Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lampard complement goal and twice goal from Drogba and Malouda, tighten at the top of the Barclays Premier League


- Drogba 32,
- Malouda 50,
- Malouda 60,
- Drogba 77,
- Lampard 90

**Chelsea fired their Premier League title charge back on track with a comfortable moved into second place in the Premier League and to within one point of leaders Manchester United with an emphatic win at bottom club Portsmouth.

Didier Drogba hard-kicked the ball into an empty net after David James tossed at thin air, in the 32 th minute Chelsea lead.

In the second half Lampard plays in Malouda down the left wing and into the box, he takes a touch, composes himself and smacks the ball into the net from a tight angle, James no chance, 2-0 Chelsea.

Chelsea could have added a third moments by Malouda thumps a rebound into the net after a Lampard shot is saved down low to his right by James but he can do nothing about the follow up and Chelsea are flying. 3-0 Chelsea.

Blues add to their tally with Drogba grabbing his second of the goal with 15 minutes remaining. The Ivorian latched onto a diagonal ball before shrugging off Steve Finnan and firing the ball past James at his near post.

In the late minutes Frank Lampard scores for Chelsea completed a big victory at Fratton Park, tie up Manchester United's lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League.

Team Line-up :

Portsmouth: David James, Marc Wilson, Ricardo Rocha (Angelos Basinas 45), Hermann Hreidarsson, Hayden Mullins, Aaron Mokoena (Nwankwo Kanu 71), Steve Finnan, Jamie O'Hara, Richard Hughes, Tommy Smith (Quincy Owusu-Abeyie 45) , Frederic Piquionne.

Chelsea: Petr Cech, John Terry, Ricardo Carvalho (Alex 37), Yuri Zhirkov (Patrick van Aanholt 71), Paulo Ferreira, John Obi Mikel, Deco, Frank Lampard, Florent Malouda, Didier Drogba, Daniel Sturridge (Joe Cole 55).


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