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Barclays Premier League

Saturday, 31 January 2015,

Chelsea
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Man City
  • Kickoff: 18:30 BST
  • Stadium: Stamford Bridge
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance: 41,620
  • 41' Loïc Rémy
  • 45' David Silva

Chelsea

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Manchester City

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Costa banned for Blues

Chelsea striker Diego Costa will miss the Premier League leaders' showdown with Manchester City on Saturday as he starts his three-match suspension for violent conduct.

Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Filipe Luis (calf) and Branislav Ivanovic (foot) are doubts after suffering injuries in Tuesday's Capital One Cup semi-final defeat of Liverpool, in which Costa was adjudged to have stamped on Emre Can.

Gary Cahill is expected to be a substitute once more, with Kurt Zouma continuing in defence, while Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah are likely to miss out as reports intensify of imminent moves for the out-of-favour pair.

Chelsea great Ron Harris has told fans to forget about Frank Lampard for 90 minutes on Saturday and back the Blues.

Lampard, Chelsea's record goalscorer, returns to Stamford Bridge with City bidding to cut the five-point deficit at the top.

The 36-year-old spent 13 years at Chelsea and insisted he would never play for another Premier League club.

So playing for City, on a one-season deal before moving to New York City FC in Major League Soccer, tarnishes his status in the eyes of some Chelsea fans.

"There will be some for him and some against," Harris, Chelsea's record appearance holder with 795, said.

"They should support Chelsea. Frank's a terrific lad and served Chelsea ever so well.

"(But) if he was to score the winning goal for Manchester City, it might blow up."

Lampard scored when he came off the bench to face Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in September but refused to celebrate.

Asked if he should celebrate this time, if he scores, City boss Manuel Pellegrini said: "First I prefer him to score the goal. After that we will see if he celebrates or if he doesn't celebrate. If he scores, I celebrate."

Pellegrini intends to approach the game in his usual confident manner, with his sights set solely on victory, and is not thinking about the consequences of defeat.

He said: "We always try to keep our style but I cannot answer you what is in the mind of Chelsea, their manager or their players.

"They play at home, I am sure they want to win, but maybe they can think a draw is a good point for them because they would keep the five points (advantage). But I cannot know what they are thinking.

"I don't feel pressure, never. The only pressure that I feel is my own pressure to try and do my best job."

Samir Nasri could have a chance of featuring after missing the last two games with a calf injury.

Defender Eliaquim Mangala will have a shoulder problem checked while midfielder Yaya Toure and new signing Wilfried Bony are away at the African Nations Cup.

91'+3

End Regular Time

91'+3

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

91'+2

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 93'

91'+2

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 93'

91'+2

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 93'

91'+1

Substitution, Chelsea. Ruben Loftus-Cheek replaces Oscar.

91'+1

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 92'

91'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Nemanja Matic.

91'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 91'

90'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 90'

90'

Substitution, Manchester City. Stevan Jovetic replaces David Silva.

89'

Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Free Kick at 89'

89'

Offside, Chelsea. Ramires tries a through ball, but Didier Drogba is caught offside.

88'

Attempt missed. James Milner (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Silva.

88'

David Silva (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 88'

88'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 88'

87'

Fernandinho (Manchester City) Free Kick at 87'

87'

Substitution, Chelsea. Gary Cahill replaces Loïc Remy.

87'

Foul by Loïc Remy (Chelsea).

87'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 87'

86'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 86'

84'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 84'

84'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 84'

84'

Substitution, Manchester City. Edin Dzeko replaces Sergio Agüero.

83'

Oscar (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 83'

82'

Oscar (Chelsea) Free Kick at 82'

81'

Foul by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City).

81'

Ramires (Chelsea) Free Kick at 81'

81'

Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).

81'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 81'

80'

Substitution, Chelsea. Didier Drogba replaces Willian because of an injury.

79'

Ramires (Chelsea) Free Kick at 79'

79'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 78'

77'

Substitution, Manchester City. Frank Lampard replaces Fernando.

76'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 76'

74'

Willian (Chelsea) Free Kick at 74'

74'

Fernando

73'

Foul by Fernando (Manchester City).

