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John Terry challenges Stephen Ward unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nenad Milijas takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Hunt on Daniel Sturridge. Strike on goal comes in from Didier Drogba from the free kick.
Foul by Michael Essien on Stephen Hunt, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by George Elokobi.
Unfair challenge on Richard Stearman by Didier Drogba results in a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Gael Kakuta takes a outswinging corner to the near post.
Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard from the right by-line, Christophe Berra makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Essien by David Edwards. Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.
Nenad Milijas is brought on as a substitute for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Inswinging corner taken by Frank Lampard from the left by-line, Didier Drogba produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Nenad Milijas on for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Corner from the left by-line taken by Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
Branislav Ivanovic fouled by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, the ref awards a free kick. Petr Cech takes the free kick.
Gael Kakuta comes on in place of Florent Malouda. The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, John Terry fouled by Stephen Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis.
Stephen Ward challenges Branislav Ivanovic unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Bosingwa restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Daniel Sturridge from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Stephen Ward challenges Michael Essien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Essien takes the direct free kick.
(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Daniel Sturridge coming on for Ramires. Stephen Hunt challenges Nicolas Anelka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.
Unfair challenge on Ramires by David Edwards results in a free kick. John Terry takes the direct free kick.
David Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Ramires. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.
Florent Malouda has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Fletcher. Kevin Doyle goes off and Stephen Ward comes on. Foul by Ramires on Richard Stearman, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Hunt from left wing, clearance made by Ramires. Matthew Jarvis fouled by Florent Malouda, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Hunt shoots direct from the free kick,
(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Sylvan Ebanks-Blake coming on for Steven Fletcher. Stephen Ward is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Doyle. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Stearman by Ramires. Free kick crossed by Stephen Hunt, clearance made by Ramires. Foul by Florent Malouda on Matthew Jarvis, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Stephen Hunt from the free kick,
Handball by Branislav Ivanovic. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Nicolas Anelka joins the action as a substitute, replacing Salomon Kalou. Didier Drogba produces a right-footed shot from inside the penalty area and hits the post.
Salomon Kalou has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by John Terry results in a free kick. Kevin Foley restarts play with the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt, Petr Cech makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Michael Essien by Christophe Berra results in a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Salomon Kalou, Florent Malouda takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
Steven Fletcher is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Essien.
Effort on goal by Michael Essien from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Kevin Foley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole. Direct free kick taken by John Terry.
Effort on goal by Salomon Kalou from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Centre by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by Jose Bosingwa.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Jarvis, Petr Cech makes a save.
Ashley Cole takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Hennessey.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Salomon Kalou by George Elokobi. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
Branislav Ivanovic is booked. Foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Kevin Doyle, free kick awarded. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Michael Essien takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Ramires takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in. Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda, save made by Wayne Hennessey.
The offside flag is raised against Didier Drogba. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Florent Malouda.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Blocked by George Elokobi. Ashley Cole is ruled offside. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Foul by Kevin Foley on Salomon Kalou, free kick awarded. Didier Drogba crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Wayne Hennessey.
Jose Bosingwa fouled by Stephen Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Corner from right by-line taken by Frank Lampard. Shot from deep inside the area by John Terry goes over the bar.
Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
Jose Bosingwa crosses the ball, clearance made by Christophe Berra.
Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Didier Drogba on Stephen Hunt. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Hunt. Steven Fletcher fouled by Michael Essien, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Ronald Zubar challenges Didier Drogba unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Cole.
Ashley Cole sends in a cross, George Elokobi makes a clearance. Corner from right by-line taken by Ashley Cole.
Salomon Kalou is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.
Stephen Hunt concedes a free kick for a foul on Florent Malouda. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Foul by John Terry on Kevin Doyle, free kick awarded. Stephen Hunt restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard, Matthew Jarvis makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda, Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance. Frank Lampard takes the inswinging corner, George Elokobi makes a clearance.
Didier Drogba takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Hunt.
Jose Bosingwa concedes an unfortunate own goal. Wolverhampton 1-0 Chelsea.Ronald Zubar takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Hunt from the right by-line, assist on the goal came from Stephen Hunt.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Steven Fletcher. Stephen Hunt takes the free kick.
The match begins.
It is the end of the first-half.
The second half has started.
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy believes out-of-form Chelsea will be backing themselves to beat his team on Wednesday - but he insists another shock could be on the cards.
Carlo Ancelotti's team have slumped to fifth place, having picked up only one Premier League win since the middle of November.
However, McCarthy feels they will see a trip to Molineux as a great opportunity to pick up three points.
He said: "I would think that Carlo Ancelotti's looking at this game as one that they should win, if they are in any sort of a crisis to change that and get an away victory."
But McCarthy warned his visitors that they should expect a tough test at Molineux.
"I don't think, in the same breath, they'll be thinking it will be easy," McCarthy said.
"I doubt anybody is coming here thinking this is going to be a breeze because we're bottom of the league. Nobody's had it that way, and Chelsea won't have it that way."
Wolves lost 2-0 to an in-form Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in October but the hosts were indebted to a masterful display from goalkeeper Petr Cech.
