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  • Stoke City 0-0 Chelsea Highlights

    Andre Villas Boas Debut as Chelsea manager in the Premier League ended by one point. Although mastering the game, the Blues had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Stoke City host.

    In a match that took place on Sunday (14/08/2011) at the Britannia Stadium, Villas Boas featuring Fernando Torres as a starter. While Didier Drogba is in reserve. Ivory Coast's new player entered in the second half.

    Chelsea did appear to master the game and have a number of opportunities. Meanwhile, Stoke City, which rely on long balls and throw-in distance, is also able to trouble the visitors' defense.

    Score 0-0 to make the team one point in their inaugural match in the Premier League 2011/2012. Chelsea for a while there in the eighth, while Stoke ranked tenth.

    The game

    Control of the ball in the first round held by the Blues. However the Potters are relying on long balls are also often inconvenient Chelsea defense. Not too many ripe opportunities are created in the 45th minute opener.

    Eighth minute, Chelsea's chances by kicking Jose Bosingwa from outside the box can still be denied by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic. Two minutes later Torres kick from outside the box is still sideways.

    Stoke hit back through long balls. But the alertness of goalkeeper Petr Cech who managed to secure the situation did not make efforts to host the goal to fruition.

    The 25th minute, Stoke striker Jonathan Walters managed to break through the right side until the Chelsea penalty box. He then took off a cross that can still be driven Cech.

    Six minutes later, individual action Ramires broke through to the penalty box. He then cross off a horizontal, but no one welcomes.

    Seven minutes into the gap, Stoke players to the referee asked for a penalty, after they assess John Terry's hand on the ball. But the referee ignored the host desires.

    Last chance in this game are present in the final minutes of the opening round. Torres individual action can make him into the opponent's penalty box. But the final settlement of El Nino is still sideways. Score 0-0 to close the first half.

    Practically controlled by the Chelsea match in the second round. Five minutes after the restart, Ramires kick from outside the penalty box after utilizing less perfect sweep of the ball players Stoke, still sideways from the home team's goal. The 54th minute, John Obi Mikel kick from outside the box can still be ignored Begovic.

    Malouda! Minutes of the 63 French players kick from outside the box was still right in the catchment keeper Begovic.

    Eight minutes later, Nicolas Anelka's kick hit the crossbar is still the home team. A minute later, Torres successfully bait headlong namum Salomon Kalou could still be stopped Begovic.

    The 76th minute, Stoke chance comes through Glenn Whelan kick from outside the penalty box. But the effort he can still be arrested Cech.

    Opportunity West London team is back in the 81st minute. Didier Drogba free-kick but can still be arrested by Begovic.

    Pressure continues waged by "The Blue". But until the final whistle is blown, there is no goal that is created.

    Teams Line-up:

    Stoke City: Begovic; Woodgate, Shawcross, Wilson, Huth, Delap (Pugh 71), Whelan, Etherington (Whitehead 61), Pennant, Jones (Shotton 85), Walters

    Chelsea: Cech; Terry, Alex, Cole, Bosingwa, Mikel, Lampard, Ramires, Malouda (Anelka 65), Torres (Benayoun 87), Kalou (Drogba 75)


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