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Blues Too Much For Latics

Chelsea proved to be too much for Wigan Athletic as they claimed a 4-1 win over the Latics at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Former Chelsea striker Franco Di Santo went close just six minutes in when he peeled off his defender but couldn't beat Petr Cech from a tight angle.

Shaun Maloney then had that next chance when he tried to curl a shot into the far corner but again Cech was on hand to make the save.

Fernando Torres responded for the Blues with a header that went just wide after a slip from Ali Al-habsi before the Spaniard sent a tame shot at the stopper in the 16th minute.

Chelsea would go on to grab the lead in the 23rd minute though as Torres swept the ball to Ramires after a swift move and the Brazilian tucked the ball away.

Torres continued to be a handful and worked Al-habsi again in the 32nd minute before Frank Lampard rifled a long-distance strike off target.

The Blues started the second-half well and just 11 minute in Eden Hazard doubled their advantage when he fired home a low cross.

The Latics would give themselves some hope just two minutes later though as Maloney was played through and dealt with the attention of Cech to finish from a tight angle.

Lampard went close again in the 67th minute while Wigan saw a penalty appeal turned down after the ball struck Ashley Cole's hand from close range but the referee waved play on.

Chelsea finished strongly and added a third with four minutes to go when Lampard drilled home a cutback from Hazard while Marin nodded home in stoppage time after Al-habsi had pulled off a good save.

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