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  • August 20, 2011
  • • 12:30 PM
  • • Stamford Bridge, London
  • Referee: L. Mason
  • • Attendance: 41091
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Live Commentary

  • That's it! Chelsea has its first win of the season, while West Brom will rue its luck after being beat late by Manchester United and now Chelsea in the first two weeks of the season
  • 90' + 1'
    Yellow Card Peter Odemwingie
  • 90'
    Yellow Card John Terry
  • 88'
    So nearly a second for West Brom! Odemwingie volleys well at the back post, but Hilario saves and doesn't give up a rebound
  • 87'
    SubstitutionY. Mulumbu Graham Dorrans
  • 87'
    Hard to see a way back for West Brom now. They held out well, but have been outclassed in the second half
  • 85'
    Great work from Bosingwa as he splits two defenders and plays in a great ball between the defense and Foster. Malouda pops up at the far post for the simple tap-in
  • 84'
    GOAL CHELSEA! THEY'VE TURNED IT AROUND! Malouda scores!
  • 83'
    Assist José Bosingwa
  • 83'
    Goal Florent Malouda
  • 82'
    Anelka played down the right flank. Foster, for some reason, flies off his line and Anelka shoots around him from 30 yards out, but the ball doesn't quite curl in for him
  • 80'
    Last ten minutes of the match and Chelsea has turned on the pressure. It looks like the only likely winner right now
  • 77'
    Malouda dribbles his way into the box, and the ball falls to Cole, whose low shot is saved by Foster
  • 75'
    SubstitutionSomen Tchoyi Peter Odemwingie
  • 74'
    Chelsea's offiside trap has been working well this half, catching West Brom a number of times
  • 69'
    Lampard's flick is excellent to send Anelka in, but it's just long enough for Foster to come along and disrupt the shot, which soars over
  • 67'
    SubstitutionAlex Branislav Ivanovic
  • 67'
    Great move by Chelsea, but Malouda's service is right at Foster. You'd expect better from the Frenchman.
  • 62'
    Tchoyi with a fine curling effort that had to be saved by Hilario
  • 60'
    Yellow Card Jonas Olsson
  • 60'
    SubstitutionFernando Torres Didier Drogba
  • 60'
    Drogba in, Torres out. Chelsea pressing hard for a second, now
  • 57'
    Action coming in fast and furious now. Foster with an outstanding save on Anelka from point-blank, then Reid with a desperation block to save a goal.
  • 56'
    West Brom could have taken the lead back straight off the bat. Scharner heading a glorious cross from Morrison over from point-blank
  • 55'
    Lampard went down, but no penalty was given. The Frenchman picked up the ball, skipped past one challenge, and finished low and to the far post. Looks like it may have taken a slight deflection off Olsson
  • 53'
    Assist Frank Lampard
  • 53'
    Goal Nicolas Anelka
  • 53'
    GOAL CHELSEA! Nicolas Anelka with the equalizer!
  • 50'
    Torres breaks in down the left side, but Brunt drives back and wins the ball.
  • 46'
    Second half is underway
  • That's the half. Resolute performance by the visitors, and we haven't seen the best yet from Chelsea.
  • 45' + 1'
    Torres wins a dangerous free-kick for Chelsea. Alex strikes low and it deflects safely into Foster's hands
  • 45'
    Yellow Card Y. Mulumbu
  • 44'
    A loose back pass to Foster results in him bundling Anelka over. Penalty shout for the home side, but it wasn't given. Looked like a close decision
  • 42'
    Cole with a great swerving shot from outside the box that brings an excellent save out of Foster
  • 40'
    Tchoyi is a handful for any defense. He wins a corner here with five minutes to play in the half
  • 37'
    Andre Villas-Boas obviously feeling something needs to be changed, as his side has been frustrated by the visitors' deep-lying flat 4-4-2
  • 35'
    SubstitutionSalomon Kalou Florent Malouda
  • 35'
    Chelsea making an early sub here, as Malouda is coming on to replace Kalou. Looks like Kalou isn't hurt either.
  • 34'
    Yellow Card Frank Lampard
  • 28'
    West Brom proving a tough nut to crack at the back, as Chelsea hasn't been able to create many clear-cut chances
  • 25'
    Long in all alone, but his ball is too far ahead of Tchoyi, who was wide open in front of goal. What a chance for the Baggies, should have made it two
  • 20'
    Credit to West Brom, they're still getting after it despite scoring an early goal.
  • 16'
    Scharner blows by Mikel down the right side and his strong shot at the near post is parried away by Hilario.
  • 14'
    Kalou knifes through the West Brom defense, but he gets under his shot and it's skied into row Z
  • 12'
    Chelsea pressing now, earning a corner as West Brom looking to get men behind the ball
  • 7'
    Yellow Card Gabriel Sebastian Tamaş
  • 7'
    Silly challenge by Tamas earns an early yellow card
  • 6'
    Alex dithered on the ball around midfield and Long swooped in and stole it, then outran the Brazilian and finished alone on Hilario. Dream start for the Baggies
  • 5'
    GOAL WEST BROM! It's Shane Long taking advantage of a mistake from Alex
  • 4'
    Goal Shane Long
  • 1'
    This match is underway at Stamford Bridge
  • Hello friends, Seth Vertelney with you here for Andre Villas-Boas' home debut against West Brom