Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen! Today we bring you coverage from the first game of the new Barclays Premier League season. Will Michael Ballack begin his reign with a win? Or will Roberto Martinez' Everton ruin the homecoming of the big German.
KICK OFF: 0 MIN
And we are off, Juan Mata and Samuel Eto'o get us underway on a lovely day in South-west London.
YELLOW CARD: 4 MIN
Everton's Steven Pienaar gets booked for a poor challenge on Eden Hazard. Silly challenge to make, and he goes into the ref's book for it.
GREAT SAVE: 5 MIN
Straight from the free-kick, Chelsea work the ball forwards from the free-kick towards Eden Hazard, who picks it up and runs across the pitch with it, before cutting in and unleashing a low shot towards Tim Howard's left. He makes a fantastic diving save and tips it round the post.
GOAL: 22 MIN
Chelsea move the ball around in the middle of the park, before finally spreading it wide. Azpilicueta cuts the ball back in to Oscar, who curls the ball towards the far post. Eden Hazard
is there to tap the ball into the back of the net. 1-0 Chelsea.
YELLOW CARD: 29 MIN
Darron Gibson tries to go after Juan Mata, but that Spanish man still manages to get out, leaving Gibson to pick up a yellow card.
RED CARD: 36 MIN
Again, Darron Gibson
gets caught up in a footrace that he won't win, and Eden Hazard just gets away from him. Gibson receives his second yellow, and Everton are now down to 10 men.
GOAL: 41 MIN
Chelsea spread the ball around the pitch, and when Eden Hazard sends in a deep, looping cross, debutant Samuel Eto'o
is there to nod the ball in. 2-0 Chelsea.
HALF-TIME: 45 MIN
Martin Atkinson calls time on a good first-half for Chelsea. Chelsea have played well so far, although Everton will a little hard done-by over Gibson's red card.
KICK OFF: 46 MIN
Nikica Jelavic and the booked Pienaar start the game again. Stamford Bridge is quiet at the moment, as fans return to their seats with beers and pies.
GOAL: 49 MIN
Just as everyone gets back to their seats, Chelsea score again. After Azpilicueta's long throw is cleared, Chelsea look after the ball, and when Ashley Cole is open on the left, he teases a high ball into the back post, where Oscar
easily nods in. Game, set and match. 3-0 Chelsea.
YELLOW CARD: 78 MIN
James McCarthy chases after the ball, but Lampard beats him to it. McCarthy goes for the ball, but is booked for the trip.
FULL TIME: 90+1 MIN
Chelsea 3-0 Everton. Michael Ballack gets his season off to a good start at home, and it's a good result for the Blues.