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Football: Chelsea 7-0 Ipswich, FA Cup 2011 Third Round

Chelsea 7-0 Ipswich
Kalou 33 (HT 3-0)  
Sturridge 33    
Edwards (og) 41    
Anelka 49    
Sturridge 52    
Lampard 78    
Lampard 79    
     

Despite waiting 33 minutes to get off the mark, Chelsea ran out 7-0 winners in their FA Cup 2011 Third Round match against Ipswich Town at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Salomon Kalou opened the scoring on 33 minutes before Daniel Sturridge made it two nil with a smart back-heeled finish moments later.

The match appeared to be over for the visitors, who sacked their manager, Roy Keane, last week, when Carlos Edwards deflected a Frank Lampard free-kick into his own net 5 minutes from half time.

The sides came in with Chelsea, who have endured their worst run of league form in recent history of late, 3-0 up and with smiles on their faces once more.

These worrying signs for the visitors proved to be more than just ominous as Chelsea piled on four more goals in the second half.

Anelka got the goal his hard work in the first half had deserved within five minutes of the second period starting, and Sturridge added his second just three minutes later.

Frank Lampard bagged two goals in one minute to add some polish to the win – the first of which, on 78 minutes, was a fine, low shot from outside the area – vintage Lampard.

Ipswich will want to erase this match from the memory as quickly as possible, while Chelsea will try to use it to turn around their league performances.

Chelsea are rewarded with a tough all Premier League trip to Everton in the next round.

Starting Line-ups

Chelsea XI
Ipswich XI
     
01 Cech   21 Fulop
02 Ivanovic   02 Peters
17 Bosingwa   04 McAuley
26 Terry   22 Brown
38 Van Aanholt (Bruma 70)   48 O’Dea
07 Ramires   07 Edwards
08 Lampard   08 Norris
46 McEachran   24 Healy
21 Kalou (Kakuta 55)   39 Kennedy
23 Sturridge   09 Wickham (Priskin 63)
39 Anelka   10 Scotland (Murray 49)
     
Chelsea Substitutes
Ipswich Substitutes
     
40 Hilario   12 Lee-Barrett
19 Ferreira   05 Delaney
43 Bruma   20 Smith
05 Essien   23 Eastman
15 Malouda   26 Civelli
11 Drogba   16 Priskin
44 Kakuta   28 Murray

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  1. Keep it up chelsea may u continue with the same spirit in premier league.all tha best.

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