Chelsea 1-0 Everton (11.02.2015) Live Commentary

This game has surely entertained the crowds. We have seen a lot of wonderful movements and opportunities. The home side were better today. The home players pressed a lot which put the away team in difficult situations and they focused especially on the organized defence.
Nothing more will happen in this game because it is over.
Chelsea enjoy period of possession as they are exchanging some passes and waiting for an opportunity to strike.
Jonathan Moss blows his whistle and signals a foul after Darron Gibson (Everton) brought his opponent down.
Jose Mourinho has decided to substitute Willian and he is replaced by Gary Cahill (Chelsea).
We will have 4 min. of added time.
Willian (Chelsea) picks it up in space and from the edge of the box gets a shot that is deflected and goes past helpless Tim Howard (Everton). 1:0.
The referee gives away a free kick. Chelsea are going to take it from long range.
Ramires (Chelsea) is booked for saying more than Jonathan Moss would be willing to tolerate.
Yellow-coloured card is received by James McCarthy (Everton).
Pointless reaction by Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea), who receives a yellow card for mouthing off to the referee.
It’s the second caution for Gareth Barry (Everton) and we will see no more of him in this game. There was no other option for Jonathan Moss.
Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) behaves unsportingly.
A goal, which was scored by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea), was disallowed due to offside.
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) swings in the corner, but it’s comfortably cleared away.
Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat. The ball goes out-of-play. Chelsea are awarded a corner kick.
The current number of corner kicks is 10:2.
Willian (Chelsea) produces a lofted cross from the free kick in order to find one of his teammates inside the box. His intention is right guessed by Tim Howard (Everton), who steals the ball from the air and avoids the danger.
The player from Everton commits a rough challenge. Jonathan Moss blows for a foul and keeps the game under his control. Willian (Chelsea) will take the free kick.
Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) steps up to take the corner, but the ball sails only among the defenders.
Chelsea keep the ball well and push forward with purpose, but here comes an interception from the opposition. Chelsea earn a corner.
Most of the managers are happy when they have a player like Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea). He can get the ball deep inside the box from a throw-in, and it can lead to very dangerous situations.
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Kevin Mirallas (Everton) collects a pass and has an effort from 23 metres out, but it flies just wide of the left post.
Darron Gibson (Everton) latched on to a cross into the box and headed the ball under the crossbar. A decent header but it lacked power, the goalkeeper made a comfortable save.
Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Tim Howard (Everton), who smothers the ball.
The ball is cleared after Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
Roberto Martinez decides to make a substitution. Aaron Lennon is going off the pitch and Kevin Mirallas (Everton) is coming on.
We are about to witness a subsitution. Darron Gibson (Everton) for Ross Barkley (Everton).
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) ripped a strong shot on goal, but he only hit his teammate.
The resulting corner, taken by Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea), comes to nothing.
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack. The ball is out-of-play. Chelsea will have a chance to score from a corner.
The substitution is prepared. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Loic Remy (Chelsea).
Here is a change. Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) is going off and Jose Mourinho gives the last tactical orders to Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea).
It is unbelievable, Romelu Lukaku (Everton) blows a huge opportunity! He is totally unmarked and fires a first-time shot towards goal from a few yards out, but Petr Cech (Chelsea) reacts superbly to keep the ball out.
The resulting corner from Bryan Oviedo (Everton) is cleared.
Romelu Lukaku (Everton) attempts to send a low pass into the box from the edge of the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence knocks the ball to safety. The ball is out of bounds. Everton win a corner kick.
Like an avalanche. Ramires (Chelsea) is penalised for his attacking foul. Jonathan Moss has a clear vision and blows the whistle. Ramires (Chelsea) is arguing, but the referee’s decision cannot be changed.
A neat pass is well received by Willian (Chelsea), who is lurking on the edge of the box and strikes the ball towards the right post, but the goalkeeper makes an incredible diving save to block his shot.
Bryan Oviedo (Everton) makes a rough challenge and Jonathan Moss blows his whistle for a foul. Willian (Chelsea) whips a long ball in from the free kick which is intercepted by Tim Howard (Everton).
Ross Barkley (Everton) is on the ball and tries to beat his opponnent. He does it, but his run is stopped by referee Jonathan Moss who sees an offensive foul.
Corner kick, taken by Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea), is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) stands over the free kick and it is him who takes it, sending it towards the right post only for Tim Howard (Everton) to dive and make a save. Chelsea force a corner. They send men into the box.
Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) steps up to take a free kick around 20 metres from the goal and a player of his ability really should be trying to test the goalkeeper with a direct shot at goal from this kind of range.
A player from Everton takes his opponent down, the referee blows the whistle for a foul. Chelsea are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) weaves through the defence with ease and gets one-on-one with the keeper, but fails to score with his strike towards the middle of the target as Tim Howard (Everton) produces a good save.
Aaron Lennon (Everton) and John Stones (Everton) attempts to split the opposition’s defence with a series of short passes and to win some extra space for the attack, but one of the defenders steps in and puts an end to the combination.
Willian (Chelsea) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort. The referee blows his whistle, Chelsea are awarded a corner kick.
Seamus Coleman (Everton) has to be very careful for the rest of the match after receiving a yellow card from the referee for making a bad tackle on his opponent.
Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down.
Tim Howard (Everton) pulls off a brilliant save! Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) launched himself and met a cross into the box, but his header to the right post is denied.
Willian (Chelsea) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.
Ramires (Chelsea) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders. The ball is out-of-play and Chelsea manage to earn a corner.
Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out.
Aaron Lennon (Everton) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Chelsea.
