MINUTE DETAIL: CHELSEA 0 HULL CITY 0

Posted on: Sun 08 Feb 2009

Barclays Premier League clash with Hull City at Stamford Bridge, Saturday 7 February, 2009.
Chelsea (4-3-3): Hilario; Bosingwa, Alex, Terry (c), A Cole; Ballack (Deco 72), Mikel (Belletti 56), Lampard; Quaresma (Drogba 62), Anelka, Kalou.
Manager: Felipe Scolari
Hull (4-2-3-1): Duke; Ricketts, Turner, Zayatte, Dawson; Ashbee (c), Marney; Garcia, Geovanni (France 80), Kilbane; Fagan.
Manager: Phil Brown

Referee Lee Mason
Attendance 41,802
Environment It's a cold afternoon in west London, despite the sun shining.
Kit Chelsea - blue shirts and shorts, white socks. Hull City - black and gold striped shirts, black shorts and socks.

First half
Kick off: Chelsea
2 Chance Lampard sends a freekick into the box, but Terry's touch sends the ball rising over the bar.
10 Shot Geovanni sends the ball curling inches post the top left from 20 yards out.
19 Shot Quaresma forces an acrobatic save from Duke after Kalou breaks down the centre and finds our new number 18 in space on the left.

Hull at home

22 Shot Kalou forces Garcia the knock the ball behind the line for a fruitless corner after A Cole sends a dipping cross into the far post.
26 Shot Lampard launches a shot goal ward from 20 yards out but Duke gets a touch to send it out for another corner.
27 Foul Mikel pulls Geovanni to the ground on the edge of Chelsea's box and is shown the yellow card.
30 Shot Ballack skims the side-netting with a freekick from 20 yards out, forcing fans onto the edge of their seats in the process.
34 Shot Lampard sends a freekick bouncing off Zayatte's mid-section, forcing the Hull man to fall to the ground in pain.
40 Shot Kilbane heads the ball across the face of goal and off the post.
Stoppage time: 1 minute.

Half time Chelsea 0 Hull City 0

Second half
Kick off:
Hull City
47 Abused Ashbee is shown the yellow card for a late tackle on Ballack.
51 Shot Kalou scuffs the ball inches wide after Anelka sets him up just inside the box.
57 Chelsea substitution Belletti comes on to replace Mikel.
63 Chelsea substitution Drogba comes on to replace Quaresma.

Hull at home

68 Shot Marney sends the ball skimming across the face of goal and past the post.
67 Appeal Chelsea appeal for a Dawson handball inside the box but Lee Mason fails to award the penalty.
73 Chelsea substitution Deco comes on to replace Ballack.
79 Shot Kalou breaks down the centre and shoots, but Duke dives low to his left to smother the ball.
70 Abused Garcia trips Belletti in the centre circle and is subsequently shown the yellow card.
81 Hull City substitution France comes on to replace Geovanni.
87 Shot Drogba sends the ball careering off target with a freekick from 20 yards out.
Stoppage time: 3 minutes.

Unused subs
Chelsea - Taylor, Ivanovic, Stoch, Di Santo. Hull City - Myhill, Doyle, Hughes, Barmby, Manucho, Folan.

Shots on target Chelsea 3 Hull City 2
Fouls Chelsea 13 Hull City 22
Corners Chelsea 13 Hull City 3
Offsides Chelsea 4 Hull City 1

Comment
Ricardo Quaresma made his first team debut against, starting on the right wing, while Michael Ballack made his 100th appearance in a Chelsea shirt. Henrique Hilario played his first game this season, as he stands in for Petr Cech who misses the fixture which a back injury sustained against Liverpool.
Today's results means Hull have failed to win any of their 13 league games at Stamford Bridge, which has now seen three goalless draws and 11 defeats for the Tigers.
It was another frustrating game for the Chelsea fans, as the team failed to capitalise on their possession, which saw 13 corners but only three shots on target.

You can watch highlights of this game on Chelsea TV or Chelsea Plus, all from 6pm on Sunday.