PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Follow all the action from around the grounds as it happens
16:07 GMT, 10 March 2012
Follow Sportsmail's coverage of the Barclays Premier League with four games kicking off at 3pm including Chelsea v Stoke at Stamford Bridge. Elsewhere it's Aston Villa v Fulham, Sunderland v Liverpool and Wolves v Blackburn. Email me your thoughts on the action at [email protected] or contact me on Twitter @Ripinho
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Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham
Bolton 2-1 QPR FT
Chelsea 0-0 Stoke
Sunderland 0-0 Liverpool
Wolves 0-1 Blackburn
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16.06: Sorry make that two changes. Chelsea have sent on David Luiz for Ivanovic at right back.
16.05: Just one change at the break. Murphy's cut needs some more attention it seems as Mahamadou Diarra replaces him for Fulham.
16.03: Second halves are back underway.
16.00: From OptaJoe:
8 – Blackburn Rovers have scored first in all eight of their Premier League meetings against Wolves. Expected.
15.57: All those who wanted Steve Kean out hang your heads in shame…only because it's his side that have saved us from a goalless first half.
As it stands Rovers sit three points outside the bottom three, but there is plenty more goals to come yet and I'm not just talking about at Molineux – the entertainment police demands it.
15.54: From OptaJoe:
13 – Wolves have now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 13 home games in the top flight. Leaky.
15.51: Half-time: Chelsea 0-0 Stoke
15.49: Half-time: Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham
Half-time: Sunderland 0-0 Aston Villa
15.47: Chelsea finally hit the target but Frank Lampard's effort does not trouble Asmir Begovic.
Breakthrough: Junior Hoilett (left) scored for Blackburn on the cusp of half time at Wolves
15.46: Half-time: Wolves 0-1 Blackburn
15.45: GOAL! Wolves 0-1 BLACKBURN
But it's not Stamford Bridge where we see our first strike, but Molineux!
David Davis' clearance falls only as far as Juinor Hoilett on the edge of the box, and his crisp effort gives Rovers the lead two minutes before the break.
15.42: More crossbar action for Chelsea, this time Ivanovic clatters the woodwork from close range. A goal is coming anytime now surely.
15.39: Chelsea to be fair have had a few chances since I criticised their attacking instincts. Ivanovic now having a header cleared off the line.
A change for the hosts as Juan Mata replaces Raul Meireles.
15.36: Next goal wins anyone…
15.35: Well that nearly shut me up. Terry has just clattered the crossbar with a header.
15.33: You would think Stoke would be clinging on for dear life, but so far they are defending with discipline despite having only 10 men.
Chelsea are not upping the gears enough here as Fernando Torres goes for a warm up.
15.30: No goals but but we are starting to see red in a few places as Danny Murphy has to go off for a moment at Villa Park.
The midfielder collided with Stephen Ireland, leaving him with a bloodied face.
Off you go: Stoke's Ricardo Fuller (back) is given a straight red card
15.27: RED CARD (Ricardo Fuller, Stoke)
Disgraceful from Fuller and not even he is complaining. The striker picks up his eighth red card in English football as he needlessly stamps on Ivanovic following a tackle from the full-back.
15.24: After some Sunderland possession, Liverpool force through their first real chance but Charlie Adam's excellent delivery form a corner passes through everyone inside the box.
15.21: Only Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer is keeping the scores level at Villa Park. The Aussie stopper producing a top save to deny Gabriel Agbonlahor.
15.18: Another Rovers chance courtesy of Formica. This time his cross is diverted towards goal by Yakubu but Sebastien Bassong does just enough to take it away from goal – goal kick is given though.
15.16: Blackburn look dangerous but still no goals. Formica's cross after a decent run down the right finds Yakubu, but the striker can't make clean contact as the chance passes.
15.14: From InfostradaLive:
It is over 12 months since #wolves last won a #EPL match at Molineux on a saturday (4-0 v #blackpool in feb 2011)
Back in black: Liverpool's Charlie Adam holds off Sunderland's Fraizer Campbell
15.12: Even start at Sunderland – no chances though but Liverpool edging possession.
15.09: Villa look to the only player who has scored a league goal for them in 2012 (aside from Darren Bent and Robbie Keane), as Charles N'Zogbia shoots just off target from long range for the hosts.
15.06: It's all Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Stoke defence is at sixes and sevens as Ryan Shawcross heads behind in front of his keeper.
From the corner, Branislav Ivanovic narrowly heads off target.
15.04: Down at Molineux, it's Blackburn that look the more confident side so far – which is unusual for them – no goals anywhere yet though.
15.01: Away we go folks.
Directions to the goal: Chelsea's Fernando Torres arrives at Stamford Bridge
14.59: Teams are out across the country – these fixtures all a reverse from the opening weekend of the season of course
14.56: It's worth pointing out too that the result at the Reebok Stadium means now Wolves and Blackburn occupy the bottom three along with Wigan.
14.54: From InfostradaLive:
Wolves have conceded nine goals in the opening 15 minutes of #EPL matches this season and scored none – the worst record in the #PL
14.51: As ever Andy Townsend gives us his preview on all the weekend's games via his Boot Room.
