Dominant Drogba puts blues level with Liverpool

Chelsea beat Fulham convincingly whilst Spurs take on West Brom and Wigan face Bolton.

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LONDON // Didier Drogba put in a superb performance, scoring one and setting up two, as Chelsea moved level on points with second-placed Liverpool. Nicolas Anelka pounced to put the Blues ahead after just 50 seconds, striking home Drogba's lay-off from six yards. Erik Nevland, who later went off injured, scored his second goal in as many games three minutes later when he ran on to a great pass by Danny Murphy to beat Petr Cech with a fierce angled drive to equalise. Chelsea regained the lead in the 10th minute when Drogba crossed for Malouda to score from eight yards and Anelka then returned the complement to Drogba after the break, setting him up for Chelsea's third.

LONDON // Tony Mowbray's West Brom side put in a valiant effort at White Hart Lane, but Jermaine Jenas's strike leaves them all but relegated from the Premier League. West Brom had an early penalty shout turned down when Marc-Antoine Fortune went over after a challenge by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, but Jenas opened the scoring two minutes before the break. He received the ball from Vedran Corluka, had time to take a touch before curling his effort from 25 yards. The goal was harsh on West Brom as keeper Scott Carson looked to have had his view blocked by referee Styles. Defender Shelton Martis had a second-half header cleared off the line as West Brom came up short in their attempts to equalise and remain six points from safety.

WIGAN // Goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen earned Bolton a point in the goalless draw against Wigan at the JJB Stadium with three first-half saves. The Finn twice denied Hugo Rodallega, once with the aid of a post, and also tipped over Mido's long-range effort. However, the crossbar came to Wigan's rescue before the interval when Bolton defender Gary Cahill's deflected strike rebounded back of the woodwork. That the match should end goalless was no great surprise, with Wigan having scored just seven times since the turn of the year. However, manager Steve Bruce must be cursing his luck as his team came up against an in-form Jaaskelainen who edged Bolton a point closer to safety.