Chelsea 1-0 Everton: Last-gasp Lampard strike gives Blues the win

Chelsea beat Everton 1-0 at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Frank Lampard scored an injury-time winner for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to send the Blues four points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The match against Everton appeared to be heading for a goalless draw, before the England international's late free-kick was diverted in off Toffees' 'keeper Tim Howard.

Everton had stood firm up to that point, with Howard pulling off a string of fine saves and Roberto Martinez's men looking good for a point.  But second-half substitute Ramires added some extra drive to the home side's play and they were subsequently rewarded with a vital victory in the race for the title.

The result means Chelsea are four points clear (at least temporarily) while Everton are in 6th place with 45 points.

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Team Lineups


  • Petr Cech
  • John Terry
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Oscar
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Frank Lampard
  • Eden Hazard
  • Willian
  • Samuel Eto'o


  • André Schürrle
  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Ashley Cole
  • Fernando Torres
  • Demba Ba
  • Ramires


  • Tim Howard
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Leighton Baines
  • Seamus Coleman
  • Gareth Barry
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Leon Osman
  • Kevin Mirallas
  • James McCarthy
  • Steven Naismith


  • Luke Garbutt
  • Ross Barkley
  • Gerard Deulofeu
  • John Stones
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Aiden McGeady
  • Joel Robles

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