Premier League

  • Azpilicueta 20’
  • G. McAuley (OG) 73’
  • 33’ C. Gardner
  • 86’ J. McClean
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 2
1 Half Time 1
Premier League
Stamford Bridge
Attendance 40,945


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Fletcher manages to win a free kick from Mikel in a good position, with the Nigerian midfielder deliberately blocking off his man. West Brom load the box with red shirts, but the eventual delivery can only result in pinball! Chelsea clear their lines, with Diego Costa streaking away on the counter,
    • 45'
      There are three minutes of stoppage time.
    • 90'
      Diego Costa goes down on the edge of the penalty box, claiming that he was brought to ground by McAuley, but the referee isn't interested! Moments later, Azpilicueta goes down due to a supposed arm in the face, but yet again the official has no intention of giving a foul.
    • 90'
      Chelsea need to be careful with their approach to the dying stages of this game, given that West Brom have shown themselves to be a real handful on the break. Berahino and Sessegnon have got plenty of energy between them.
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! West Brom strike late to snatch a point at Stamford Bridge, with Hiddink's men being held to a 2-2 draw on home soil. The hosts took the lead through Azpilicueta, with a McAuley own goal also helping their cause, but strikes from Gardner and McClean ensure that the Baggies won't go home e
    • 0'
      HALF TIME! The two sides go in level at the break, with West Brom mustering up a fantastic equaliser against Chelsea due to a wonderful Gardner strike. Azpilicueta opened the scoring, with the hosts having the better of the chances, but Hiddink's men have since struggled to take the game by the scru
    • 0'
      West Brom substitutes: Foster, Chester, Gardner, Anichebe, Berahino, McManaman, Sessegnon.
    • 0'
      West Brom starting line-up (4-5-1): Myhill; Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Evans; McClean, Morrison, Yacob, Fletcher, Brunt; Rondon.
    • 0'
      Chelsea substitutes: Begovic, Ramires, Kenedy, Remy, Matic, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek.
    • 0'
      Chelsea starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Mikel; Willian, Oscar, Pedro; Costa.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: There's only one surprise in the back four, with Jonny Evans asked to play utility man at left-back. Claudio Yacob and Darren Fletcher will provide grit and experience in the middle of the park, with James McClean slotting into the right-hand side of midfield despite some controversial re
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: John Obi Mikel continues to get a run in midfield, with Cesc Fabregas chosen to partner the Nigeria international. Pedro will start out on the left-hand side, with Eden Hazard struggling with an injury problem. Diego Costa shakes off a knock himself, with the Spain international leading t
    • 0'
      The home side are unbeaten in their last four top-flight contests, picking up a very comfortable 3-0 win over Crystal Palace last time out. During FA Cup action, Chelsea also managed to defeat Scunthorpe in a sauntering performance, whereas West Brom struggled to a 2-2 draw with Championship outfit
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage of one of tonight's Premier League clashes, as Chelsea play host to West Brom at Stamford Bridge. Guus Hiddink has enjoyed a solid start to his second stint in charge with the Blues, with three points tonight needed to drag the hosts back into a mid-table position.
    • 1'
      We are underway in the first half at Stamford Bridge!
    • 2'
      Diego Costa goes close early on! The Spain international manages to beat Evans easily, before lashing a swerving attempt wide of the near upright! Myhill takes the goal kick, but danger signs already for West Brom.
    • 4'
      Ivanovic plays a pass down the right-hand side, with Diego Costa doing well to keep the ball in at the byline. Olsson tracks back well, however, with the Swedish centre-back snuffing out the danger. Chelsea have done the early attacking, with Hiddink's revolution looking to be in good shape.
    • 5'
      McClean heads over! The former Sunderland winger is picked out at the back post, following a looping cross from Fletcher! Both Rondon and the aforementioned wide man attack the ball, but the latter can only plant an attempt into the stands behind Courtois' goal.
    • 6'
      West Brom are looking a little bit negative, with Rondon being left somewhat isolated up top. Morrison goes down for the visitors, with the Scotland international appearing to pull up sharply after changing direction while chasing Mikel. It doesn't look good for the visiting midfielder, with Gardner
    • 7'
      SI C. Gardner SO J. Morrison
    • 7'
      Gardner is thrown into the fray slightly quicker than planned, with Morrison unable to continue due to injury.
