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English Premiership

As it happened: Liverpool v Chelsea

2014-11-08 16:55
Last Updated at 09:06
08 Nov 16:49
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08 Nov 16:49


Chelsea continue their unbeaten run in the Premier League after defeating Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield.

Liverpool started the game strongly and led through a deflected Can goal in the 9th minute (his first for the club).  Chelsea equalised soon after through Cahill after Liverpool failed to deal with a corner.

Chelsea took control of the encounter and it was Liverpool's failure to deal with a cross on 67 minutes that lead to Costa scoring his 10th goal of the season.  

Chelsea were happy to sit on their lead and let Liverpool come at them and it was the home side who searched for the equaliser but could not deliver a decent final ball.  Liverpool will feel aggrieved after Cahill seems to block a Gerrard shot by leaning into it with his arm, but Liverpool's penalty protest were waved away.

Chelsea have now won 9 games this season.

08 Nov 16:39


Liverpool 1 - 2 Chelsea

08 Nov 16:37
90' +4 - Chelsea substitution.  Hazard is replaced by Luis.
08 Nov 16:36
90' +3 - Courtois is booked for time wasting.
08 Nov 16:36
90' +2 - Liverpool with a great chance after some good work by Johnson and Sterling.  Borini can't keep his header down.
08 Nov 16:34
90' - There will be five minutes of added time.
08 Nov 16:32
88' - Chelsea substitution. Costa is replaced by Drogba.
08 Nov 16:31
86' - Appeals for handball again. Liverpool are furious with the referee.  Cahill seems to block the Gerrard shot by leaning into it with his arm as the ball traveled from a long distance away.  Commentators seem to think it should have been given.
08 Nov 16:25
82' - Oscar gets a yellow for a lunging tackle on Johnson.  
08 Nov 16:23
80' - Liverpool searching for a second goal. Chelsea happy to sit back and absorb the pressure.  
08 Nov 16:21
79' - Liverpool substitution.  Lambert replaces Balotelli.
08 Nov 16:21
77' - Liverpool have a corner, but a poor low attempt by Gerrard is cleared easily.
08 Nov 16:20
76' - Liverpool with a period of pressure, Gerrard with a blocked shot of which there have been a number today.
08 Nov 16:18
74' -  Liverpool looking for the equaliser, Borini's thunderous shot is deflected out for a corner.  
08 Nov 16:16
69' - Matic booked for sliding tackle on Johnson.
08 Nov 16:12
69' - Liverpool substitutions.  Borini is on for Coutinho.  Allen replaces Can.
08 Nov 16:11
67' - Costa puts Chelsea in the lead after great play down the left by Azpilicueta.   His cross is not dealt with, eventually falling to Costa who blasts home. Some poor defending by Liverpool... how many times has that phrase been used this season.
08 Nov 16:09
08 Nov 16:08
65' - Liverpool deal with the resulting free kick.  Chelsea still strongly on the attack.
08 Nov 16:07
64' - Balotelli picks up a silly yellow after he chased back to his own big box and then barged into Oscar.
08 Nov 16:05
61' - Tempers flair as Liverpool play on after Ivanovic goes down in a heap.  Balotelli is eventually offside.
08 Nov 16:04
60' - Balotelli very isolated up from for Liverpool.  
08 Nov 15:57
54' - Chelsea substitution.  Willian is on for Ramires.
08 Nov 15:56
52' - Liverpool's first chance of the second half falls to Sterling who cuts inside from the left and shoots, but Courtois saves well to his left.  Chelsea break up the other end and Hazard has a shot which is blocked again.
08 Nov 15:53
50' - Chelsea with more pressure, Costa tries an audacious bicycle kick which goes well over the bar.
08 Nov 15:52
49' - Oscar tries a curler, but it goes well wide of the right hand upright.
08 Nov 15:51
48' - Chelsea start the second half brightly.  Ivanovic is booked after pulling back Sterling after Liverpool look to break quickly.
08 Nov 15:48


Chelsea kick off, while Liverpool will be attacking the famous Kop end of Anfield this half.

08 Nov 15:35


Liverpool 1 - 1 Chelsea

Liverpool started off really well and took the game to Chelsea.  They led for all of 5 minutes through Can's deflected shot only for Cahill to equalise (or it might have been an own goal by Mingolet).  

Chelsea took control of the game from that point, and have been the stronger team.  Hazard probably should have scored from at least one of the three chances he has had.

Costa and Skrtel are having a running battle, which continued on the way to the tunnel at half time.

