- English Barclays Premier League
- 2 May 2012, 6:45pm
- Stamford Bridge
- Attendance: 41,559
100 mins:FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 0-2 NEWCASTLE UNITED
95 mins:Juan Mata tries to get one back but his volley is weak and trickles wide. Stamford Bridge are in shock at the amazing long, long range goal from Cisse.
93 mins:GOAL. Its a second goal for Newcastle. Papiss Demba Cissé with a long-range swerving half-volley that went past Cech to ensure Newcastle the win. Amazing stuff.
92 mins:All hands to the pump for Newcastle as Chelsea flood forward in search of the equaliser.
90 mins:There will be 10 minutes added time.
89 mins:Tim Krul given a yellow card for time wasting.
88 mins:José Bosingwa wins a corner with a fantastic run, but nothing comes of it for Chelsea.
87 mins:Final change for Newcastle and Gabriel Obertan comes on for Hatem Ben Arfa.
87 mins: John Terry header from a corner is cleared off the line by Davide Santon, he was at right place at right time on the post.
85 mins:A ball whipped into the box flicks off the head of Fabricio Coloccini and thankfully for the defender it flies wide. Chelsea cannot do anything with the resulting corner.
84 mins:Chelsea are winding the pressure up on the visitors and it's no respite for the Newcastle defenders.
82 mins:Frank Lampard has a shot from the edge of the area but it goes wide. Newcastle are sitting deeper and deeper as the second half has gone on.
80 mins:Drogba and the rest of Stamford Bridge call for a penalty but the Chelsea man seemed to just run into Fabricio Coloccini and go down.
77 mins:Another of the big guns coming on as Frank Lampard brought on for Raul Meireles.
76 mins:Didier Drogba fires for goal from a free-kick positioned a long way out, but his powerful strike is well caught by Tim Krul.
74 mins:Substitution for Newcastle. Shola Ameobi brought on for Demba Ba.
73 mins:The free-kick comes back to Hatem Ben Arfa, he dummies wonderfully but then hits a shot over the bar.
72 mins:Demba Ba is an angry man, he feels he was clattered by Branislav Ivanovic. The Newcastle forward got the free kick but was quick to have a go at the Serbian.
71 mins:A chance for Torres. The ball lands at his feet inside the area but he rushes it and hits high over the bar.
70 mins:Taylor releases Cisse in behind with a lovely ball and he went for glory and hit it over when he Ba was waiting for the cross.
69 mins:Ryan Taylor brought on in place of Cheik Tioté.
68 mins:Tiote gets a standing ovation from both sets of fans as he leaves the field on a stretcher.
65 mins:It's a lengthy period of medical attention for Tiote. Not only was he hit by Mikel's elbow but landed with a real blow as well.
62 mins:A lengthy stoppage as Cheik Tioté down after his second clash with John Obi Mikel. The Chelsea man was down moments earlier and looks to have taken revenge as his elbow was up.
60 mins:Di Matteo has decided to bring on Didier Drogba for Florent Malouda
58 mins:John Obi Mikel and Cheik Tioté are having a right tussle, twice now they have clashed in minutes.
55 mins:A yellow card for Yohan Cabaye after he pulls back Ramires
54 mins:John Obi Mikel fires from long-range but it is well wide.
52 mins:Davide Santon gives the ball away terribly but Juan Mata is offside when the ball is played up to him. A lucky escape for Newcastle
49 mins:Chelsea start the second half on the attack and they have begun like they mean business.
46 mins:One change for Chelsea with Juan Mata on for Daniel Sturridge.
45 mins:Second half begins.
46 mins:HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 0-1 NEWCASTLE UNITED
45 mins:The whistle is blown for half-time.
44 mins:Newcastle win a second corner that is played to the edge of the area and Demba Ba hits a wonderful, powerful shot that strikes the bar. Very unlucky for the striker.
42 mins:Demba Ba with a good run forward at the Chelsea defenders and his low shot it touched behind by Petr Cech for a corner.
41 mins:Newcastle are having the better of it in the closing stages of the first half, they are looking adventurous and expansive at times.
38 mins:Yet another chance, Branislav Ivanovic with a free header from a Chelsea corner but he fails to convert the opportunity.
37 mins:A great chance for Chelsea. Fernando Torres whips in a great cross and Florent Malouda gets in front of his marker but heads it narrowly wide from six yards. A wonderful opportunity.
36 mins:Di Matteo is not likely to be happy with how the first half has gone as Newcastle have looked more enterprising going forward and the final ball has deserted Chelsea at times.
34 mins:A good, prolonged period of attacking possession for Newcastle but the visitors fail to make it count. They look dangerous going forward with Ben Arfa, Cisse and Ba.
30 mins:Ramires drags a shot wide from outside the area. Chelsea are hitting a brick wall on the edge of the Toon area time after time.
29 mins:Jonás Gutiérrez spotted Petr Cech off his line and went for a lob from half-way, but it never troubled the Chelsea keeper.
26 mins:Newcastle looking strong in defence while Cisse and Ba look capable of ensuring it's a long night for the Chelsea back four.
24 mins:Chelsea are plugging away but struggling to create any great chances, while Daniel Sturridge blasts one high and wide to end the move.
21 mins:Chelsea are looking more urgent and want to get back on level terms sooner rather than later, but they're giving the ball away too easy.
18 mins:GOAL Chelsea 0 Newcastle 1. Papiss Demba Cissé with the goal, he took the ball and flicked it up then volleyed it in from just inside the area.
14 mins:A free-kick for Newcastle is swung in from Hatem Ben Arfa and a flick on from Mike Williamson sees Demba Ba attempt an overhead, but waste the opportunity.