14.48: From InfostradaLive:
Fulham have picked up 16 #EPL points in 2012 – only #MCFC (21) and #MUFC (19) have more points this year
14.45: Wolves have top scorer Steven Fletcher back in their starting XI for this afternoon's Barclays Premier League relegation clash with Blackburn at Molineux.
Wanderers boss Terry Connor makes four changes from the thumping 5-0 defeat at Fulham last Sunday, with Fletcher – fully recovered from illness – Sebastien Bassong, Dave Edwards and top-flight debutant David Davis coming in for the injured Karl Henry and benched trio Michael Kightly, Kevin Foley and Christophe Berra.
Club captain Roger Johnson, punished earlier in the week after reporting for work unfit to train properly, is once again among the substitutes.
For Rovers, Jason Lowe returns from suspension and Marcus Olsson joins his twin brother Martin in the side, replacing Bradley Orr and Radosav Petrovic in the only adjustments from Saturday's 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.
Gone but not forgotten: Ex-Newcastle striker Craig Bellamy (left) starts for Liverpool and is set to feel the wrath from Sunderland fans
14.42: Newcastle old boy Craig Bellamy is handed a start as Liverpool look to ease themselves closer to the Barclays Premier League top six at Sunderland.
The Wales international is joined by defender Sebastian Coates in two changes to the side which lost 2-1 to Arsenal last time out, and there is a return to the bench for Steven Gerrard after injury.
Wayne Bridge starts his first game for the Wearsiders as the injured Kieran Richardson drops out, while there are places too for midfielder Jack Colback and striker Fraizer Campbell with suspended duo Lee Cattermole and Stephane Sessegnon making way.
14.39: John Terry completes his remarkable comeback from knee surgery as he returns to captain Chelsea for today's Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke.
Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard and the fit-again Ashley Cole are also recalled, with Fernando Torres and Juan Mata starting on the bench.
Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller makes his first Premier League start since New Year's Day 2011, with Salif Diao also in a league XI for the first time this season and Kenwyne Jones for the first time in a month.
14.36: Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish names an unchanged line-up for the home Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham.
McLeish keeps faith with the side which drew 1-1 at Blackburn as Villa look to end a run of four months without a home win.
Fulham boss Martin Jol is forced into one change from the side which had defeated Wolves 5-0 last weekend.
Right-back Aaron Hughes is ruled out with a calf injury and is replaced by Stephen Kelly.
14.33: HUGE GOAL at the Reebok Stadium. Now the incident I referred to at 14.15 really will ruffle a few feathers.
14.30: And finally from the Stadium Of Light:
Sunderland v Liverpool
Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, O'Shea, Turner, Bridge, Larsson, Colback, Gardner, McClean, Bendtner, Campbell. Subs: Gordon, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, Meyler, Kyrgiakos, Elmohamady.
Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Skrtel, Coates, Jose Enrique, Kuyt, Henderson, Adam, Spearing, Bellamy, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Gerrard, Carroll, Maxi, Downing, Carragher, Flanagan.
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
I'm back: John Terry starts his first Chelsea game since returning from injury
14.27: Team news from Stamford Bridge, caretaker boss Roberto Di Matteo's first home game in charge of the Blues:
Chelsea v Stoke
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Meireles, Kalou, Drogba. Subs: Turnbull, Luiz, Essien, Romeu, Torres, Mata, Sturridge.
Stoke: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson, Shotton, Whitehead, Diao, Fuller, Jones, Walters. Subs: Sorensen, Pennant, Upson, Delap, Crouch, Jerome, Palacios.
Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands)
14.24: What a clash at Molineux down at the foot of the table. Three points and a massive increase in Premier League survival chances rides on this:
Wolverhampton v Blackburn
Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Bassong, Ward, Doyle, Davis, Edwards, O'Hara, Jarvis, Fletcher. Subs: De Vries, Kightly, Ebanks-Blake, Johnson, Berra, Milijas, Foley.
Blackburn: Robinson, Lowe, Dann, Hanley, Martin Olsson, Formica, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Marcus Olsson, Hoilett, Yakubu. Subs: Bunn, Givet, Dunn, Modeste, Petrovic, Goodwillie, Vukcevic.
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)
14.21: Full line-ups from Villa Park:
Aston Villa v Fulham
Aston Villa: Given, Hutton, Cuellar, Collins, Warnock, Albrighton, Herd, Petrov, N'Zogbia, Ireland, Agbonlahor. Subs: Guzan, Heskey, Bannan, Weimann, Lichaj, Baker, Gardner.
Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Duff, Dembele, Murphy, Dempsey, Pogrebnyak, Johnson. Subs: Stockdale, Baird, Orlando Sa, Hughes, Diarra, Etuhu, Davies.
Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)
14.18: Chelsea starting XI:
Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Obi, Meireles, Ramires, Lampard, Kalou, Drogba.
14.15: The weekend has hardly kicked off and already we have had a controversial incident that is set to be pivotal in the relegation battle.
But while you can continue to follow our coverage of Bolton v QPR with our own Nick Metcalfe, here it's about the 3pm games – quality and not quantity the order of the day. Team news coming up.
You can count on me: Didier Drogba scored in Chelsea's last home fixture against Bolton