Have you just about gathered your breath again following a classic Premier League encounter between two big rivals yesterday?
It is clear that matches between Chelsea and Liverpool have had a tendency to turn up thrillers down the years, and we have been recalling some of our favourites. To help with the memories, we have listed a selection of them here and included video action, with a chance for you to vote for which you think was the best entertainment below…
Chelsea 4 Liverpool 2 – January 1978
We go way back for the first game to a time when recently promoted Chelsea took on the then reigning European champions in the third round of the FA Cup – and blew them away! Clive Walker, Steve Finnieston and Tommy Langley established a 3-0 lead and Liverpool’s response, which included a goal by Kenny Dalglish, was too little too late.
Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1 – May 2003
A game that changed Chelsea history with the fixture list conspiring to place the Blues and the Reds head-to-head for the last game of the season, with one place up for grabs between us for the next season’s Champions League. We needed a draw, they went ahead, we hit back and then added the insurance of another goal. Roman Abramovich became owner shortly after.
Chelsea 3 Liverpool 2 – April 2008
After two Champions League semi-final heartbreaks against the Reds in the previous three seasons, we faced them again for the chance to reach our first final in the competition. This time the second leg was at the Bridge and although it needed extra time as Liverpool fought strongly, Frank Lampard with an emotional penalty and Didier Drogba did the business.
Chelsea 4 Liverpool 4 – April 2009
A season later, this time at the quarter-final stage, it was another breathless Champions League encounter at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool went 2-0 up (sound familiar?) but the Drogba and Lampard double act plus a thunderbolt from Alex ensured a 7-5 aggregate win.