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  • Date:29 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:41,614
  • Hazard (16)
    Eto'o (33)
  • Skrtel (3)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

95mins

Clearance made by Emboaba Oscar.

94mins

Emboaba Oscar goes into the book.

94mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emboaba Oscar on Leiva Lucas.

93mins

John Terry makes a clearance.

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Jordan Henderson.

91mins

The ball is delivered by Cesar Azpilicueta.

90mins

Kolo Toure joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mamadou Sakho.

89mins

Fernando Torres takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Simon Mignolet safely holds on.

87mins

Brad Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Cesar Azpilicueta.

87mins

Fernando Torres replaces Samuel Eto'o.

85mins

Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

84mins

Foul by da Silva Willian on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded.

83mins

(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Iago Aspas coming on for Glen Johnson.

83mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on David Luiz.

82mins

Cesar Azpilicueta makes a clearance.

81mins

Clearance by Leiva Lucas.

79mins

Free kick crossed by Luis Suarez.

78mins

Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Gary Cahill results in a free kick.

77mins

Ashley Cole takes the free kick.

76mins

Glen Johnson challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick.

74mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Phillippe Coutinho.

74mins

Glen Johnson has an effort at goal. A parry by Petr Cech prevents the goal.

72mins

The ball is swung over by Raheem Sterling.

71mins

Brad Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cesar Azpilicueta.

70mins

Emboaba Oscar takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

70mins

Cesar Azpilicueta sends in a cross.

70mins

Clearance made by Daniel Agger.

69mins

David Luiz has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Luis Suarez gets a block in.

68mins

Martin Skrtel challenges Samuel Eto'o unfairly and gives away a free kick.

67mins

Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

66mins

Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

65mins

Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Brad Smith results in a free kick.

65mins

Free kick crossed by Phillippe Coutinho.

64mins

Foul by da Silva Willian on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded.

63mins

Phillippe Coutinho crosses the ball in from the free kick.

63mins

Eden Hazard concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez.

62mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by da Silva Willian.

60mins

Brad Smith comes on in place of Joe Allen.

57mins

Luis Suarez has an effort at goal. Petr Cech safely holds on.

57mins

The ball is crossed by Jordan Henderson.

56mins

Corner taken by Emboaba Oscar from the left by-line.

55mins

Daniel Agger takes the free kick.

55mins

Foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded.

54mins

Corner taken by Emboaba Oscar from the right by-line.

53mins

Samuel Eto'o takes a fantastic shot. Simon Mignolet parries the effort to safety.

53mins

Cesar Azpilicueta manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Header at goal by Mamadou Sakho hits the bar.

52mins

Phillippe Coutinho restarts play with the free kick.

51mins

Foul by Ashley Cole on Glen Johnson, free kick awarded.

50mins

Daniel Agger concedes a free kick for a foul on Emboaba Oscar.

50mins

David Luiz is cautioned.

49mins

David Luiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen.

48mins

Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.

48mins

The second half begins.

48mins

The players leave the pitch at half time.

48mins

Mamadou Sakho manages to make a clearance.

47mins

Raheem Sterling challenges Eden Hazard unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Joe Allen by John Terry results in a free kick.

46mins

Foul by David Luiz on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded.

46mins

Clearance made by Leiva Lucas.

46mins

Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.

46mins

Mikel replaces Frank Lampard.

44mins

The ball is crossed by Raheem Sterling.

42mins

Joe Allen has an effort at goal.

39mins

Clearance by Mamadou Sakho.

37mins

The ball is sent over by Frank Lampard.

36mins

Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Raheem Sterling results in a free kick.

36mins

Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.

34mins

A cross is delivered by Cesar Azpilicueta.

33mins

Clearance by Martin Skrtel.

32mins

Raheem Sterling delivers the ball.

30mins

Ashley Cole replaces Branislav Ivanovic.

30mins

Clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

30mins

John Terry makes a clearance.

28mins

Luis Suarez concedes a free kick for a foul on Eden Hazard.

26mins

Luis Suarez challenges David Luiz unfairly and gives away a free kick.

26mins

Corner taken by Phillippe Coutinho from the right by-line.

24mins

David Luiz has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

21mins

Samuel Eto'o is caught offside.

20mins

Phillippe Coutinho restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

David Luiz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phillippe Coutinho.

