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Chelsea 2-1 Portsmouth

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Chelsea moved back to the top of the Premiership after another magnificent performance at Stamford Bridge yesterday. Their lead at the top maybe temporary if Man Utd beat Liverpool at Old Trafford this afternoon.

I am not going to worry about such matters. Chelsea are top and that is all that matters.

The Shev and Michael Ballack scored their FIRST Premiership goals at Stamford Bridge and were both booked by fussy referee Mark Clattenburg for over celebrating their goals with the faithful at the Matthew Harding end of the Stamford Bridge ground.

Today is ten years ago that Matthew Harding died in a helicopter crash whilst he was returning from a cup match at Bolton Wanderers. Chelsea fans were magnificent in remembering Matthew, by singing his name. We can never forget what Matthew Harding did for Chelsea Football Club.

If anybody had any doubts about Hilario taking his place between the posts for the two games against Barcelona and Portsmouth, all doubts can be erased. Hilario has been magnificent too. Hardly a save to make in two games he did what he had to do and he did it in style.

Jose Mourinho made two changes from the Barcelona game. Ferreira in for Boulahrouz and Robben in for Makelele. Robben caused Portsmouth all sorts of problems especially full-back Pamerot and with a bit more luck Robben could have had a couple of goals for himself.

But the day was all about Matthew Harding, Andriy Shevchenko, Michael Ballack and Chelsea TOP OF THE LEAGUE.