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Elite League Cup Match 1

Chelsea 1 - 2 Arsenal

Elite League Cup Group Match, Chelsea vs. Arsenal (Wed Oct 25)


                              Chelsea  |  Arsenal
                          5-1-2-1-1 C  |  5-4-1 C
                        James Houston  |  Adrian Dalmedo
                                       |
                            Rafael GK  |  GK D_James
                             Doria DF  |  DF G_Collins
                        G_Burdisso DF  |  DF S_Ramos
                            M_Madl DF  |  DF C_Blewitt
                            Varane DF  |  DF Marco_Rojo
                            K_Zuma DF  |  DF D_Burn
                          Mo_Diame DM  |  MF S_Matthews
                           Drexler MF  |  MF J_Butland
                         T_Cairney MF  |  MF Bebeto
                         S_Gerrard AM  |  MF C_Baker
                       D_Trezeguet FW  |  FW Taliyah
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB D_de_Gea
                          S_Pearce SUB |  SUB R_Holding
                              Park SUB |  SUB T_Cruise
                        P_Coutinho SUB |  SUB D_Murphy
                         M_Vucinic SUB |  SUB Freddy_Abu

Referee: K_Clark (Scotland)


Min. 2  :(chs) S_Gerrard off the woodwork.
          ...  D_Trezeguet picks up the deflection
          ...  D_Trezeguet gets up high for the header !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Gerrard lofts the ball in!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by C_Blewitt
Min. 8  :(chs) D_Trezeguet beats D_Burn
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves K_Clark
          ...  D_Trezeguet strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  D_James will be disappointed he did not save that!
          ...  That's given Chelsea the lead!
          ...  Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal ...
Min. 9  :(arn) T_Cruise is going to be brought on
          ...  D_Burn is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 9  :(arn) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems Arsenal will now be playing A
Min. 9  :(chs) Drexler is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 9  :(chs) Park is being brought on
          ...  Drexler is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 11 :(arn) T_Cruise nutmegs Doria, he continues to run forward
          ...  T_Cruise with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into Rafael's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 13 :(arn) T_Cruise unselfishly lays the ball back to Taliyah
          ...  But M_Madl will cut out the threat
Min. 18 :(arn) J_Butland holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to T_Cruise
          ...  G_Burdisso with a superb challenge
          ...  K_Clark has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 19 :(chs) Mo_Diame with a reverse pass to K_Zuma
          ...  K_Zuma has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 20 :(chs) Mo_Diame breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  S_Ramos brings him down!
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 21 :(arn) S_Ramos swings an elbow
          ...  He caught T_Cairney full in the face
          ...  K_Clark calls him over
          ...  K_Clark tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 26 :(arn) J_Butland flicks the ball through
          ...  Taliyah runs onto it!
          ...  Taliyah could have let it bounce!
          ...  Looks like it should be Rafael's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  Rafael looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 28 :(arn) Taliyah takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  Taliyah uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  Rafael parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And Rafael recovers to save!!
Min. 29 :(chs) D_Trezeguet with a clever shimmy
          ...  But Marco_Rojo slides in two footed.
          ...  K_Clark has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 29 :(arn) T_Cruise with the dribble
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Doria gets to the ball first
Min. 33 :(chs) Park cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to S_Gerrard
          ...  S_Gerrard with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But D_James punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that D_James got a touch
Min. 36 :(arn) T_Cruise with the towering header to Taliyah
          ...  Doria plays it back
          ...  Rafael slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Matthews plays it into the danger area!
          ...  Mo_Diame wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 39 :(arn) T_Cruise runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of Marco_Rojo
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  But Varane puts the ball out of play
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(arn) T_Cruise runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of S_Ramos
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  M_Madl gets to the ball first
Min. 44 :(arn) Taliyah beats Doria
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Varane plays it back
          ...  Rafael slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Marco_Rojo chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Rafael makes the catch!
Min. 45 :(arn) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  J_Butland is through!
          ...  K_Zuma cuts out the pass
          ...  That was close!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal

