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Top 5 best Chelsea vs Liverpool encounters

In this article, we take a look at the best Chelsea vs Liverpool encounters of all time. Chelsea host Liverpool at home as they kick start new life after Graham Potter’s sacking.

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Last updated: 04.04.2023
Best Chelsea vs Liverpool encounters

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Chelsea host Liverpool at home as they kick start new life after Graham Potter’s sacking. Both sides will be motivated to win to increase their prospects of placing in the top four and earning a spot in the UEFA Champions League the following year. While Liverpool highly relies on their potent front three of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Diogo Jota to score goals, Chelsea is renowned for their strong defense and midfield, with players like Mateo Kovacic and Enzo Fernandez providing a strong foundation in midfield.

 

Both sides will be vying to control possession and generate scoring chances in the midfield, which is likely to be the scene of the game's most important battles. Individual skills from stars like Salah or Chelsea's Timo Werner could also determine the match. Overall, this game looks to be a closely fought battle with both teams putting out powerful lineups and giving it their all to win. It will be a pivotal game in the battle for a top-four result and could have a big effect on the Premier League's conclusion this year.

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Keeping this in mind, we take a look at some of the best games between the two sides in recent years:

 

Chelsea vs Liverpool Champions League Semi-Final (Second Leg), 2004-2005: 


Perhaps the most memorable contest between these two squads was this one. Liverpool needed to win at Anfield to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first match to advance to the championship game. Luis Garcia's contentious strike gave them a 1-0 victory, and they went on to win the Champions League that year. For the first time in 20 years, Luis Garcia propelled Liverpool past Chelsea and into the European Cup final. Following that goal, the anticipated Chelsea assault never happened. Instead, the recently crowned Premiership winners enjoyed the majority of control but strangely lacked any type of inventiveness in their offensive play.

 

Chelsea vs Liverpool Premier League, 2008-2009: 


In an exciting contest at Anfield, due to two late Fernando Torres goals, Chelsea fell to Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield in the Premier League after Frank Lampard was erroneously dismissed in the 60th minute. Until Torres made his dramatic move to reduce the difference between Liverpool and United to two points, although Liverpool has played one more game, the game appeared set for a draw, which would have only pleased Sir Alex Ferguson. On the hour mark, Chelsea's Frank Lampard was dismissed for a foul on Xabi Alonso. They vehemently disputed the ruling, arguing that Lampard had the ball before making an impact with the Liverpool midfielder.

 

Chelsea vs Liverpool FA Cup Final, 2011-2012: 


Both sides played outstanding football in this tightly contested championship. Ramires and Didier Drogba scored for Chelsea, who triumphed 2-1. The competition's champions would have been guaranteed a spot in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League group stage. Chelsea, however, qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League as the defending champion after winning the 2011–12 competition.

 

Chelsea vs Liverpool Premier League, 2013-2014: 


Steven Gerrard's error allowed Demba Ba to give the Blues the advantage at the conclusion of the first half, and Willian's breakaway goal in stoppage time sealed a 2-0 victory. Liverpool's 16-game undefeated run came to an end as a consequence, ending their ascent to the top of the league and removing them from contention for the championship. Schwarzer brilliantly blocked Joe Allen's volley from the outskirts of the box, but other than that, Schwarzer didn't have much to do until he acrobatically stopped Suarez in extra time.


Chelsea vs Liverpool Champions League Quarter-Final (Second Leg), 2008-2009: 


Frank Lampard's thrilling late strike gave Chelsea a 4-4 victory overall in this match. Chelsea rallied in the second leg to defeat Liverpool 4-4 and advance to the semifinals after Liverpool had won the first game 1-3. Chelsea avoided a major fright before drawing one of the most exciting Champions League matches in recent memory to defeat Liverpool 7-5 on the road and advance to the semifinals against Barcelona. Stamford Bridge was in disbelief when, with seven minutes of regulation left, the score was 4-3 to Liverpool. The Reds needed just one more goal to secure an incredible victory on away goals. However, Lampard scored on Nicolas Anelka's cross to tie the score at 4-4 in the closing dramatic play of an unforgettable football encounter.

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