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Barclays Premier League

Stamford Bridge

Sun 29 Dec 2013 16:00 (Attendance: 41,614)

PRE-MATCH BRIEFING: CHELSEA V LIVERPOOL

It is the final game of 2013. Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton keep the Christmas facts and figures coming…


TALKING POINTS
The first half of Boxing Day's victory over Swansea City was arguably Chelsea's best 45 minutes since the visit to West Ham in November.There was pressing high up the pitch, defensive anchor Mikel was marauding forward and many chances were created. The problem is that 1-0 was - yet again - only a fair reflection of the opportunities taken, not those on offer, of which there were nearly 20.

This match marks the turning point of the season, the last match of the first round against our Barclays Premier League opponents. At the halfway stage last season Chelsea had accrued 38 points - one more than the total before this game. Anything above that after this weekend from the opening 19 would represent the best return since the 2009/10 Double season.

Although the Blues have won 15 of the last 17 games at the Bridge, we have not beaten Liverpool in the Premier League for more than three-and-a-half years. It would require greater efficiency - especially in front of goal and away from home - to emulate the success of that season, but let us not yet rule it out.

The corresponding fixture in 2012/13 ended in a 1-1 draw. John Terry scored for the Blues from a Juan Mata corner but then left the field injured, Luis Suarez later heading an equaliser in the skipper's absence. Suarez has hit 19 goals in 13 Premier League games this season.

KEY STAT
If selected John Terry will make his 600th appearance and join Ron Harris, Peter Bonetti and Frank Lampard as the only players to reach that milestone.

 
Chelsea v Liverpool


Football teaches that few things are permanent. Liverpool, arguably the team of the '70s and '80s, have not won the league since 1989/90 but have finished runners-up twice in the last 12 years.

Chelsea actually won a European title, the 1971 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, two years before Liverpool's first continental success, but the Londoners' Champions League win in 2012 came seven years after the Reds' most recent victory in the tournament.

While the lack of any European football at Anfield this season is indicative of their reduced circumstances, it may have aided their bright showing in the Premier League while their rivals have other matters to attend to.

Nevertheless the campaign has taken its toll and Steven Gerrard is out of Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. As we all know, he came very, very close to joining Chelsea in the summer of 2005. Since being convinced out of the move he has won the FA Cup once with his hometown club.

Had he made the switch he would have won the Premier League twice, the Champions League once, the Europa League once, the FA Cup four times, the League Cup once. If selected, of course.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers returns to face the club that helped launch his coaching career, looking after the youth and then the reserve team.


Barclays Premier League fixtures

Saturday
West Ham v West Brom 12.45pm - Sky Sports
Aston Villa v Swansea 3pm
Hull v Fulham 3pm
Manchester City v Crystal Palace 3pm
Norwich v Manchester United 3pm
Cardiff v Sunderland 5.30pm - Sky Sports
Sunday
Everton v Southampton 1.30pm
Newcastle v Arsenal 1.30pm - Sky Sports
Chelsea v Liverpool 4pm - Sky Sports
Tottenham v Stoke 4pm

Barclays Premier League top eight
Top Pld Gd Pts
1 Arsenal 18 +18 39
2 Liverpool 18 +32 38
3 Chelsea 18 +15 37
4 Man City 18 +22 36
5 Everton 18 +12 34
6 Newcastle 18 +6 33
7 Tottenham 18 +9 31
8 Man United 18 -5 31


Top eight mini-league *
Top Pld Gd Pts
1 Man City 7 +18 18
2 Everton 7 +1 12
3 Newcastle 6 -1 10
4 Liverpool 6 +3 8
5 Arsenal 6 -1 8
6 Chelsea 6 -2 6
7 Man Utd 7 -5 5
8 Tottenham 7 -13 3

* Points earned from games between the current top eight teams


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TACTICAL BRIEF
Chelsea's man in form is Eden Hazard, the match-winner again on Thursday at the Bridge. He should provide a stern test for Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson and sooner or later an opponent will finally be pulled up for fouling him in the box.

While the second-half goalscoring opportunity Johnson found at the Etihad in midweek restated his attacking threat, the former Blue also showed some of the defensive frailty that has marked his career.

Ramires's fifth yellow card of the season against Swansea means he can play no part in today's game. His energy and raiding behind the opposition's rearguard sets him apart from team-mates and will be missed this weekend.

