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Liverpool - Chelsea: Match report and highlights

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Liverpool

44' Henderson

56' Wijnaldum

58' Milner

74' Out Coutinho in Mane

89' Out Lallana in Divock Origi

Chelsea

24' David Luiz

71' Out Hazard in Pedro

78' Willian

82' Out Willian in Cesc

93' Out Diego Costa in Batshuayi

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Far from a vintage performance from either side tonight. Liverpool looked a team which has spent 2017 playing twice a week, which effectively, they have been. Klopp's players seemed tired mentally and physically and will have been relieved to hear the whistle go. It was another efficient display from Conte's team who could have clinched it but Mignolet, at fault for the opener, redeemed himself by clawing away Diego Costa's spot-kick. Chelsea looked every inch champions - gritty, resilient, well-drilled, tough as old boots to break down and lethal on the break. Both will be happy with the result as neither dominated tonight. 

93' FULL-TIME

93' Batshuayi comes on for Costa for the last five seconds.

92'  Liverpool nervously get the ball away,  thwarting a Chelsea attack.

 

91'  Have either team got enough left to snatch a late winner??

90'  Firmino gets a header in, under pressure, straight at Courtois.

90'  Three minutes to be added on.

 

89'  Whipped in by Cesc, then cleared, they recovered by Chelsea then Pedro shoots from the edge of the D - just wide!

89'  Free-kick to Chelsea on the right

87'  Henderson! Nipped in right on time to take the ball from Costa inside the area. Cracking through ball from Cesc too.

 

86'  Lovely control from Costa who brings the ball down superbly but he's forced wide and his cross his smothered by Mignolet.

84'  Matip clears, throw-in to Chelsea by the corner flag.

83' Cesc replaces Willian, who goes off to applause from the travelling fans.

82'  Mané with the cross, straight into the hands of Courtois.

 

81'  And another familiar face, Cesc Fàbregas is receiving his instructions on the touchline.

80'  Mané scrapping it out inside the Chelsea box but handles the ball. Free-kick to the visitors.

78' Willian booked

78'  Liverpool still looking a little vulnerable to Chelsea's counter attacks.

76'  Mignolet guessed correctly and launched himself to his right to palm the ball behind. Great save.

76'  SAVED MIGNOLET!

76'  Costa seemed to dive minimal contact.

76'  Penalty to Chelsea. We have our doubts about that...

 

75' Mané replaces Coutinho

74'  Possessions stats: Liverpool 60% - Chelsea 40%

 

73'  Looks like it could be Mané time very shortly.

72'  Costa gives away a free-kick. Who me? he asks. Yes, you, gestures Clattenburg.

 

70' Hazard saunters off, on comes Pedro.

70'  Henderson with another raking pass - just a yard too long for Can.

 

69'  Looks like Pedro will be Conte's first substitution.

68'  Willian manages to get an angled shot in, which drifts wide. Goal kick.

 

66'  Henderson tries to pick out Clyne with a long, sweeping pass - just overhit it.

64'  Klopp's side have Chelsea pegged right back but there are six, seven bodies in the box whenever they advance.

63'  Free-kick to Liverpool, left side, 35 yards out. Milner picks out Can just inside the area but his shot is blocked.

 

61'  The hosts with a new lease of life after that goal and pressing Chelsea in their half.

59'  Liverpool's fans are roaring their team on now. "Oh when the Reds, go marching in..." rings around Anfield.

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56' Goooooaaal!!!! Wijnaldum levels. Milner nods the ball back and there's the Dutchman to beat Courtois with a header from the 6-yard box. 1-1!

55'  Home fans are getting right behind their team. Liverpool need a lift. They can't seem to be able to break Chelsea down.

53'  Chelsea concentrating most of their attacks down the right. Free-kick to Liverpool, taken short.

51'  Post!! Moses clips the bottom of the post with a low drive.

