Premier League

  • Willian 89’
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12/02/2015
Premier League
Stamford Bridge
Attendance 41,592

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
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      I am Alex Moretto and I would like to thank you all for joining me here today. Good bye!
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      FULL TIME: CHELSEA 1-0 EVERTON. Willian's dramatic late winner ensures the Blues remain seven points clear atop the Premier League table. The lack of goals is hardly a reflection of the match itself, which was spirited and open throughout. Chelsea were kept out time and time again by Tim Howard, bef
    • 0'
      HALF TIME: CHELSEA 0-0 EVERTON. The Toffees are flattered by the scoreline at the break, with the hosts doing everything in attack but scoring. Cuadrado hardly looks like a man making his first Premier League start, looking more than accustomed to his new surroundings. Tim Howard has been superb in
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      The players shake hands and the pre-match formalities are behind us. We are just a few short minutes away from kick-off on this cool night in London!
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      Tim Howard returns in goal for the Toffees after a lengthy absence as a result of a calf injury. Leighton Baines misses out yet again with a knee injury, joining Aiden McGeady, Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman and Christian Atsu on the list of absentees. James McCarthy is not fit enough to start and is re
    • 0'
      Jose Mourinho has rotated his squad in anticipation of their all-important Champions League clash against PSG next week. Thibaut Courtois, Gary Cahill and Didier Drogba are relegated to the bench, with Oscar missing out due to a minor injury, according to the Portuguese coach. Starting in their plac
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      EVERTON SUBS: Robles, Gibson, Kone, Mirallas, McCarthy, Garbutt, Alcaraz.
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      CHELSEA SUBS: Luis, Fabregas, Ake, Drogba, Courtois, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek.
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      EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Howard; Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Oviedo; Besic, Barry; Lennon, Naismith, Barkley; Lukaku.
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      CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Cuadrado, Willian, Hazard; Remy.
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      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
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      Everton do not have reason to panic just yet, though they are being dragged into a relegation battle in which they have no desire to be a part of. Going to Stamford Bridge is always a daunting task and it comes at an inopportune time, fresh off a hard-fought draw with Liverpool on Saturday in the la
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      Chelsea ripped apart Everton in the reverse fixture this season, punishing the Toffees to the tune of a 6-3 scoreline at Goodison Park. Much of that can be attributed to Diego Costa bullying the Everton defence. Their back four has been much improved in 2015, however, and the Blues are without their
    • 0'
      Good evening Premier League fans around the world, and welcome to London! Stamford Bridge is our venue today as Chelsea look to strengthen their hold on first place when they go up against an Everton side who find themselves in a bit of a sticky situation at the wrong end of the table. I am Alex Mor
    • 1'
      The visitors kick-off and we are underway at Stamford Bridge! Everton in white. Chelsea in blue. A stern test awaits the champions - let's see how they do!
    • 3'
      Blazed over! Positive start for Chelsea as Matic's strength is on full display early on, powering through midfield under pressure from Barry, but he cannot test Howard in goal with his final shot. The league leaders look very lively to start this match.
    • 4'
      WAS THAT A HANDBALL?! Shocking stuff from Naismith in the area as he throws his arm up to prevent the ball from getting to Cuadrado. He makes clear contact, but nothing is given by referee Jonathan Moss! The striker may have gotten away with one there.
    • 5'
      M. Bešić gets yellow.
    • 6'
      Everton need to get their legs under them, because it is all going wrong at the moment! Besic is tormented by a nifty run from Hazard and lunges himself into a challenge. That earns the midfielder the first yellow card of the match. Chelsea keep the pressure on following the free kick, and Willian m
    • 8'
