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Stamford Bridge (ATT 41,495) 27th October 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: Howard Webb

Chelsea Chelsea vs Manchester City Man City

Chelsea 2

A Schurrle (33)
F Torres (90)


Man City 1

S Aguero (49)

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  1. Full time at Stamford Bridge and the game ends Chelsea 2 Manchester City 1. Torres is the hero and that really didn't look likely after he fluffed a first-half chance over the bar. Joe Hart will come under the spotlight again but the Chelsea fans don't care as they win again at home.

  2. 90

    City battle for the ball on the edge of the Chelsea area but Zabaleta is penalised for fouling Terry. Cech will take his time with the free kick.

  3. 90

    A minimum of four added minutes will be played.

  4. 90

    GOAL!!! (Torres) Wow, what a finish to this match and it could only be Fernando Torres. It's a real calamity for Nastasic and Hart as Willian sends a hopeful pass up the middle of the pitch. Hart comes out to meet the high ball on the edge of the area but Nastasic attempts a header back towards his own goal, which Torres gleefully accepts by running on and tucking it into the empty net from a tight angle.

  5. 90

    Cole does well to beat Negredo and sends it forward.

  6. 89

    Willian looks to have beaten his man but it's a little messy and the Chelsea man is penalised.

  7. 88

    Mikel now brought down in his own half and Chelsea look to create a winning opportunity by sending it forward down the right.

  8. 87

    Willian lashes the ball across towards the back post but no Chelsea attacker can get a vital touch and it flies through for a goal kick.

  9. 86

    Aguero is now being replaced by Alvaro Negredo.

  10. 86

    Kolarov is down clutching his head in the Chelsea area but the home side come forward regardless and win a free kick on the edge of the City area on the left hand side.

  11. 85

    Eto'o in hard on Zabaleta and he's quite lucky to get away without a card there.

  12. 84

    Final change for Chelsea with Eto'o coming on in place of Eden Hazard.

  13. 82

    Chelsea corner from the right is headed away at the front post before the Blues win a throw down by the corner flag.

  14. 81

    Demichelis steps in to make a good tackle on Hazard before City come forward through Zabaleta on the right. His cross is low and dangerous but there is no City man on the end of it.

  15. 80

    Man City bring off Garcia and Aleksandar Kolarov is the man coming on.

  16. 79

    Ramires tries a dipping shot from all of 30 yards but it doesn't come down in time and Joe Hart had it covered.

  17. 78

    The game very much in the balance still here with neither team looking like they're happy to settle for the point just yet.

  18. 77

    Zabaleta makes a move into the Chelsea area but he can't meet the cross with Cole doing well to shepherd him away from harm.

  19. 76

    Oscar sends the free kick deep to Cahill and he does well to play it back to Hazard, but the Belgium international overhits his cross.

  20. 75

    Ramires fouled on the corner of the City box now. Fernandinho and Clichy the joint culprits.

  21. 74

    Silva goes down clutching his chest after clashing with Ivanovic, while Aguero attempts a curling lob to the far post which just goes a few feet wide.

  22. 73

    Demichelis allowed to come forward and he starts a lengthy passing move for City which ends in Chelsea dispossessing Aguero on the edge of the area.

  23. 72

    Intricate play on the edge of the City area results in a Chelsea throw deep in the City half but the away side clear and break through Aguero and Navas.

  24. 71

    City looking to keep the ball now and see how Chelsea are shaping up following their second-half changes.

  25. 70

    First City substitution sees Nasri replaced by Jesus Navas.

  26. 69

    Oscar's direct shot on goal is not in keeping with his recent form - way over the top and not very pretty at all.

  27. 68

    Torres brought down by Fernandinho and Chelsea have another set-piece opportunity.

  28. 67

    William into the action straight away and puts pressure on City in their own left-back position, forcing a throw.

  29. 66

    Double change for Chelsea. Goalscorer Schurrle is replaced by William, while Lampard comes off for John Obi Mikel.

  30. 65

    City clear and now send plenty of men forward themselves. David Silva tricks his way through the back line and shoots on target but Cech makes a save with his left foot.

  31. 64

    Ramires lumps a ball forward but there isn't much direction to it and City can launch an attack. Oscar gets it back and sends Ivanovic on his way down the right.

  32. 63

    Demichelis wastefully sends a free kick straight out of play for a Chelsea throw.

  33. 62

    Torres offside after Oscar tries to turn a pass around the corner for the striker.

  34. 61

    Lampard's free kick finds Terry sliding in at the back post but he can't wrap his foot around it to trouble the City goal.

  35. 60

    Garcia the latest name into the book for taking out Torres, who claims there was an elbow involved.

  36. 59

    Both sides really pushing for victory now and the tempo is high. Silva wins it back from Lampard before Zabaleta puts in a cross that Aguero can't quite win.

  37. 58

    It's Torres who wins the header and he gets enough on it, but it's straight at Hart.