73'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Throw In at 73'

73'

Ramires (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 73'

72'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 72'

71'

James Milner (Manchester City) Free Kick at 71'

71'

Foul by Nemanja Matic (Chelsea).

70'

Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Throw In at 70'

70'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 70'

70'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 70'

69'

Attempt saved. Fernandinho (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Milner.

69'

James Milner (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 69'

68'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 68'

68'

David Silva (Manchester City) Free Kick at 68'

66'

Foul by Loïc Remy (Chelsea).

66'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 66'

65'

Loïc Rémy (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 65'

65'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Free Kick at 65'

65'

Foul by Willian (Chelsea).

65'

Attempt missed. James Milner (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jesús Navas with a cross.

65'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 65'

63'

Willian (Chelsea) Free Kick at 63'

62'

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 62'

62'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 62'

59'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 59'

59'

Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Free Kick at 59'

58'

Foul by Nemanja Matic (Chelsea).

58'

Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 58'

58'

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 58'

58'

Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but James Milner is caught offside.

58'

David Silva (Manchester City) Free Kick at 58'

56'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Thibaut Courtois.

56'

Fernandinho (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 56'

56'

Attempt saved. Fernandinho (Manchester City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jesús Navas with a cross.

56'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 56'

55'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.

55'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 54'

53'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 52'

52'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 52'

52'

Ramires (Chelsea) Free Kick at 52'

52'

David Silva

52'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Free Kick at 51'

51'

James Milner (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 50'

49'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Free Kick at 49'

49'

Foul by David Silva (Manchester City).

48'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 48'

48'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 48'

48'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 47'

47'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 47'

47'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 47'

46'

Start 2nd Half

46'+2

Halftime

46'+1

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 47'

46'+1

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 47'

46'

Oscar (Chelsea) Throw In at 46'

45'

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 45'

45'

1 - 1

Goal! Chelsea 1, Manchester City 1. David Silva (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sergio Agüero.

45'

Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

44'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 44'

44'

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 44'

43'

Offside, Manchester City. David Silva tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside.

41'

1 - 0

Goal! Chelsea 1, Manchester City 0. Loïc Remy (Chelsea) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

41'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 41'

41'

Oscar (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 41'

41'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 41'

40'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 40'

40'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 40'

38'

Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) Free Kick at 38'

38'

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 38'

37'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 37'

37'

Fernandinho (Manchester City) Free Kick at 37'

36'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 35'

34'

Oscar (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 34'

34'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 34'

33'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Free Kick at 33'

33'

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32'

Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 32'

32'

Attempt missed. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Vincent Kompany with a through ball following a fast break.

31'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Free Kick at 31'

31'

Foul by Nemanja Matic (Chelsea).

31'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 31'

30'

Attempt saved. Oscar (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Loïc Remy.

30'

Loïc Rémy (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 30'

29'

Willian (Chelsea) Free Kick at 29'

29'

Ramires (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29'

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) Free Kick at 28'

28'

Foul by Sergio Agüero (Manchester City).

28'

David Silva (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 28'

28'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Loïc Remy.

27'

James Milner (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 27'

27'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Nemanja Matic.

27'

Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 27'

26'

Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 26'

26'

John Terry (Chelsea) Free Kick at 26'

25'

Foul by Fernando (Manchester City).

25'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 25'

25'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 25'

24'

Attempt saved. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Milner.

24'

James Milner (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 24'

23'

Oscar (Chelsea) Free Kick at 23'

23'

Loïc Remy (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 23'

22'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 22'

21'

Joe Hart (Manchester City) Free Kick at 21'

21'

Offside, Chelsea. Willian tries a through ball, but Loïc Remy is caught offside.

20'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 20'

19'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Free Kick at 19'

19'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19'

Oscar (Chelsea) Throw In at 19'

19'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 19'

18'

Oscar (Chelsea) Throw In at 18'

18'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 18'

17'

Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 17'

17'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.

16'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 16'

16'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 16'

16'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 16'

16'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 16'

14'

Attempt missed. John Terry (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Willian with a cross following a corner.

14'

Willian (Chelsea) Assists Shot at 14'

14'

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Fernando.

