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Chelsea 3 vs 1 Everton, kickoff at 5.30
Sturridge ’31, Terry ’45, Ramires ’61; Vellios ’81

90+4 min


Full-Time Chelsea record a comfortable 3-1 victory over Everton. The Toffees battled gamely for the first half an hour but it was easy for Chelsea from then on. Sturridge, Terry and Ramires scored for Chelsea, while Vellios got a late consolation goal for Everton.

90+4 min Full-time.
90+4 min Cech collects a cross. That could be the last attacking play of the match.
90+1 min Frank Lampard has a good shot saved by Howard. Great build up by Chelsea. Drogba chests the ball back to Lampard on the edge of the box and the Englishman hits a strong shot on the half-volley.
90 min Four minutes to be added.
90 min Decent chance for Drogba. Anelka crosses and finds Drogba eight yards from goal. The Ivorian tries to control a difficult ball but he can’t.
89 min Neither side is threatening much in the closing period.
85 min Anelka runs after a through ball and forces the Everton defender off the ball. The Frenchman is penalised, however, and it is a free out to Everton.
81 min Goal for Everton! An immediate impact from Apostos Vellios. A long ball is headed on by Fellaini and drops to Drenthe on the left hand side of the box. Drenthe crosses along the ground and Vellios slides in and scores for the Toffees. Probably no more than a consolation for Everton.
81 min Substitution for Everton. Apostos Vellios replaces Luis Saha.
80 min A Lampard cross field ball is safely headed into Howard’s hands.
79 min Some more nice play from Chelesa but Anelka’s failed step-over halts momentum.
76 min Double Substitution for Chelsea. Mikel is replaced by Romeu. Nicolas Anelka comes on for Juan Mata, who receives a lout ovation as he leaves the pitch.
75 min Sturridge has a decent cross cleared.
74 min Nicolas Anelka is about to come on for Chelsea.
72 min Substitution for Everton. Phil Neville replaces Tim Cahill.
71 min in A long ball forward goes straight to Howard.
67 min Lampard tries to chip the ball forward to Drogba, but Jagielka calmly head backs to Howard.
66 min Sad end to the day for Ramires as he is helped down the tunnel by two people. The Brazilian had a good outing and showed a lot of ambition with his forward runs.
65 min Substitution for Chelsea. Scorer of the third goal Ramires limps off and is replaced by Florent Malouda.
61 min Goal for Chelsea! Ramires makes it 3-0 for the Blues. Drogba plays in Mata, who had ran past the Everton defence. The Spaniard squared the ball to Ramires who finished into an empty net.
61 min Substitution for Everton. Seamus Coleman comes off and is replaced by Royston Drenthe.
57 min Osman shoots wide from distance.
54 min Good possession football from Chelsea.
46 min Great start from Everton. The ball is worked to Osman on hte edge of the box. The midfielder hits a nice first time shot, which curls and strikes the post and goes wide.
46 min Everton kickoff to re-start the match.

Half-Time Chelsea reach the interval with a comfortable 2-0 lead after goals from Daniel Sturridge and John Terry. Everton fared well in the opening half an hour but two soft goals have put them in a very difficult position.

45+2 min Half-time.
45+2 min Goal for Chelsea! John Terry scores for the Pensioners after some bad goalkeeping from Tim Howard. Frank Lampard took a free kick on the left wing. Howard came to collect but got lost in the crowd and Terry headed home. The Everton keeper will be disappointed with his effort.
45 min One minute of added time.
45 min Saha turns well in the Chelsea box but can only toepoke the ball towards goal.
42 min Bosingwa threatens the Everton rearguard with a decent cross.
38 min Strong run from Ramires out of defence but he passes to an Everton player.
35 min Fellaini causes some worries in the Chelsea box with a cross along the ground. The ball is cleared to Osman, who strikes a poor shot from outside the box. Coleman then takes the ball past Cole on the right wing, but he cannot find a teammate with a pass.
34 min Mata flicks the ball past Jagielka. Howard rushes out to smother the ball, however.
31 min Goal for Chelsea! Daniel Sturridge scores for the Blues. A quality forward pass finds Ashley Cole in the box. The left back crosses and Sturridge is left to head into an empty net.
30 min Chelsea have held 81 per cent of possession in the last five minutes.
29 min Nice interplay from Chelsea outside the Everton box but it comes to nothing after a Drogba back flick in intercepted.
27 min Drogba finds Ramires on the right wing after a good run from the Brazilian. Fellaini delivers a timely challenge to knock the ball out for a corner.
25 min Saha chases a long ball but it is a lost cause.
24 min Strong tackle from Rodwell. Good to see the Everton youngster hasn’t been affected by last week’s ridiculous red card.
22 min Lampard wins the ball on the edge of the box and passes to Ramires, who shoots high and wide
21 min Baines finds Fellaini in the box. There is an opening for a split second but Mikel does well to tackle the Belgian and force the ball out for a corner.
20 min Bosingwa shoots wide from outside the box.
19 min Leighton Baines shelters a forward ball wide under pressure from Juan Mata.
17 min Drogba gets past his marker in the box but hesitates and is dispossessed by Jagielka. The Ivorian should have done better.
14 min Fellaini passes through to Cahill but the Australian is offside.
13 min Sturridge has a cross cleared.
11 min Saha cuts inside and shoots. Decent save from Cech.
10 min Cole tries a through ball but it goes wide.
7 min Daniel Sturridge turns quickly in the box and almost creates a clear opportunity. Leighton Baines then tries to clear but the ball bounces off Sturridge and back across the goal before being hit to safety.
5 min Drogba passes through to Ramires who is eased off the ball by Distin. The defender then clears calmly.
5 min Chelsea enjoy a decent period of possession but Everton intercept and clear.
3 min Everton are closing down the Chelsea defence well.
1 min Chelsea kickoff to start the first half.
0 min We’re minutes away from kickoff. Drogba keeps his starting place as the spearhead of the front three. Ivanovic replaces Luiz at the back. Tim Cahill starts for Everton. despite an ankle injury.


Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Ramires, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata

Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman, Cahill, Saha


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