Jose Mourinho has used the Brazilian as a right midfielder in a 4-3-3 over the last two matches, with John Mikel Obi as the defensive anchor, albeit with instructions to press higher up the field at home to Swansea than was the case at Arsenal.

Fernando Torres looks likely to feature against his former side, having remained on the bench against Swansea three days ago. The Spaniard will be as eager as ever to break his duck against his former club after six reunions without a goal.

In Steven Gerrard's absence through injury, Jordan Henderson (pictured below) has become the Liverpool fulcrum in the final third, spraying the ball around their buzzing frontmen from left midfield. Joe Allen has been less influential.

Cole and Henderson


Let us hope that like the majority of us Luis Suarez had enough to eat over Christmas - he was banned for 10 matches after biting Branislav Ivanovic in April.

Chelsea's Serbia defender will relish the resumption of battle with the devious Uruguayan, of whose 19 goals this season, just three have come against sides from the top half (Everton and Tottenham).

Crucial to Suarez's success is the relationship with Philippe Coutinho, the insightful attacking midfielder with an eye for goal. The two exposed Man City's high line early on with several clever passes or flicks into the space behind it, making the most of winger Raheem Sterling's exceptional pace. 

Liverpool's huge win at White Hart Lane was founded on their dominance of full-backs Naughton and Walker through Jordan Henderson and Sterling, and the inability of Dawson to cope with pace when asked to maintain a high line.

The Reds are very fluid positionally, full of pace and movement, except the centre-backs and two deep-lying midfielders. They sometimes look uneasy defending set-plays and Martin Skrtel will not get away every week with shirt tugging.

Against the better sides Liverpool's success in finding their own shirt at crosses and corners is quite low and those marginal factors can decide big matches. In this game last season they were caught offside six times, a high number at this level.

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Club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton bring their previews of the nine games in December to a close…

WE HAVE HISTORY
On 25 December 1907 in the First Division Chelsea and Liverpool met at Anfield for the first time, on heavy ground but in fine weather with a bumper 25,000 present.

As was so often the case at the time, David Calderhead had his centre-forward 'Gatling Gun' George Hilsdon to thank for much of the success that day. The no.9had bagged a hat-trick and still wound up on the losing side in an unlucky 3-4 defeat at home to Bury four days earlier.

Christmas Day definitely brought good cheer, though, and Hilsdon's two goals helped produce a 4-1 away win. His first arrived after just 10 minutes, and strike partner Jimmy Windridge added a second soon after. Hewitt responded for the Reds to make it 2-1 in the visitors' favour at the break.

Chelsea weathered an early storm in the second half but then took control, with Scots midfielder George Henderson making it three (his only goal for the Pensioners).

As was his habit, Hilsdon had the last word, the man whose likeness stills stands in weathervane form above the East Stand at Stamford Bridge completing the 4-1 rout.

The freshly promoted team had endured a mixed bag of results in the first top-flight season, but this festive frolic still stands as the Pensioners' biggest margin of victory at Liverpool

It was 98 years before Chelsea could equal that margin of victory at Anfield - the scorers for the Londoners on 2 October 2005 being Frank Lampard, Damien Duff, Joe Cole and Geremi.

This weekend Chelsea are looking to end Liverpool's six-match unbeaten run in our Premier League meetings (four defeats, two draws). The Reds have achieved the double against Chelsea in three of the last five seasons.

We have won just two of the last 13 Premier League games against Liverpool. The Reds have won seven and four have been draws.

Our last league win at Stamford Bridge was in October 2009 when second-half goals from Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda secured the points for the Blues.

2009


Our last league win against Liverpool was at Anfield (2-0) in May 2010 on our way to the Premier League title.


Our last 10 league meetings at Stamford Bridge
2003/04 - Liverpool won 1-0
2004/05 - Chelsea won 1-0
2005/06 - Chelsea won 2-0
2006/07 - Chelsea won 1-0
2007/08 - Drew 0-0
2008/09 - Liverpool won 1-0
2009/10 - Chelsea won 2-0
2010/11 - Liverpool won 1-0
2011/12 - Liverpool won 2-1
2012/13 - Drew 1-1

 

PMB



Other match last season
21 April 2013 Barclays Premier League
Liverpool...……..….2 Chelsea………..……2
Sturridge 51               Oscar 25
Suarez 90+6              Hazard 57 pen
              Att: 45,009


Chelsea v Liverpool in all competitions
Games played 166
Chelsea wins 57
Liverpool wins 74
Draws 35


Head to head in the league at Stamford Bridge
Games played 70
Chelsea wins 37
Liverpool wins 18
Draws 15


Biggest league win at Stamford Bridge for each team
Chelsea 6-1 Liverpool - 28/08/1937
Chelsea 2-5 Liverpool - 16/12/1989


DAYS SINCE
Chelsea beat Liverpool in the Premier League: 1,337
Arsenal won a trophy: 3,144
Liverpool won the league: 8,639

 

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CHELSEA STATS
Chelsea have won 15 and drawn three of our last 18 home Barclays Premier League games since QPR won at Stamford Bridge on 2 January.

