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March 13, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
Stamford Bridge, England
Referee:‬ Mark Clattenburg‎
16′ Alex
Scott Parker 30′
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FULLTIME. Its fulltime here as the Blues win this edition of the London derby by four goals to one
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Its all over as Clattenburg blows his whiste. Chelsea have comprehensively beaten West Ham by four goals to one and see themselves on the top of the table with that victory. At fulltime here at Stamford Bridge, its Chelsea 4 West Ham 1.
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Into three minutes of injury time and West Ham win a corner after Kovac saw his shot being parried by Turnbull. That was the first real test for the Blues' keeper
GOAL!!! And there's their fourth!!! Lampard finds space on the edge of the area and shoots. Green does very well to push away his shot but Drogba is first to the spot and he taps in his second gaol of the match!!!! Game over now
Goal Didier Drogba
Almost into injury time here and the home team still pressing for their fourth. They've deserved this win
Chelsea bring off Malouda to a standing ovation, replacing him with Kalou. The Frenchman has had an excellent game
Substitution Florent Malouda Salomon Kalou
WHAT A CHANCE!!!! Chelsea toy around with the West Ham defence before playing in Malouda into the box. He is unmarked yet again and finds Lampard's run whose shot hits the inside of the post!!! Drogba is on the rebound but is blocked.
Substitution Ilan Alessandro Diamanti
Chelsea looking to just play out the match now as the home crowd cheer every pass. West Ham make their last change with Diamanti replacing Ilan, who has had a poor game. Last desperate throw of the dice for the Hammers
Chelsea playing some brilliant football as they nearly carve that defence open again from the left. They're going top of the table tonight as it stands.
Substitution Branislav Ivanovic Yuri Zhirkov
Another change for the home team as Zhirkov replaces Ivanovic. Ten minutes left for the Hammers to try and rescue something from this game
CHANCE!!!! Chelsea nearly score again as Joe Cole chips a ball over towards Drogba at the far post but he's inches away from getting a touch onto that!!
Goal Florent Malouda
GOAL!!!! And thats surely 3 points in the bag!!! Its the Frenchman who scores and he deserves it. Malouda picks up the ball and drives the West Ham defence who keep backing away, allowing him to swerve in and fire a shot into the bottom corner of Green's net!!! Game over surely?
West Ham slowly beginning to try and get their attack together as they try and makle headway through Stanislas on their left. Cole has a half chance and his snapshot goes wide
CLOSE!!!! Parker is dispossesed just outside his area and Mikel charges forward before unleashing a swerving effort that just flies wide off the post!!! Green was beaten there
Chelsea win a free kick around 30 yards out and Alex thumps it straight into the wall.
Just seen the replays of the Parker incident and the injury looks bad. He is blocked by Ivanovic and falls down awkwardly, splitting his legs at an angle. He's receiving treatment
OOHHH!!! Parker makes a great run into the box before being tackled and the crowd goes up wanting the penalty!!!! He lies injured inside the area but Clattenburg is not interested.
Substitution Kieron Dyer Junior Stanislas
Substitution Mido Carlton Cole
As expected West Ham do make the changes. Carlton Cole is on with Stanislas as Dyer and Mido are taken off by Zola
Substitution Nicolas Anelka Joe Cole
Its Chelsea who make the first change as old Hammer Joe Cole replaces Anelka who's had a very quiet game by his standards.
Zola might be looking to make some changes here with Cole and McCarthy on the bench. They need a goal and they need it fast.
Chelsea looking to grab that 3rd goal which will surely seal this match. West Ham are still yet to find their attacking form
A rare foray into the Chelsea half sees Spector charge down that right and cross but its hacked clear by the home team
More pressure from the hosts as they play the ball from flank to flank before Lampard tries to find Drogba inside the area. He's closed down quickly and wins a corner from which Green does well to palm away Alex's header!!!
Goal Didier Drogba
GOAL!!!!! And Chelsea lead!!! Terry makes a great run sweeping past the West Ham defence before finding Drogba who lays it off to Malouda and runs into the area to head in his inviting cross at the far post!!!!
Ilan is penalised for bringing Ferreira to the ground. Again its that left hand side as Malouda fires in a dangerous cross that nearly finds Ballack at the far post. Its a corner which is cleared.
West Ham trying to soak up the pressure as Chelsea press on to reclaim the lead.
Chelsea are straight away in the attack trying to make way down that right flank of West Ham through Malouda and Ferreira. Zola would have highlighted that during his halftime talk
Welcome back to the second half here at the Bridge where its all level between Chelsea and West Ham. Its Chelsea's turn to kick us off
Its all level here at halftime. Chelsea will be the more disappointed of the two teams for not converting their dominance into a healthier lead. Join us for the second half here in a few minutes
The referee blows his whistle as Chelsea pump a ball into the box. Its all level at the Bridge thanks to Parker's wonder strike that cancelled out Alex's early header. At halftime, Chelsea 1 West Ham 1
Into 2 minutes off added time as Chelsea try to grab a goal just before a break. They've dominated this half and will feel unlucky to be level at halftime.