50'  Attempts on goal so far - Liverpool 3 - Chelsea 3

50'  Liverpool insisting but again struggling to penetrate. Lovren blasts a long range effort wide, out of frustration.

48'  Ufff!! Chelsea are caught on the break and Firmino has the goal gaping after a tidy backheel. He scuffs his shot into the Anfield Road end.

47'  Liverpool enter the Chelsea area but are met by six blue shirts. Ball is easily cleared. Better from the hosts though.

 

46'  Off we go! Second half is underway!

 

The guests looked most threatening down the right with Moses and Willian getting the better of Milner on the odd occasion. Overall a very economical first half performance from Conte's team and if it stays this way, it will be a further blow to Liverpool's self-confidence. Looking at the Liverpool bench, you wonder who Klopp can bring on to change things for them as they are bossing the ball but need to find new ways of splitting open the Chelsea defence.

Not a wonderful display of football but any stretch of the imagination and quite sloppy at times but Chelsea deservedly infront. Woeful lack of concentration at the back for the opener. Mignolet was still bouncing along his line shouting instructions like a traffic policeman on his first day when the free-kick was struck - and worse still, he took his eye off the ball. There may be some discussion as to whether the whistle was blown to take the kick but as we understand, Liverpool's players did not ask the ref to hold fire while the distance between the ball and the wall was measured, which allowed David Luiz to take the free-kick quickly. Liverpool saw more of the ball during the first 45 minutes but apart from one effort on target from Wijnaldum which Courtois comfortably palmed away, didn't cause Chelsea any problems.

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45' HALF-TIME

45' Henderson goes into the book

 

45'  Goal kick to Chelsea as two minutes of stoppage time is added.

 

43'  Liverpool prowling around the edge of the Chelsea area but can't find a way through.

 

42'  And Sadio Mané, who was seen warming up on the touchline a few minutes ago is now back on the bench with an ice pack on his left knee.

41' Corner to Liverpool, but Can is offside...

 

Liverpool with the lion's share of possession but zero penetration. Mignolet's still thinking about how he's going to build his wall...

39'  Courtois with the long goal kick and Willian thumps one - straight into the Anfield Road stand.

 

33'  David Luiz's back on but doesn't look comfortable.

32'  David Luiz hobbling. 'Give me a minute' says the defender.

31'  David Luiz is down clutching his right leg and John Terry warming up to come on

29'  Uff!! And David Luiz was one shoe size away from steering the ball in. Ball palmed behind by Mignolet. Lack of concentration from Liverpool.

28'  Another free-kick to Chelsea - a little further out...

25'  Liverpool caught napping by that David Luiz free-kick. The Brazilian curled the ball over the wall with Mignolet out of position and still screaming instructions to his defence...

 

23' Gooooooaaaal!!!! David Luiz rifles in the free-kick with a precision shot. Mignolet didn't flinch and nor did the Liverpool wall...

23'  Free-kick in a dangerous position for Chelsea after Lallana brings down Hazard.

 

19'  Chelsea catch the hosts on the break, Moses' shot deflected for a corner.

18'  Matip hauls Costa down just inside the Liverpool half, free-kick to Chelsea.

15'  Bit scrappy from both sides during the opening quarter of a hour. Both teams' passing lacking sharpness

 

12'  Costa appeals for a penalty at the other end. Nope, says the ref.

11'  Uyyy!! Wijnaldum with the first attempt on goal, shoots from outside the box and has Courtois diving to his right to parry the ball away.

 

Liverpool still passing the ball about, Chelsea happy to sit and wait - for now...

*Alonso, not Cahill.

Wijnaldum catches Cahill with his arm as both go for a high ball. No foul given, the Dutchman was lucky to escape a booking.

Here come Liverpool again. Can's ball to Firmino just overhit. Goal kick.

And the ball is cleared, goal kick.

Coutinho to take, plays it short...

Liverpool have Chelsea penned back inside their own half for the first two minutes. Corner to Liverpool.