Chelsea have gained 11 points from losing positions this season, the best record in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho is unbeaten at Stamford Bridge in all his 84 domestic games in open play. In the Premier League it's 69 unbeaten.

Last six results
Dec 7 Stoke (a) L 2-3
Dec 11 Steaua Bucharest (Champions League h) W 1-0
Dec 14 Crystal Palace (h) W 2-1
Dec 17 Sunderland (Capital One Cup a) L 1-2 aet
Dec 23 Arsenal (a) D 0-0
Dec 26 Swansea (h) W 1-0


Premier League scorers (33)
Hazard 7 (1 pen), Oscar 5, Lampard 4 (1 pen), Schürrle 3, Eto'o 2, Terry 2, Torres 2, own goals 2, Ba 1, Cahill 1, Ivanovic 1, Mikel 1, Ramires 1, Willian 1.


League games since
A home win: 0
A home draw: 3
A home defeat: 18


Chelsea's next three games
Wed 1 Jan Southampton away 3.00pm
Sun 5 Jan Derby (FA Cup) away 2.15pm
Sat 11 Jan Hull away 12.45pm

MILESTONES
Petr Cech requires one clean sheet to equal Peter Bonetti's club record 208 in all competitions.

If selected, Fernando Torres will make his 150th appearance for the Blues.

Frank Lampard's next converted penalty will be his 50th for the Blues.

Frank's next goal will be his 250th in his club career (Chelsea 209, West Ham 39, Swansea 1).


LIVERPOOL STATS
Formed
1892

Major trophies
18 League championships, last in 1990
7 FA Cups, last in 2006
8 League Cups, last in 2012
15 FA Charity/Community Shields (5 shared), last in 2006
5 European Cups, last in 2005
3 UEFA Cups, last in 2001
3 UEFA Super Cups, last in 2005


Their last top-flight championship win was in the old First Division over 23 years ago when a points total of 79 was enough to lift the trophy in 1990.

Liverpool have won 12 points on the road from a possible 27 this term. Three wins at Aston Villa, Sunderland and Tottenham, three draws at Swansea, Newcastle and Everton and three defeats at Arsenal, Hull and Man City.

The Reds are the Premier League's second top scorers behind Man City.

Liverpool have only failed to score in one away game this season which was against Arsenal in November

They have won 11 of the 13 games when they have opened the scoring, drawing one and losing to Man City on Thursday but haven't won any of the five games their opponents scored first.


Manager Brendan Rodgers
Days in charge: 576
Played 74
Won 37
Drawn 18
Lost 19

Liverpool's last 10 year league history
Pts Pos
2003/04 60 4th
2004/05 58 5th
2005/06 82 3rd
2006/07 68 3rd
2007/08 76 4th
2008/09 86 2nd
2009/10 63 7th
2010/11 58 6th
2011/12 52 8th
2012/13 61 7th



Last six results
Dec 1 Hull (a) L 1-3
Dec 4 Norwich (h) W 5-1
Dec 7 West Ham (h) W 4-1
Dec 15 Tottenham (a) W 5-0
Dec 21 Cardiff (h) W 3-1
Dec 26 Man City (a) L 1-2


Premier League scorers (43)
Suarez 19, Sturridge 9, Gerrard 3 (2 pens), Sterling 3, Coutinho 2, own goals 2, Flanagan 1, Henderson 1, Moses 1, Sakho 1, Skrtel 1.

PMB


League games since
An away win: 1
An away draw: 3
An away defeat: 0


THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Howard Webb is the referee for his third Chelsea match this term. He was the official for our games at Everton and at home to Manchester City.


OTHERWISE ENGAGED
Ramires is suspended (one match) for reaching five yellow cards this term. Victor Moses is ineligible due to the terms of his loan.

David Luiz is one domestic booking away from a suspension having received four yellow cards this season. He will miss the game against Southampton if he is booked against Liverpool.

