Sunday April 28, 2013 Day 35 Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 2 - 0 Swansea City

  • Oscar 43’
  • Lampard 45’ (pen.)

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    • Chelsea
    • Swansea City
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    • 90+3 Lampard with a nice ball to Hazard, he finds Ba, who hits a poor shot well over and the whistle goes - 2-0, Chelsea third for now, as Arsenal are 1-1 at half-time with Man Utd.
    • 90+2 Mata almost curls in a shot from the right wing but it's just wide of the top left!
    • 90+1 A Luiz cross is fielded well by Vorm. Now Ba gives chase but this time Williams catches up and clears.
    • 90' Three minutes added time being played.
    • 89' Cool interception from the excellent Cahill as he plays it out calmly.
    • 88' Taylor shows his ability to get forward has not been blunted by that injury, but he just fails to keep his cross in after a good chase down the left.
    • 87' Mata swings over the cross and Lampard strikes a clean half volley but blocked and Swansea get it clear.
    • 86' Cahill earns Chelsea a free-kick on the right. Arguably should have gone the other way....
    • 85' Now Chelsea have a free-kick as Michu is caught offside.
    • 84' Luiz fouls Pablo to give Swansea a rare opportunity to get the ball in the box.
    • 83' Delay as Ba receives some treatment. He'll be okay. Williams struggling with a knock too.
    • 82' Ba allows the ball to bounce before getting a knock off Chico as the Spaniard cleared.
    • 81' SWANSEA SUB: Taylor returns from that broken ankle, replacing Davies.
    • 81' Shechter with a nice touch to work the space for a shot, but Terry blocks and it flies over for a corner.
    • 80' SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE RECORD FOR LAMPARD! Mata's cute lobbed ball sent him in but the ball took a heavy touch off his chest. Unlucky.
    • 79' Now Chelsea look half bothered as Mata strokes a lazy pass out of play.
    • 78' Bobby Tambling looks on, knowing his record is likely to be broken unless Lampard picks up an injury.
    • 77' Swansea are treading water, both in this game and in general. Laudrup is going to have to make some singings this summer just to reignite them.
    • 76' Mata is caught offside. Chelsea have had 17 efforts on goal so far.
    • 75' Chelsea with 56% of the ball now. Surely a third is coming soon?
    • 73' INCHES WIDE BY MATA! Great touch initially from him on Hazard's low cross, but his angled drive across goal just misses the far post! Ba was stretching too and couldn't get there!
    • 72' Final warning for Williams after a cynical tug on Ba after getting turned by the Chelsea man. Lucky boy, should be off as he's already been booked!
    • 72' Pablo on the left, inside to Ki, one-two between Michu and Shechter but Terry gets a foot in.
    • 71' Terrible backpass by Chico but fortunately Vorm is pacey for a keeper and gets there before Ba.
    • 70' SWANSEA SUB: Shechter on for Britton. Striker for a midfielder.
    • 69' Davies catches Oscar and is lucky to escape a booking. Oh, no he isn't, the card is out.
    • 68' Lampard almost releases Ba but not quite. Swansea to make another change as Shechter warms up...
    • 67' SWANSEA SUB: Dyer comes on for the Jacks. Routledge off. Maybe inject a bit of pace into this game.
    • 66' Ba takes the ball down on the right as Swansea go to sleep at a throw, Chico can't be bothered there, but the shot is blocked. Deary me.
    • 65' Mata launches a cross far post, Ba manages to get a touch on it to keep the ball in play, but Terry is on his backside so can only poke it to Vorm.
    • 64' Mata should have picked out the unmarked Lampard but instead Chico intercepts his cross.
    • 63' Pablo's low cross is controlled and cleared by Terry. Hazard is then fouled by Chico and Chelsea have a free-kick on their left wing.
    • 62' Mata almost releases Ba but the Senegal striker slips.
    • 60' Cech hacks clear from a back-pass by Cole. The neutral will want a Swansea goal to liven this up.
    • 59' Lampard gives it away to De Guzman who should be in here but he inexplicably tries to backheel it to Michu instead of shooting!
    • 58' SUPER SAVE BY VORM! Ba thought he had done enough with a fierce low drive from the right, across the keeper and towards the bottom left. Strong arm from the Dutchman too.
    • 57' De Guzman's corner is missed by a swinging Chico but Swansea have it back. Routledge crosses deep but Terry clears.
    • 56' JUST WIDE BY RANGEL! Cech got a touch, so a good save. Cracking through-ball from Ki to set it up.
    • 55' Azpilicueta is booked for a poor tackle that leaves Davies on his back. Could easily have been a red!