Liverpool attacking the Kop end in this first half.

And we are underway at Anfield. Liverpool vs Chelsea, 4th vs 1st is go!

And the Kop in full throng...

Out come the teams!

Both teams have finished their warm-ups. Players are in the tunnel. Kick-off is just over five minutes away.

Wind Update at Anfield: 6mph south easterly

And also into three figures tonight is Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren, who makes his 100th run-out for the Reds.

Ton up for Chelsea's David Luiz, making his 100th league appearance this evening.

Chelsea bench: Begovic, Terry, Zouma, Chalobah, Cesc Fàbregas, Pedro and Batshuayi.

Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Diego Costa, Hazard.

Liverpool bench:  Karius, Klavan, Moreno, Lucas, Mane, Origi and Sturridge

Teams are in, and as we suspected Mané is on the bench: Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino

A bit of food for thought - Chelsea have lost just one of their last 15 games, in contrast to Liverpool who have been beaten in their last three home games at Anfield (Swansea - League, Southampton - EFL Cup and Wolves - FA Cup). Should Klopp's team slump to a fourth straight home defeat tonight, it would be Liverpool's worst home run since the 1923/24 season - the year when Huddersfield Town were crown league champions for the first time...

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp will need to decide on whether to field Sadio Mané who only arrived back in the UK yesterday after Senegal were eliminated from 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. Judging by the German's previous team selections in similar circumstances, we have a feeling Mané might start on the bench.

Out of the last 10 Premier League meetings between these two clubs in this fixture, Liverpool have won four (the most recent in 2011/12), Chelsea have won three (including a 2-1 win two seasons ago) and the remaining three encounters ended level.

Chelsea XI: Courtois: Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz, Alonso, Matic, Kante, Moses, Hazard, Pedro, Costa

Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Matip, Milner, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana

Liverpool v Chelsea: possible line-ups

Diego Costa, currently the league's joint-top scorer with 14, has been subject to much speculation but that doesn't appear to have destabilised the team. If he is in the mood, against a shaky home defence then it could be an enjoyable evening for the visitors. He'll be ably supported by Hazard and Pedro while a second layer of width will likely be provided by Alonso and ex-Liverpool player, Moses, who has surprised many this season. Conte's 3-4-3 formation revolutionised Chelsea's season and may be an example to many of what can be done when the sum of all correctly-positioned parts are given a clear game plan.

Already with an eight point lead at the summit of the league, the London outfit know that overcoming a potential rival on their own turf would have many bookmakers reaching for the payout early button. But, despite their position, and 15 out of 18 points recent form, Conte's side have been most lacking against the top sides. In fact, the three teams directly below them in the league - Spurs and Arsenal the other two - have all turned them over. Despite this, the Blues will arrive confident with their opposition at their most vulnerable point in their season so far.

Chelsea

Sadio Mane is the biggest talking point in the home team selection as the summer arrival returns from African Nations duty. It's likely that the speedy frontman will take a place on the bench (depending on what Klopp sees when he looks into his eyes) but his return will bring positivity to many who believe his absence has directly correlated with their poor run. In defence, Matip and Lovren are likely to line up ahead of Mignolet in goal, with Clyne and Milner returning, as others will to the first XI. Philip Coutinho signed a new five-year contract and is back to match sharpness following a layoff and expect him, compatriot Firmino and one other (from Mane, Lallana and Origi) to form a front three.

After an impressive showing in the first half of the season, culminating in a 1-0 victory against Manchester City on the final day of 2016, January of the new year has been a disaster. Klopp has recently apologised to fans as his much-changed cup teams were knocked out of both the EFL and FA Cups, and his A-team lost at home to then-bottom side Swansea. But he has also made the point that he'd rather lose three games in three competitions than all in one, his point being that nine points dropped in the league would have been devastating. His comments may not have appeased many supporters but a win against the leaders most certainly would.

