Juan Mata’s homecoming did not go as planned. He received a yellow card for his efforts right at the end for some argy bargy with the referee. Chelsea were better for most part of the match and really cranked it up in the second half but the heroics of goalkeeper Diego Alves kept them out. It took old man Frank Lampard showing he still had the touch when he swept in a cross from Florent Maloda darting down the right flank to break the resistance.
All was undone in the 86th minute when Lampard’s substitute Salomon Kalou handled the ball following a corner. Roberto Soldado dispatched the spot kick with ease.