Chelsea
No. Name
Saves 7
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 4 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 3 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 3
  • 4 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
5 Michael Essien  15'
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 5
  • 2 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 1
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 1 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
15 Florent Malouda  18'
Goals 0
  • Shots 4
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 3
  • 4 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 1
  • Discipline
    • 1 Yellow
    • 0 Red
39 Nicolas Anelka  48'
Goals 1
  • Shots 5
  • 3 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 1
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 2
  • 1 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 2
  • 2 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
77' 35  Juliano Belletti
Goals 0
  • Shots 1
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Substitutes
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Saves 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
Goals 0
  • Shots 0
  • 0 Shots on Target
  • Fouls Committed 0
  • 0 Fouls Against
  • Assists 0
  • Offsides 0
  • Discipline
    • 0 Yellow
    • 0 Red
  • KO
    • Kickoff
  • 15
    • Michael Essien Yellow Card
  • 18
    • Florent Malouda Yellow Card
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 48
    • Nicolas Anelka Goal
  • 54
    • On: Radamel Falcao | Off: Mariano Nicolas Gonzalez
  • 64
    • On: Silvestre Varela | Off: Cristian Rodríguez
  • 77
    • On: Juliano Belletti | Off: Salomon Kalou
  • 78
    • Fernando Yellow Card
  • 90+2
    • Fernando Red Card
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

90' It was far from a classic and a draw would have been a fair result, but the goal from Anelka settled it
90' And that's it, game over
90' Off! Fernando is dismissed for a second yellow with a late, sliding challenge on Cole
90' Ooooh! Porto almost level, great ball across the face of goal and Feile just fails to get on the end of it
90' Just two minutes to be added on
90' Carvalho makes sure Chelsea stay safe by hacking away the delivery from the corner
89' Shot from Varela deflected behind for a corner
88' Falcao goes down in the box claiming a foul by Terry, but the decision goes against the Porto man
87' Famous last words - you cannot see Porto scoring
86' Chelsea playing keep-ball now
85' Lampard shoots from 25 yards, this time the deflection is into the hands of the keeper
84' Belletti strikes a shot from 35 yards and it goes wide off a deflection - the ref didn't see it and gave a goal-kick
83' Although Porto don't look like scoring, they do seem to be the only team trying to
82' Shot from Varela, it's not hit cleanly which enables Cech to claw it away
82' Varela cuts back a good cross for Falcao, Carvalho slides in well to clear
81' Porto seem to have run out of a bit of steam
80' Hulk again goes on a direct run against Carvalho but hits the side netting from a tight angle
79' This time there is a card following Fernando's block on Essien
78' Strong challenge from Malouda, he could have been carded for that
77' Time for a Chelsea change. Salomon Kalou is replaced by Juliano Beletti
76' This is getting like basketball now. There seems to be another goal in the game - but who will get it?
75' Another shot from Falcao, saved by Cech with his feet
74' Kalou balloons a shot into row Z.
74' The greedy Hulk fires from wide and 25 yards, scuffs it and again Cech can take
73' Porto growing in confidence, looking for a leveller
72' Shot from Guarin, straight at Cech
71' It's played short this time, Malouda sees his shot blocked before Ballack has a fresh air shot
71' Kalou wins another corner, this time from the right
70' Corner from Lampard, Helton punches again
70' Falcao gets a bit of space just outside the box but shoots straight at Falcao, who takes at the second attempt.
69' Essien goes down in a heap from Fernando's challenge - no free-kick
68' Good defending from Fucile stops Lampard from breaking in on goal
67' Ivanovic slides off the pitch trying to keep the ball in and almost does himself an injury on the astroturf
66' Another change for Porto as Varela comes on for Cristian Rodriguez
65' Free-kick against Bruno Alves, climbing
64' Falcao is tripped by Terry when on the burst, 10 yards inside the Chelsea half
63' Malouda takes, Helton comes out confidently to punch to safety
62' Free-kick to Chelsea, over on the right and a chance to deliver
61' The rain is indeed back. And back with interest.
60' Hulk goes on an incredible run down the line but fails to pick out an orange shirt
59' Corner by Lampard, Ivanovic again gets there first and this time heads just a yard over
58' Ivanovic again flies down the right and picks out Kalou for the header - Helton flies to his left to palm away
57' Can Chelsea make sure with a second? And where's that rain!
56' Fucile goes flying through the air with a challenge on Cole, somehow the Chelsea man evades the tackle and even more amazingly there's no yellow card
55' Falcao comes on for Porto, replacing Mariano Nicolas Gonzalez
54' Great play! Lampard feeds in Cole down the line, Cole crosses to the near post but Malouda can only hit the side netting. Close!
