Middlesbrough 0-2 Chelsea
Chelsea continued to put their Premiership season back on track with a second successive victory over Middlesbrough in their Premiership match on Saturday.
Didier Drogba put behind an uncomfortable week to put Chelsea in an early lead in the 8th minute before defender Alex doubled the lead in the 57th minute to provide Chelsea with a comfortable victory over struggling Middlesbrough at Riverside stadium.
Drogba put behind the controversy of his interview with a French magazine with a brilliantly executed goal in the 8th minute as he played a delightful one-two with Frank Lampard to slot home the ball from inside the area.
It was Chelsea all the way as Boro struggled to deal with the waves of attacks from the visitors with Drogba once again going close to scoring with a free kick that curled into the side netting. Boro's first chance of the match fell to Mido but the Egyptian striker managed to head the ball straight into the arms of Cech who caught the ball in the second attempt.
Mido had another chance of snatching an equalizer two minutes into the second half but his glancing header was once again saved in style by Cech. Chelsea put the result beyond doubt 12 minutes into the second half when Lampard passed the ball to Alex from a free kick who smashed a stinging drive past Mark Schwarzer to double the lead for Chelsea.
Boro were unable to get back in the game as it was Chelsea who looked more likely of the two to get a goal with Lampard and Kalou going close to scoring with set pieces. Gary O'Neil had one last chance of grabbing one goal back but was unable to hit the target, leaving Chelsea with their second victory in as many games.