Chelsea show off their ball keeping skills as they’re exchanging one-two passes and that is only interrupted when the final pass is intercepted.
Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
Referee Jonathan Moss sees tripping by Willian (Chelsea) and doesn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) with a teasing cross into the area, but Tim Howard (Everton) intercepts the ball.
The assistant referee raises his flag, and an attacking effort is stopped by the main referee’s whistle. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) is the one, who got caught in the offside position.
Roberto Martinez makes a half-time substitution. James McCarthy (Everton) comes on in place of Muhamed Besic (Everton).
After the half-time break we are back again. The players are back out on the pitch, and the second half is underway.
The fans can’t complain about what they have been seeing so far on the pitch as both sides are showing highly attractive football. The control of the game belongs to the home side. The home team is applying high pressure and leaving the opponents little space for combination, while the away side focuses on defending and lets the opposition keep possession of the ball.
The end of the first half.
Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) literally crossed the ball in the box from a throw-in.
1 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Willian (Chelsea) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out.
A dangerous towering header by John Terry (Chelsea) from around the penalty spot goes just over the bar. This corner kick didn’t change the score.
It’s going to be a corner kick. Willian (Chelsea) will take it.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety. Chelsea forced their opponent to concede a corner.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
Seamus Coleman (Everton) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
Willian (Chelsea) and one of his opponents battle for the ball and Willian (Chelsea) commits an attacking foul.
Like an avalanche. Ramires (Chelsea) is penalised for his attacking foul. Jonathan Moss has a clear vision and blows the whistle. Ramires (Chelsea) is arguing, but the referee’s decision cannot be changed.
A great teamplay by Everton as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) shows his amazing technique as he gets to the edge of the box alone and pulls the trigger just to send the ball into the stands. Nice run, but poor finish!
John Stones (Everton) slides a pass forward, but one of the defenders cuts it out.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) gets a shot from about 18 metres out after his amazing solo run. It goes low to the middle of the goal, but Tim Howard (Everton) doesn’t get beaten so easily and pulls off an exquisite save to keep the ball out.
Willian (Chelsea) takes the resulting corner which is averted.
This one will not go through. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) lines up a shot from the edge of the box and goes for goal, but the effort is well blocked by a defender. Chelsea get a corner.
Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) obviously dived.
Willian (Chelsea) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears.
The game is interrupted as Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) is flagged for offside.
The referee was in the right place at the right time and blows for a foul against Gareth Barry (Everton) who was holding his opponent. Willian (Chelsea) is going to send the ball from the free kick.
Gareth Barry (Everton) earns the yellow card. Willian (Chelsea) takes the free kick and sends the ball into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence outnumbered the attacking players inside the box and they managed to make a clearance.
Ross Barkley (Everton) brings his opponent down with a tackle, and Jonathan Moss blows a whistle for a foul.
Chelsea slow the tempo of the game down by exchanging a combination of one to two touch passes. For the opposition’s players it’s very difficult at the moment, very physically demanding to run without the ball.
21:7 – this is the total number of shots produced by both teams.
Loic Remy (Chelsea) shoots after receiving a good pass. His effort from the edge of the box goes just wide of the left post.
Seamus Coleman (Everton) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger.
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) sends a long ball in, but Tim Howard comfortably gathers the ball.
Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) doesn’t send a cross into the box from the corner. He passes the ball to his teammate next to him.
Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) takes the corner and sends it into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and makes a good clearance. The ball goes out-of-play. Chelsea have been awarded a corner kick.
Loic Remy (Chelsea) received a pass inside the box, sent a dangerous shot on goal, but celebration has been thwarted by one of the defenders who stepped in and blocked his effort. It’s hard to say whether the keeper would have been there. Now Chelsea with a corner.
The ball is behind the sideline. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) takes a throw-in.
Today’s referee Jonathan Moss rightly decides to book Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) for his harsh tackle.
Loic Remy (Chelsea) meets a splendid cross on the edge of the 6-yard box and sends the ball towards the left post, but Tim Howard (Everton) is forced into a superb diving save to keep it out.
One of the Everton players tripped an opponent and conceded a foul. Chelsea have been awarded a free kick.
Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) rises high on the edge of the box to meet a cross and plants a powerful header goalwards, but Tim Howard (Everton) is alert and makes a decent save to deny him.
An accurate pass to the edge of the box is well received by Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea), who flashes an instinctive shot towards goal, but it goes inches wide of the left post.
Gareth Barry (Everton) attempts to surprise the keeper with a nice shot, but it lacks more accuracy and goes way wide of the right post.
Aaron Lennon (Everton) floats the ball in from the corner which is intercepted.
That was a nice football moment. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) receives an amazing defence-splitting low pass on the edge of the box and blasts the ball towards the goal, aiming to the bottom right corner. Petr Cech (Chelsea) guessed his intentions and dives superbly to deny his effort with a remarkable save! Everton get a chance to score from a corner kick.
The Chelsea players are exchanging some short passes.
Willian (Chelsea) makes a yard for himself and unleashes a stunning shot from 20 metres out. His great effort, however, goes painfully over the crossbar.
Jonathan Moss shows the yellow card to Muhamed Besic (Everton) for a heavy challenge. Willian (Chelsea) takes a direct free kick.
Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) gets to the rebound just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by one of the defending players.
Willian (Chelsea) latched on to a perfect defence-spliting pass from Eden Hazard (Chelsea) and proceeds towards the goal.
Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) gets a shot away from around 22 metres out after his fine solo run. The ball went just over the top!
Jonathan Moss blows the whistle for a foul. Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea) hacks down one of his opponents.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Everton will have the kick-off.
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