19mins

Leiva Lucas restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

The referee gives a free kick against da Silva Willian for handball.

17mins

Eden Hazard scores with a right foot finish. Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool.

16mins

Foul by Daniel Agger on Eden Hazard, free kick awarded.

15mins

Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

15mins

Da Silva Willian gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson.

14mins

Jordan Henderson challenges David Luiz unfairly and gives away a free kick.

13mins

Mamadou Sakho makes a clearance.

12mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Frank Lampard.

12mins

Frank Lampard takes a fantastic shot. Simon Mignolet parries the ball away.

12mins

Glen Johnson challenges da Silva Willian unfairly and gives away a free kick.

12mins

Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.

11mins

Da Silva Willian concedes a free kick for a foul on Glen Johnson.

10mins

Phillippe Coutinho takes the free kick.

10mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by da Silva Willian.

8mins

Header by Gary Cahill misses left.

8mins

Free kick crossed by Frank Lampard.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on da Silva Willian.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Phillippe Coutinho.

6mins

Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Raheem Sterling fouled by Samuel Eto'o, the ref awards a free kick.

5mins

Leiva Lucas manages to make a clearance.

5mins

Eden Hazard sends in a cross.

4mins

Martin Skrtel scores with a left foot finish. Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool.

3mins

Luis Suarez heads at goal. Branislav Ivanovic gets a block in.

3mins

Phillippe Coutinho crosses the ball in from the free kick.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Henderson by Samuel Eto'o.

1mins

Clearance by Gary Cahill.

1mins

Gary Cahill makes a clearance.

The game begins.