      BRILLIANT BREAK! It is the first attack of the match for the visitors and it produces the best chance of the game thus far. They transition so well to get into the final third, moving the ball quickly through midfield. Lukaku is played through on goal and tries to slot home at the near post, but Cec
    • 10'
      What an incredible start to the match at Stamford Bridge! It is a very open start, picking up where they left off in Chelsea's 6-3 victory in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park. This time Cuadrado gets on the end of a pass on the right channel and breaks into the area, but the chance is wasted as
    • 12'
      Magnificent stop! Chelsea could be made to rue these missed chances, the latest of which produces a superb save from Tim Howard. Remy gets on the end of a cross from Hazard and rises well to meet the ball, but his header is kept out by a strong hand from the American keeper.
    • 14'
      Chelsea are looking every bit like their record indicates, having won 32 of their last 39 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge, while losing just once. They have started very positively and it appears to be only a matter of time before they are rewarded with a goal.
    • 15'
      Azpilicueta is yellow-carded.
    • 16'
      BLOCKED BEHIND! Hazard has been magnificent through the first quarter of an hour, this time coming out on top after a tackle from Stones in midfield and charging forward on a break. He cuts inside, disposing of his marker, before sliding the ball across for Remy. The striker cannot quite get his foo
    • 18'
      It just needed a touch! Hazard links up well with Azpilicueta, laying off a pass for the left-back before making a run into the middle to get on the end of a return cross. It is a teasing deliviery from the Spaniard, but Hazard just fails to get a touch on it to direct it past Howard.
    • 20'
      They're running rampant! Chelsea are ripping the Everton defence to shreds, but cannot find an elusive opener! The Blues capitalize on a giveaway in their own end and Cuadrado starts a break forward. He picks out the run of Remy into the area, but the striker rolls a shot wide of the far post. You j
    • 22'
      With the exception of the one counter attack, Everton have been rather unimpressive in possession. The Toffees are taking far too long to move the ball up the pitch and are lacking decisiveness in attack. A lack of creativity has plagued them for much of the season, and that is already appearing to
    • 24'
      G. Barry is cautioned by the referee.
    • 24'
      The pace of Cuadrado proves too much for Barry to deal with and the midfielder is forced to take him down with a quite cynical challenge. It is the 10th yellow card for the Everton man, who will now be forced to serve a two-match ban as a result.
    • 25'
      Barry has to be careful here! Hazard skips past him in midfield and the Everton man tugs back his shirt to sniff out the chance. There did not appear to be too much in that challenge, with the Belgian making the most of it, but Barry is really pressing his luck having already been booked by referee
    • 27'
      Chelsea are applying relentless pressure on the Everton goal and it is something of a miracle that the game remains scoreless. The visitors can hardly get a second to breathe at the back, with the likes of Hazard, Willian and Cuadrado posing a serious threat in the final third.
    • 29'
      Great defensive play at both ends. Cuadrado charges through the middle with real intent, but he cannot get past a firm challenge from Stones, who then starts Everton forward. Lukaku is given an encouraging ball to chase, but Zouma stays with him stride for stride, sliding in to knock the ball off th
    • 31'
      Important save! Cuadrado puts in more good work to win a corner, and though the ensuing delivery is poor, the Colombian winger links up well with Hazard to keep the pressure on. The Belgian cuts into the centre atop the area and drives a low, powerful strike at goal, but Howard does very well to abs
    • 33'
      STAT ATTACK: The 54 goals scored by Chelsea in league play this season is the highest total in the top flight, while only Southampton (17) have conceded fewer goals than the Blues (21).
    • 35'
      Everton manage their first real spell in possession in attack, though it is hardly penetrating. It is all too comfortable for Chelsea at the back, with the ball taking far too much time to get into the feet of Lukaku.
    • 37'
      The tide is shifting just a bit and Roberto Martinez will hope this positive spell for his side can be carried into the break. The Toffees are lacking any real inventiveness and have not been able to trouble the Chelsea back four, but this is certainly a welcome break for their defence who have been
    • 39'
      Everton have to move the ball quicker. They are winning possession in some encouraging areas but have been unable - or unwilling - to push forward quickly and expose the space being shown to them in attack. They are taking a far too patient approach to their build up play, which has allowed Terry an