Liverpool

Chelsea travel to Anfield as current Premier League leaders and after a suspect first few weeks to the campaign have looked by far the most consistent of the title contenders. It was during those early days that Liverpool played in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge and came away with a relatively comfortable 1-2 victory, with many question marks hovering over the newly-installed Antonio Conte in the Blues' dugout, while optimism was building for Jürgen Klopp. As these two go at it again, the narrative has very much been reversed.

FIN DEL PARTIDO

93' Cambio Batshuayi sustituye a Diego Costa.

91' Centro al área Víctor Moses realiza jugada personal.

90' Remate Remate de Roberto Firmino con la derecha. Ha recibido el balón de Mane. Parada de Courtois.

90' Centro al área Milner realiza jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

89' Falta Pedro comete falta. Zancadillea a Mignolet.

89' Cambio Divock Origi ocupa el puesto de Lallana.

89' Remate Oportunidad de Pedro con la zurda. Ha recibido el pase de Kante. El balón ha ido fuera.

88' Centro al área Cesc saca una falta. El balón sale despejado.

88' Falta Falta de Lovren. Zancadillea a Cesc.

87' Falta Falta de Emre Can. Zancadillea a Cesc.

86' Falta Matic comete falta. Ha tocado el balón con la mano.

85' Centro al área Centro al área de Diego Costa de jugada personal. Despeja el balón Mignolet.

83' Falta Marcos Alonso comete falta. Zancadillea a Clyne.

82' Cambio Cesc sustituye a Willian.

81' Centro al área Mane de jugada personal. Courtois despeja el balón.

78' Falta Mane comete falta. Ha tocado el balón con la mano.

78' Centro al área Milner realiza jugada personal. El balón sale despejado.

78' Tarjeta Amarilla Amonestación a Willian.

78' Falta Falta de Pedro. Zancadillea a Henderson.

77' Falta Falta de Emre Can. Zancadillea a Kante.

77' Falta Wijnaldum comete falta. Zancadillea a Pedro.

76' Centro al área Centro al área de Willian realiza un lanzamiento de esquina. El balón sale despejado.

75' Remate Ocasión de Diego Costa con el pie derecho. Ha fallado el penalty. Se hace con la pelota Mignolet.

75' Penalti Penalty de Matip por falta a Diego Costa.

74' Cambio Mane entra por Coutinho.

74' Centro al área Centro al área de Clyne realiza jugada personal.

73' Centro al área Centro al área de Lallana de jugada personal. El balón sale despejado.

72' Centro al área Centro al área de Milner sacando una falta. El balón es despejado.

71' Falta Falta de Diego Costa.

71' Cambio Pedro sustituye a Hazard.

70' Centro al área Centro al área de Henderson realiza jugada personal. Se pierde el balón.

68' Centro al área Lallana realiza jugada personal. Se fustra la oportunidad, se pierde el balón.

67' Remate Ocasión de Willian con el pie derecho. Ha recibido el balón de Hazard. Fuera.

65' Falta Matic comete falta. Ha tocado el balón con la mano.

64' Falta Falta de Coutinho. Zancadillea a Willian.

62' Roberto Firmino recibe el balón en fuera de juego.

62' Remate Remate de Emre Can con el pie izquierdo. A pase de Milner. El balón acaba rechazado.

62' Centro al área Centro al área de Milner de jugada personal. A porteria sin problemas para el portero.

61' Falta Falta de Diego Costa.

58' Tarjeta Amarilla Amonestación a Milner.

57' Falta Falta de Milner. Zancadillea a Víctor Moses.

56' Goal scored by Wijnaldum (1-1) Gol de Wijnaldum (1-1) con la cabeza. Ha marcado después de un rechace. Escudo Liverpool Liverpool 1 Badge Chelsea Chelsea 1

56' Remate Remate de Lallana con el pie izquierdo. A pase de Wijnaldum. Un rechace acaba con el peligro.