That victory moved the champions five points clear at the top of the Premier League, a lofty position that has since been squandered by a sequence of poor results.
It is such poor form, together with home advantage, which McCarthy believes gives his team a greater chance of success this time around.
"It's better than it was earlier on in the season, when they were slapping everybody," McCarthy said.
"But I know what people will think - everybody's expecting Chelsea to get better, saying `They can't keep doing that, they can't keep getting beaten and they can't keep playing as badly as that'.
"So I think everybody will see this as the game that's going to turn it around for them. I don't particularly see it that way, it might be that for us it's four wins out of seven rather than three out of six."
The return of striker Kevin Doyle from injury will also come as a boost to the Black Country outfit.
Last season's top scorer has recovered from a thigh injury and is in the squad, although McCarthy would not say whether he will start the match or feature on the bench.
Karl Henry has begun training after recovering from a knee injury, and while the Chelsea match has come too soon for him, he is likely to be available for the team's FA Cup game at Doncaster at the weekend.
Carlo Ancelotti's injury problems are easing with his squad reporting no new injuries after the draw against Aston Villa.
Defender Alex is still recovering from the knee operation he underwent four weeks ago and Yuri Zhirkov is still unfit.
He is also still missing long-term injury victim Yossi Benayoun.
Branislav Ivanovic, however, returns from suspension.
Ancelotti maintains that but for bad luck his team could be leading the Premier League.
He said: "We won against Bolton, drew against Everton and in the 86th minute we conceded a penalty. We conceded a penalty in the last minute against Tottenham and we conceded a goal in the last minute against Aston Villa. We lost six points in the last minute. With six points we would be at the top of the table.
"It's true we are not playing so well but sometimes when you concede a goal in the last minute we are not so lucky. We have to keep going. We are moving from the difficult moment. The performance is starting to be better. Sometimes we are not able to play for 90 minutes as we want but everything quickly will be okay."
Chelsea title bid in tatters
Chelsea's miserable Barclays Premier League campaign plumbed new depths with a 1-0 defeat at Wolves.
Jose Bosingwa's own goal after only five minutes decided the contest as Carlo Ancelotti's men saw their faint title hopes all but disappear completely.
Salomon Kalou missed a golden second-half chance, shooting wide when clean through, and Didier Drogba shot against the outside of the post, but resilient Wolves stood firm and could have had a second goal if Stephen Hunt's free-kick had dipped under rather than hit the bar.
The defeat means Chelsea have had just two wins from their last 11 league games, and they stand nine points behind leaders Manchester United having played a game more.
Branislav Ivanovic returned from suspension to start at centre-back for the visitors, who also brought in Kalou for Nicolas Anelka and Bosingwa for Paulo Ferreira.
Wolves also made three changes from their defeat at West Ham, with Kevin Doyle returning from a thigh injury and Steven Fletcher coming into the team to partner him up front. Dave Edwards also started.
Chelsea came into the game on their worst run of form during the reign of owner Roman Abramovich, having taken just 10 points from their previous 10 league games, and they got off to an awful start.
Ronald Zubar's fierce shot from 35 yards tested Petr Cech, who parried it away for a corner.
And the resulting delivery from Hunt was attacked by Zubar at the near post before Bosingwa turned it unwittingly into his own net under pressure from Fletcher from almost on the goalline.
The Wolves fans taunted Ancelotti with chants of 'You're getting sacked in the morning'.
Wolves were looking up for the fight, with Zubar in particular putting himself about, hassling and then winning the ball off Ashley Cole in the Chelsea half before laying it off to Doyle, whose weak left-footed shot was straight at Cech.
At the other end Wayne Hennessey had to be alert to stick out a leg to stop Kalou's close-range effort from Florent Malouda's cross.
John Terry then got away with a talking-to from referee Mark Halsey after pushing Hunt softly in the back of the neck as he looked to get the ball back for a Chelsea free-kick.
Chelsea were out very early for the second half and they started with intent, Michael Essien blazing over from outside the area and Cole seeing his low angled shot from the left of the box comfortably held by Hennessey.
At the other end Cech had to punch away Matt Jarvis' corner from underneath his crossbar.
Kalou should have levelled in the 53rd minute when Frank Lampard's clever backheel played him in, but the Ivorian could only drag his left-footed shot wide of the far post as Hennessey came off his line to narrow the angle.
Drogba then headed straight at Hennessey from a Kalou cross.
But Wolves were standing firm at the back and looking dangerous on the break and Fletcher should have sent Doyle through on goal but his pass was poor.
Drogba was posing more of a threat and he turned Christophe Berra in the area only to see his snap-shot hit the outside of the near post.
Kalou, who was having a poor game, was replaced by Anelka after 66 minutes.
Wolves went within a whisker of doubling their lead as Hunt's left-footed free-kick hit the top of the bar, but they were almost undone at the other end as Malouda got free in the left channel but shot wastefully wide.
Hunt should have done better when he found himself in acres of space down the left, but Essien got back to make a crucial tackle.
Hennessey came racing out of his area to win a sliding challenge with Anelka, before Drogba summed up Chelsea's night by firing a promising injury-time free-kick from just outside the area tamely into the wall.
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