May 31, 2009

Chelsea Defeat Everton In The FA Cup

Guus Hiddink adds another honour to his glittering CV before heading off to catch the Russian Cup final tomorrow. He watched his Chelsea team record a well deserved win over Everton in his last ever game on the touchline in charge of the Pensioners.

Didier Drogba scored his 12th goal in 20 Hiddink matches, and Frank Lampard recorded another decisive strike for his side to negate Louis Saha's opening minute goal. There were chances also for Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda, who excelled alongside Ashley Cole on the left side.

Everton had no answer to Chelsea's might, and relied only on half chances from the moment they took their lead. Chelsea win the cup for the second time in three seasons, and Guus Hiddink, a veteran of four KNVB Bekers, wins a trophy for Chelsea to give his side a perfect parting gift.

Line Ups:

Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Bosingwa, Alex, Terry, Cole; Mikel, Essien (Ballack 60'), Lampard; Malouda, Anelka, Drogba

Everton (4-5-1): Howard; Hibbert (Jacobsen h/t), Yobo, Lescott, Baines; Osman (Gosling 82'), Neville, Cahill, Fellaini, Pienaar; Saha (Vaughan 76')


Chelsea: Drogba 20', Lampard 72'

Everton: Saha 1'


Chelsea: Mikel 62', Lampard 84'

Everton: Hibbert 7', Neville 47', Baines 90'

Referee: Howard Webb

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