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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.
***REPLAY OF CAHILL HANDBALL INCIDENT***
Here's the Gary Cahill handball incident, via @MostarLFC #LIVCHE http://t.co/oyexRvneeJ— SportsJOE.ie (@SportsJOEdotie) November 8, 2014
Here's the Gary Cahill handball incident, via @MostarLFC #LIVCHE http://t.co/oyexRvneeJ
***FULL TIME AT ANFIELD***
Liverpool 1 - 2 Chelsea
GOAL! COSTA! https://t.co/AxId386yzs— Chelsea Activity (@ChelsActivity) November 8, 2014
GOAL! COSTA! https://t.co/AxId386yzs
***SECOND HALF UNDERWAY***
Chelsea kick off, while Liverpool will be attacking the famous Kop end of Anfield this half.
***THE BENEFITS OF GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY***
Chelsea equalise, goal given with the help of goal line technology. #epl pic.twitter.com/yk4CYGOWut— FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) November 8, 2014
Chelsea equalise, goal given with the help of goal line technology. #epl pic.twitter.com/yk4CYGOWut
There has been an assist for goal line technology at Anfield http://t.co/xOr47hgJ1W https://t.co/rRCqbJ6qeB— TheScore.ie (@thescore_ie) November 8, 2014
There has been an assist for goal line technology at Anfield http://t.co/xOr47hgJ1W https://t.co/rRCqbJ6qeB
Here's Emre Can's goal for Liverpool http://t.co/xlb7p2OYet— FutbolArtistNetwork (@FutbolArtNet) November 8, 2014
Here's Emre Can's goal for Liverpool http://t.co/xlb7p2OYet
***HALF TIME AT ANFIELD***
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.
FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-2 CHELSEA
Hazard is replaced by Luis for Chelsea
Borini puts a header wide from near the penalty spot. Liverpool are struggling to create any golden chances in injury time
There will be five minutes of added time
Costa is replaced by Drogba for Chelsea
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
Costa shown a yellow card
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
Oscar shown a yellow card
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
Balotelli is replaced by Lambert for Liverpool
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
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
Liverpool need to improve and find more spark going forward in the last 20 minutes if they want to get back into this game
Can and Coutinho are replaced by Borini and Allen for Liverpool
Matic shown a yellow card
GOAL. Liverpool 1-2 Chelsea, Costa scores from inside the box after Mignolet could only palm a cross into the striker's path
Balotelli is shown a yellow card
Ivanovic is down injured and requires treatment, so there is a break in play
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
The game is going through a bit of a lull at the moment. It is set up for an interesting final half an hour
Liverpool have not really got going in an attacking sense since half-time and it is Chelsea who look more dangerous
Ramires is replaced by Willian for Chelsea
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
Lovren deflects a through ball into the air and Costa attempts a bicycle kick that that flies over the top
Neat build-up play between Hazard, Oscar and Azpilicueta. Oscar curls an effort from just outside the box wide of the target
Ivanovic shown a yellow card
There has been no changes made by either manager at half-time
Chelsea kick off the second half
HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-1 CHELSEA
There will be one minute of added time
Sterling shown a yellow card
Chelsea continue to push on. Costa sets up Hazard on the edge of the box but his attempt is easily saved by Mignolet
Chelsea have dominated the play in the last few minutes and have Liverpool hanging on
Costa finds space in the Liverpool penalty area but puts a low shot straight into the hands of the keeper
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
Chelsea can break with real pace and Oscar spreads the ball across the Hazard, who sees his shot deflect out for another corner
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
Costa turns well and drives into the Liverpool area, before hitting a shot that takes a deflection over the crossbar
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
Chelsea are starting to get on top in the game. They are seeing a lot of the ball and Hazard has been lively
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
A corner routine for Liverpool presents Henderson with a chance but he completely mis-kicked the ball.
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
Hazard tries his luck with a strike from 25 yards, but the midfielder puts it well wide of the target
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
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
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
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
It is a fast-paced and open start to the game with both teams looking to play attacking football
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
Can strides forward from midfield for Liverpool and his 25-yard shot deflects of Terry and wide of the target
Liverpool get the game underway
Chelsea starting line-up: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Costa
Liverpool starting line-up: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Gerrard, Can, Sterling, Coutinho, Balotelli
The team news is in from Anfield
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
Welcome to live text coverage of the Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield
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