  38. 57

    Nastasic penalised for climbing on his man and Lampard has a chance to put the ball in the box with the big men up.

  39. 56

    Huge shout for a Chelsea penalty, with Hazard the man going down in the area. He tricks Zabaleta a couple of times before the challenge comes in but referee Howard Webb just gives a goal kick. That was debatable.

  40. 55

    Nasri almost finds Fernandinho with a cross from the right but he can't take it down.

  41. 54

    Schurrle wins a throw in to Chelsea on the half way line on the right but Chelsea struggling to get a real foothold in this second half.

  42. 53

    Chelsea try to break away on the left but Hazard loses control and can't keep the ball in play.

  43. 52

    Ramires into the book for a foul on the edge of the area on the left. Silva finds with the free kick Garcia but he can't get enough purchase on it and the ball flies into the ground and up into Cech's arms.

  44. 51

    Silva's short corner doesn't work out but he then gets a better chance to put in a cross or shoot. He can't find a City man.

  45. 50

    Aguero at the heart of another City attack and Fernandinho forces a corner from Cole.

  46. 49

    GOAL!!! (Aguero) Nasri slips a pass through to Aguero and he takes Cech by surprise with a first-time strike on his left foot and it flies high into the net at the near post. A wonderful finish from a red-hot centre forward.

  47. 48

    Shot from Zabaleta from the edge of the box sails over the top of Cech's goal.

  48. 47

    Cole does well to put pressure on the City defence and the ball is forced all the way back to Hart. Meanwhile, Negredo and Navas are among the City subs warming up.

  49. 46

    Manchester City start the second half and there were no changes to report at the interval.

  50. Sky Bet now make Chelsea 4/11 to go on and complete the victory, with City 8/1 to turn the game around. The half-time PRICE BOOSTS include Chelsea to win 3-0 at 14/1 and Fernando Torres to score next at 9/1. Head to Sky Bet to check out all the in-play markets.

  51. The first half comes to and end with a wayward Toure shot and Chelsea lead 1-0 over Manchester City. A strange half for Torres but he reacted really well to missing that gilt-edged chance and claimed an assist for the Schurrle goal.

  52. 45

    Oscar now gets to the byline on the right but his delayed cross has too much venom on it and no Chelsea player headed for the back post. A let-off for City.

  53. 45

    Nasri's corner is headed away and although he gets it back to send in another cross, Toure can't direct his header towards the target.

  54. 45

    Schurrle stopped in his tracks by Nastasic and City break on the right. Lampard gets back to concede a corner.

  55. 44

    Lampard's corner finds the head of John Terry but he can only get a glancing nod onto the ball and it goes harmlessly wide of Hart's right-hand upright.

  56. 43

    More good stuff from Torres, who wins a corner to Chelsea after a mazy run.

  57. 42

    Fernandinho blazes well over the top from long range after Aguero brings a solid save out of Cech.

  58. 41

    Ramires sends the ball over the top for Schurrle, who finds Zabaleta out wide. He passes to Oscar but the Brazil international attempts a clever backheel and it doesn't pay off.

  59. 40

    Samir Nasri is down receiving treatment after picking up a knock in the Chelsea penalty area.

  60. 39

    Silva and Nasri working well together on the right but Zabaleta's cross is fired tamely straight at Cech from Aguero on the volley.

  61. 38

    City try to slow the play down with some possession football but Chelsea stand firm on the edge of their area.

  62. 37

    Chelsea bomb forward again and Torres smashes a brilliant effort onto the City crossbar after cutting in on the left.

  63. 36

    Schurrle almost in again but the flag was up for offside. It was Torres again with a lovely cushioned header to find the Germany forward.

  64. 35

    Oscar plays the free kick short but Ivanovic can't quite latch onto the pass as he bursts forward down the right.

  65. 34

    Tough tackle on Ramires now in the middle of the park.

  66. 33

    GOAL!!! (Schurrle) Torres makes amends for his dreadful miss moments earlier with great work down the right before hitting the byline and sending in a low cross that Andre Schurrle can simply tap into the City net.

  67. 32

    Toure sends Aguero on his way down the left and he finds the overlapping Clichy but his whipped cross goes harmlessly between Cech and the onrushing attackers out for a goal kick.

  68. 31

    Torres is now fouled from behind by Nastasic, who is the third player to be cautioned.

  69. 29

    Aguero and Toure link well but Oscar wins it back for Chelsea. Ramires puts in another perfect cross and finds Torres on his own in the middle but he fires his effort over the top after chesting the ball into his pass. That was a terrible miss from the striker.

  70. 28

    Lampard's free kick is dealt with by Clichy but Chelsea send the ball back into the box. Ramires' cross is a good one but Torres is just offside as he attempts to chest the ball towards goal.

  71. 27

    The second name into the book is Zabaleta, who needlessly bumps into the back of Hazard when there was no real chance of taking the ball.

