Premier League

  • L. Rémy 41’
  • 45’ David Silva
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Premier League
Stamford Bridge
Attendance 41,620


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Again, Navas battles hard with Azpilicueta near the byline before winning his side another corner. This time, he plays it short to Milner before curling in a cross that is only able to find the hands of Courtois, bringing an end to what was surely City's final attack of the game.
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      SI R. Loftus-Cheek SO E. Hazard
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      With little over a minute left to play, Jose Mourinho has decided to send young Loftus-Cheek onto the pitch to take the place of Oscar.
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      Azpilicueta and Navas battle on the right hand side of the Chelsea penalty area before the latter eventually wins a corner for his side. He then sends the resulting set-piece in low but it fails to beat the first man at the near post.
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      My name is Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing all of the action to you today. Until next time, goodbye!
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      As a result, Chelsea remain five points clear at the top of the table heading into their clash away to Aston Villa next Saturday. As for City, they face struggling Hull City at home in their next Premier League outing.
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      Under the circumstances, Chelsea will be incredibly relieved to have picked up a point against a strong and determined City side, who really should have pushed harder in the latter stages of the game. The reigning champions were easily the better of the two sides, particularly in the second half, bu
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
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      What a frantic end to what was, for large sections, a rather lacklustre first half. Neither side were able to fully grab control of the game, with the vast majority of the affair being fought in the middle of the pitch, but Remy's spectacularly well-worked goal changed everything, injecting a sense
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      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      As for City, boss Manuel Pellegrini has decided to make just one alteration to the side that lost against Arsenal in their last Premier League outing, with Bacary Sagna taking the place of Pablo Zabaleta at right-back.
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      Jose Mourinho has made five changes to the Chelsea side that started against Swansea City two weeks ago, with Thibaut Courtois, Kurt Zouma, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ramires and Loic Remy coming into the starting line-up to replace Petr Cech, Gary Cahill, Filipe Luis, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.
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      Manchester City substitutes: Caballero, Boyata, Zabaleta, Kolarov, Lampard, Jovetic, Dzeko.
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      Manchester City XI (4-2-3-1): Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy; Fernandinho, Fernando; Navas, Silva, Milner; Agüero.
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      Chelsea substitutes: Cech, Ake, Cahill, Christensen, Loftus-Cheek, Brown, Drogba.
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      Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.
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      There's just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let's have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon...
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      As for City, they are well aware that a victory today is absolutely vital, particularly as their recent form has let them down somewhat. They head into this afternoon's clash with just one win in their last four league games after a disappointing defeat against Arsenal and frustrating draws against
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      What a game this is set to be! With just five points separating first-place Chelsea and second-place City, and with both sides arguably the only two in contention to lift this season's Premier League title, the result of today's clash could prove to be all the difference come the end of May. Even wi
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today's Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from Stamford Bridge.
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      And we're off! City get us underway, attacking from left to right.
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      Sharp start from City, who break away quickly, knocking the ball from left to right with great determination. Navas eventually unleashes a fierce shot from the edge of the penalty area but it's parried away comfortably by Courtois.
    • 4'
      Azpilicueta lifts a quick lofted ball over the top of the City midfield and into the feet of Oscar, but a misplaced pass from the Brazilian temporarily gifts the ball back to the visitors deep inside their own half of the pitch.
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      Matic dispossesses Fernando well before kick-starting a swift Chelsea counter attack midway inside their own half of the pitch. Oscar darts forward before trying to thread the ball into the path of Remy, but Clichy is there cut out the danger confidently.
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      Nervy moments at the back for Chelsea! Ivanovic spends too long in possession and loses the ball in a dangerous position just outside of the penalty area. It's then played to Fernandinho on the right hand corner of the box, but the Brazilian's cross-cum-shot ends up taking a slight deflection that s
