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Chelsea   1 - 1   Everton

Chelsea captain John Terry
It was another frustrating afternoon for Terry and his Chelsea team

By Paul Fletcher

Chelsea's run of Premier League games without a win was extended to four as they were held at home by Everton.

John Terry hit the crossbar before Didier Drogba scored a penalty after Tim Howard fouled Nicolas Anelka.

Everton struck the post through a Jack Rodwell header in the second half while home team defender Ashley Cole failed to convert a low cross from six yards.

Jermaine Beckford then headed a late equaliser as Chelsea missed the chance to return to the top of the table.

With Manchester United's match at Blackpool postponed, victory would have meant that the Blues returned to the top of the table, but instead they slipped to third, with Arsenal moving up to first after defeating Fulham.

Chelsea faded after the break and it was Everton who finished the game on top after substitute Beckford scored his second Premier League goal to give David Moyes's team a deserved draw.

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The London side have picked up only five points in their last six top-flight matches and it was a glum-looking Carlo Ancelotti who shook the hand of managerial counterpart Moyes at the final whistle.

Everton have also been in poor recent form and have now gone six games without victory, but they can take encouragement from their second-half performance, during which left-back Leighton Baines delivered a series of excellent crosses.

The Toffees lost 4-1 at home to West Brom last weekend and boss Moyes, in charge of the visiting team for the 400th time on Saturday, made five changes for the match at Chelsea.

It almost paid instant dividends as recalled striker Louis Saha forced a save from Petr Cech with a crisp 20-yard strike inside the first minute.

Poor second-half display frustrates Ancelotti

A scrappy period of play followed before Chelsea, with the influential duo of Terry and Michael Essien back after injury and suspension, took a grip on the match.

Phil Jagielka cleared after Howard had lost the ball, Anelka shot wide, Salomon Kalou could not keep a glancing header on target and Terry was unfortunate to see a precise clipped strike rebound off the crossbar.

But Drogba would not be denied from the penalty spot with a fierce strike shortly before the interval as the Ivory Coast striker scored his first Premier League goal since he found the net in the win over Arsenal on 3 October.

There was no doubt about the decision to award the spot kick after Howard clumsily brought down Anelka following an atrocious attempted backpass from Toffees skipper Phil Neville.

However, referee Lee Probert should arguably have sent the Everton keeper from the field as he had denied Anelka a clear goal-scoring opportunity.

Everton improved markedly after the interval and were extremely unlucky not to equalise when the unmarked Rodwell defeated Cech with his header but saw the ball hit the post and run across the face of goal.

The chance had come from a cross by Baines and another teasing ball in from the left-back was met by Seamus Coleman but saved by Cech.

Baines was enjoying so much success down the left that Chelsea withdrew right-back Jose Bosingwa for the more defensively minded Paulo Ferreira.

Moyes disappointed not to beat Chelsea

The was a moment of alarm when Cahill caught Cech in the face with his boot as he challenged for a loose ball after a pass from Steven Pienaar.

Cech fractured his skull in 2006 during a match at Reading and now wears a head protector, but after a lengthy break for treatment on Saturday he was able to continue.

Cole should have secured the points but could not convert a low cross drilled across the face of goal by Ferreira. Cole thought he had been fouled by Coleman as he tried to make contact but referee Probert was not interested.

And Chelsea's afternoon suffered a serious blow when Baines finished a weaving run with a teasing cross to the far post that Cahill headed back across goal for Beckford to score with four minutes of normal time left.

For Everton boss Moyes it was another satisfying trip to west London - this was the fifth consecutive season in which the Goodison Park outfit had left Stamford Bridge with a point.