Liverpool is the last game before five yellow cards will not result in a ban. From 1 January players will only receive a warning


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Chelsea v Liverpool

 

Chelsea

  • 1
    Petr Cech
  • 2
    Branislav Ivanovic Substitution
  • 24
    Gary Cahill
  • 26
    John Terry
  • 28
    Cesar Azpilicueta
  • 4
    David Luiz
  • 8
    Frank Lampard Substitution
  • 22
    da Silva Willian
  • 11
    Emboaba Oscar
  • 17
    Eden Hazard
  • 29
    Samuel Eto'o Substitution

Substitutions

  • 10
    Juan Mata
  • 9
    Fernando Torres Substitution
  • 23
    Mark Schwarzer
  • 14
    Andre Schurrle
  • 5
    Michael Essien
  • 12
    John Mikel Substitution
  • 3
    Ashley Cole Substitution
Shots on Target
5
4
Shots off Target
6
4
Corners
4
2
Fouls
16
17
Most fouls
Willian
Smith
5
3
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards

Liverpool

  • 22
    Simon Mignolet
  • 2
    Substitution Glen Johnson
  • 37
    Martin Skrtel
  • 5
    Daniel Agger
  • 17
    Substitution Mamadou Sakho
  • 24
    Substitution Joe Allen
  • 21
    Leiva Lucas
  • 14
    Jordan Henderson
  • 31
    Raheem Sterling
  • 7
    Luis Suarez
  • 10
    Phillippe Coutinho

Substitutions

  • 44
    Substitution Brad Smith
  • 6
    Luis Alberto
  • 9
    Substitution Iago Aspas
  • 20
    Aly Cissokho
  • 1
    Brad Jones
  • 46
    Jordan Rossiter
  • 4
    Substitution Kolo Toure

CHELSEA v LIVERPOOL - 29/12/13

Chelsea vs Liverpool Highlights

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MATCH REPORT: CHELSEA 2 LIVERPOOL 1

Summary
Goals from Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto'o keep Chelsea two points from the top of the table at the halfway stage of the season, as Jose Mourinho's side came from behind to win.

The final game of 2013 was an enthralling encounter throughout, and we were good value for our half-time lead having recovered well from an early Martin Skrtel goal.

In front of a noisy crowd, the second half was end-to-end as the draining fixture schedule and high pace of the game ensured plenty of space on the pitch. Liverpool hit the woodwork but Simon Mignolet saved well from Eto'o, as he had done from Frank Lampard before the break.

There were injuries and disputes over penalties not given too, but the result was a deserved and overdue victory over the Merseysiders, our first in the league since 2010.

Team News
John Terry played his 600th Chelsea game with Gary Cahill partnering the skipper in central defence and David Luiz playing in midfield for the first time under Jose Mourinho.

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It was all change in the central midfield positions with Ramires suspended and John Mikel Obi on the bench. Frank Lampard started.

Cesar Azpilicueta was restored at left-back and Willian came in on the wing in place of Juan Mata with the other four attacking positions unchanged, so Samuel Eto'o again led the attack.

Liverpool, playing their second top-six clash in four days, made just one change - captain Daniel Agger replacing Aly Cissokho at left-back.

First half
The start, against a side that hadn't lost at Bridge since 2009, couldn't have been worse. Eto'o conceded a free-kick for a challenge on Jordan Henderson midway inside our half with the Liverpool midfielder requiring lengthy treatment. When the free-kick was eventually delivered high into the Chelsea area by Coutinho, the Merseysiders enjoyed the good fortune as Ivanovic and Suarez made their initial challenge for it, the ball falling to Skrtel who couldn't miss the target from just a few feet out.

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Petr Cech's quest to equal Peter Bonetti's club record for clean sheets was put on hold with just three minutes played.

Chelsea almost equalised straight away in similar circumstances - but the ball fell less kindly for Lampard in the six-yard box when Hazard's shot hit Skrtel. Johnson cleared.

The response to the early set-back was a positive one. Cahill headed wide from a Lampard free-kick and then Lampard himself speared a shot from 20 yards that was heading just under the bar until Mignolet touched it over at full stretch. There were also claims for a penalty when Hazard was challenged by Lucas but referee Howard Webb judged he had run into the Brazilian.