    • 9'
      Willian jinks in from the right-hand side, before firing a low drive just beyond the far post! Myhill was at full stretch, but did appear to have an on-target strike within his reach. Chelsea continue to threaten while driving forward with intent on the counter.
    • 10'
      Diego Costa is released down the right-hand side, before attempting to slide a neat pass into the path of Pedro! Brunt tracks back, however, to make a very timely interception. West Brom are struggling to deal with the ex-Atletico Madrid forward's pace and power, it seems.
    • 12'
      Terry loses his footing for the home side, but fortunately for Chelsea their captain is able to cushion a header back to Courtois. West Brom launch an attack moments later, with McClean whipping in a cross from the left, but Brunt is unable to beat Azpilicueta in the air. Pulis' men are looking to t
    • 14'
      Fletcher goes close! The ex-Man United midfielder is found in space in the penalty area, but a lunging block from Terry is enough to deny the West Brom man! The resulting corner is whipped in from the right, but heads through a ruck of bodies and clear of the danger zone.
    • 15'
      Gardner shoots over! The substitute takes aim from the very edge of the penalty area, but can only lift a poor attempt well beyond the target. After a shaky first few minutes, West Brom have recovered and now look to be able to legitimately trouble the hosts.
    • 17'
      Good save from Courtois! Dawson is picked out by a free-kick delivery, with the West Brom defender able to power a close-range header towards the near post! Chelsea's shot-stopper gets down smartly to push the ball around his upright. The resulting corner, however, is cleared with ease.
    • 19'
      Diego Costa and McAuley have a war of words off the ball, with the two appearing to not be too enamoured with each other. Chelsea respond with a counter attack, but Olsson slides in brilliantly to deny Pedro on the periphery of the penalty box. Hiddink's men haven't been able force Myhill into a tou
    • 20'
      G Azpilicueta Assist J. Morrison
    • 20'
      Ivanovic is released to the right byline by Willian, before curling a sumptuous delivery towards the far post! Wonderful cross from the Serbia international.
    • 20'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! AZPILICUETA OPENS THE SCORING! The left-back is picked out at the back post, after making a storming run to the far upright. All that is left for the Spaniard to do, is to place a cushioned finish over the despairing dive of Myhill.
    • 22'
      Chelsea look to force their advantage with another break down the left flank, but Oscar opts to shoot from the edge of the box. Instead of seeing the ball curl into the top corner, the Brazilian is forced to painfully watch a terrible effort arrow into the crowd.
    • 24'
      Mikel gives away a foul in a dangerous area, with Courtois needing to assemble a sizeable wall. Brunt looks to be the potential aggressor, with the midfielder hanging up a cross to the back post. Courtois is forced into a near-post save, parrying away a fairly tame header.
    • 25'
      Yacob is forced to make a very cynical tackle, after West Brom surrendered possession in a terrible situation. With a few Chelsea players racing into a sparsely populated opposition half, the Argentine midfielder had little choice but to pull play back.
    • 27'
      Chelsea may have the lead, but they certainly aren't in total control at Stamford Bridge. The hosts are starting to see a little more of the ball, but West Brom can threaten from the wide areas. Hiddink's men try and work Pedro into a shooting position on the edge of the box, but Olsson clears.
    • 29'
      Fabregas drives into the area, after a neat interchange of play, but the ex-Barcelona midfielder is charged down when attempting to shoot. West Brom respond with a counter, but McClean is unable to burst beyond Ivanovic. The Blues are looking pretty solid defensively, with Terry able to beat Rondon
    • 31'
      The opening half an hour has been hard fought, with Diego Costa and company causing a few problems for Myhill. West Brom, however, threaten through Gardner, with the ex-Aston Villa man needing to be dispossessed after bursting into the box. Chelsea counter at speed, but their move only results in Di
    • 33'
      G C. Gardner Assist J. Morrison
    • 33'
      Fletcher helped to harry Pedro, before sliding a stabbed pass into the onrushing Gardner. The West Brom substitute did the rest!
    • 33'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! GARDNER WITH A BEAUTY! West Brom win the ball high upfield, due a terrible pass from Pedro, with Gardner able to drive towards the edge of the penalty area as a result! The ex-Sunderland midfielder unleashes a low drive, finding the bottom corner in emphatic fashion! The Baggies are
    • 35'
      Dawson lashes a no-nonsense clearance away from danger, with West Brom surely happy to battle their way towards the half-time break at 0-0. A long ball is pumped up into Diego Costa, but the Spaniard is outmuscled by Olsson! Myhill gathers up the scraps.