53' Fuera de juego de Víctor Moses.

53' Centro al área Víctor Moses de jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

50' Remate Remate de Víctor Moses con la zurda.- A la madera!.

49' Remate Remate de Lovren con el pie derecho. A pase de Clyne. La pelota se ha ido fuera.

49' Centro al área Centro al área de Milner realiza jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

48' Remate Oportunidad de Roberto Firmino con el pie derecho.El balón ha ido fuera.

47' Falta Falta de Henderson. Zancadillea a Marcos Alonso.

INICIO DE LA SEGUNDA PARTE

FIN DE LA PRIMERA PARTE

44' Tarjeta Amarilla Amonestación a Henderson.

43' Roberto Firmino recibe el balón en fuera de juego.

41' Fuera de juego de Emre Can.

40' Centro al área Coutinho lanza un corner.

39' Fuera de juego de Diego Costa.

38' Remate Ocasión de Willian con el pie derecho. Culminando una acción personal. La pelota se ha ido fuera.

36' Falta Falta de Cahill. Zancadillea a Lallana.

35' Centro al área Víctor Moses de jugada personal. El balón sale despejado.

32' Centro al área Centro al área de Coutinho de jugada personal. Se fustra la oportunidad, se pierde el balón.

32' Centro al área Milner realiza un lanzamiento de esquina. Courtois atrapa el balón.

31' Juego parado para atender a un jugador.

30' Centro al área Emre Can de jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

28' Centro al área Willian sacando una falta. El balón es despejado.

28' Falta Wijnaldum comete falta. Zancadillea a Hazard.

27' Centro al área Centro al área de Milner realiza jugada personal. El balón sale despejado.

24' Goal scored by David Luiz (0-1) Gol de David Luiz (0-1)De falta directa. Escudo Liverpool Liverpool 0 Badge Chelsea Chelsea 1

23' Falta Falta de Lallana. Zancadillea a Hazard.

22' Coutinho estaba en fuera de juego al recibir el esférico.

19' Cahill estaba en fuera de juego al recibir el esférico.

19' Centro al área Centro al área de Willian lanza un corner. El balón sale despejado.

19' Remate Ocasión de Víctor Moses con la derecha. Ha recibido el pase de Hazard. El balón acaba rechazado.

17' Falta Matip comete falta.

13' Falta Lallana comete falta.

11' Lallana recibe el balón en fuera de juego.

11' Remate Ocasión de Wijnaldum con el pie derecho. Ha recibido el balón de Coutinho. Se hace con la pelota Courtois.

9' Centro al área Centro al área de Henderson realiza jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

6' Centro al área Centro al área de Milner de jugada personal.

2' Centro al área Lallana realiza jugada personal. El balón sale despejado.

2' Centro al área Centro al área de Lallana realiza jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

COMIENZA EL PARTIDO

END OF MATCH

93' Substitution Batshuayi comes on for Diego Costa.

91' Víctor Moses makes an individual move.

90' Chance for Roberto Firmino. with right foot. After a pass from Mane. Courtois takes the ball.

90' Milner puts in a cross. makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

89' Foul It's a foul by Pedro. Trips Mignolet.

89' Substitution Lallana replaced by Divock Origi.

89' Chance for Pedro. with left foot. The pass was from Kante. Out of play.

88' Cesc puts in a cross. taking a free kick. The ball is cleared.

88' Foul It's a foul by Lovren. Trips Cesc.

87' Foul It's a foul by Emre Can. Trips Cesc.

86' Foul Foul by Matic. Touches the ball with his hand.

85' Diego Costa in an individual move. Mignolet clears the ball.

83' Foul Foul by Marcos Alonso. Trips Clyne.

82' Substitution Cesc comes on for Willian.

81' Mane makes an individual move. Courtois clears the ball.

78' Foul It's a foul by Mane. Touches the ball with his hand.