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      Clichy beats Oscar and Ramires before trying to play a quick one-two with Silva on the left flank, but the Spaniard's pass is uncharacteristically poor and is sent straight out of play for a goal kick.
    • 12'
      Sagna breaks away down the right wing but, with nobody in the box, is forced to spin around and play the ball back to Navas. It is then played to Fernando, who tries to find Milner on the edge of the penalty area, but his attempted pass is overhit and harmlessly flies past the Englishman.
    • 14'
      Hazard twists and turns on the right hand side of the City penalty area before doing well to earn the hosts a corner. It's whipped into the box by Willian and finds the head of Terry, but the captain is only able to nod his effort several yards wide of the far post.
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      Fernando beats two Chelsea players before playing the ball into the feet of Silva on the edge of the penalty area, but the Spaniard ends up holding onto possession for too long and, under pressure, eventually ends up sending a wayward pass into the grateful hands of Courtois.
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      Ramires is seemingly brought down at one end of the pitch and, after the referee waves play on, City immediately break away on a quick counter attack through Aguero. He beats Willian before taking on Zouma, but the youngster does extremely well to dispossess the Argentine with a great sliding tackle
    • 20'
      Chelsea patiently work their way down the right wing before Oscar tries to curl a low cross in towards Remy, but it's sent too near to Hart and the City goalkeeper is easily able to collect the ball before it can meet the Frenchman in front of goal.
    • 22'
      Now it's City's turn to patiently try and pass their way through the sea of blue shirts camped in front of them, but, midway inside the Chelsea half of the pitch, a misplaced ball from Fernando rolls harmlessly out of play and gifts the hosts with a throw-in and, more importantly, a chance to push f
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      Poor play from Ivanovic gifts the ball to Milner, who immediately cuts it across to Aguero. The Argentine is then forced out to the left hand side of the penalty area by Zouma and Terry before firing a shot towards goal that Courtois is comfortably able to parry away from danger.
    • 26'
      After a nervy moment or two at the back for Chelsea, the pace of the game has slowed down once again, with both sides battling for possession in the middle of the pitch.
    • 28'
      Again, Aguero and Milner link up well on the edge of the Chelsea penalty area before the latter weaves his way through several blue shirts and earns his side a corner. The first quickly turns into a second, which is brought to a disappointing end after the Argentine is caught tussling with Azpilicue
    • 30'
      A mistake by Kompany allows Remy to break away quickly down the left flank before cutting the ball back to Oscar on the edge of the penalty area, but the Brazilian's first-time shot is poorly hit and is easily stopped by Hart.
    • 32'
      Chelsea come at City down the left wing again, this time through Hazard and Matic, but the latter is stopped well by Fernandinho near the byline, bringing an end to another promising attack from the hosts.
    • 34'
      What a chance for Aguero! In the wake of cries for handball from the Chelsea players and fans at one end of the pitch, the Argentine breaks away quickly at the other, beating Terry with ease before firing a low shot past Courtois that rolls just wide of the far post.
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      After patiently passing the ball around the middle of the pitch, Navas sprints through several blue shirts before finally being clipped from behind by Ramires, resulting in a free kick for City near the halfway line.
    • 38'
      Hazard does well to win the ball back for Chelsea before setting up Ramires in the middle of the pitch, but, under pressure from Clichy, the Brazilian ends up sending a wayward pass past Remy and into the feet of Kompany on the edge of the City penalty area.
    • 40'
      Ivanovic is caught in possession on the right flank and almost gifts City with the perfect opportunity to break away on a swift counter attack, but, thankfully for the Serbian, a poor pass from Silva fails to find Aguero.
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      G L. Rémy Assist E. Hazard
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      E. Hazard provided the assist.
    • 41'
      GOAL! Chelsea have taken the lead! Ivanovic chips a brilliant cross to Hazard on the left hand side of the penalty area, and the Belgian then sends a wonderful low cross into the path of Remy, who nonchalantly taps the ball into the back of the net from close range to give the league leaders a 1-0 l
    • 43'
      Stamford Bridge has been largely quiet this afternoon, but the Chelsea fans have found their voice after that goal, with all sections of the stadium singing loudly as their team look to add to their lead.
    • 45'
      G David Silva Assist E. Hazard
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      GOAL! City have equalised! Navas finds himself in acres of space down the right wing and sends a dangerous cross into the heart of the penalty area that Courtois struggles to deal with. The Chelsea goalkeeper rushes out but fails to make contact with the ball, allowing it to drop at the feet of Ague
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      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
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      S. Agüero gave the assist.
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      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      It's been a slow start to the second half, with the two sides battling for possession in the middle of the pitch and both struggling to find a way out of their respective halves.
    • 50'
