from three yards. To their credit Wigan refused to roll over, arguably playing some of their best football of the game, albeit all in vain. Yet Rodallega and the returning Charles N'Zogbia, absent last week after Martinez had questioned his attitude, were denied by brave blocks by Chelsea captain John Terry and Alex respectively. James McCarthy then saw a deflected effort hit the right-hand post, with Mauro Boselli flagged offside after tapping home the rebound. Chelsea, though, were not done and after being on the pitch eight minutes after replacing Malouda, Kalou made it four in the 78th minute. After Mohamed Diame was taken off on a stretcher, Chelsea then rubbed further salt into Wigan's wounds with Kalou making it 5-0 in the 89th minute and another sub in Yossi Benayoun adding the sixth in stoppage time.

possession


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