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Wigan   0 - 6   Chelsea

Salomon Kalou scores for Chelsea
Wigan keeper Kirkland has been beaten 10 times in two games

Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou both scored twice as Chelsea thrashed Wigan.

Florent Malouda gave Chelsea the lead when he tapped in after Frank Lampard's deft flick was saved by Chris Kirkland.

Anelka added a second shortly after the break when he fired in from inside the area and then nodded in his second before Kalou slotted in his first goal.

Didier Drogba then crossed for Kalou to head in his second and Yossi Benayoun rounded off the scoring as Wigan conceded their 10th goal in two games.

Although the scoreline was emphatic, for the first half-an-hour Wigan's simple gameplan of beating Chelsea to the first ball had frustrated the visitors who had won their opening league game 6-0 against West Brom.

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Had Wigan possessed Chelsea's confidence in attack then nobody would have begrudged them taking an early lead.

Unfortunately, Roberto Martinez's side lacked invention in and around the area, and their best efforts on goal during that early period came from distance and Hugo Rodallega's traction engine of a foot.

The Colombian's first effort from a 35-yard curling free-kick was comfortably held by Petr Cech.

Rodallega's second strike came from open play - a 25 yarder with a bit more fizz - which was again confidently clung on to by the Blues number one.

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As seems to be the way in football, the team which failed to make the most of their advantage in possession was punished.

With 34 minutes on the clock, Ashley Cole sped down the left and laid a square ball to Lampard in the area. The England's midfielder's initial flicked shot was palmed away by Kirkland only to fall to Malouda, who raced in to tap home.

Any hopes Wigan had of an early second-half riposte were shattered in four cruel minutes for the Lancashire side.

Anelka doubled Chelsea's advantage when he galloped on to John Obi Mikel's hopeful pass and rifled an angled shot low past the Wigan keeper from 10 yards.

Shortly after the restart, Carlo Ancelotti's side added a third when Malouda's cross from the left found Drogba at the far post who nodded back to fellow forward Anelka to head in from a yard.

The France striker appeared to be in an offside position when he converted, which would have been bitterly ironic for Martinez who minutes later saw his striker Mauro Boselli flagged offside after he followed up on James McCarthy's shot that had rebounded off the post.

Martinez upbeat on Wigan's table position

Things soon got worse for the home side as they lost possession to Drogba in midfield and the Ivorian charged forward before unselfishly setting up Kalou who did the rest.

The Ivory Coast internationals combined again for the fifth when Drogba's outrageous swivel-and-cross from the left was headed in by Kalou at the far post.

Deep into stoppage time the rout was complete when Benayoun guided home fellow substitute Paulo Ferreira's cut-back from the right for the Israeli's first Chelsea league goal.

That was the champions' 12th goal in two games and their 29th in their last four league matches.

Wigan will be glad to see the back of them for a few months, while Stoke, West Ham and Blackpool, who face the Blues in the next few weeks, will be praying for damage limitation.

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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Wigan 0-6 Chelsea FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Malouda 34
    • Anelka 48
    • Anelka 52
    • Kalou 78
    • Kalou 90
    • Benayoun 90+3

