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FULL TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE
Chelsea 1 - 1 Manchester City
0 - Chelsea haven't mustered a shot since Loic Remy's goal around 40 minutes playing time ago. Restricted.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 31, 2015
0 - Chelsea haven't mustered a shot since Loic Remy's goal around 40 minutes playing time ago. Restricted.
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
Chelsea get us underway, they are attacking from left to right. Will the second half start off like the first half ended?
#CHEMCI burst into life with two goals in four minutes and things are set up nicely for a crucial final 45 mins... pic.twitter.com/yUgBRSOexK— Premier League (@premierleague) January 31, 2015
#CHEMCI burst into life with two goals in four minutes and things are set up nicely for a crucial final 45 mins... pic.twitter.com/yUgBRSOexK
Second half coming up...
COME ON CHELSEA! #CFCvMCFC pic.twitter.com/juD0FfPPLT— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 31, 2015
Second half coming up...
COME ON CHELSEA! #CFCvMCFC pic.twitter.com/juD0FfPPLT
MATCH SHOT: @21LVA celebrates the equalising goal. #chelseavcity #mcfc pic.twitter.com/Nf6HT5AAHc— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) January 31, 2015
MATCH SHOT: @21LVA celebrates the equalising goal. #chelseavcity #mcfc pic.twitter.com/Nf6HT5AAHc
7 - David Silva has already equalled his best ever Premier League season goal tally (7, same as 2013/14). Sneaky.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) January 31, 2015
7 - David Silva has already equalled his best ever Premier League season goal tally (7, same as 2013/14). Sneaky.
HALF TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE
Chelsea 1 - 1 Man City
21' - Willian looks for the run of Remy and picks him out with a beautiful diagonal pass. Remy was offside.
FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 1-1 MANCHESTER CITY
Oscar is replaced by Loftus-Cheek for Chelsea
City have Chelsea pegged back in injury time. Can they get a winner?
There will be three minutes of added time
Silva is replaced by Jovetic for City
Remy is replaced by Cahill for Chelsea
City enjoy a good concerted period of possession but the final ball is lacking and goes through to the Chelsea keeper
Agüero is replaced by Dzeko for City
Chelsea have come back into this game now and they are pushing further up the field. Is there going to be a winner for either team in the remaining minutes?
Willian is replaced by Drogba for Chelsea
Remy tries to chase down a Ramires lofted through ball but doesn't have the pace to catch up with it before Hart intercepts
Fernando is replaced by Lampard for City
Fernando shown a yellow card
City are dominating and have Chelsea boxed in. The visitors are looking by far the more likely to score out of the two
Chelsea just haven't going going since the break and they are looking really tired out there. Mourinho should start making changes to try to spur his team into life
Fernandinho picks up the ball in midfield after Milner tackles Ramires. The midfielder shoots from range and it is a simple save for Courtois
City are really dominating things out there. Navas finds the head of Milner with a deep cross but his header goes over the crossbar
Aguero has the ball in the box and looks dangerous, but he loses his footing and allows Chelsea to clear
City are looking much sharper than Chelsea and they are applying real pressure on the hosts
Pochettino will be delighted with how his side have started the second half as they are well on top at the moment
Fernandinho meets a cross just inside the Chelsea box. He heads the ball down into the ground and that takes all the power of it, resulting in a simple save for Courtois
Neither side is managing to really hold onto the ball in midfield at the moment
Silva shown a yellow card
Navas tries to take on the defender down the right to create an opening for a cross, but when it does come in it lands on the roof of the net
It has been a slow start to the second half, with little action of note in the opening minutes
Chelsea get the second half underway
HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 1-1 MANCHESTER CITY
There will be two minutes of added time
GOAL. Chelsea 1-1 Man City, Aguero shoots from near the edge of the box after a Navas cross found him and Silva diverts it into the back of the net
GOAL. Chelsea 1-0 Man City, Remy scores from close range for Chelsea. Hazard hit a perfect low cross across the six yard box and Remy tapped home.
City have done well so far and are making things difficult for Chelsea. They have also had the best chance of the half
Chelsea are seeing a lot of the ball but there isn't many options for them when they look up
Space continues to be at a premium out there this evening. That was a big miss from Aguero as it was a weak effort from a striker of his pedigree
Aguero finds himself in on goal after a Terry error. He goes for goal from just inside the box but drags the shot narrowly wide of the far post
Remy robs Kompany and races clear down the Chelsea left. His cut back cant find Hazard but comes through to Oscar, who hits a first-time shot straight into the hands of Hart
City claim Aguero was being fouled by Azpilicueta as a corner came into the box, but the referee disagrees and gives a free-kick against the City man
Milner dribbles past a couple of Chelsea men to get in the box, but Terry comes across and clears the danger for a corner
Milner robs the ball off Ivanovic and plays in Aguero, who shoots from an angle but is denied by Courtois
It has been a cagey opening to this contest and looks like being a tight game overall
Chelsea take a free kick quickly from a good position to get the ball in the box, but it is wasted as it comes to nothing
City have enjoyed more possession so far. Aguero bursts into the Chelsea box and Zouma puts in a good tackle to halt the striker
Chelsea are back in control of the ball in midfield and they are probing to find a gap in the City defence
A Willian corner is met by Terry in the centre but he doesn't make a proper connection and the ball sails harmlessly wide
Now it is City's time to enjoy a good spell on the ball and have their opponents pinned back
Navas gets space in the Chelsea box. Silva was all alone at the back post for a cross but Navas opted to go for goal. It deflected away for a corner
City are thankful to Kompany for making two vital interceptions in their own final third. Chelsea are starting to get into their stride
Chelsea are starting to get on top. They have City pegged back in their own half
Navas runs into the box and tests Navas with a decent shot. A good start for City
Man City get the game underway
Man City starting line-up: Hart, Sagna, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy, Navas, Fernando, Fernandinho, Milner, Silva, Aguero
Chelsea starting line-up: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy
The team news from Stamford Bridge follows:
It is the highly-anticipated battle of the Premier League’s top two. Chelsea can open up an eight-point gap at the top if they record a victory this evening
Welcome to live text coverage of the Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City from Stamford Bridge
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