08 Nov 15:30
44' - Chelsea with a free kick which is dealt with by Liverpool.  Chelsea finishing the first half the stronger team.  Liverpool will be happy to get into half time with the scores level.
08 Nov 15:28
44' - Sterling goes in the refs book for a obstruction on Ramires off the ball.
08 Nov 15:26
42' - Hazard with his third good chance of the half, but he shoots tamely at Mingolet.
08 Nov 15:23
37' - Liverpool finally getting some possession as Sterling breaks down the left.  His cross is cleared by the Chelsea defence.
08 Nov 15:22
35' - Chelsea making all the running as Hazard has another shot well blocked by Johnson.  A few seconds later, Costa shoots straight at Mingolet.   Hazard really should have scored.
08 Nov 15:20
34' - Costa and Skrtel having a go at one another, that could get ugly eventually.
08 Nov 15:20
33' - Chelsea launch an attack down the right with Ramires, the ball eventually is moved to the left to Hazard and his shot is well blocked by Johnson.  
08 Nov 15:19
32' - A few tackles flying in now as both Fabregas and Oscar are fouled in quick succession.  Some needle out there at the moment.
08 Nov 15:14
28' - Coutinho give the ball away in the Liverpool half, it finds its way to Costa who shoots but his shot is deflected over.  Liverpool deal with the corner with ease.
08 Nov 15:12
25' - Chelsea seem to be allowing Liverpool to run from midfield, this time Coutinho runs from deep and unleashes a right footed shot which Courtois saves very well to his right.
08 Nov 15:11
24' - Free kick to Chelsea after Hazard is fouled by Johnson.  Liverpool deal with it well and clear up field.
08 Nov 15:08
22' - Foul against Costa after he clatters Skrtel to the ground while chasing a long ball.  
08 Nov 15:06
19' - Corner to Liverpool, and Chelsea do not deal with it very effectively.  Hand ball calls against Cahill after he blocked a shot but not given and rightly so.  
08 Nov 15:05
15' - Liverpool have the ball in the back of the net through Balotelli but he was offside when collecting Coutinho's pass.
08 Nov 15:02
14' - Not sure if this an own goal or not.  Liverpool do not deal with the Chelsea corner, after Terry's header is parried by Mingolet the ball falls to Cahill whose shot is almost saved by Mingolet, but goes over the line.  The Liverpool goalkeeper might have pulled that over his own goal line.  
  • 95'


  • 94'

    Hazard is replaced by Luis for Chelsea

  • 93'

    Borini puts a header wide from near the penalty spot. Liverpool are struggling to create any golden chances in injury time

  • 90'

    There will be five minutes of added time

  • 89'

    Costa is replaced by Drogba for Chelsea

  • 88'

    A huge penalty shot for Liverpool as a shot from Gerrard appears to strike Cahill's arm in the box. The home players call for a penalty, but the referee waves away the claims

  • 87'

    Costa shown a yellow card

  • 85'

    Chelsea are content to sit back, be organised and soak up pressure. Liverpool are seeing a lot of the ball but aren't creating any good chances

  • 83'

    Oscar shown a yellow card

  • 82'

    Chelsea can be dangerous on the break and prove it as Costa almost sets up Hazard with a great chance in the box, but Skrtel puts in a last-ditch block

  • 79'

    Balotelli is replaced by Lambert for Liverpool

  • 77'

    Liverpool are starting to put more and more pressure on Chelsea but, so far, the visiting defence are dealing comfortably with everything thrown at them

  • 75'

    Henderson strikes a well-hit volley inside the Chelsea box that takes a huge deflection off Matic to fly wide for a corner - which Chelsea manage to clear with ease

  • 73'

    Liverpool need to improve and find more spark going forward in the last 20 minutes if they want to get back into this game

  • 71'

    Can and Coutinho are replaced by Borini and Allen for Liverpool

  • 69'

    Matic shown a yellow card

  • 67'

    GOAL. Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea, Costa scores from inside the box after Mignolet could only palm a cross into the striker's path

  • 65'

    Balotelli is shown a yellow card

  • 63'

    Ivanovic is down injured and requires treatment, so there is a break in play

  • 61'

    The hosts are seeing a lot of the ball but it is all in front of the Chelsea defence. Things are all too simple for the visitors at the moment

  • 59'

    The game is going through a bit of a lull at the moment. It is set up for an interesting final half an hour

  • 57'

    Liverpool have not really got going in an attacking sense since half-time and it is Chelsea who look more dangerous

  • 55'

    Ramires is replaced by Willian for Chelsea

  • 54'

    Courtois makes a fantastic save as he gets down low to deny Sterling, who had cut in off the left wing and hit a powerful low drive