    Wigan

    Substitutes

    Chelsea

    Substitutes

    Ref: DeanAtt: 14,476
    WIGAN
    CHELSEA

    Possession

    • Wigan 42%
    • Chelsea 58%

    Attempts on target

    • Wigan 7
    • Chelsea 5

    Attempts off target

    • Wigan 5
    • Chelsea 2

    Corners

    • Wigan 0
    • Chelsea 0

    Fouls

    • Wigan 9
    • Chelsea 3
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:05 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+2:57 Assist (pass) by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea) from right by-line.
    • 90:00+2:57 GOAL - Yossi BenayounWigan 0 - 6 Chelsea Goal by Yossi Benayoun (Chelsea) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Wigan 0-6 Chelsea.
    • 90:00+1:30 Cross by Salomon Kalou (Chelsea), save (caught) by Chris Kirkland (Wigan).
    • 90:00+1:16 Shot by Hugo Rodallega (Wigan) left-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
    • 89:24 Assist (cross) by Didier Drogba (Chelsea) from left wing.
    • 89:24 GOAL - Salomon KalouWigan 0 - 5 Chelsea Headed goal by Salomon Kalou (Chelsea) (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Wigan 0-5 Chelsea.
    • 88:20 Foul by Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan) on Ashley Cole (Chelsea). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Ashley Cole (Chelsea) from left wing, passed.
    • 87:46 Cross by Ronnie Stam (Wigan), clearance by John Terry (Chelsea).
    • 87:42 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Stam (Wigan).
    • 85:29 Defending throw-in by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).
    • 84:34 Foul by Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) on Emmerson Boyce (Wigan). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Chris Kirkland (Wigan) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 84:29 Attacking throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
    • 84:05 Defending throw-in by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan).
    • 83:28 Substitution Wigan substitution: Maynor Figueroa replaced by Emmerson Boyce (serious injury).
    • 80:04 Attacking throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
    • 79:51 Substitution Mohamed Diame goes off and James McArthur comes on.
    • 79:32 Substitution Chelsea substitution: Michael Essien replaced by Yossi Benayoun (tactical).
    • 79:21 Substitution Ben Watson replaces James McCarthy.
    • 77:19 Didier Drogba provided the assist for the goal.
    • 77:19 GOAL - Salomon KalouWigan 0 - 4 Chelsea A goal is scored by Salomon Kalou from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Wigan 0-4 Chelsea.
    • 76:28 Goal kick taken long by Chris Kirkland (Wigan).
    • 76:13 The ball is delivered by Nicolas Anelka, clearance made by Mohamed Diame.
    • 75:18 Cross by Ronnie Stam (Wigan), clearance by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
    • 74:36 The ball is swung over by Didier Drogba, Steve Gohouri gets a block in.
    • 73:57 Shot by Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan) curled left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), missed left.
    • 73:06 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
    • 72:59 Centre by James McCarthy.
    • 72:15 Didier Drogba produces a cross, save by Chris Kirkland.
    • 71:17 Goal kick taken long by Chris Kirkland (Wigan).
    • 70:59 Shot by Didier Drogba from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 70:50 Cross by Michael Essien (Chelsea), save (blocked) by Chris Kirkland (Wigan).
    • 70:31 Attacking throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
    • 70:05 Attacking throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
    • 69:46 Substitution Salomon Kalou joins the action as a substitute, replacing Florent Malouda.
    • 68:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Gohouri on Didier Drogba. Didier Drogba shoots direct from the free kick.
    • 68:21 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
    • 68:10 Long range shot from James McCarthy misses to the left of the target.
    • 67:29 Mikel concedes a free kick for a foul on Charles N'Zogbia. Free kick taken by Hendry Thomas.
    • 66:33 Defending throw-in by Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea).
    • 66:21 Defending throw-in by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).
    • 64:43 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).
    • 63:56 Maynor Figueroa delivers the ball, Mauro Boselli takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
    • 62:36 Substitution Branislav Ivanovic leaves the field to be replaced by Paulo Ferreira.
    • 62:03 Mauro Boselli is caught offside. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
    • 61:40 James McCarthy takes a shot.
    • 60:52 Shot by Hendry Thomas (Wigan) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Mikel (Chelsea).
    • 60:13 Booking John Terry (Chelsea) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 59:49 Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Steve Gohouri (Wigan) from own half, passed.
    • 59:09 Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:09 Booking Mohamed Diame booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 59:02 Unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick.
    • 58:24 Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by Alex.
    • 58:14 Shot by Hugo Rodallega (Wigan) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by John Terry (Chelsea).
    • 57:47 Shot by Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Alex (Chelsea).
    • 56:46 Foul by Hendry Thomas (Wigan) on Frank Lampard (Chelsea). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Florent Malouda (Chelsea) from own half, passed.
    • 55:38 Attacking throw-in by Hugo Rodallega (Wigan).
    • 55:17 Foul by Ashley Cole (Chelsea) on Mohamed Diame (Wigan). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Hendry Thomas (Wigan) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 54:59 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).
    • 54:32 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).
    • 54:11 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).
    • 54:00 Cross by Ashley Cole (Chelsea), blocked by Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan).
    • 53:45 Foul by Hendry Thomas (Wigan) on Frank Lampard (Chelsea). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) from right channel, passed.
    • 53:20 Attacking throw-in by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).
    • 52:31 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Stam (Wigan).
    • 51:01 Assist (pass) by Didier Drogba (Chelsea) from right side of six-yard box.
    • 51:01 GOAL - Nicolas AnelkaWigan 0 - 3 Chelsea Headed goal by Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) (high centre of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Wigan 0-3 Chelsea.
    • 50:21 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
    • 50:09 Shot by James McCarthy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 49:29 Foul by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) on Mohamed Diame (Wigan). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Hendry Thomas (Wigan) from own half, passed.