Another cross from Malouda is cleared for a corner by Gabbidon from which Chelsea try and pepper the box with aerial balls but West Ham manage to clear eventually
Malouda has been giving the Hammers lots of problems and he goes on a diving run in the area and goes down to the line before Spector can crowd his shot out for a goal kick
Yet another attack from the left for Chelsea as Malouda swings in a cross and Ferreira gets up but his header is straight at Green. West Ham have been under constant pressure from the left all afternoon
Chelsea attack again and Mikel makes a brilliant tackle to retain the ball before teeing up Anelka who shoots tamely straight at Green
CHANCE!!! Lampard plays a brilliant one two with Ballack before firing in a shot which Green does very well to push away for a corner with one hand!!!! The corner finds Lampard on the edge of the area and he twists and turns trying to finds space to get a shot away but is dispossessed in the end
Mido requires treatment after a clash of heads with Terry. He's quite animated as the ref talks to Terry. Zola is on his feet barking instructions.
Chelsea go up at the other end and win a corner which is again directed towards Alex who does get his head on it but its wide
GOAL!!!!! And West Ham are level!!!!! What a goal!! West Ham take a throw in from their left and it finds Parker who lets it bounce and lets loose an unstoppable volley into the far corner of the net!!!! Brilliant goal from the former Chelsea man!!
Goal Scott Parker
Chelsea all over West Ham but still have only one goal so far. Zola looks pensive on the touchline
Yet another chance as Chelsea attack from that left wing. Lampard swings in a cross and Drogba peels off at the far post but can only direct his header wide
CHANCE!! Again its Malouda who picks out a backtracking Drogba brilliantly who tries to tee up Lampard with a header but he's crowded out.
Chelsea get a free kick on the edge of the area, right on the left line. Drogba takes it but it comes to nothing.
West Ham make a nice attack from the left but the cross cannot find anybody and is cleared by Paulo Ferreira
Some signs of confidence as the Hammers play their way out of a Chelsea counter by small passes. They're still being threatened every time Malouda gets the ball on that left wing.
West Ham try and regroup from that early setback. Chelsea were all over them and how costly will that miss from Ilan prove to be?
CHANCE!!!! Chelsea all over the Hammers as yet another ball over the top sees Drogba leap at the far post and it takes a brilliant save by Green to keep the header out!!!
Goal Alex
GOAL!!!! And Chelsea lead!!!! Chelsea win a corner after Spector concedes a corner. The corner is played back to Malouda who floats in a cross again which is met by Alex to put them ahead!!!
CHANCE!!!!! And he's missed a sitter!!!! Some brilliant passing from West Ham sees Spector tee up Ilan six yards from goal and he can only lift his shot over!!!
CHANCE!!! Lovely ball from Mikel to find Drogba who's first touch takes it away from goal and he can't recover to test Green. But this is good pressure from the hosts
Good movement from Chelsea sees a long ball chested down by Ballack onto the path of Drogba who tries his shot but its deflected for a corner. The corner causes the West Ham defence some trouble but its cleared.
Lots of noise around the Bridge as both sets of fans try and out sing each other.Malouda runs all over Spector in trying to dribble past and gets a free kick awarded against him.
Didier Drogba finds some place on the right but is immediately squeezed out by the Hammers' defence
First chance for the hosts as the ball falls for Malouda on the edge of the area and he tries a shot but its way wide!!!
All the early passing from the visitors as Chelsea try and chase them down.
And we're off!!! West Ham kick us off at Stamford Bridge.
Yellow Card Mido
Fabio Capello in the stands today as West Ham boss Zola goes across to greet Carlo Ancelotti.
Mark Clattenburg is our referee today at Stamford Bridge. We're just moments away from kick off so stay with us!!!
West Ham start with Green in goal and Spector, Upson, Gabbidon and Daprela in defence.The midfielders are Ilan, Parker, Kovac and Behrami with Dyer and Mido up front.
Chelsea line up today with Turnbull in goal in place for the injured Hilario. They are starting with Ivanovic, Alex, Terry and Paulo Ferreira in defence with the midfield comprising of Ballack, Mikel and Lampard. Up front, Ancelotti plays Anelka, Drogba and Malouda.
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's live commentary of Chelsea vs West Ham. I'm Budhaditya Banerjee and I'll be your match commentator for the match. Stay tuned for the line ups.
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