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  • Date:19 Aug 2012
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:19,738
Goal!

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92:19 +2.19

The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa, Emmerson Boyce has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

89:33

Jordi Gomez has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

88:20

Raul Meireles takes a outswinging corner.

87:51

Victor Moses delivers the ball, John Terry makes a clearance.

86:03

Fernando Torres fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Raul Meireles, David Luiz takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

84:30

The ball is swung over by Victor Moses, Arouna Kone takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech. Jordi Gomez takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.

84:04

Raul Meireles concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa. Ivan Ramis takes the direct free kick.

83:15

Antolin Alcaraz crosses the ball, Ashley Cole gets a block in. Corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line to the near post, Header from close in by Arouna Kone misses to the right of the goal.

81:41

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Raul Meireles coming on for Juan Mata.

80:47

Unfair challenge on Fernando Torres by Antolin Alcaraz results in a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the direct free kick.

79:23

A cross is delivered by Emmerson Boyce, John Terry manages to make a clearance. Ben Watson is brought on as a substitute for James McArthur.

77:57

Ivan Ramis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres. Frank Lampard takes the direct free kick.

75:40

Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Antolin Alcaraz results in a free kick. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

72:46

Frank Lampard challenges Jordi Gomez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot comes in from Jordi Gomez from the free kick, save made by Petr Cech. Frank Lampard is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

71:37

Maynor Figueroa crosses the ball. The ball is sent over by James McCarthy, John Terry manages to make a clearance.

70:57

Branislav Ivanovic crosses the ball.

69:48

The ball is crossed by Maynor Figueroa, Headed effort from inside the area by Jordi Gomez misses to the left of the target.

68:01

Effort from the edge of the area by Emboaba Oscar goes wide of the left-hand upright.

67:19

James McArthur fouled by Emboaba Oscar, the ref awards a free kick. James McArthur takes the free kick.

66:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel by Maynor Figueroa. Arouna Kone on for Franco Di Santo. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.

65:22

Unfair challenge on Emmerson Boyce by Ashley Cole results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

63:14

Victor Moses crosses the ball, clearance by John Terry. Emboaba Oscar on for Eden Hazard. Jordi Gomez takes the inswinging corner, John Terry fouled by Gary Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

62:59

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Ivan Ramis makes a clearance.

60:04

Victor Moses has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

59:05

Franco Di Santo produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

56:05

James McArthur gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frank Lampard. James McArthur goes into the book. Ashley Cole restarts play with the free kick.

54:32

Victor Moses delivers the ball, save by Petr Cech.

51:57

Centre by Branislav Ivanovic, Effort on goal by Ashley Cole from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

51:04

Franco Di Santo handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Frank Lampard takes the direct free kick.

50:30

Maynor Figueroa produces a cross, Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.

48:42

Foul by Emmerson Boyce on Ryan Bertrand, free kick awarded. Ashley Cole restarts play with the free kick.

47:16

Unfair challenge on John Terry by Franco Di Santo results in a free kick. Jordi Gomez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shaun Maloney. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

46:29

The ball is sent over by Antolin Alcaraz.

45:50 +0.50

Juan Mata gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Shaun Maloney, comfortable save by Petr Cech.

45:43

Unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by David Luiz results in a free kick. Shaun Maloney crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Petr Cech.

45:26 +0.26

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

44:05

Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney, clearance made by Mikel. Centre by Gary Caldwell, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

42:44

Victor Moses crosses the ball.

42:24

The ball is sent over by Antolin Alcaraz, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

37:28

The ball is swung over by Victor Moses, save made by Petr Cech. Corner taken by Shaun Maloney played to the near post, Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Shaun Maloney from the right by-line to the near post, Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.

36:46

The assistant referee flags for offside against Fernando Torres. Indirect free kick taken by Ivan Ramis.

34:46

Centre by Victor Moses, Foul by Franco Di Santo on Branislav Ivanovic, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

34:34

Franco Di Santo crosses the ball, David Luiz makes a clearance.

33:49

Unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by David Luiz results in a free kick. David Luiz is given a yellow card. Ivan Ramis takes the free kick.

33:19

Fernando Torres is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ivan Ramis takes the free kick.

31:51

Eden Hazard fouled by James McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.

31:38

Shaun Maloney produces a cross, clearance by David Luiz.

31:06

Emmerson Boyce sends in a cross, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

29:56

Juan Mata fouled by James McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel takes the direct free kick.

28:35

Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

27:57

The ball is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, clearance made by John Terry.

26:01

Centre by Antolin Alcaraz, blocked by Mikel.

25:33

Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

23:56

Corner taken short by Shaun Maloney.