14'

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) Corner Kick at 14'

13'

Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) Free Kick at 13'

13'

Oscar (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 12'

11'

Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) Throw In at 11'

10'

Ramires (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 10'

10'

Bacary Sagna (Manchester City) Throw In at 10'

9'

Oscar (Chelsea) Blocked Pass at 9'

8'

Fernandinho (Manchester City) Corner Kick at 8'

8'

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.

8'

Attempt blocked. Fernandinho (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jesús Navas.

8'

Jesús Navas (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 8'

8'

Fernandinho (Manchester City) Blocked Pass at 8'

6'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 6'

5'

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Throw In at 5'

4'

Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Throw In at 4'

3'

Fernando (Manchester City) Free Kick at 3'

3'

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

2'

Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) Free Kick at 2'

2'

Offside, Manchester City. James Milner tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside.

1'

Attempt saved. Jesús Navas (Manchester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Milner.

1'

James Milner (Manchester City) Assists Shot at 1'

1'

First Half begins.

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Possession

43%
57%
  • Chelsea
  • Manchester City

Shots

3
10

Shots on target

2
5

Fouls

12
14

Corners

1
8

Yellow Cards

0
2

Red Cards

0
0

Head to Head

Chelsea1 - 1Man City
Man City1 - 1Chelsea
Man City2 - 0Chelsea
Man City0 - 1Chelsea
Chelsea2 - 1Man City
Chelsea1 - 2Man City

Chelsea

  • 13Thibaut Courtois
  • 2Branislav Ivanovic
  • 26John Terry
  • 5Kurt Zouma
  • 28César Azpilicueta
  • 7Ramires
  • 8Oscar
  • -> Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  • 10Eden Hazard
  • 21Nemanja Matic
  • 22Willian
  • -> Didier Drogba
  • 18Loïc Rémy
  • -> Gary Cahill
  • Subs
  • 31Andreas Christensen
  • 37Isaiah Brown
  • 6Nathan Ake
  • 1Petr Cech

Man City

  • 1Joe Hart
  • 4Vincent Kompany
  • 22Gaël Clichy
  • 26Martín Demichelis
  • 3Bacary Sagna
  • 15Jesús Navas
  • 7James Milner
  • 21David Silva
  • -> Stevan Jovetic
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 6Fernando
  • -> Frank Lampard
  • 16Sergio Agüero
  • -> Edin Dzeko
  • Subs
  • 5Pablo Zabaleta
  • 38Dedryck Boyata
  • 13Wilfredo Caballero
  • 11Aleksandar Kolarov

Blues stay five points clear

Under siege Chelsea retained a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League after repelling Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Loic Remy, deputising for the suspended Diego Costa, struck four minutes before the break, but David Silva deflected in Sergio Aguero's shot to restore parity.

It was no less than City deserved, having had the better of the opening 45 minutes, but the holders could not find a breakthrough in the second period in a 1-1 draw.

The visiting supporters sang "champions of England, we know what we are" throughout, much to the bemusement of Jose Mourinho, who knew a point would consolidate his side's advantage and be of little assistance to City's bid to retain the title.

So fuming was Mourinho with Costa's three-match ban for stamping on Liverpool's Emre Can - something which likely only heightened his view of a "clear campaign" against Chelsea - that he stayed silent on the eve of the match.

But, dressed down in his club tracksuit, he stood on the edge of his technical area throughout and questioned every decision which had a hint of being contentious.

City tried to suffocate Chelsea, hoping to expose the fatigue of the additional 30 minutes against Liverpool and the hosts were hemmed into their half for much of the second period.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea's record goalscorer, came on for City with 14 minutes remaining to applause and the odd dissenting voice.

Lampard scored the equaliser in the September clash between the sides, but was unable to do so on this occasion to leave his former side in pole position for the title with 15 games remaining.

Still City, who halted a run of two straight losses, have not won a Premier League game in the absence of Yaya Toure this season and they are playing catch up in the title fight.

Chelsea's challenge, meanwhile, is to be boosted by the imminent arrival of Fiorentina's Juan Cuadrado, who was in attendance at Stamford Bridge.




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