    • 54' Brilliant tackle from Cahill on Routledge after the Swansea winger got the better of Terry!
    • 53' Ba robs Williams far too easily and he strikes a shot on goal but Vorm saves easily.
    • 52' Better from De Guzman this time to release Rangel, but Michu gives it away.
    • 51' Poor pass from De Guzman that lands out of play when Routledge was on the run. He's been linked with Liverpool - remember, he is just on loan from Villarreal - so maybe he knows something we don't?
    • 50' Rangel on the move, much more positive from Swansea as Pablo takes on Cole, who tackles and the ball ricochets out for a goal kick.
    • 49' The ball drops to Lampard on the edge of the box but his shot is blocked by Williams, who is left flat out by that.
    • 48' Pablo needs a bit of help after landing heavily in that move.
    • 47' Michu springs the offside trap but forces himself wide so instead of shooting picks out Pablo - who smacks the ball well over.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45+4 Half-time and Chelsea lead 2-0 after a poor first half from Swansea.
    • 45+3 On his 400th Prem appearance for Chelsea and 800th club game Lampard gets his 201st goal for the Blues. Also it means he has scored against 38 Premier League teams - only Andy Cole has done this.
    • 45+2 GOAL CHELSEA! Lampard makes it 2-0 from the spot with low penalty to the left. Just one short of Chelsea's all-time record...
    • 45+2 Britton is booked for kicking the ball away. Lampard will take this, chasing his 201st Chelsea goal....
    • 45+1 PENALTY CHELSEA! Britton takes down Mata after superb skill from the Spaniard!
    • 45+1 Scrambled behind by Williams as Hazard swung the ball in from the right. Corner Chelsea as we enter four added minutes.
    • 45' Fantastic play by Hazard but Swansea clear his cross. He right skinned Rangel there.
    • 44' GOAL CHELSEA! Lovely goal by Oscar, a driven low shot inside the bottom left. Lampard with the assist after a click passing move initiated by John Terry. Fine strike.
    • 43' Luiz certainly is faking it - he even looked up before deciding to hold his head and play dead. Anyway they're both up now and shake hands.
    • 41' Davies and Luiz clash heads and both have gone down. Looks like Luiz is faking it a bit - he led with the arm and should be in trouble!
    • 40' CAHILL HEADS INCHES OVER! He flew in to meet Lampard's corner, unmarked really and should have scored!
    • 39' FINE SAVE VORM! Classic Lampard as he robbed De Guzman on halfway, showed good pace to run towards goal and hit a low effort that the Swansea keeper got down low to tip wide.
    • 38' Oscar swings the ball in from the free-kick but Luiz heads well wide from the penalty spot.
    • 37' Oscar is holding his face after a collision with Williams, which seemed to be shoulder-to-shoulder. Booking for the Wales defender.
    • 37' Michu with a snap-shot but it shanks off the side of his left foot and goes well wide. Fine play Pablo in the build-up.
    • 36' Lampard with his first shot on goal, a nice shift from right to left, but the rising drive goes well over.
    • 35' Hazard cuts in from the left, now Mata wide to LUIZ but his shot is blocked by Davies. Swansea try to bring it clear but Luiz is back sweeping in his own half rather quickly.
    • 34' Lampard plays a cute pass to Hazard, who is in the box but has bodies in his way. In the end Swansea clear but he probably should have looked for Ba...
    • 33' Michu peels off Azpilicueta but just fails to meet the ball, which drifts well wide of goal.
    • 31' This really is a bit of a dirge. Chelsea fans rather quiet too. You wouldn't think a Champions League place could be at stake.
    • 30' Better from Swansea as Routledge goes on a couple of runs.
    • 29' Lampard was involved in that move. I anticipate he would be rather adept in games like this. Now Luiz knocks a high ball in which Hazard heads across goal, but Chico clears from Ba.
    • 28' Goalmouth scramble as Ba has an effort blocked, as does a prostrate Oscar. Better from Chelsea.
    • 27' Heavy touch from Oscar after Mata threaded him through. Would have just had Vorm to beat.
    • 26' QPR and Reading have been relegated after a goalless draw between the pair.
    • 25' A promising move for Swansea culminates in Hernandez dragging a shot well wide after an amusing air-kick from De Guzman.
    • 24' CHELSEA SUB: Frank Lampard makes his 400th Premier League appearance for Chelsea. Let's see if he can get that other milestone later...
    • 23' Ramires is down injured - meaning Frank Lampard is warming up.
    • 22' A long ball is plucked out of the air by Cech. At least the ball was in the box.
    • 20' This is a bit of a dirge - Chelsea need to take the initiative but at the moment they are not.
