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Goals, Stories and Slips – 3 Most Memorable Fixtures – Chelsea Vs Liverpool

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While there’s well over 200 miles separating Chelsea and Liverpool, their rivalry has grown fiercer over the decades. There’s plenty of history to split the two sides including the time when Liverpool won the league at Stamford Bridge on the final day of the 1985-86 season. As Liverpool dominated English Football through the 70s and 80s, Chelsea were busy finding themselves juggled between First and Second divisions. Fast forward 30 years into the future and there are fewer sides that stand against each other as does Chelsea and Liverpool. With plenty of goals, drama and stories that separate these two sides; let’s take a closer look at three of the most memorable games between them:

  • Liverpool 0 – 2 Chelsea – Premier League, 2013-14 Season

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Few Liverpool fans could sleep on the night of April 27th 2014. League leaders Liverpool welcomed Mourinho’s “little horses”-Chelsea side at Anfield. Expectations were sky high and hopes to secure their maiden league title for the first time in 24 years were on the line.

Luis Suarez was in piping hot form that season and nothing seemed to stop this Liverpool side from its stubborn resurgence under Brendan Rodgers. Liverpool dominated the game as expected with Chelsea “parking the bus” as Mourinho was up to his usual antics.  At the stroke of halftime, Liverpool’s loyal leader and legend, Steven Gerrard infamously slipped in front of the KOP. Demba Ba pounced on it and punished Liverpool to put Chelsea up 1-0. Liverpool’s title hopes disappeared as (formerly one of their own) Fernando Torres set up Willian to score the second goal. It finished 2-0 to Chelsea, with Mourinho infamously sprinting down Anfield as he once did Old Trafford.

  • Liverpool 5 – 3 Chelsea – Premier League, 2019-2020 Season

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July 2020, produced a Premier League classic, with EIGHT goals scored at Anfield between the two sides. The stakes weren’t that high for Liverpool as the title had already been gifted to them by… yes, you guess it- Chelsea. Chelsea still had a lot to play for going into game, owing to their top 4 aspirations.

Liverpool as expected raced into a 3-0 lead towards the end of the first half. Giroud pounced on half a chance to offer some respite for Chelsea, heading into the break. Second half saw fireworks on both ends of the pitch. Trent Alexander Arnold whipped up a wicked cross for Firmino to send Liverpool 4-1 up. A Christian Pulisic master class saw Chelsea fight back as he created one and scored the other and make it 4-3. Liverpool ended the night with a superb display of counter attacking display from one end of the pitch to the other and finished the game 5-3, thus reminding everyone once again as to why they deserved to be champions.

 

  • Chelsea 4 – 4 Liverpool – UEFA Champions League, 2008-09 Season

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Having lost in shootout against another fierce rival – Manchester United the previous year, Chelsea were a team on a mission to secure European Glory the following year no matter what come may. Chelsea headed into the second leg of the quarter final clash against the Reds at home; with a 3-1 aggregate score line in their favour. Boy wonder Fernando Torres missed a glorious opportunity to put Liverpool ahead, early on in the game.

However, Aurelio showed great awareness in catching Petr Cech off of his lines and struck a long range free kick to put the visitors ahead. Liverpool raced into a 2-0 lead before half time when Branislav Ivanovic was found guilty of man handling Xabi Alonso and were given the spot kick. Liverpool fans were delirious at this point, raving at the very prospect of facing Barcelona at the Semis. Little did they know what was in store for them, the second half to come.

A fast start from the blues saw a wicked cross in from Anelka, which Drogba wasted no time in scoring at the near post, a thunderbolt from Alex to equalise and Ballack to set up Lampard up for the 3rd goal. The game wasn’t done without a tense finish when Lucas Leiva and Dirk Kuyt scored to make it 4-3 to Liverpool. Lampard stole the show yet again, with a late goal to equalise for Chelsea to finish 4-4, making it one of the most memorable fixtures of all time.

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