Chelsea 2 Ipswich Town 1 (Sky Sports)
Dalla Bona Belter Lifts The Blue Gloom
But Dalla Bona rifled in his first of the season to deny the visitors their chance to escape the bottom three - and lift the Londoners to seventh.
This was the visitors 10th consecutive match
without a win in the league, equalling their worst-ever run under
No such luxuries for the Suffolk side, and they were soon under pressure as John Terry had a goal ruled out for offside after Matteo Sereni had fumbled a long-range effort from Frank Lampard.
The home side went ahead when Lampard picked out Zola on the edge of the box, and the Italian tucked away the chance with the minimum fuss.
Ipswich, so impressive in their UEFA Cup success in Sweden, had given Mark Bosnich very little cause for concern, until Mario Melchiot felled Stewart in the box eight minutes from time.
The Ipswich man slotted home his eighth of the campaign from the
spot, but Dalla Bona's rocket cut short his side's celebrations.
Babayaro, Desailly, Terry, Melchiot (Gudjohnsen 84), Lampard,
Jokanovic (Gallas 45), Dalla Bona, Zola, Hasselbaink, Forssell (Stanic
Clapham (Reuser 76), Hreidarsson, Venus, Bramble, Magilton, Holland,
Wright, Makin, Stewart, Naylor (Counago 65).