    • 37'
      The away side are sitting deep, with Pulis' men happy to invite plenty of pressure on. The former Stoke coach may have to consider a change at the break, however, with the already cautioned Yacob getting into some nervy situations. Myhill is forced into action to deny a powerful header, before a sho
    • 39'
      Narrowly over five minutes are left on the clock in the first half, with Chelsea pressing on for a second of the evening. Fabregas slides a pass into Pedro, with the ex-Barca midfielder trying to pick out Diego Costa with his first touch, but again the Spain international gifts possession away. Not
    • 41'
      Rondon goes close! The Venezuela internatonal lines up a powerful attempt from 20 yards out, after using his body well to evade Terry! The former Rubin Kazan striker can only plant a dipping effort into the stands, after it whistled beyond the angle of post and bar!
    • 43'
      Diego Costa is the target of a diagonal ball into the penalty area, but Evans does well to rise up and head clear! West Brom respond with a counter attack, but a cross from McClean is hacked away by Azpilicueta simply. Not long remains for Chelsea to force the issue before the interval.
    • 45'
      Olsson and Diego Costa are calmed down by the referee, with both having plenty to say to each other. Despite apparently making up, the two players continue their conversation immediately and it doesn't appear they're set to be the best of friends.
    • 46'
      SI Kenedy SO J. Morrison
    • 46'
      Kenedy comes into the game at the break, with the very disappointing Pedro taking his leave.
    • 46'
      We are back underway in the second half! West Brom have fought valiantly up until this point, with Pulis' side definitely making life difficult for the hosts. For Chelsea's fans, however, anything less than three points will be a disappointment.
    • 48'
      Ivanovic is released down the right-hand side, but can only win a corner from Evans. Moments earlier, Willian had wanted a free kick for handball on the edge of the erea, but Gardner didn't appear to know what was going on. The resulting set piece is nodded behind for a second time by Yacob, with th
    • 49'
      Diego Costa gets a deserved yellow card, after sliding in very late on Gardner. There can be no complaints from the former Atletico man.
    • 51'
      Dawson breaks down the right-hand side, with the West Brom full-back able to whip in a very dangerous delivery! Rondon tries to meet the ball at the near post with his header, but Zouma gets there first to concede a corner! The resulting set piece is half cleared, but the visitors keep their pressur
    • 53'
      Tempers continue to flare at Stamford Bridge, with Diego Costa probably needing to watch his step for the final half an hour or so. Chelsea break down the left-hand side, with the visiting goalkeeper able to gather a poor cross from Azpilicueta, but West Brom's players are adamant that Diego Costa f
    • 55'
      Brunt is the target of a back-post cross, but Terry rises well to defuse the situation. West Brom are having their fair share of opportunities in the second half, with Pulis' men certainly not sitting back and waiting to hit the Blues on the counter.
    • 57'
      Myhill is forced into a save at his near post, after Kenedy was teed up unselfishly by Oscar! The Brazilian substitute's attempt took a wicked deflection, but it wasn't enough to put off the Welsh goalkeeper. The atmosphere has gone a little bit flat, despite some fiery scenes on the field.
    • 58'
      Diego Costa is brought down on the edge of the penalty area by Yacob, with the ex-Valladolid forward adamant that the Argentine midfielder should be sent off! The West Brom man has made a couple of poor challenges since picking up a yellow card in the first half, with Pulis perhaps needing to look t
    • 59'
      Willian tries his luck from the resulting free kick, with the Brazil international only able to curl a terribly weighted effort over the crossbar. On the bench, Berahino is getting ready for the visitors, with Yacob perhaps the man to be replaced - before he gets dismissed.
    • 60'
      SI S. Berahino SO J. Morrison
    • 60'
      Berahino comes into the game for the away side, with Yacob taking his leave, much to the anger of the home support.
