MINUTE DETAIL: PRESTON NORTH END 0 CHELSEA 2
FA Cup Fourth Round clash against Preston North End at Deepdale, Saturday 23 January, 2009.
Preston (4-3-3): Lonergan; Hart, Mawene, St Ledger, Davidson (c); Chaplow, Jones, Carter (Parkin 58); Sedgewick (Mayor 73), Brown (Mellor), Wallace.
Manager Darren Ferguson
Referee Mike Dean
Environment it's a foggy afternoon in the north of England.
Kit Preston -white shirts and socks, black shorts.Chelsea -blue shirts, shorts and socks.
Kick off: Chelsea
7 Chance Terry narrowly misses connecting with a Lampard corner as he sprints into the box.
8 Save Hilario punches a dangerous ball away from the six-yard box.
15 Shot Zhirkov has a shot denied by Lonergan after a clever one two with Lampard saw the vice-captain chip a ball over the defensive line for the left-back to strike.
18 Shot Anelka sends the ball bouncing wide with a shot from 25 yards out. The pressure is beginning to build on Preston.
20 Chelsea substitution Malouda comes on to replace Belletti.
24 Abused Hart is shown the yellow card for a late challenege on Malouda which leave the Frenchman on the ground.
26 Shot Ballack takes a freekick 20 yards out from goal but the ball is deflected out for a corner by the wall.
32 Shot Alex sends the ball screaming over the wall and towards the bottom corner after Lampard taps a freekick forward for the defender. Unfortunately Lonergan is able to stretch and deny the Brazilian.
37 CHELSEA GOAL Anelka breaks down the left and dances his way into the box before shooting, the ball takes a slight deflection from Lonergan efore it dipping into the net.
40 Save Hilario is forced into an acrobatic save at full stretch to prevent Preston finding an equaliser as Brown heads goal-ward, a phenomenal bit of goalkeeping.
44 Shot Ferreira sends the ball screaming inches over the bar after Anelka pulls it back for the right-back to strike on the edge of the box.
45 Clearance Terry clears the ball off the line after Hilario fails to keep hold of a dangerous corner ball.
Stoppage time: 2 minutes.
Half time Preston 0 Chelsea 1
Kick off: Preston
47 CHELSEA GOAL Sturridge smashes the ball into the net from close range after Terry's header is saved off the line from a corner, the subsequent clearance falls to Sturridge who expertly converts.
57 Appeal Sturridge has a valid appeal for a penalty dismissed by Mike Dean.
58 Preston substitution Parkin comes on to replace Carter.
65 Chelsea substitution J Cole comes on to replace Lampard.
73 Preston substitution Mellor comes on to replace Brown.
73 Preston substitution Mayor comes on to replace Sedgewick.
82 Defend Chelsea prevent a Preston attack from producing an end result as the hosts search for their first goal.
84 Chance Sturridge breaks into the box but stumbles at the near post as he tries to win possession - he still wins a corner though.
Stoppage time: 3 minutes
Unused subs Preston-Collins, Chilvers, Henderson, Barton. Chelsea - Turnbull, Ivanovic, Van Aanholt, Matic, Borini.
Shots on target Preston 3 Chelsea 8
Fouls Preston 6 Chelsea 3
Corners Preston 4 Chelsea 9
Offsides Preston 3 Chelsea 1
There was a record attendance at Deepdale in its current form today as the Blues expelled Preston North End from the FA Cup.
Yury Zhirkov started at left-back in a side already named by Carlo Ancelotti the day before this game.
There were 6,000 faithful fans at the game on the foggy afternoon in the north of England.
Juliano Belletti only played 20 minutes before injury forced him off while Frank Lampard was replaced by Joe Cole in the second half under the same circumstances.
Watch the full game on Chelsea TV from midnight on Sunday.