12 mins:Papiss Demba Cissé gets in on goal from a Demba Ba flick, but when you expect him to shoot from the angle he tries to play it back to his strike partner - who wasn't anywhere near where the ball went.
10 mins:A lot of good passing for the Blues sees Fernando Torres put the ball into the box, but Daniel Sturridge does not connect properly with the good chance and the ball screws well wide.
7 mins:First bit of danger for Chelsea as Davide Santon launches on a probing run, but his shot as he cuts inside is blocked and the home defence manage to clear.
5 mins:Raul Meireles hits the free-kick straight at Tim Krul.
4 mins:Yellow card for Cheik Tioté for that foul on Torres. He is walking a tight rope from now on.
3 mins:Lots of early possesion for Chelsea as they knock the ball around with ease, before Torres wins a dangerous free-kick.
1 mins:A bright start for Chelsea, a long ball from John Terry is knocked down by Fernando Torres and then Raul Meireles fires over the bar.
Newcastle get the match underway in pouring rain at Stamford Bridge.
5 mins:After Newcastle’s 4-0 shock loss at Wigan at the weekend they need to bounce back and get some points to keep their top four hopes alive.
4 mins:Interim boss Roberto di Matteo has made several changes with the FA Cup final on the horizon. But what a bench for him to have, with the likes of Ashley Cole, Essien, Lampard, Mata and Drogba to call on.
3 mins:Newcastle line-up: Krul, Perch, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Ba, Cisse.
2 mins:Chelsea line-up: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand, Mikel, Meireles, Ramires, Malouda, Sturridge, Torres.
1 mins:Welcome to the live text commentary of Chelsea versus Newcastle United in the Premier League. Both these teams still have their eyes on a top four finish, but there is also the FA Cup final at the weekend for the Blues to take into consideration.
- English Barclays Premier League
- 2 May 2012, 6:45pm
- Stamford Bridge
- Attendance: 41,559
Papiss Cisse scored a superb brace to crush Chelsea's Premier League top-four hopes and boost Newcastle's after a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Cisse's sensational form since his January move to Newcastle hit new heights at Stamford Bridge as he produced one of the best goals ever seen at the ground, leaving Alan Pardew's men in what looks a straight shootout between themselves, Tottenham and Arsenal for third and fourth place.
The 26-year-old had already netted a stunning opener when he unleashed an outrageous 30-yard banana shot with the outside of his right foot that brought back memories of Roberto Carlos' free-kick for Brazil against France.
The goal was his 13th in 12 league appearances for Newcastle.
That came in 10 minutes of second-half stoppage-time added for a sickening head injury to Cheik Tiote, the only sour note on a night that left Newcastle four points clear of sixth-placed Chelsea with two games left to play.
The defeat was the first major setback for caretaker Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo in his bid to land the job full-time, with owner Roman Abramovich in attendance.
There is still plenty for Di Matteo to play for, starting with Saturday's FA Cup final, but the Italian's number one priority was qualifying for the Champions League and the Blues now look like they will need to beat Bayern Munich in next month's final to do so.
Despite insisting he would pick his strongest possible team tonight, Di Matteo rested both Juan Mata and Frank Lampard.
They certainly did not seem to miss them in an opening 10 minutes that threatened to be a re-run of Sunday's wet and muddy thrashing of QPR.
Fernando Torres looked in the mood to add to his first Blues hat-trick, although this time he failed to round the goalkeeper after being found by Raul Meireles' long ball.
The striker then bamboozled Tiote into an early booking before the Newcastle midfielder then left Ramires in some pain after accidentally kicking him in the hand.
Torres soon switched to assist mode, with Daniel Sturridge failing to connect with his low cross but that was as close as they went before the visitors got a grip.
And after Demba Ba hooked over under pressure, they struck in stunning fashion in the 19th minute.
Davide Santon and Cisse were both given too much space but the latter still needed just one touch to control the full-back's pass before volleying left-footed into the top corner.
A disjointed Chelsea took almost 20 minutes to muster a response as the absence of Lampard and Mata began to show.
When they finally did, they should have equalised, Florent Malouda heading Torres' brilliant cross wide and Branislav Ivanovic nodding Meireles' corner over under pressure.
But they were lucky not to go into the break two down when Demba Ba forced a scrambling save from Petr Cech and then drilled against the crossbar after Chelsea failed to deal with a corner.
Di Matteo wasted no time sending on Mata at the restart, with Sturridge withdrawn, something that almost had an instant impact when Tiote blocked Meireles' drive after more good work from Torres.
But the lack of precision in Chelsea's passing continued and they quickly resorted to trying their luck from set-pieces when Ramires went down very easily under Yohan Cabaye's challenge, earning the latter a booking.
Both teams were given the benefit of the doubt on the hour mark when Tiote's flailing arm caught the face of John Obi Mikel, who then led with his elbow in an aerial challenge with his fellow midfielder.
Tiote stayed down and it took around seven minutes to treat him and carry him off on a stretcher and in an oxygen mask with what looked a serious head injury.
Ryan Taylor came on, with Chelsea having already introduced Didier Drogba for Malouda, and tempers began to flare when Ba took exception an Ivanovic challenge from behind.
Newcastle were in danger of losing their composure and Ba was quickly withdrawn for Shola Ameobi, before Di Matteo threw on Lampard for Meireles in the 78th minute.
Chelsea's attacks became increasingly desperate and Lampard flashed wide from distance, while Fabricio Coloccini went close to glancing Drogba's cross into his own net.
Newcastle withdrew Hatem Ben Arfa for Gabriel Obertan and they had Santon to thank for preserving their lead when he cleared John Terry's 88th-minute header off the line.
Krul was booked for time-wasting but he need not have worried as Cisse sealed the win in the most outrageous fashion.