    • 62'
      Willian tries to curl a teasing cross towards the back post, but Oscar is unable to scamper to the byline in time to keep it in! Chelsea keep the pressure on, with Diego Costa winning a corner on the left flank, but the Blues can't make anything of it. Moments later, Myhill is called into action by
    • 64'
      We're well into the final half an hour in the capital, with Chelsea desperately trying to push their way towards another favourable result. Willian breaks to the left byline, before cutting back a cross for Diego Costa, but the Spaniard can only hammer a shot into the side netting with the aid of a
    • 66'
      Chelsea are enjoying all of the possession at the moment, but West Brom are continuing to stand firm. Oscar tries to flick a neat through ball into the path of Diego Costa, but McAuley makes a vital intervention. The away side are struggling to break out of their own half for more than a few moments
    • 67'
      SI S. Sessègnon SO J. Morrison
    • 67'
      Rondon is withdrawn for the away side, with Sessegnon introduced. The away side are opting for a more mobile front two for the late 20 minutes.
    • 68'
      Myhill gets a yellow card for the away side, with tempers continuing to boil over at Stamford Bridge. The referee is really struggling to keep on top of things.
    • 68'
      Berahino tries to curl a right-footed effort towards the top right-hand corner, but McClean gets in the way! The former Sunderland man blocks what could have been a testing attempt for Courtois to deny. Chelsea break down the other end, but Kenedy is forced into fouling Dawson.
    • 70'
      McClean also sees yellow for his part in the disagreement, as the referee continuing to have to keep the lid on this contest.
    • 70'
      Courtois gets a card for squaring up to McClean, with the Belgium international not really needing to get involved there.
    • 72'
      A red card might not be out of the question as we head into the last 20 minutes, with plenty of players having issues with one another. West Brom threaten, with Berahino racing down the left-hand side, but Zouma comes across to take the ball off the substitute's boot.
    • 73'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! MCAULEY PUTS THE BALL IN HIS OWN NET! Willian drives down the left-hand side, using two stepovers to wrongfoot Evans! The Brazilian fires a low cross in towards the near post, with McAuley and Kenedy stretching for it! The final touch appears to come off the West Brom defender, but C
    • 75'
      West Brom have it all to do during the final quarter of an hour, with Pulis' men needing to come up with an equaliser and fast. The Baggies respond with a lengthy spell of possession, but a cross in from the right is headed away by Terry! Chelsea counter, but once again Myhill is on hand to frustrat
    • 77'
      Diego Costa tries to drive through the heart of the visiting defence, but McAuley makes a cynical tackle to deny the Spain international. Willian takes the resulting free kick, teeing up Zouma, but the former Saint Etienne defender leathers an awful attempt into the stands! He won't want to see a re
    • 78'
      SI N. Matić SO J. Morrison
    • 78'
      Matic is introduced for the hosts, with ex-Barcelona midfielder Fabregas trudging off after putting in plenty of miles this evening. Hiddink just needs to perk up his midfield slightly.
    • 80'
      Berahino shoots from the right-hand side, but the Englishman can only fire a fairly comfortable effort within Courtois' grasp! West Brom are really trying to force the issue at the moment, with the likes of Kenedy and Willian needing to give their defence a little bit of respite.
    • 82'
      Kenedy goes close, with the Brazilian substitute driving towards the edge of the box! When he gets to the 25-yard mark, he fires a low drive towards the right-hand post, but it zips into the advertising hoardings! Chelsea are more than happy to retain possession and slow things down, with only their
    • 84'
      McClean tries to flick a dangerous header back into the penalty box, but Zouma comes across to defuse the situation. The visitors maintain their pressure, but an eventual opportunity to shoot for Fletcher is charged down! Chelsea have their backs to the wall as we head into the last five minutes at
    • 85'
      Azpilicueta makes a poor challenge on the edge of his own penalty area, as West Brom continue to pile on the pressure.
    • 86'
      G J. McClean Assist J. Morrison
    • 86'
      GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! MCCLEAN MAKES IT 2-2! The ex-Sunderland man gets some good fortune, with the ball falling to him on the edge of the box! It only takes a touch for the West Brom man to sweep a strike into the bottom corner and beyond the despairing dive of Courtois!
    • 88'
      Suddenly, the complexion of this game has totally changed! Chelsea are now needing to find another goal, with this contest getting very stretched indeed. Diego Costa joins in with hunting for possession, with West Brom happy to launch long passes into wide areas for their substitutes to chase.
    • 90'
      There are four minutes of stoppage time.

    Line Up




    Frank Lampard
    Sam Allardyce



    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 13 8
    Yellow Cards 3 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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