FT: Chelsea 4 Tottenham 0

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The whistle goes and Chelsea claim the win, harsh on Spurs but Jose Mourinho's men are now seven points clear at the top.Four-minutes of added time.GOAL - DEMBA BA - Two goals in less than two minutes as Walker headed back pass falls for Ba, who controls and slots home.GOAL - DEMBA BA - Ba fires home from close range as Sandro fails to clear Oscar's cross into the box.Azpilicueta is booked for foul on Walker.Nice ball into the box from Ivanovic finds Oscar, but he can't control it with his chest and Lloris claims it.Should be three as Willian lays the ball back for Oscar, but he fires over from just inside the box.Sandro down and needing treatment.Demba Ba replaces Eto'o.Willian plays through Hazard to break clear, but instead of going for goal he looks for Eto'o and that allows Sandro to make a vital interception.Ramies breaks into the box, he tries to find Eto'o in the middle but Lloris is at full stretch to claim it.Oscar, Willian and Hazard seeing plenty of the ball now - going to be hard for Spurs to keep Chelsea at just two.Dawson is replaced by Zeki FryersDawson is down with a problem and does not look happy - looks like he might have to come off.Sandro blocks off run of Oscar, again nothing given - he is on thin ice at the moment.Great touch from Hazard for Eto'o, he looks to take the ball into the box but Dawson gets a crucial touch.Schurrle replaced by Willian.Sandro lucky not to see a second yellow for foul out wide. Chelsea look to break through Schurrle, a slight miscontrol but a corner anyway. Taken short for Oscar, he puts ball into the box and Dawson heads behind.Paulinho comes on for Sigurdsson.GOAL - EDEN HAZARD - The Belgian easily beats Lloris with his spot-kick.Kaboul is given red card - looks harsh.Chelsea counter on Spurs, Hazard fires ball into the box for Eto'o - he goes down under Kaboul's challenge.GOAL - SAMUEL ETO'O - Shocking back pass from Vertonghen is intercepted by Eto'o and he fires the ball under Lloris.Chelsea launch free-kick into the box looking for Cahill, but he can only help the ball out.Another Spurs player is booked as Sandro brings down Ivanovic.Naughton is booked for dragging back Hazard as he looked to counter.Ivanovic launches cross into the box and Dawson heads behind. Corner comes in but Adebayor easily heads away.Lovely play from Adebayor, he spreads the play out wide for Sigurdsson, he finds Walker who puts his cross into the box but Terry clears.Schurrle has another attempt, this time the German fires wide.Chance for Schurrle as the ball drops for him just inside the box after ball from Matic but he just cannot make a good connection.Corner is met really well by Kaboul but luckily for Chelsea straight at Cech.Lennon makes a break and tries to cross, but Cahill makes the block, it comes back for the England winger and Walker looks to take it at the back post but Azpilicueta has to concede a corner.Oscar gets an early touch but his cross is blocked by Vertonghen. Throw into the box for Schurrle, he looks for Eto'o with the cross but it is just too high.Audacious effort from Vertonghen as he breaks deep into Chelsea territory and he looks to chip Cech from 30-yards but it is over the bar.Chelsea get us underway going from left to right.Oscar is on for Lampard.A lot of Chelsea fans wanting to see Oscar brought on - like Liam Mortell - he has mailed in and says: I think Chelsea will get a goal if eto'o stays On and Oscar comes On."Whistle goes and an uninspiring first-half comes to an end.Eto'o does well to win a corner, but Sandro felt he was being held. Lampard takes but it is poor and Spurs clear.Two-minutes of added time.Ivanovic gives away free-kick. Chance for Spurs to put this onto the penalty box. Taken short to Bentaleb - who switches play to Adebayor. Spurs keep the ball moving, but chance has gone.Corner taken short by Lampard, Hazard gives him the ball back and Lampard flashes a shot into the box and Spurs only juts about manage to clear their lines.Ramires wins free-kick off Sandro. Lampard flights it into the box but Sandro is up well to head clear. Matic collects and wins a corner from Adebayor.Lampard is booked as he goes in from behind on Sandro.Terry wins foul off Adebayor in the Chelsea box as he goes down under challenge from the Spurs striker.Some slacking passing from Schurrle on the left, twice in quick succession he gives the ball away. Home fans not happy.Good work from Spurs to dispossess Hazard and Walker breaks down the right but he can't control his cross and it is straight at Cech.Ramires almost makes a break but Dawson makes an excellent