  72. 25

    A strange collision between Zabaleta and Hazard results in a throw, with neither player getting anything on the ball, but plenty on either other.

  73. 24

    Aguero almost found by a tempting throughball but he can't reach the ball to bring it under control.

  74. 23

    Ramires wins the ball in the middle of the field and feeds Torres but his pass out to the left has far too much on it and goes out for a City throw.

  75. 22

    A Chelsea move breaks down and City are looking to break through Fernandinho but Lampard hauls him down and is shown the first yellow card of the match.

  76. 21

    Schurrle battling in midfield again but this time he concedes a free kick.

  77. 20

    Yaya Toure now turns on the style with a good turn on the left which sees his side win another corner. Chelsea clear before a mix-up on the City right results in a goal kick to Chelsea.

  78. 19

    Excellent close control from Aguero also sees him in on goal but the defender does enough and the shot is eventually scuffed along the floor with no real power.

  79. 18

    Chelsea taking a bit of a breather having been under pressure for the past five minutes. The home side win a free kick just inside their opponents' half but the ball flies through for a goal kick after flicking Cahill's head.

  80. 17

    Another City corner, this time on the right, but it's the same result with Schurrle heading away at the front post.

  81. 16

    A bit better from Silva this time but Schurrle can clear, albeit to a City defender.

  82. 15

    The corner was disappointing from Silva but City regain possession swiftly before a real scramble in the Chelsea box results in another City corner on the left.

  83. 14

    Corner to Man City after good work from Silva on the left.

  84. 13

    Oscar makes a good run forward but the pass intended for him goes through to Hart.

  85. 12

    Clichy gets forward on the left and finds Nasri, who plays a one-two before shooting just wide. The whistle had gone, though, with Aguero penalised for leaning into Ivanovic.

  86. 11

    Terry wins a header from Aguero but City soon have it back and they win the midfield battle this time, despite Schurrle's valiant attempts to claim it back.

  87. 10

    Zabaleta sends a long ball forward and Toure tries to pick up the second ball but he is penalised for bundling Cole to the floor. It was more a clip of heels, but a foul nonetheless.

  88. 9

    City starting to find their feet and it's them who now enjoy some possession in midfield. Nasri shows close control but he can't create anything this time.

  89. 8

    Good trickery from Silva on the left but Fernandinho overhits his pass again when attempting to find the Spain international with a return pass.

  90. 7

    Torres with his first effort on goal though his header loops safely into the hands of Hart. It was barely a chance, but he won it well enough.

  91. 6

    City burst forward after taking a free kick quickly and the ball comes back to Fernandinho, but his pass towards Zabaleta is seen to safety by Ashley Cole.

  92. 5

    Some lovely touches already from Eden Hazard, who has looked right back to his best of late.

  93. 4

    Chelsea come forward again but Oscar loses it when he stands on the ball and slips over.

  94. 3

    First big chance for Chelsea and it's a good opportunity for Cahill, who fires a volley over the top after being found by Oscar. There were appeals for offside but the flag stayed down.

  95. 3

    Ivanovic and Oscar do well on the right before the latter gets his cross over. Under no real pressure, Demichelis puts it behind from a corner.

  96. 2

    Chelsea being allowed plenty of possession in their own half as City sit quite deep.

  97. 1

    Hazard and Schurrle link well but City break up the play on the edge of their area and clear the danger.

  98. 1

    Chelsea get the game under way to a huge roar from the home crowd.

  99. We are just moments away from kick-off in the big Super Sunday clash at Stamford Bridge.

  100. So Negredo is on the bench as City opt to pack the midfield, while Martin Demichelis makes his first start. Gary Cahill keeps David Luiz out of the Chelsea back line. Willian, Eto'o and Juan Mata help give Chelsea a very strong-looking bench.

  101. Chelsea's impressive home record sees them 11/8 favourites with Sky Bet. City are a 21/10 shot and the draw is available at 12/5. Fernando Torres, fresh from his double in midweek, is boosted to 7/1 to score the opening goal, while Sergio Aguero leads the City market and is also boosted to 8/1 to score first. Sky Bet also offer 9/1 that both Torres and Aguero strike during the 90 minutes.

  102. Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Hazard, Oscar, Schurrle, Torres. Subs: Schwarzer, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Mikel, Willian, Mata, Eto'o.

  103. Man City team: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Fernandinho, Nasri, Yaya Toure, Silva, Aguero. Subs: Pantilimon, Richards, Milner, Negredo, Dzeko, Kolarov, Navas.

  104. This is very much a clash of two Premier League big-hitters, with both squads worth preposterous sums of money and clearly gunning for title glory, but the corresponding tie last season was a pretty dull 0-0 draw remembered mainly for the manner in which the home fans treated their then new manager Rafa Benitez. I can't imagine Jose Mourinho will be booed down the tunnel should the same result arise. But then again, given the current form of Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo as well as Fernando Torres looking back to something like his best, I can't imagine this one ending goalless.

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