  • 52'

    Lovren deflects a through ball into the air and Costa attempts a bicycle kick that that flies over the top

  • 50'

    Neat build-up play between Hazard, Oscar and Azpilicueta. Oscar curls an effort from just outside the box wide of the target

  • 49'

    Ivanovic shown a yellow card

  • 47'

    There has been no changes made by either manager at half-time

  • 46'

    Chelsea kick off the second half

  • 45'


  • 45'

    There will be one minute of added time

  • 43'

    Sterling shown a yellow card

  • 41'

    Chelsea continue to push on. Costa sets up Hazard on the edge of the box but his attempt is easily saved by Mignolet

  • 39'

    Chelsea have dominated the play in the last few minutes and have Liverpool hanging on

  • 37'

    Costa finds space in the Liverpool penalty area but puts a low shot straight into the hands of the keeper

  • 35'

    Chelsea are causing problems to the Liverpool defence. A neat move sees Johnson have to get in a fantastic block to deny Hazard in the box

  • 33'

    Chelsea can break with real pace and Oscar spreads the ball across the Hazard, who sees his shot deflect out for another corner

  • 31'

    Good spell on the ball for Liverpool as they probe and press the Chelsea defence. A poor cross from Sterling sees any opening go begging

  • 29'

    Costa turns well and drives into the Liverpool area, before hitting a shot that takes a deflection over the crossbar

  • 27'

    Coutinho carries the ball forward and goes for goal from 25 yards out. It forces Courtois into a good low save and Ivanovic mops up the danger for Chelsea

  • 25'

    Chelsea are starting to get on top in the game. They are seeing a lot of the ball and Hazard has been lively

  • 23'

    Costa pushes Skrtel over as they chase a long ball and the Liverpool defender isn't happy. He jumps up to confront Costa and the referee has a word with both of them

  • 21'

    A corner routine for Liverpool presents Henderson with a chance but he completely mis-kicked the ball.

  • 19'

    Coutinho plays in Balotelli and the striker beats the keeper with a low finish. However, the flag went up quickly against the Italian and it won't count. It was a correct decision from the official

  • 17'

    Hazard tries his luck with a strike from 25 yards, but the midfielder puts it well wide of the target

  • 15'

    GOAL. Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea, Cahill scores for Chelsea from close range. The ball landed to him after Mignolet had made a great stop to deny a Terry header from the Chelsea corner

  • 13'

    Gerrard loses the ball to Costa on the edge of his own box. A defender comes to Gerrard's rescue and blocks the striker's shot

  • 11'

    The Liverpool fans are in full voice following that goal. It is a deserved lead as the hosts had made a great start to the game

  • 9'

    GOAL. Liverpool 1-0 Chelsea, Can scores with a 25-yard shot that took a huge deflection off Cahill on its way into the back of the net

  • 6'

    It is a fast-paced and open start to the game with both teams looking to play attacking football

  • 4'

    Chelsea enjoy their first period of possession. Hazard goes on a dangerous run at the Liverpool back-line but his final ball into Costa is poor

  • 2'

    Can strides forward from midfield for Liverpool and his 25-yard shot deflects of Terry and wide of the target

  • 1'

    Liverpool get the game underway

  • 0'

    Chelsea starting line-up: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Costa

  • 0'

    Liverpool starting line-up: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Gerrard, Can, Sterling, Coutinho, Balotelli

  • 0'

    The team news is in from Anfield

  • 0'

    The visitors head to Merseyside top of the Premier League and with a four-point cushion. Chelsea are unbeaten in all competitions this season, while Liverpool have won only one in five

  • 0'

    Welcome to live text coverage of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield

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Liverpool Chelsea
  • 1 Goals 2
    • 9' Can
    • 14' Cahill
    • 67' Costa
  • 2 Yellow Cards 5
    • 43' Sterling
    • 65' Balotelli
    • 48' Ivanovic
    • 69' Matic
    • 83' Oscar
    • 87' Costa
    • 90' Courtois
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Glen Johnson
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Simon Mignolet
  • Emre Can
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Mario Balotelli
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  • 45
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  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Cesc Fabregas
  • Ramires
  • Oscar
  • Eden Hazard
  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Diego Costa
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Gary Cahill
  • John Terry
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Brad Jones
  • Kolo Toure
  • Rickie Lambert
  • Adam Lallana
  • Lucas
  • Joe Allen
  • Fabio Borini
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  • Petr Cech
  • Filipe Luis
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Didier Drogba
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Loic Remy
  • Willian

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