Match Preview

Cech eyeing Blues record Petr Cech believes success for Chelsea in Sunday's Barclays Premier League crunch clash with Liverpool is dependent on having a miserly defence as the goalkeeper eyes another landmark. Following clean sheets against Arsenal and Swansea, the Czech goalkeeper is aiming to match Peter Bonetti's club record of 208 on his 456th appearance. Bonetti made 729 Blues appearances. It will not be easy at Stamford Bridge against a Liverpool side who have netted 43 goals in the Premier League this season, including 19 in 13 games for Luis Suarez. Cech, who recorded his 150th Premier League shutout on Monday at Arsenal, said on chelseafc.com: "It is a great milestone for a goalkeeper and I am one clean sheet away from Peter Bonetti's all-time record. "It would obviously be fantastic to get that in the Liverpool game." The Liverpool contest is Chelsea's ninth match in December in a month where Jose Mourinho's men have claimed five wins, lost twice and drawn once. The last two matches - a goalless draw at Arsenal and a 1-0 defeat of Swansea - were the first time Chelsea had kept consecutive clean sheets in the Premier League this season. Cech hopes the stubborn streak continues against a Liverpool side bidding to respond from their defeat at Mourinho's title favourites Manchester City. "Beating Swansea with the other results that day was an important three points and now we are in a good position to go face to face with Liverpool," Cech added. "You need everybody to do as much as possible to defend and not give away cheap goals because, as the fatigue accumulates in this hectic period, it becomes more difficult to find the energy to overturn games. "When you get the lead and keep a clean sheet it is more easy to win a game. "Against Swansea we had chances when we could have killed the game off but we had to fight until the last second and we did well. "Sometimes it is difficult when you have two games against main rivals and between you have a game everybody says that you should win. It is not easy to concentrate and in that respect we did very well. "I had one save to make all game and we did well at Arsenal and back-to-back cleansheets is very positive for everyone. "If we can score more goals it will become easier for us." Cech's continued good form means Mourinho's summer goalkeeping quandary could become increasingly challenging. Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is on loan at Atletico Madrid for a third season and impressing and attracting admirers, including Barcelona. Another Belgian in a rich vein of form is Eden Hazard, who netted the winner against Swansea for his seventh Premier League goal of the season. Hazard will be hoping for another strong display against a Liverpool team expected to provide a stern test. "A big match, another big match," Hazard told Chelsea TV. "They play very well. They have the best scorer with Suarez. "(Steven) Gerrard is injured, and (Daniel) Sturridge. Good for us. "But they're a very, very strong team and it will be difficult." Chelsea will be without midfielder Ramires, who is suspended for one game after picking up a fifth booking of the season against Swansea. Frank Lampard is likely to return to the starting line-up in place of Ramires, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill are in line to return in defence at the expense of Ashley Cole and David Luiz. Fernando Torres could start up front against his former club as Mourinho rotates his options. Rodgers has no complaints as his side head to Chelsea for the second part of a double-header he claims could not be harder. The Reds, who topped the Barclays Premier League at Christmas, travel to Stamford Bridge to face another title challenger just three days after a battling loss at Manchester City. Liverpool impressed at the Etihad Stadium but were edged out 2-1 in a thrilling game of chances and controversy and the challenge is now to maintain that intensity against Mourinho's men. Rodgers said: "For us it couldn't be any tougher. We're playing against the two teams who arguably have the two best squads in the league. "They can change all 11 players and still have a team that challenges at the top of the table. "We'll go into the game and do our best, that's what we have done. "Of course this period is always difficult, no matter what way you look at it. "It's not ideal but it's what happens and it's what makes it exciting to be in the country at this time. We embrace it and we'll look to get a result." Rodgers knows Mourinho well having worked under him as a youth-team coach during the Portuguese's first spell with the London club. Mourinho returned in the summer amid high expectation but his team have been criticised of late for playing without spark and lacking a cutting edge. Yet they remain firmly in title contention and Rodgers feels that could be an ominous sign for rivals. He said: "They have a lot of quality. Over the last 10 years they have been one of the most successful clubs in the country and in Europe. "How they have been building up that squad and changing it has been remarkable. "They have got a host of talented players and a world-class manager. We understand how difficult it will be. "They are getting the results and that is all that will concern Jose and the supporters. "Every team will always look to improve their performance level. "Certainly with him coming into a new group of players, it will take him time to understand the method of how they work. "But they are up there in that top four, where they would expect to be." Liverpool are short on numbers with forward Victor Moses ineligible to play against his parent club and the likes of Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Joe Enrique and Jon Flanagan sidelined. But Rodgers is happy with the standards being set and found many positives in the Boxing Day reverse to City. The result may have left them fourth after the game but the platform is still there for a possible title challenge. Rodgers said: "The last game gives us confidence and belief, but we arrive into this game knowing it's going to be equally difficult. "Over my time here, whatever squad we are working with, we have always been able to galvanise the group. "The team has been able to go again and that's something that we'll look to do for the weekend. "We've been improving as the season has gone on. If you look at the last number of weeks, the performance level and the standard has been at a real high level. "I think we're a team that shows great confidence and belief in how we're training and how we're working. "We're taking that confidence into any stadium, home or away, and that's always difficult for an opponent. "I think you've seen the aggression, the charisma, the confidence and the consistency over these last 12 months. "I think (our position) will fluctuate between now and the end of the season - one day you're first, then you're fourth. "But as long as we're in the conversation with 10 games to go, then it will be all to play for. "That's the idea, to arrive at that point in a position where we are going to be able to challenge."

Formation:4231Manager: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea

Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool

  • Petr Cech
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Gary Cahill
  • John Terry
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • David Luiz
  • Frank Lampard
  • da Silva Willian
  • Emboaba Oscar
  • Eden Hazard
  • Samuel Eto'o
  • SUBS
  • Ashley Cole
  • Michael Essien
  • Fernando Torres
  • Juan Mata
  • Mikel
  • Andre Schurrle
  • Mark Schwarzer

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WWLWDW
  • Chelsea
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • LWWWWL

Last Meetings

  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 2
  • Chelsea
  • 21/04/2013
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 11/11/2012
  • Liverpool
  • 4 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 08/05/2012
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 2
  • Liverpool
  • 20/11/2011
  • Chelsea
  • 0 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 06/02/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 2 - 0
  • Chelsea
  • 07/11/2010

Top Scorers

Chelsea

  • E Hazard 6
  • Ed Oscar 5
  • F Lampard 3
  • A Schurrle 3
  • J Terry 2
  • S Eto'o 2
  • FJ Torres 2
  • G Cahill 1
  • B Ivanovic 1
  • B Mikel 1
  • dB Willian 1
  • D Ba 1
  • NS Ramires 1

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 19
  • D Sturridge 9
  • R Sterling 3
  • P Coutinho 2
  • S Gerrard 1
  • M Skrtel 1
  • M Sakho 1
  • V Moses 1
  • J Henderson 1
  • J Flanagan 1

Goals

Chelsea

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 33
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 43
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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