Chelsea 1-0 Sunderland: Lampard great-finish
Chelsea's Frank Lampard is a hero at home games on Saturday (01/14/2012). England international midfielder scored a mere puppet created in the game against Sunderland.
Goal in minute 13 it stems from Fernando Torres shot hit the goalpost, and Lampard managed to rebound her from close range.
Chelsea appeared dominant in this match with a 60% ball. They make 25 shots, with seven of them toward the goal.
This narrow victory makes the Blues continued to sit at number four standings with 40 of 21 matches. Andre Villas-Boas forces seven points adrift of the leaders of the competition, Manchester City, who will play all 21 matches are against Wigan on Monday.
Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas rely on the duo Fernando Torres and Frank Lampard in this game. Thanks to the duo the game, Chelsea's capable of winning first in the 13th minute. Lampard managed to break into the Sunderland goal after maximizing bait Torres.
Just three minutes later, Sunderland almost scored a goal back through the action of Nicklas Bendtner. Luckily goalkeeper Petr Cech had foiled Bendtner's header that utilizes Sebastian Larsson's cross.
Chelsea did not allow Sunderland to develop his game. They continue to spread the threat to the heart of the opponent's defense.
Lampard almost doubled the lead his team if only Simon Mignolet not readily dispels England midfielder's shot in the 18th minute.
After that, Chelsea continued to dominate the game and diligent in making the threat. However, Chelsea failed to convert some of the opportunities created. As a result, Chelsea could only lead 1-0 at halftime.
Throughout the first half, Chelsea controlled the game with about 63 percent right off three shots on goal from 14 attempts.
After the break, Chelsea look to attack directly. The first threat came from the feet of Fernando Torres in the 49th minute. Torres efforts have not yielded results after the Spanish striker's shot was well anticipated by Mignolet.
Six minutes later, Juan Mata made Mignolet frustrated with the performance. Hard shot that is released successfully thwarted Mignolet eyes.
After that, Chelsea more diligently to spread the threat. Unfortunately, Chelsea failed to take advantage of opportunities presented. Score 1-0 to Chelsea's advantage lasted until the fight was over.
Sepenjang match, Chelsea controlled the game and 50 percent right off seven shots on goal from 23 experiments. While Sunderland are able to release only three shots right into the goal from eight attempts.
Chelsea's Petr Cech :1-, 26-John Terry, 4-David Luiz, 3-Ashley Cole, 17-Jose Bosingwa; 6-Oriol Romeu, 16-Raul Meireles, 10-Juan Mata (Malouda 85), 7-Ramires; 9-Fernando Torres, 8-Frank Lampard (Essien 73)
Sunderland: 22-Simon Mignolet; 12-Matthew Kilgallon, 16-John O'Shea, 11-Kieran Richardson, 2-Phillip Bardsley; 15-David Vaughan, 6-Lee Cattermole, 23-James McClean, 7-Sebastian Larsson; 52 -Nicklas Bendtner, 28-Stephane Sessegnon