      Matic slips near the halfway line, gifting City with the perfect opportunity to break away on a quick counter attack. Clichy and Navas link up well on the right flank before the latter unleashes a deep cross, but it's poorly hit and ends up flying out of play for a goal kick.
    • 52'
      Matic charges into the City half of the pitch before being cynically tripped over from behind by Silva, and, as a result, the Spaniard becomes the first player to enter referee Mark Clattenburg's book.
    • 54'
      Milner initially beats Zouma well on the left wing before charging towards the byline, but the young Chelsea defender does well to rush back and dispossess the City midfielder with a great sliding tackle.
    • 55'
      The resulting corner is whipped towards the near post where it is headed behind by Matic, but the referee points for a goal kick, believing that it struck Sagna last.
    • 57'
      Silva and Navas link up brilliantly down the right flank before the latter curls a wonderful cross towards the edge of the penalty area, where it meets the head of Fernandinho, but the Brazilian's bouncing header is clawed over the top of the crossbar by Courtois.
    • 59'
      Again, City patiently try to work their way down the right wing and into the Chelsea penalty area, but a poor pass from Fernandinho gifts possession to Hazard, who immediately attempts to kick-start a swift counter attack for the hosts.
    • 61'
      Lovely play by City! Navas, Silva and Aguero play a plethora of passes between one another before the Argentine breaks into the box, but he ends up slipping slightly, allowing Terry to make a crucial interception at the vital moment.
    • 63'
      Ramires is pushed over from behind by Fernando, and Chelsea are awarded a free kick midway inside the City half of the pitch as a result. Willian tries to send it towards Terry at the back post but it's poorly hit and ends up clearing the captain by quite some distance.
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      Navas spins around Azpilicueta, beating the left-back with ease before chipping a deft cross towards Milner at the back post, but the Englishman's looping header ends up flying high before landing on top of the Chelsea goal.
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      Remy slides into Fernando and brings the Brazilian crashing to the ground 30 yards out, leaving him on the floor and in some discomfort.
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      Silva chips the resulting free kick towards Aguero, who makes a quick run towards the edge of the six-yard box, but Azpilicueta is there to cut out the danger with a strong header.
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      City look to be in complete control at the moment, and you sense that they are edging closer to another meaningful chance on goal.
    • 72'
      The Chelsea defence can't clear the ball and City keep coming at them in numbers, but, after great play by Silva and Milner on the edge of the penalty area, a mistake by Aguero presents the hosts with the ball and, more importantly, a chance to breathe.
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      Fernando becomes the second player to enter the referee's book after cynically tripping Hazard over from behind after being beaten comfortably by the Belgian.
    • 76'
      Ivanovic and Clichy battle for the ball near the corner flag on the right flank, but the City defender comes out on top, firing the ball off the Chelsea right-back to earn his side a goal kick.
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      SI F. Lampard SO E. Hazard
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      Here he is! Lampard receives a good ovation from the Chelsea fans as he makes his way onto the pitch to take the place of Fernando, who seems to have picked up a slight injury.
    • 79'
      Ramires sends a dangerous ball over the top of the City defence and into the path of Remy, but it's slightly too heavy and ends up bouncing into the hands of Hart just inside the penalty area.
    • 80'
      SI D. Drogba SO E. Hazard
    • 80'
      Chelsea have been forced into their first change of the game, as Willian limps off the pitch to be replaced by Drogba.
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      Drogba is brought down by Fernandinho, and Chelsea are awarded a free kick in a dangerous position 30 yards out as a result. It's swung into the heart of the penalty area by Oscar but the City midfielder does well to make up for his previous error by nodding the ball away from danger.
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      SI E. Džeko SO E. Hazard
    • 84'
      City have decided to make their second substitution, with Dzeko coming on to take the place of Aguero.
    • 86'
      City patiently pass their way around a plethora of blue shirts on the edge of the Chelsea penalty area in an attempt to find a way into the Chelsea box but are eventually forced back towards the halfway line by good defending from the hosts.
    • 87'
      SI G. Cahill SO E. Hazard
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      Chelsea have made their second change of the evening, and it's a defensive-minded one, with Remy making way for Cahill.
    • 88'
      Trouble at the back for Chelsea! Silva and Milner link up wonderfully well on the left hand side of the box before the latter fires a low shot towards the bottom right hand corner of the goal, but it ends up missing the far post by a few yards.
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      SI S. Jovetić SO E. Hazard
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      On comes Jovetic to replace Silva in what will be City's final substitution of the game.
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      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.

    Line Up



    David Silva


    Frank Lampard
    Josep Guardiola



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 12 14
    Yellow Cards 0 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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