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Saturday, 4 December 2010

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Chelsea 1-1 Everton FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Drogba (pen) 42
  • Beckford 86

Chelsea

Substitutes

Everton

Substitutes

Ref: ProbertAtt: 41,642
CHELSEA
EVERTON

Possession

  • Chelsea 55%
  • Everton 45%

Attempts on target

  • Chelsea 6
  • Everton 7

Attempts off target

  • Chelsea 7
  • Everton 9

Corners

  • Chelsea 7
  • Everton 2

Fouls

  • Chelsea 7
  • Everton 11
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+7:33 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+7:01 The referee gives a free kick against Jermaine Beckford for handball. Michael Essien takes the direct free kick, Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 90:00+6:35 Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Essien. Michael Essien restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+6:21 The ball is delivered by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, clearance by John Terry.
  • 90:00+5:44 Didier Drogba is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+5:31 Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Blocked by Paulo Ferreira.
  • 90:00+5:21 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov sends in a cross, clearance by Ramires.
  • 90:00+4:25 Shot from just outside the area by Jermaine Beckford goes over the bar.
  • 90:00+3:32 Marouane Fellaini has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 90:00+3:11 Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Blocked by Paulo Ferreira.
  • 90:00+2:32 Unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Branislav Ivanovic results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
  • 90:00+1:48 Phil Jagielka concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Sturridge. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.
  • 90:00+1:48 Booking Phil Jagielka goes into the referee's book.
  • 90:00+1:08 Unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Ramires results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Leighton Baines from right wing, save by Petr Cech.
  • 89:56 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.
  • 89:12 Effort on goal by Marouane Fellaini from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 88:39 The ball is crossed by Tim Cahill, Ramires gets a block in.
  • 87:16 Substitution Daniel Sturridge is brought on as a substitute for Mikel.
  • Correction - 86:47 Substitution Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is brought on as a substitute for Steven Pienaar.
  • 86:47 Substitution Diniyar Bilyaletdinov replaces Steven Pienaar.
  • 85:41 Assist by Tim Cahill.
  • 85:41 GOAL - Jermaine BeckfordChelsea 1 - 1 Everton Jermaine Beckford scores a headed goal from close range. Chelsea 1-1 Everton.
  • 85:38 A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines,
  • 84:26 Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda from the left by-line, Marouane Fellaini manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:51 Corner taken by Florent Malouda, clearance by Tim Cahill.
  • 81:52 Florent Malouda takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
  • 81:42 Centre by Paulo Ferreira.
  • 79:04 A cross is delivered by Steven Pienaar, Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
  • 78:24 Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line played to the near post, Florent Malouda makes a clearance.
  • 77:43 Petr Cech fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
  • 77:07 Substitution Ramires on for Nicolas Anelka.
  • Correction - 75:52 Booking Seamus Coleman booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 75:52 Booking Booking for Tim Cahill.
  • 75:52 Booking John Terry goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 70:25 Mikel fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Paulo Ferreira takes the free kick.
  • 68:16 Salomon Kalou is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
  • 64:01 Substitution Paulo Ferreira is brought on as a substitute for Jose Bosingwa.
  • 63:00 Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the right by-line to the near post, Phil Jagielka produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 62:52 The ball is sent over by Leighton Baines, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.
  • 61:44 Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
  • 61:09 Centre by Leighton Baines, Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
  • Correction - 60:24 Leighton Baines sends in a cross, Header by Jack Rodwell from inside the area strikes the post.
  • 60:24 Centre by Leighton Baines, Tim Cahill produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.
  • 59:42 Didier Drogba takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tim Howard.
  • 59:01 Jermaine Beckford has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the target.
  • 57:29 Substitution Louis Saha leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Beckford.
  • 53:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Seamus Coleman. Florent Malouda takes the free kick.
  • 53:34 Steven Pienaar produces a cross, clearance by John Terry.