    • 49:19 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
    • 48:52 Hugo Rodallega has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 47:27 Assist (pass) by Mikel (Chelsea) from own half.
    • 47:27 GOAL - Nicolas AnelkaWigan 0 - 2 Chelsea Goal by Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) right-footed (bottom-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).Wigan 0-2 Chelsea.
    • 46:01 Attacking throw-in by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan).
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:07 The players leave the pitch at half time.
    • 45:00+0:23 Mauro Boselli (Wigan) caught offside. Direct free kick taken left-footed by Petr Cech (Chelsea) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 44:33 Goal kick taken long by Chris Kirkland (Wigan).
    • 43:30 Attacking throw-in by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).
    • 42:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugo Rodallega on Branislav Ivanovic. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
    • 42:21 Defending throw-in by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).
    • 41:30 Florent Malouda crosses the ball, save by Chris Kirkland.
    • 40:08 Cross by Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan), blocked by John Terry (Chelsea).
    • 39:46 Centre by Didier Drogba, Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
    • 39:10 James McCarthy challenges Nicolas Anelka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:41 Booking Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 35:02 Ronnie Stam takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.
    • 33:01 Assist by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) from centre of penalty area.
    • 33:01 GOAL - Florent MaloudaWigan 0 - 1 Chelsea Goal by Florent Malouda (Chelsea) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Wigan 0-1 Chelsea.
    • 33:01 Shot by Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Chris Kirkland (Wigan).
    • 31:08 The referee blows for offside against Didier Drogba. Direct free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
    • 29:42 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Stam (Wigan).
    • 28:58 Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Steve Gohouri (Wigan) from own half, passed.
    • 28:27 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Stam (Wigan).
    • 27:58 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
    • 27:35 Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by Mikel.
    • 27:02 Didier Drogba (Chelsea) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Steve Gohouri (Wigan) from own half, passed.
    • 26:48 Centre by Ronnie Stam, Alex manages to make a clearance.
    • 26:34 Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
    • 25:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charles N'Zogbia on Frank Lampard. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
    • 24:42 Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Stam (Wigan).
    • 24:24 Charles N'Zogbia produces a cross, John Terry makes a clearance.
    • 24:15 Cross by Charles N'Zogbia (Wigan), clearance by John Terry (Chelsea).
    • 22:28 Foul by Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) on Hendry Thomas (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Hugo Rodallega (Wigan) from right channel (35 yards), save (caught) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
    • 21:01 Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea) caught offside. Direct free kick taken right-footed by Steve Gohouri (Wigan) from own half, passed.
    • 20:51 Ronnie Stam crosses the ball, clearance by John Terry.
    • 19:59 Goal kick taken long by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
    • 18:10 Goal kick taken long by Chris Kirkland (Wigan).
    • 17:54 Cross by Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), resulting in open play.
    • 17:32 Unfair challenge on Mikel by Mohamed Diame results in a free kick. Alex takes the direct free kick.
    • 17:19 Goal kick taken short by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
    • 17:13 Cross by Ronnie Stam (Wigan), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 16:06 Mikel fouled by Mauro Boselli, the ref awards a free kick. Alex takes the direct free kick.
    • 15:32 Michael Essien takes a shot.
    • 15:26 Cross by Ashley Cole (Chelsea), clearance by Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan).
    • 14:30 Defending throw-in by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).
    • 14:12 The referee gives a free kick against Didier Drogba for handball. Ronnie Stam restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:36 Defending throw-in by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).
    • 12:50 Florent Malouda concedes a free kick for a foul on Hendry Thomas. Hendry Thomas takes the free kick.
    • 11:53 Cross by Nicolas Anelka (Chelsea), blocked by Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan).
    • 11:33 The ball is sent over by Didier Drogba, clearance by Steve Gohouri.
    • 10:26 Attacking throw-in by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan).
    • 10:06 Maynor Figueroa takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
    • 9:32 Defending throw-in by Ashley Cole (Chelsea).
    • 7:50 Mohamed Diame challenges Nicolas Anelka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
    • 7:35 James McCarthy challenges Mikel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel takes the direct free kick.
    • 7:10 Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. John Terry gets a block in.
    • 6:35 The ball is swung over by Mohamed Diame, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.
    • 6:06 Foul by Didier Drogba (Chelsea) on Mohamed Diame (Wigan). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Hendry Thomas (Wigan) from own half, passed.
    • 5:17 Defending throw-in by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).
    • 2:27 Handball by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea). Free kick crossed right-footed by Hugo Rodallega (Wigan) from left wing, save (punched) by Petr Cech (Chelsea).
    • 2:03 Maynor Figueroa crosses the ball, Alex manages to make a clearance.
    • 1:55 The ball is delivered by Ronnie Stam, clearance by Alex.
    • 1:43 The ball is sent over by James McCarthy.
    • 1:08 Goal kick taken long by Chris Kirkland (Wigan).
    • 0:32 Attacking throw-in by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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    Premier League table snapshot

    As it stood on 21 Aug 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Chelsea 2 12 6
    2 Arsenal 2 6 4
    3 Bolton 2 2 4
    4 Birmingham 2 1 4
    5 Wolves 2 1 4
    6 Tottenham 2 1 4
    7 Aston Villa 1 3 3
    8 Man Utd 1 3 3
    9 Blackburn 2 0 3
    10 Blackpool 2 -2 3
    11 West Brom 2 -5 3
    12 Liverpool 1 0 1
    13 Fulham 1 0 1
    14 Man City 1 0 1
    15 Sunderland 2 -1 1
    16 Everton 2 -1 1
    17 Stoke 2 -2 0
    18 Newcastle 1 -3 0
    19 West Ham 2 -5 0
    20 Wigan 2 -10 0

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