    • 19' Hazard is adjudged to have fouled Rangel, which infuriates Benitez but it was a foul.
    • 18' Hernandez in space wide right but his cross is cleared by Cahill. Now Chico on the ball, Ramires tackling and De Guzman giving it away.
    • 17' Swansea with some time on the ball, but it's all in their half and Chelsea just sit deep.
    • 16' Ramires with a long drive that almost catches Vorm out due to the bobble, but the loose ball off the goalkeeper drops for a team-mate to clear.
    • 15' Hazard latches on to a poor clearance from Chico, now some lovely one-touch play as Oscar and Mata scythe through the defence, but Hazard's final touch is heavy and Vorm gets hold of it. Nice play though!
    • 13' Luiz ponders this free-kick, having scored a late winner at Basel from a similar spot. Mata though should take it as the ball is a touch to the right of goal. Mata does take it, but the shot is poor, into the wall.
    • 12' Britton with a foul on Ramires, but the Swansea man slipped while making the challenge and has actually hurt himself.
    • 11' All very sluggish at the moment. Chelsea are wary of over-egging this pudding, and Swansea look half interested.
    • 10' Swansea, who have slacked off since winning the League Cup, look like a team waiting for the summer. Usually they boss possession, probing away at the opposition, but at the moment they sit deep, don't overplay things and almost beckon teams on.
    • 9' Ramires spots a Mata run but Williams and Chico spot the movement and shut him down.
    • 8' Terry wins a challenge with De Guzman. Michu is playing as a lone striker, but De Guzman is the one providing support.
    • 7' Mata almost feeds Oscar in the box but Williams gets across to clear for a throw.
    • 6' Chelsea are back into their groove as they pepper the Swansea box with balls. Britton manages to play it out but Luiz gets it back, feeding Hazard whose low drive is easy for Vorm.
    • 5' Luiz slips but Hazard and Cole have it covered and Chelsea have a goal kick.
    • 4' Swansea build some possession to earn a throw deep in Chelsea's half, on the right.
    • 3' Azpilicueta is well tackled by Davies, who wins his side a goal-kick too.
    • 2' Pretty frantic start as Chelsea try to impose themselves on Swansa.
    • 1' Terry, starting consecutive games for only the fourth time under Benitez, spreads a long ball but it's back with the Swans. Luiz again playing as a DM, as he did against Basel.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 14:58 Teams are out and Eden Hazard is getting a bit of stick - he got that famous red card for his altercation with a ballboy last time these two played.
    • 14:55 MATCH ODDS: Chelsea 4/11, Swansea 8/1, draw 9/2. What's your prediction? Let me know on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. Follow on Twitter!
    • 14:50 FACTS: Petr Cech needs one more clean sheet to take third place in the outright list of Premier League clean sheets. Currently level with David Seaman on 140. If Frank Lampard scores in this match he will equal Andy Cole’s record of scoring against 38 different teams in the Premier League. Fernando Torres has gone 997 minutes without a Premier League goal.
    • 14:45 HEAD-TO-HEAD: Chelsea have won none of their last four matches against Swansea in all competitions (W0 D3 L1). Swansea have won only one of their six games since winning the Capital One Cup.
    • 14:40 Michael Laudrup: "When we play big games, everyone will be focused on defence because if you do not defend well at Chelsea or Manchester United, then they will score three or four against you We did it before this season against Chelsea so we know we can do it, but it will be difficult because they still have a lot to play for."
    • 14:35 Rafael Benitez: "We can't be over confident in the next game and must do our job. We know that, if we play well, we can beat anyone so we can do it."
    • 14:30 Neil Taylor stays on the bench after returning to it for the draw against Southampton last week. He had been out for seven months with a broken ankle. One change from that match as Michu leads the line alone, Luke Moore dropping out for midfielder Ki.
    • 14:25 Fernando Torres makes way for Demba Ba, who was cup-tied for the 2-1 Europa League win at Basel, while Gary Cahill - on the bench for that match after recovering from injury - starts alongside John Terry with Branislav Ivanovic on bench duty. Oscar and Juan Mata return to the starting XI ahead of Frank Lampard and Victor Moses, with the latter missing out altogether. Oriol Romeu is the only serious injury absentee.
    • 14:20 TEAMS - Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Luiz, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Ba; Subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Bertrand, Mikel, Lampard, Benayoun, Torres /// Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Flores, Williams, Davies, Britton, Ki, De Guzman, Routledge, Michu, Hernandez; Subs: Tremmel, Monk, Tiendalli, Taylor, Dyer, Moore, Shechter
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chelsea's Premier League clash at home to Swansea, kicking off at 3pm UK time.
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