23:02

The ball is crossed by Antolin Alcaraz, Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

22:18

The ball is swung over by Ryan Bertrand, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

20:59

Shaun Maloney produces a cross.

19:50

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Frank Lampard results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Shaun Maloney, clearance made by Fernando Torres.

18:56

The ball is sent over by Emmerson Boyce, Franco Di Santo produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

16:43

James McArthur gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Juan Mata. Free kick taken by Mikel.

15:51

Ivan Ramis sends in a cross.

15:09

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Shaun Maloney, clearance by Mikel.

14:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McArthur by Eden Hazard. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

12:04

A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, Petr Cech makes a save.

11:52

The ball is sent over by Maynor Figueroa, clearance made by John Terry.

11:40

Emmerson Boyce delivers the ball, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

10:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Gary Caldwell. Gary Caldwell goes into the referee's book. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.

8:49

The ball is crossed by Shaun Maloney, David Luiz manages to make a clearance.

7:41

A cross is delivered by Branislav Ivanovic, clearance made by Gary Caldwell.

5:05

Eden Hazard fouled by Ivan Ramis, the ref awards a Penalty. Frank Lampard scores a power penalty. Wigan 0-2 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Eden Hazard.

4:43

Maynor Figueroa sends in a cross, save by Petr Cech.

3:26

Ashley Cole fouled by Antolin Alcaraz, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Bertrand restarts play with the free kick.

1:48

Branislav Ivanovic fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Chelsea.Assist on the goal came from Eden Hazard.

Match Preview

Di Matteo gets on with the job Roberto Di Matteo has vowed not to let his critics get to him as he attempts to prove Roman Abramovich was right to appoint him full-time Chelsea manager. Despite masterminding the greatest triumph in the Blues' history last season by becoming the first man to lead them to Champions League glory, Di Matteo is among the favourites to be the first Barclays Premier League manager sacked ahead of the start of the season. Some doubt whether he was billionaire Chelsea owner Abramovich's first choice to be handed the reins following his incredible two-and-a-half-month spell as caretaker boss. Pep Guardiola was heavily linked with the job after quitting Barcelona and his lingering availability during a season-long sabbatical arguably has left Di Matteo under unprecedented pressure. The Italian saw first hand how poorly former boss Andre Villas-Boas coped with the weight of expectation at Stamford Bridge last term, with the 34-year-old seemingly unable to take any criticism that was levelled at him. Di Matteo can expect the same flak, and speculation over his future, should things start to go wrong but he was not worried about the naysayers now and also appeared unlikely to lose any sleep going forward. He said ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener at Wigan: "People write and talk and I respect what people want to say and sometimes it makes me smile. "I get on with my job. That's the only thing I can influence, try to do my best and prepare my team as well as I can." Di Matteo claimed he did not feel under any more pressure than he had after being thrown in at the deep end in March. "The pressure is always there, whether you are appointed permanently or not," he said. "When you have to lead a club like this, you know it's a pressurised job." The former Chelsea midfielder added: "I felt responsible last season, there was a lot at stake, and the same this year. "This club means a lot to me and I will try and do everything I can to be successful here." The 42-year-old acknowledged winning the Champions League had marginally raised expectation levels of his side this season. "It might have added a little bit of pressure to it," he said. "But it was always so high anyway. "It's an ambitious club and we know that we have to try to win trophies and be successful." Roberto Martinez is willing to select Victor Moses in his Wigan side to face Chelsea, but is braced for the phone to ring with news that the striker is leaving for the London club. The 21-year-old forward has courted interest from the Champions League winners this summer, with Wigan chairman Dave Whelan accusing them of "messing about" in their pursuit of him. He wants them to stump up a fee of #9million but, as that valuation has yet to be met, Moses remains available for Martinez to pick. He intends to do that on Sunday but, should Chelsea or any other club decide to rustle up the necessary funds, he could be shorn of one of his key performers last season. As a result, he has called for the transfer window to be changed so that it is only open during the off-season, saying: "I don't like it, I have expressed many times that I don't agree with the transfer window going on while there are official games. "I have always said that. I do feel there is a need for a transfer window, it is beneficial, but I don't think it helps when it is open when you are playing official games. It happens everywhere, it gives you uncertainty and I don't think that helps the game. The players are footballers but they are human beings."

Formation:343Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Ivan Ramis
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • James McCarthy
  • James McArthur
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Shaun Maloney
  • Franco Di Santo
  • Victor Moses
  • SUBS
  • Michael Pollitt
  • Arouna Kone
  • David Jones
  • Albert Crusat
  • Ben Watson
  • Jordi Gomez
  • Mauro Boselli

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