challenge to stop the Brazilian.Lampard free-kick into the box is easily cleared by Spurs and they launch a counter attack through Walker, but Chelsea are back quickly and in numbers to see it off.Good chance for Eto'o as he intercepts pass back from Bentaleb, but instead of playing in Schurrle he takes it on himself and is forced wide, he gets his shot away but misses the target.Chelsea free-kick is launched into the box by Lampard, it finds Matic at the back post but he can only glance it wide.Ivanovic is down after landing awkwardly after Vertonghen challenge but the Serb is up and looks ready to play on.Good build up from Spurs - Adebayor is blocked off by Terry, then Lennon comes inside and Cahill makes the block.Ramires full of running down the right as he picks up ball from Eto'o. He gets better of Kaboul but Sigurdsson does well as he tracks back and makes a good challenge.Vertonghen is free down the left, Cahill's poor clearance drops to Sandro and his volley is well saved by Cech. Corner comes in, Kaboul can't read it and misses the ball and Chelsea clear.Good turn from Walker on the halfway line, and Matic brings him down - but no booking, Spurs not happy.Strong play from Matic in midfield and he takes it down before spraying it wide for Eto'o on the left, but good covering from Naughton snuffs out the danger.Good ball from Lampard looking for Eto'o runs but Dawson makes a crucial interception.Sigurdsson swings in the corner but Cech comes and claims it comfortably.Azpilicueta with late challenge on Lennon. Chance for Spurs to put this into the box. Walker takes but after a couple of attempts Terry heads away. But Spurs still push and Lennon's cross is put behind by Iavnovic.Real chance for Spurs, Bentaleb wins ball in midfield and gets it back via Adebayor's head, he breaks into the box but sends his shot wide. Good effort.Good solid work from Matic to make tackle on Adebayor and he wins a goal-kick off the Spurs striker.Great work from Azpilicueta to win the ball, he finds Hazard - he is freed down the left after good exchange of passes with Lampard - the Belgian then crosses to the back post but there is nobody in a blue shirt and Spurs clear.Poor pass from Cahill is to Walker, but he cannot find Adebayor with his through ball - let off for the Chelsea defender.Nice touch from Ramires to go around Bentaleb and the young Algerian cynically brings him down. First yellow.Lennon - who is playing off Adebayor - wins a corner. Sigurdsson takes but Schurrle heads away.Spurs look to launch their first attack, as Sigurdsson breaks down the left looking for ball from Vertonghen but he is offside.So close for Hazard. Great play by Schurrle as he feeds Eto'o, he plays it to the edge of the box for Hazard, he goes past Lloris and stays on his feet before getting his shot away, but it is wide. Hazard could have easily gone down there.Lloris gets play back underway with a long clearance up field.Linesman's flag saves Tottenham as Hazard plays Eto'o through but Lloris is quick off his line to make a challenge and the Cameroonian is hurt. Replays show Eto'o was onside, played on by Dawson.Poor early pass from Dawson gives ball straight to Schurrle, Naughton intercepts.Spurs get us underway kicking left to right.Chelsea fans Tommy Donovan sums up their confidence, he mailed in: "Big game here, and a tough one. Though I expect Chelsea to win, my 2-0."Hand shakes are done, kick-off just moments away...Players in the tunnel ready to make their way out...A lot of Chelsea fans expecting them to continue their home domination over Spurs...and few Tottenham fans expecting a win, like Alex Samuels, he emailed in: "Can't see a Spurs win but perhaps Adebayor can get the ball in the net. Hoping for a 1-1 draw."Torres has been injured in the warm-up so Samuel Eto'o now starts. Salah now on the bench. Frank Lampard has returned for Chelsea side, replacing Oscar in the only change from their side which won at Fulham. Spurs, seeking a first win at Stamford Bridge in 24 years, make five changes with Younes Kaboul, Nabil Bentaleb, Sandro, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Walker - replacing Zeki Fryers, Mousa Dembele, Paulinho, Roberto Soldado and Andros Townsend. Lloris; Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Vertonghen; Bentaleb, Sandro; Walker, Lennon, Sigurdsson; Adebayor. Subs: Friedel, Fryers, Chadli, Paulinho, Townsend, Kane, Soldado

Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Lampard; Ramires, Hazard, Schurrle; Eto'o. Subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Mikel, Oscar, Willian, Ba, Salah

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