On 18 minutes Hazard scored the deserved leveller and it was a fine strike too. A fluid move down the centre with Willian involved looked to have come to nothing when Oscar's pass forward hit the red-shirted block in front of him, but the rebound was caught beautifully by the right boot of Hazard 25 yards outside the area. It gave Mignolet no chance of preventing the Chelsea man's second goal in two games.

Liverpool had shown very little in an attacking sense since their goal but it needed an excellent tackle from Cahill on 24 minutes when Allen looked almost certain to score, having benefitted from one of the quick interchanges of passes that have brought Brendan Rodgers's team plenty of joy this season.

Just before half an hour was up, Mourinho was forced into a substitution by Ivanovic slipping and over-extending a leg when readjusting his weight. Having continued on for a couple of minutes, the Serbian was replaced by Ashley Cole with Azpilicueta switching to the right.

Still the Blues kept the pressure on. Hazard, who had predominantly played up against Agger down the right with Willian charged with keeping Glen Johnson's forward running in check on the other flank, popped up on the left and ran at the former Chelsea full-back before giving Liverpool concerns with his cross.

That bore no fruit but with the next ball into the box Chelsea took the lead. David Luiz had clipped a good pass out to Azpilicueta and when the Spaniard crossed, Oscar was given two chances to get the ball into the danger zone, the second one finding Eto'o. Stabbed towards the target, Mignolet got hands to the ball but as with Man City's Boxing Day winner, the Belgian keeper couldn't keep it out.

Chelsea v Liverpool

Johnson was booked for catching Hazard in the face as half-time approached, and then Cech was called upon to make a good save to preserve the lead with four minutes to go to the break, Raheem Sterling's cross having hit Cole and given Allen the chance to shoot. Sterling had been allowed to run behind our defence unmarked, a rare moment of slackness in the half. On the whole, Chelsea could be pleased with the performance in the opening half of an entertaining encounter.

Second half
Before the second period kicked off, a second Chelsea sub was made - Mikel replacing Lampard - and within three minutes of the restart we had two players in the book, both for challenges on Allen. Terry was one and David Luiz the other, the Brazilian's shirt tug earning him a suspension for the next match.

A troubled start to the second half for the Blues continued when Mamadou Sakho headed against the bar with Cech rooted after a free-kick routine.

On 52 minutes we were back on the front foot when David Luiz won the ball on halfway and Hazard found Eto'o with a sight of goal. Mignolet did well to keep out a fierce near-post strike.

Suarez struck a volley straight at Cech after he had bundled the ball off Mikel to set an attack going and then Coutinho had a shot blocked by Cahill having nipped past Azpilicueta. It was shaping up to be a more even contest than the first half.

The fatigue of the Christmas period took its toll on Liverpool when Allen pulled up with an injury. Nineteen-year-old Brad Smith came on for his debut.

On 70 minutes Oscar went close with a chance all of his own making. In a battle of the Brazilians he won the ball from Lucas and then wriggled away before shooting low just past the far post. Cech then had to push a Johnson shot round the post and Hazard shot wide as these two sides continued to trade blows.

Cahill became the third Chelsea player booked with 78 minutes played when his sliding tackle caught Suarez and from the Uruguayan's free-kick, Cech punched away commandingly.

There was anger from the Chelsea bench when Suarez went down in the Chelsea area as Eto'o challenged him. The game played on and was now inside the final 10 minutes.

Both sides were tiring and possession was switching as mistakes were made, but it wasn't detracting from the spectacle.

Chelsea v Liverpool


Late substitute Torres looked poised to find the net against his former club after cutting through them with a searing run but shot too close to the keeper.

Deep into stoppage time there was a late flare-up when Lucas took exception to an Oscar foul on him who was booked. Mignolet came up for the free-kick but with Mourinho urging the crowd to roar the team home, it was cleared and three points and a belief-boosting win was ours.

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic (Cole 30), Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; David Luiz, Lampard (Mikel h/t); Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Eto'o (Torres 86).
Unused subs Schwarzer, Essien, Schurrle, Mata.
Scorers Hazard 17, Eto'o 34.
Booked Terry 47, David Luiz 49, Cahill 78, Oscar 90+4.

Liverpool (4-1-4-1): Mignolet; Johnson (Aspas 83), Skrtel, Sakho (Toure 89), Agger (c); Lucas; Sterling, Allen (Smith 59), Henderson, Coutinho; Suarez.
Unused subs Jones, Cissokho, Rossiter, Luis Alberto.
Scorer Skrtel 3.
Booked Johnson 40.

Referee Howard Webb
Crowd
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