53' Lampard takes from the right, Ivanovic wins the header but puts it over
52' Corner to Chelsea
51' Chelsea have the goal they craved - can they go on and finish the job?
50' Free-kick to Porto 30 yards out. Bruno Alves stands over it and shoots - but it's always rising
49' Anelka is played through the middle, he's onside but sees his shot blocked by Helton. It comes back to the Frenchman and he intelligently lifts it into the roof of the net. 1-0
49' Anelka!
49' GOAL!!!
48' I think it might have stopped raining!
47' Essien muscles Hulk off the ball in the box, never a penalty
46' We're off
45' The game has been affected by the rain for sure, but Porto have given as good as they've got.
45' And that's half-time
45' Free header Raúl Meireles at the back stick but it's as good as a backpass and straight to Cech.
45' Kalou almost gets in but gets the ball stuck under his foot, and the challenge from Fucile sends the ball back to Helton
45' Two minutes added.
44' Malouda tries a snap shot from 25 yards, it's blocked.
43' Hulk pulls back Terry, and gives the Chelsea skipper another nudge when he gets up
42' Will we see Joe Cole today? He's on the bench
41' Porto fans have been in fine voice throughout the first half
40' Now doubt there'll be 22 new shirts there for the second half. Drenched.
39' Chelsea look dangerous, but just don't seem to be capable of really testing Helton. Are they missing Drogba?
38' Long-range shot from Malouda, always rising over the bar
37' Ivanovic really is playing attacking today, bursting down the right
36' Guarin beats Terry to a header and it just drops onto the roof of the net
35' Hulk tries to make inroads but is going nowhere
34' Luckily the Chelsea pitch is in good state, just a couple of mile away at QPR the game was called off before kickoff
33' You cannot underestimate how bad the rain is at Stamford Bridge
32' Porto enjoying good possession
31' Another great ball from Ivanovic and this time both Ballack and Kalou cannot connect
30' Raúl Meireles drives one from 25 yards but, like most shots, it's always wide of the post
30' Driven cross from Ivanovic, Anelka sticks his boot out but fails to connect
29' Headed chance for Mariano, he gets his header all wrong in fact it seems to come off his shoulder
29' There is now a water trail as the ball goes across the pitch
29' Kalou slips in Lampard through the middle, he turns and shoots - saved by Helton but the flag was up for offside
28' Chelsea in command now, but the rain is making it difficult to play with control
27' Poor control from Ivanovic on the flank gifts a throw to Porto
26' Still no goals. Anywhere!
25' Cross from Malouda on the left, Lampard's header goes as close to a throw as a goal
24' It's back.
23' The rain has died down now. We think it will be back.
22' Superb ball from Lampard with the outside of hit right boot, a chance for Anelka but he makes poor contact in front of goal
21' Poor shot from Essien, always dragged wide
20' Another card, Malouda booked for a late challenge on Fredy Guarin
19' Pinball! Anelka shoots, the ball pings around the box and almost comes back to the French striker but Porto survive
18' Malouda swings in a corner from the right, punched clear by Helton
17' On this wet surface you have to shoot, Frank... but he scuffs it
17' Free-kick to Chelsea this time, Bruno Alves penalised. And it's about 30 yards from goal
16' It's been a good start from Porto, willing to attack and try and cause problems for the home side
15' Now Essien brings down Mariano Gonzalez, and the ref gets out his yellow card
14' Foul by Cole on Mariano Gonzalez, midway in the Chelsea half
13' Cristian Rodriguez tries his luck from the angle but it's always going live.
12' The game has settled down now, the initial flurry of activity having subsided.
11' In fact, the rain is getting worse.
10' The rain is torrential in London. Fellow commentator Chris Murphy came back from the shop earlier like a drowned rat.
9' The physio makes sure there's no head injury, Terry walks off to the side
8' Terry gets an elbow in the face from Bruno Alves and is down. He's felt that.
8' What a start! End to end.
7' Corner comes in but it's headed wide
7' Shot from Hulk from 20 yards, great effort which Cech forces away
6' Another corner. Malouda this time but it's cleared with ease.
5' Lampard with the corner and Rolando's clearing header almost ends up in his own net.
4' Shot from distance by Lampard, Helton pushes it around the post
3' Meireles swings a low free-kick into the box, it's headed away by Cole
2' Malouda fouls Fucile over on the right, that's a free kick
2' Early possession for Porto
1' The game is under way.

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