Min. 46 :(chs) Park slumps to the ground!
          ...  He gets up again though
          ...  He signals to the bench he is ok to continue
Min. 50 :(chs) S_Gerrard breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on D_James!
          ...  T_Cruise brings him down!
          ...  He deserves punishment for that!
          ...  K_Clark calls him over
          ...  The ref is taking his time with him!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 52 :(chs) Park slides the ball across to K_Zuma
          ...  S_Ramos stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 53 :(arn) S_Ramos flicks it over Varane's head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  S_Ramos with the goal bound shot!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 55 :(chs) T_Cairney has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Marco_Rojo
          ...  He puts in D_Trezeguet!
          ...  D_Trezeguet with a powerful diving header!
          ...  The shot slips through D_James's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
          ...  Goal kick given! That looked like a corner to me
Min. 57 :(arn) T_Cruise hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  Taliyah latches onto it!
          ...  Doria forces him off the ball
          ...  But it rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Bebeto crosses it in!
          ...  The ball finds its way to J_Butland
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Rafael gathers it easily
Min. 60 :(arn) D_Murphy comes on for Bebeto and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 62 :(chs) Mo_Diame slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  G_Collins with a nasty foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 65 :(chs) S_Gerrard with a probing through ball M_Madl
          ...  M_Madl hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  Wide of goal
Min. 67 :(chs) S_Gerrard spots D_Trezeguet who is in acres of space
          ...  D_Trezeguet with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  But D_James reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on D_James anyway
Min. 68 :(arn) D_Murphy sidesteps G_Burdisso
          ...  That was too easy
          ...  D_Murphy hits the ball first time!
          ...  He could have let that bounce
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  Rafael was beaten there!
Min. 70 :(chs) S_Pearce is being brought on
          ...  Doria is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 70 :(chs) Varane with an in swinging cross to S_Gerrard
          ...  S_Gerrard has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  D_James was beaten there!
Min. 73 :(chs) Park hits the ball through the heart of the defence
          ...  D_Trezeguet latches onto it!
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from C_Blewitt
Min. 73 :(arn) Marco_Rojo brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Taliyah gets on the end of the pass
          ...  What a shot from Taliyah !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  He took a knock there
          ...  His manager is looking on anxiously
          ...  He's ok to carry on
Min. 75 :(arn) Freddy_Abu replaces Marco_Rojo to play as a FW
Min. 76 :(chs) D_Trezeguet beats the defender
          ...  But T_Cruise will cut out the threat
Min. 79 :(chs) Mo_Diame runs at the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 80 :(chs) M_Vucinic takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace T_Cairney
          ...  He'll play as a FW
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 80 :(chs) Park has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  S_Gerrard collects the loose ball!
          ...  S_Gerrard with the drive!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 82 :(chs) S_Gerrard is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  Varane latches onto the ball
          ...  A cracking drive from Varane !
          ...  But D_James with the difficult save
Min. 83 :(chs) M_Vucinic with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from C_Blewitt
          ...  M_Vucinic fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  D_James with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 86 :(chs) D_Trezeguet sidesteps C_Blewitt
          ...  But G_Collins wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 86 :(arn) C_Baker controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  Taliyah gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  G_Burdisso with an ugly foul
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  This is very far out
          ...  T_Cruise plays it short to S_Ramos
          ...  S_Ramos hits a great drive!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  But he beats the defender to the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it wide
Min. 87 :(arn) G_Collins volleys it forward. He finds Taliyah
          ...  Taliyah uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Rafael shouts at his defenders
          ...  An equaliser late in the game!!
          ...  Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal ...
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(chs) M_Madl skips past a challenge and gets over a cross to D_Trezeguet
          ...  Driven towards goal by D_Trezeguet !
          ...  D_James narrows the angle and turns the ball away to safety
Min. 89 :(arn) C_Blewitt races into the box
          ...  He sees D_Murphy lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  D_Murphy with the header !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  K_Clark talks to his assistant
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
          ...  The Arsenal fans celebrate though!
          ...  That must have sealed it!!
          ...  Chelsea 1-2 Arsenal ...
Min. 90 :(chs) Chelsea will now play L after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 92 :(chs) M_Madl knocks it forward
          ...  C_Blewitt slips
          ...  D_Trezeguet gets to it!
          ...  C_Blewitt recovers to win the ball back

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Stamford Bridge
Attendance           : 92,000
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : D_Trezeguet (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : D_Trezeguet (8)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : G_Burdisso (18)
Injured              : Drexler (9)
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Arsenal Match Info
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Best player          : Taliyah
Scorers              : Taliyah (87), D_Murphy (89)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : S_Ramos (21), T_Cruise (50), G_Collins (62)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Chelsea     |     Arsenal
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       10
Off target           :           6        |       5
On target            :           7        |       5
Possession           :          54        |       46
Corners              :           1        |       3
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           7        |       7
Key Tackles          :           8        |       6
Key Passes           :          14        |       10
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Final Score          : Chelsea 1 - 2 Arsenal
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Player Statistics - Chelsea
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Rafael         GK  29   2   2   2  20 |  93   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  26   7   5  32 |  71   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  24   5   9  39 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
M_Madl         DF   3  24   8   6  22 |  93   0   2   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  20   1
Varane         DF   2  23   9   6  10 |  93   0   2   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  10   5
K_Zuma         DF   3  23   6   7  33 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -15
Mo_Diame       DM   2  13  24   7  42 |  93   0   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20   0
Drexler        MF   3   8  27   9  12 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
T_Cairney      MF   2   7  23   8  21 |  81   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
S_Gerrard      AM   2   6  26  17  21 |  93   0   0   4   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  40   7
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   6  10  26  21 |  93   0   0   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0  43
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  24   7  10  18 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Park           MF   1   6  27   9  23 |  84   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
P_Coutinho     MF   2   7  24  15  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   9  26  14 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5

Player Statistics - Arsenal
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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D_James        GK  31   2   2   3  26 |  93   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
G_Collins      DF   2  27   9   7  19 |  93   0   1   1   1   0   0   1   0   0  38  43  18
S_Ramos        DF   2  27   7   7  40 |  93   0   1   0   0   2   0   1   0   0  18  -2   0
C_Blewitt      DF   3  26   7   6  22 |  93   0   3   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  60  25   0
Marco_Rojo     DF   1  25  10   7  30 |  76   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  30  20
D_Burn         DF   2  24   9  11  21 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Matthews     MF   3   8  27   7  32 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Butland      MF   2   9  26  11  41 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   5
Bebeto         MF   1   9  26   7  30 |  61   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Baker        MF   2   5  26   6  13 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Taliyah        FW   2   6   7  27  44 |  93   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  41
D_de_Gea       GK  27   2   3   3  38 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
R_Holding      DF   1  27   8   6  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Cruise       MF   2   9  27   9  39 |  84   0   1   5   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  48  -1
D_Murphy       FW   2  10   8  26  37 |  32   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  31
Freddy_Abu     FW   3   8  10  24  42 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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