Chelsea thrash Wigan

2010-08-21 20:35

Wigan - Free-scoring Chelsea hit six goals for the second Premier League game in succession to heap more misery on Wigan.

The hosts, who were embarrassingly beaten 4-0 at home by newcomers Blackpool in their opening game, made an encouraging start but still found themselves behind at half time.

Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland made a fine save from Frank Lampard but Florent Malouda was on hand to tap in the rebound in the 34th minute.

Nicolas Anelka, in the week his France career was effectively ended by an 18-match ban, made it 2-0 with a clinical finish in the 48th and he put the game to bed four minutes later with a close-range header, despite Wigan's claims of offside.

Didier Drogba set up Salomon Kalou for the fourth before Kalou got his second in the 90th.

Yossi Benayoun slotted home his first Chelsea goal in injury time to complete the rout and leave the Blues, which also thrashed West Brom 6-0 in its opening game, top of the Premier League table.


  • Greg - 2010-08-21 21:48

    So what? It is only expected from Abramovich's expensively assembled team. Man City will doing the same in a season or two. England will win nothing, because their Premier League has been sold to foreign owners

  • Zoom - 2010-08-21 22:34

    You're commenting,so obviously they struck a chord. Everywhere. An expensively assembled group does not make a good team,ask Real Madrid and yes, Man City. The money issue has been argued since 2005,it doesnt hold water anymore. Chelsea are not the England national team. Comment on England rather.

  • Shauno - 2010-08-22 09:22

    On their way to another title , you can't compete against money.

  • fab833 - 2010-08-22 10:26

    Please pour me a double : ) Well done Chelsea !!

  • Dan - 2010-08-22 11:01

    Ah yes, so what, boring spending Chelsea. The team that scored the last 12 goals has been improved with only a 5 million squad signing this summer (Ramires is yet to appear), while Spurs, Manchester United, and even Arsenal have signed more this season. And don't get me started on City. It was boring boring Chelsea when we won 1-0 and now it's boring rich Chelsea when we win like this! Clowns will still be slating Chelsea for having no history no matter how many times they win the league or FA Cup. Ha Ha.

  • Lamps_8 - 2010-08-23 09:19

    Another Power Result from the Mighty Blue soldiers!12 Goals in 2 Games is something to be Proud of.Anybody who thinks Chelsea is still only run by money is a complete chopcock.We use the veterans and they doing the Job,Anelka,Didi,Lampard,Terry and now Yossi ,All working their socks off to make magic.Watch out for Malouda,He's been an unsung hero for Chelsea since he joined and this season he'll score more Goals than before.What a Superstar!6 nils all around.Well Done Chelsea!

  • wiri - 2010-08-23 12:18

    Thank you Chelsea. We want 228 goals this season!

  • @all you chelsea planks - 2010-08-23 14:41

    Knobshines, read this and then print it and eat it!! scoring 6 goals or 1 goal still gets you 3 points! By the way, Blackpool put 4 past Wigan so do not get too excited. The league is only 2 games old!

  • Mchichwa - 2010-08-23 15:21

    Well done The Blues! You made us ever smillers! Thanks for making Man U gasp all the way to a bitter DRAWWW

  • shake's - 2010-09-03 06:41

    Ole, da Blue's ole keep it up guy's

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