Liverpool FC v Chelsea FC match preview, Premier League

05 November 2010 04:00
Liverpool's last five games

Nov 4: Europa League - Liverpool 3 Napoli 1

Oct 31: Premier League - Bolton 0 Liverpool 1

Oct 24: Premier League - Liverpool 2 Blackburn 1

Oct 21: Europa League - Napoli 0 Liverpool 0

Oct 17: Premier League - Everton 2 Liverpool 0

Chelsea's last five games

Nov 3: Champions League - Chelsea 4 Spartak Moscow 1

Oct 30: Premier League - Blackburn 1 Chelsea 2

Oct 23: Premier League - Chelsea 2 Wolves 0

Oct 19: Champions League - Spartak Moscow 0 Chelsea 2

Oct 16: Premier League - Aston Villa 0 Chelsea 0

Past meetings

Liverpool made a habit of making John Terry cry in recent years, but Reds fans could be forgiven by being bored to tears by the frequency of ties against Chelsea. Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League, Charity Shield - Liverpool and the Londoners have squared off in almost every possible competition over the past decade. LFC fans know all about Luis Garcia at Anfield (goal video), Xabi Alonso at Stamford Bridge (goal video), Garcia again at Old Trafford (goal video) and Riise in Cardiff (goal video), so here are a few selected matches from back in the day.

4 May 1985: Liverpool 4 Chelsea 3

Ronnie Whelan scored after four minutes and two goals from Steve Nicol and one from Ian Rush gave Liverpool the edge over Chelsea, but it was the Blue half of Merseyside that was celebrating at the end of the season as Everton claimed the league.

21 April 1990: Liverpool 4 Chelsea 1

Steve Nicol was at the double again, his brace sandwiched between goals from Ronnie Rosenthal and Ian Rush to give the Reds a 4-1 victory as they closed in on the First Division title.

21 September 1996: Liverpool 5 Chelsea 1

In the mid 90s Patrick Berger took the mantle from Steve Nicol as Chelsea's tormentor-in-chief. In this league game at the start of the 1996/97 season, Berger's double, along with strikes from John Barnes and Robbie Fowler as well as an Andy Myers own goal, led the Reds to a 5-1 romp.

5 October 1997: Liverpool 4 Chelsea 2

Patrick Berger outdid his efforts from the previous campaign with a hat-trick inside an hour in another humbling of the Londoners. Robbie Fowler compounded the misery for Chelsea and iced the cake of a 4-2 win for Liverpool.

Source: Liverpool_Echo