  • 52:38 Seamus Coleman produces a cross, Jose Bosingwa makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 51:32 Jack Rodwell has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 51:32 Marouane Fellaini produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 51:24 Steven Pienaar sends in a cross, clearance made by Didier Drogba.
  • 49:06 Unfair challenge on Louis Saha by Branislav Ivanovic results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Didier Drogba.
  • 48:01 Tim Cahill is ruled offside. Branislav Ivanovic takes the direct free kick.
  • 47:09 Unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Salomon Kalou results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Phil Neville.
  • 46:05 Unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:14 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 44:57 Didier Drogba sends in a cross.
  • 44:31 Tim Cahill challenges Jose Bosingwa unfairly and gives away a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:48 Florent Malouda takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jagielka.
  • 41:06 Assist on the goal came from Nicolas Anelka.
  • 41:06 GOAL - Didier DrogbaChelsea 1 - 0 Everton Penalty taken right-footed by Didier Drogba and scored. Chelsea 1-0 Everton.
  • 40:10 Nicolas Anelka fouled by Tim Howard, the ref awards a Penalty.
  • 40:10 Booking Tim Howard goes into the referee's book.
  • 38:31 Nicolas Anelka is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:46 Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda from the right by-line to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Salomon Kalou misses to the left of the goal.
  • 36:25 Leighton Baines produces a cross, blocked by Jose Bosingwa.
  • 35:44 The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.
  • 33:24 Effort on goal by Jack Rodwell from long range goes over the bar.
  • 33:02 Florent Malouda takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a save.
  • 31:17 The ball is sent over by Florent Malouda, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
  • 29:47 Jose Bosingwa takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 28:23 Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Didier Drogba. Free kick taken by Ashley Cole.
  • 28:23 Booking Phil Neville goes into the book.
  • 26:00 Inswinging corner taken by Didier Drogba from the left by-line, John Terry takes a shot. Blocked by Sylvain Distin. John Terry takes a shot.
  • 25:39 Mikel produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 25:15 Outswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Tim Cahill.
  • 24:01 Phil Neville challenges Florent Malouda unfairly and gives away a free kick. Florent Malouda takes the free kick.
  • 23:38 The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Michael Essien.
  • 23:29 The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, clearance by John Terry.
  • 21:35 Jose Bosingwa sends in a cross, Didier Drogba has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 19:40 Effort from outside the penalty area by Nicolas Anelka goes wide left of the target.
  • 17:50 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicolas Anelka. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
  • 17:32 Didier Drogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:28 Corner from the right by-line taken by Florent Malouda, clearance by Tim Cahill.
  • 14:30 Didier Drogba challenges Marouane Fellaini unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Leighton Baines.
  • 12:53 Florent Malouda takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Louis Saha.
  • 12:42 Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Jagielka.
  • 11:36 Jose Bosingwa delivers the ball, Tim Howard makes a save.
  • 9:56 A cross is delivered by Florent Malouda.
  • 9:25 Jose Bosingwa fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Bosingwa takes the direct free kick.
  • 8:40 Centre by Jose Bosingwa, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:38 The ball is crossed by Florent Malouda, save by Tim Howard.
  • 1:31 Effort from the edge of the area by Leighton Baines goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 0:39 Salomon Kalou challenges Leighton Baines unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Leighton Baines from left wing, save by Petr Cech.
  • 0:18 Louis Saha takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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4 Dec 2010 23:59 UK


Barclays Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 4 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 16 16 32
2 Man Utd 15 19 31
3 Chelsea 16 19 30
4 Man City 16 9 29
5 Tottenham 16 3 26
6 Bolton 16 5 23
7 Stoke 16 0 21
8 Blackburn 16 -4 21
9 Sunderland 15 1 20
10 Newcastle 15 1 19
11 Liverpool 15 -2 19
12 Blackpool 15 -6 19
13 West Brom 15 -6 19
14 Birmingham 16 -2 18
15 Everton 16 -2 17
16 Aston Villa 15 -7 17
17 Fulham 16 -4 15
18 Wigan 16 -15 15
19 West Ham 15 -12 12
20 Wolves 16 -13 12

see also
Saturday football as it happened
04 Dec 10 |  Football
Saturday's football photos
04 Dec 10 |  Football
Cech 'conscious' after operation
17 Oct 06 |  Chelsea
Ancelotti worried by Chelsea form
04 Dec 10 |  Premier League



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