    • 41'
      The hosts are back in possession now, working it around nicely in the final third. Everton are defending very deep which is allowing Chelsea to keep the pressure on. Hazard has been given the freedom to roam around in attack and has been a constant threat with the ball at his feet.
    • 43'
      The pace has slowed a bit with half time approaching. It is looking more and more likely that we will head into the break scoreless, as Everton commit men back to ensure they do not make life any more difficult for themselves in the final 45 minutes by conceding late.
    • 45'
      There will be one minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half as indicated by the fourth official.
    • 46'
      SI J. McCarthy SO M. Bešić
    • 46'
      J. McCarthy enters play, replacing M. Bešić.
    • 46'
      Chelsea get the second half underway! Just one change to tell you about at the break, with James McCarthy replacing Muhamed Besic.
    • 48'
      Everton have to be appluaded for the way they have been able to organize themselves at the back. Again possession is squandered by them in midfield, but they get men back so quickly to keep their shape and prevent Chelsea from taking advantage.
    • 50'
      Coleman has twice now given away possession in dangerous areas, allowing Chelsea to break. Hazard takes on two defenders before laying a pass off for Cuadrado, but the Colombian shows too much of the ball to the right-back, who manages to recover by clearing the ball out for a throw.
    • 52'
      Wasteful. Brilliant movement off the ball by Barkley to free up Lennon, who receives a pass well with a positive first touch. He breaks into the area and has options for a cross, but the chance comes to nothing as he gets it all wrong, lofting the ball well wide of the far post and behind for a goal
    • 54'
      Important tackle! Back-to-back interventions from Stones prevent Chelsea from getting through on goal, as the young Everton defender shows his class, breaking up a threatening run from Ramires. He has really come into his own after strugglig through the early part of the season.
    • 56'
      James Milner has just restored Manchester City's lead at the Britannia, meaning Chelsea's lead atop the table could shrink if things remain the way they are. The absence of Diego Costa is showing its effects, as the hosts have been unable to capitalize on a slew of good scoring chances.
    • 58'
      S. Coleman gets yellow.
    • 58'
      Coleman picks up a yellow card, and it has been coming. The defender is dispossessed by Hazard in attack and is forced into a tackle to prevent the Belgian from breaking quickly.
    • 60'
      Wonderful build up play from Chelsea as Willian slips Hazard through on the left channel. The Belgian takes on Stones and whips a dangerous ball across the face of goal, but Oviedo is there to turn it behind for a corner. The ensuing delivery is poor from Cuadrado allowing Everton to clear their lin
    • 62'
      Hazard is taking the match over! The Belgian makes quick work of Naismith atop the area before skipping past Oviedo. He sees a sliver of space for a shot and powers a strike at goal, but Howard is able to punch it clear. The pressure remains on and Lennon fouls Willian atop the area, presenting the
    • 63'
      Close! It is Matic who takes, curling a shot past the wall and in towards the near post. Howard reads it well, however, and manages to dive across and get a hand to it, pushing it behind for a corner.
    • 65'
      Chelsea's build up play has been superb, and a few wonderful runs from Hazard and company have seen Howard tested in goal. The problem for the hosts has been their inability to test the Everton defence with their crosses. They are getting into some prominent positions on the flanks, but have been la
    • 67'
      TREMENDOUS SAVE! Willian finds space inside the left of the penalty area and gets on the end of a through ball. He opens himself up and tries to curl a shot past Howard and in at the far post, but the keeper gets a very strong hand to it to keep it out! The American appears to be unbeatable this eve
    • 69'
      THAT HAS TO BE IN! Oviedo gets into space on the left and sends a truly brilliant ball across the face of goal where Lukaku is there to meet it. The striker has a gaping goal in front of him, but puts it a bit too close to Cech who sticks a leg out to make the desperation save! That was the best cha
    • 70'
      SI Fàbregas SO M. Bešić
    • 70'
      SI D. Drogba SO M. Bešić
    • 70'
      D. Drogba enters the game and replaces L. Rémy.
    • 70'
      Fàbregas enters play, replacing J. Cuadrado.
    • 71'
      Jose Mourinho has seen enough, making a double change to ensure his side do everything in their power to claim all three points. Club legend Didier Drogba is introduced, as is Premier League assists leader Cesc Fabregas, with Remy and Cuadrado giving way.