78' Milner in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

78' Yellow card Yellow card to Willian.

78' Foul It's a foul by Pedro. Trips Henderson.

77' Foul It's a foul by Emre Can. Trips Kante.

77' Foul It's a foul by Wijnaldum. Trips Pedro.

76' Willian takes a corner. The ball is cleared.

75' Goal chance for Diego Costa. with right foot. He's missed the penalty Mignolet saves.

75' Penalty Penalty awarded against Matip. for foul onDiego Costa.

74' Substitution Coutinho replaced by Mane.

74' Clyne makes an individual move.

73' Lallana in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

72' Milner puts in a cross. taking a free kick. The ball is cleared.

71' Foul Foul by Diego Costa.

71' Substitution Hazard replaced by Pedro.

70' Henderson puts in a cross. in an individual move. The ball goes out of play.

68' Lallana puts in a cross. makes an individual move. The ball goes out of play.

67' Goal chance for Willian. with right foot. The pass was from Hazard. Out of play.

65' Foul It's a foul by Matic. Touches the ball with his hand.

64' Foul Foul by Coutinho. Trips Willian.

62' Roberto Firmino was offside when he got the ball.

62' Emre Can shoots. with left foot. He got the ball from Milner. The ball is cleared.

62' Milner puts in a cross. in an individual move. Shot to goal, easy save for the goalkeeper.

61' Foul Foul by Diego Costa.

58' Yellow card Card to Milner.

57' Foul It's a foul by Milner. Trips Víctor Moses.

56' Goal by Wijnaldum (1-1) Goal by Wijnaldum (1-1) Header He picks up the rebound to score. Escudo Liverpool Liverpool 1 Badge Chelsea Chelsea 1

56' Goal chance for Lallana. with left foot. He got the ball from Wijnaldum. The ball is cleared.

53' Víctor Moses was offside when he got the ball.

53' Víctor Moses in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

50' Goal chance for Víctor Moses. with left foot.It hit the crossbar!.

49' Goal chance for Lovren. with right foot. The pass was from Clyne. The ball is out of play.

49' Milner puts in a cross. makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

48' Roberto Firmino shoots. with right foot.Out of play.

47' Foul It's a foul by Henderson. Trips Marcos Alonso.

START OF SECOND HALF

END OF FIRST HALF

44' Yellow card Card to Henderson.

43' Roberto Firmino was offside.

41' Emre Can was offside when he got the ball.

40' Coutinho takes a corner-kick.

39' Diego Costa was offside.

38' Willian shoots. with right foot. After an individual move. The ball is out of play.

36' Foul It's a foul by Cahill. Trips Lallana.

35' Víctor Moses puts in a cross. makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

32' Coutinho in an individual move. The ball goes out of play.

32' Milner puts in a cross. takes a corner. Courtois catches the ball.

31' Match temporarily paused.

30' Emre Can puts in a cross. makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

28' Willian puts in a cross. takes a free kick. The ball is cleared.

28' Foul Foul by Wijnaldum. Trips Hazard.

27' Milner puts in a cross. makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

24' Goal by David Luiz (0-1) Goal by David Luiz (0-1)From a direct free kick. Escudo Liverpool Liverpool 0 Badge Chelsea Chelsea 1

23' Foul Foul by Lallana. Trips Hazard.

22' Coutinho was offside when he got the ball.

19' Cahill was offside when he got the ball.

19' Willian takes a corner-kick. The ball is cleared.

19' Chance for Víctor Moses. with right foot. After a pass from Hazard. The ball is cleared.

17' Foul It's a foul by Matip.

13' Foul It's a foul by Lallana.

11' Lallana was offside.

11' Chance for Wijnaldum. with right foot. After a pass from Coutinho. Courtois takes the ball.

9' Henderson makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

6' Milner in an individual move.

2' Lallana makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

2' Lallana in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

START OF MATCH

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