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Chelsea v Wigan photos

Petr Cech

Chelsea 1-1 Wigan: Petr Cech starts in goal for Chelsea wearing a special chin strap to protect 50 stitches in a facial wound

Chelsea's John Mikel Obi (right) challenges Marcus Bent

Wigan are proving to be more than a match for Chelsea with Marcus Bent (left) leading from the front

Chris Kirkland

The impressive Chris Kirkland acrobatically saves Nicolas Anelka's looping header, one of Chelsea's few first-half chances

Nicolas Anelka (left) is kept quiet by Wigan's Wilson Palacios

Chelsea rarely threaten and are booed from the pitch after an uneventful first half at Stamford Bridge

Michael Essien celebrates

Chelsea improve after the break and Michael Essien scores their first goal after good work by Anelka

Alex, under pressure from Wigan's Emile Heskey (right), clears the ball

The Chelsea defence are comfortable after the break with Wigan rarely threatening

Emile Heskey celebrates with his team-mates

But in the dying minutes Emile Heskey places Jason Koumas's magnificent cross beyond Petr Cech

Chelsea players leave the pitch dejected

Chelsea are now five points behind Premier League leaders Manchester Untied with four games remaining




see also
Chelsea 1-1 Wigan
14 Apr 08 |  Premier League
Sunday's football photos
13 Apr 08 |  Football
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12 Apr 08 |  Football


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