    • 73'
      Chelsea have a sense of urgency about them now, with time running out to find a winner. Manchester City have opened up a 3-1 lead at the Britannia, and the Blues do not want to give them a glimmer of hope for a late title push. Meanwhile, Everton make their final two changes, with Barkley and Lennon
    • 74'
      SI D. Gibson SO M. Bešić
    • 74'
      SI K. Mirallas SO M. Bešić
    • 74'
      K. Mirallas enters the game and replaces A. Lennon.
    • 74'
      D. Gibson enters play, replacing R. Barkley.
    • 75'
      The hosts are keeping Everton pinned in their own end, but have not been able to produce a chance since the introduction of their two new players. They are enjoying plenty of possession, but it is a bit too comfortable for the visitors in defence at the moment.
    • 77'
      STAT ATTACK: Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 19 Premier League matches against Everton at Stamford Bridge (W10, D9), and have won three straight over the Toffees in London. They needed a 93rd minute winner from John Terry to secure a 1-0 victory over Roberto Martinez's men in this fixture last se
    • 79'
      There's the threat he poses! Lukaku makes a tremendous run, taking on three defenders before laying a ball off for Mirallas. The substitute has looked lively since coming on, and he strikes for goal from 25 yards out but his shot blazes over the bar.
    • 81'
      Stamford Bridge is buzzing now as Chelsea push hard for a late winner. They are throwing men forward, but cannot find a way through. Ivanovic hurls a long throw into the penalty area and it falls for Hazard atop the area, but the attacker gets it all wrong, scuffing a shot miles wide of the far post
    • 83'
      Everton defending desperately, booting balls out of the area in an attempt to clear their lines. Chelsea are keeping the pressure on and have seemingly everyone forward trying to bag a winner!
    • 85'
      CHELSEA DENIED A LATE WINNER! Hazard picks out Matic atop the area and the midfielder's left-footed strike deflects off a defender and then off Ivanovic before nestling into the back of the net. Chelsea celebrate, but the right-back was deemed to be in an offside position when the ball came off him,
    • 87'
      Barry commits another clumsy challenge and the two sides come together near the halfway line! Tempers are boiling over and it is getting awfully heated out on the pitch. The referee has to sort this out, then what will he do about Barry?
    • 88'
      G. Barry gets a second yellow card and is sent off!
    • 88'
      Fàbregas gets yellow.
    • 88'
      HE'S OFF! Barry has been shown a sencond yellow and Everton will have to try and see this one out with 10-men! Can Chelsea rescue three points?
    • 89'
      G Willian Assist M. Bešić
    • 89'
      J. McCarthy is yellow-carded.
    • 89'
      Ramires goes into the referee's book.
    • 89'
      WILLIAN SCORES AND CHELSEA SURELY HAVE ALL THREE POINTS NOW! That is the mark of a champion right there! Howard comes out to punch clear a cross, but does not get enough distance on it. The ball falls for Willian and his superb half-volley takes one, maybe two, slight deflections before beating Howa
    • 90'
      Chelsea keep possession in attack well and prevent Everton from getting the ball back, let alone giving them a chance to find a late equalizer. The full-time whistle sounds and Chelsea take another big step towards winning the title!
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      SI G. Cahill SO M. Bešić
    • 90'
      Willian is replaced with G. Cahill.
    • 90'
      Willian is withdrawn now and he receives a thunderous applause from the home fans. The Brazilian has been in fine form for Chelsea and these supporters do not hold back in showing their appreciation.
    • 90'
      Into the first of four minutes of stoppage time and Stamford Bridge is absolutely buzzing. The Blues have done it again! Another late goal surely will see Everton leave London empty-handed. It is no more than Chelsea deserve, but it is very harsh on Tim Howard who has been superb throughout.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    Attacker
    brazil
    Willian
    22
    90'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    portugal
    Marco Silva

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

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

    POSSESSION

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

    ATTACK

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

    DEFENCE

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

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 8 13
    Yellow Cards 3 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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