Sunday, March 14, 2010

With goals from Alex, Malouda, and twice goal from Drogba, Chelsea went back to the top of the Premier League.

- Alex 16,
- Drogba 56,
- Malouda 77,
- Drogba 90


- Parker 30

**Chelsea went back to the top of the Premier League with a comfortable win over West Ham at Stamford Bridge, with goals from Alex, Florent Malouda, and twice goal from Didier Drogba.

The hosts took the lead after 15 minutes of the game had been played. Malouda, who had been very lively until that point, Florent Malouda crossed for Alex to open the scoring for Chelsea with a powerful header from six yards,1-0 to Chelsea

The Hammers hit back through Scott Parker who scored with a vicious half-volley from outside the area, 1-1 position.

The second period began with the away side seeing more of the ball than they did prior to the break, but Malouda was still causing a fair amount of trouble down the left side.

But Didier Drogba headed home a Malouda cross to regain the lead 2-1, before Malouda coolly slotted a third and Drogba tapped in a late fourth.

After 77 minutes of play, Malouda was well rewarded for his efforts when he found the back of the net with a low shot from the edge of the area 3-1,far away from the visitors.

Things got worse for the Hammers towards the end of the game, as Lampard took a strike from range that Green parried, only for Drogba to made twice goal.

Team Lineups:

Chelsea: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Terry, Alex, Ferreira; Mikel, Lampard, Ballack; Maloudam (Kalou 87), Drogba, Anelka (J. Cole 66)

West Ham: Green; Spector, Gabbidon, Upson, Daprela; Kovac, Parker, Behrami, Dyer (Stanislas 68); Mido (C. Cole 68), Ilan (Diamanti 84)


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