Chelsea and Liverpool meet in the Premier League on Sunday, and as is normally the case between two of the top clubs, the fixture has produced several notable incidents in the past:
Liverpool have not lost any of their previous three Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, and the latest of those games ended in a 1-1 draw. John Terry put Chelsea in front, capitalising on some terrible Reds marking to powerfully head home a corner. Terry was taken off with an injury before Luis Suarez rescued a point for Liverpool from a corner of their own, nodding in from close range.
Golfer Tiger Woods was in the crowd to witness a close game in September 2006 between two sides who were by then used to meeting each other regularly in the Champions League. The game went Chelsea’s way, thanks to a wonderful goal by Didier Drogba, who swivelled and fired in an unstoppable shot from just inside the penalty area.
Most Emphatic Victory
Chelsea had Liverpool on their knees in December 2001 as they eased to a 4-0 victory. Graeme Le Saux put them ahead early on, before Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink doubled the lead shortly before the half hour mark. Goals in the last 20 minutes by Samuele Dalla Bonna and Eidur Gudjonsson gave the scoreline a convincing look, but the Blues would only go on to finish sixth at the end of that season.
Stamford Bridge was the ultimate Premier League fortress by October 2008, as Chelsea had gone 86 games and four and-a-half years since their previous home defeat. Rafael Benitez’ Liverpool finally brought that sensational run to an end as Xabi Alonso’s shot deflected past Petr Cech. Jose Mourinho still has not lost a home Premier League game as Chelsea boss though…
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