Premier League: Chelsea vs. Birmingham Live Stream (Free Online Video)
Chelsea vs. Birmingham Live Stream: The West Londoners host Birmingham City tonight at Stamford Bridge and they need a perfect run to have any hope of retaining their Premier League title.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are now 9 points behind leaders Manchester United with a game in hand, and victory over Birmingham will put them ahead of Arsenal into second place. However, Chelsea striker Didier Drogba admits they are just too far behind the Red Devils in the race to win the silverware.
“Let’s be honest, it is going to be difficult but we can put some pressure maybe on Arsenal for second place,” Drogba told ChelseaTV. “Let’s see, but we have to win our games.”
Chelsea and Birmingham have an identical record for this month, winning two, drawing one, scoring five and conceding two. But in six EPL games between the two sides, at the Bridge, the West Londoners have won four and drawn two.
Meanwhile, Brazilian duo Alex and Ramires have failed to recover from hamstring problems and will miss tonight’s game. Branislav Ivanovic is doubtful after suffering a muscle strain at The Hawthorns, meaning Jose Bosingwa could be recalled into the starting lineup in his absence.
Birmingham, whose recent wins over Bolton and Sunderland have lifted them away from the relegation zone, are boosted by the return of Jean Beausejour from a hamstring injury.
The match kicks-off at 19:45 BST.
UPDATE: Florent Malouda scored twice as Chelsea eased to a 3-1 victory over Birmingham to leapfrog Arsenal in the Premier League.