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(From Guardian Unlimited)
62 mins Mourinho makes his first entrance onto the pitch, remonstrating with the ref's decision to give a foul against Makelele. Expect to see the Special One back on the pitch celebrating with his players should they win this game, because it's going to take quite an effort to overcome Villa's doggedness.
60 mins Here's Adam Ramadan, whose dedication to answering my question about tall full-backs deserves a mention: According to the Aston Villa website, Bouma and Mellberg are 5'10" and 6'2" respectively. According to the Liverpool website, Steve Finnan and John Arne Riise are 6'0" and 6'1" respectively, which gives them an average half an inch advantage." That it does.
58 mins Electing to punch rather than flap this time, Kiraly makes a much better fist of dealing with Cole's cross.
56 mins Doing a passable impression of an England slip fielder, Kiraly drops Lampard's corner, but Ridgewell hacks clear before Kalou can turn the ball into the unguarded net.
54 mins After receiving a short incisive pass from Makelele, Essien turns and instantly lets fly - but his shot soars over the bar. I don't have the statistics to hand, but Chelsea must take more long range shots than anyone else in the Premiership.
52 mins Excellent tackle by Mellberg, clattering first ball then Kalou as the forward tried to skip past him. The aggressive manner in which Villa are playing implies they received a bit of a rocket from O'Neill at half-time.
49 mins Villa tackles are flying in, most notably McCann whose late challenge on Carvalho starts a bit of handbags between six or seven players. Watching the replay, McCann didn't touch Carvalho, yet still the Portuguese defender writhed around on the floor feigning agony.
47 mins Essien has recovered from his knock just before half-time, though Boulahrouz will apparently be out for a month. Drobga, meanwhile, has been booked for stopping Ridgewell from taking a quick free-kick. That's his fifth of the year, which means he'll miss the Carling Cup semi-final against Wycombe. Shevchenko might actually get a game. Heck, he might even score.
46 mins Kalou finally completes a pass, nudging the ball to Drogba to restart the game.
"Anyone want to add to the Chelsea Lexicon?" asks Gary Naylor.
"To Mourinho - To spend lavishly only to discover that you are short of what you most need (eg "He really Mourinhoed when he bought the 4x4 but his parking space only accommodates a mini").
"Cole - Generic descriptor for an expensive but useless present (eg "I?ll have …