The Blues confirmed shortly before kick-off that top scorer Didier Drogba had undergone surgery to correct his troublesome knee and Shevchenko was the beneficiary.
His second Premiership goal of the season may only have been a routine finish of Salomon Kalou´s 23rd-minute cross, but it capped a lively display. Frank Lampard´s conversion of a soft 79th minute penalty - given for Danny Higginbotham´s weak pull on Alex - killed off the match when Chelsea should have been out of sight sooner.
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2007, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms