Sunday November 20, 2011 Day 12 Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1 - 2 Liverpool

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  • Rodríguez 34’
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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • Liverpool
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    • 90+3' The final whistle goes and Liverpool have won at Stamford Bridge for the second time this year, and consigned Chelsea to back-to-back home defeats for the first time since 2002!
    • 90+3' Meireles have a half-hearted pop from distance that floats over the bar.
    • 90+1' Three minutes of added time to be played.
    • 90' Liverpool substitution: Andy Carroll replaces Suarez.
    • 89' For all the talk of Torres and Meireles, it is another player to play for both clubs who may well have scored the winner!
    • 88' GOAL!! CHELSEA1-2 LIVERPOOL!! Glen Johnson nips inside Cole into the box, holds off Malouda and sidefoots a left-footed finish past Cech and Terry on the line!
    • 87' Chelsea pour men into the Liverpool box in anticipation of Sturridge's cross, but the final ball is poor.
    • 86' Downing sends a cross in that Adam tees up for Kuyt... He sidefoots it wide! Great chance for the Dutchman's first league goal of the campaign.
    • 85' Terry wins the ball and carried it forward. He feeds Malouda and continues his run into the box, but the Frenchman's cross was poor for once today.
    • 84' Chelsea substitution: Fernando Torres replaces Drogba and Raul Meireles replaces Ramires.
    • 83' Chelsea playing some keep-ball now as their bench prepare to make a substitution. Guess who...
    • 81' Chelsea clear the corner and Agger is caught offside as the second ball comes in.
    • 80' Adam drills his free-kick in low and Ramires turns it behind for a corner. Luiz heads it clear but Liverpool can build again. Suarez wins another corner.
    • 79' Great skill as he nutmegs Luiz before he is fouled by Ivanovic. The Chelsea man gets a booking, and Liverpool get a free-kick in an ideal position for a cross...
    • 77' Liverpool substitution: Stewart Downing replaces Maxi.
    • 76' Malouda is all alone at the far post as a cross is clipped over to him, and his volley flashes across the face of goal! Lampard and Mata were in the box waiting for the cross, and both put hands to head in dismay!
    • 75' Drogba sends the ball into the mixer with a classy backheel, but Liverpool are able to scramble it clear after Sturridge is unable to get a shot away.
    • 74' Torres is one of several substitutes warming up now. Plenty of goading chants from the visiting fans, including "Are you happy on the bench?" and "You should have stayed at a big club!".
    • 73' Suarez buzzes around Cole and robs him of the ball near the Chelsea byline. The officials decide Cole was fouled, allowing Suarez to pull his most incredulous face.
    • 72' Cole swings in an inviting cross, but Ivanovic and Drogba get in each other's way and the big Serb heads over for a goal kick.
    • 70' Mata dinks a floated ball into the box for Malouda. the Frenchman takes it on his chest nicely and gets his overhead kick away, only for it to go wide! Great effort from Malouda though.
    • 68' Mata almost gets past Enrique but the Liverpool left-back eventually wins that little inter-Spanish battle.
    • 66' Liverpool substitution: Jordan Henderson replaces Bellamy, who leaves the field to jeers from some Chelsea fans.
    • 65' As we approach the final quarter of this game, it is very nicely poised. Both sides have it in them to take control of this game, or indeed to self-destruct.
    • 64' Now Kuyt goes into the referee's book for a cynical pull-back on Malouda.
    • 63' Reina is out of his area to punch the ball away from Drogba and then slice a clearance.
    • 62' Ramires gets a booking for a rash tackle. He is now in the holding role vacated by Mikel, so will have to tread carefully.
    • 60' Yet again Malouda gets his cross in, this time a low one into the six-yard area that Drogba can't guide on target.
    • 59' Adam takes a quick free-kick and sneds Enrique away down the left. The Spaniard plays back inside for Suarez, whose first-time shot is drilled well wide.
    • 58' Malouda has quietly been Chelsea most effective attacking player today. He bombs down the left again and feeds Ashley Cole on the overlap, but the left-back's cross is partially blocked and runs safely to Reina.
    • 57' Chelsea on top now. A free-kick is whipped into the box and Luiz's glancing header is destined for the far corner, but Reina palms it away with an excellent save!
    • 56' Sturridge scores his fifth league goal of the season. A penny for Torres's thoughts.
    • 55' GOAL!! CHELSEA 1-1 LIVERPOOL!! Malouda again surges into the box and hits a cracking low ball between keeper and defence that Sturridge taps home!
    • 54' Malouda manages to sneak a cross in between two red shirts but no one in the Liverpool box was anticipating that.
    • 53' Bellamy and Enrique combining really well on the left wing. Sturridge helping out with the defensive efforts.
    • 51' Liverpool defend the initial corner, but Chelsea retain the ball inside their opponents' half. Liverpool break with Suarez, who wins a corner off Ivanovic. Chelsea do not like pace.
    • 50' Martin Skrtel has to react quickly to challenge Mata at the expense of a corner. Renewed vigour from Chelsea here.
    • 49' Lampard and Mata combine nicely to tee up Drogba on the edge of the box. He tries to bend a shot into the top corner but it's high and wide.
    • 47' Adam goes for a very ambitious shot from a free-kick some 35 yards out. The strike flies into the crowd. Cue ironic cheers from the home fans.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • HT Chelsea substitution: Daniel Sturridge - in other words, not Fernando Torres - replaces Mikel for the second half.
    • 45+2' Drogba's teasing delivery is headed behind for a corner by Johnson. Luiz heads wide at the near post and the whistle goes for half-time.
    • 45+1' Johnson fouls Malouda near the left corner flag and Chelsea have one last set piece before the break.
    • 45' Nothing is made of the corner. Just the one minute of added time to be played.
    • 44' Ivanovic plays Suarez onside, and the Urugayan motors down the right. His cross deflects off Luiz's boot and hits the side netting! Just a corner for the visitors.
    • 43' Suarez does just that, but his effort is safely over the bar.
    • 42' Liverpool's free-kick is in a good position for a right-footed curler. Suarez will have a pop from here...
    • 41' Luiz dances around as he wins the ball from Adam, shields it from Maxi but then his luck runs out and he loses the ball, only to concede a free-kick and get booked as he fouls trying to win it back.
    • 40' Ramires brings down Lucas in midfield. The Brazilian is the injured party, but he runs the risk of getting a second booking for dissent in the way he reacts to the referee keeping his cards in his pocket.
    • 38' This time Ivanovic rises at the far post and heads wide of the target.
    • 37' Chelsea have a corner. Terry tries to flick it across goal at the near post and wins another corner.
    • 36' Chelsea players have been credited with a joint-league high five errors leading to goals this season ahead of this game. Does Mikel's hesistancy go down as a sixth?
    • 34' That may be Maxi's first league goal of the season, but he has now scored eight goals in his last five Premier League starts.
    • 33' GOAL!! CHELSEA 0-1 LIVERPOOL!! A cracking team goal puts Liverpool ahead! Mikel is caught dithering on the ball by Adam, who gives the ball to Bellamy. The Welshman plays a one-two with Suarez before picking out Maxi, and the Argentine lifts a finish over Cech to score!
    • 32' Jose Enrique is darting about all over the place inside the Chelsea box causing mischief. Ramires is relieved to clear for a Liverpool throw.
    • 31' Cech is out of his area quickly to boot a long ball over the top into the crowd before Suarez can meet it.
    • 29' Lucas then goes into the referee's book for a late foul on Luiz. That yellow card is his sixth of the season, and in truth it had been coming.
    • 28' Huge error by Terry there as he gives the ball up to Suarez all too easily and if left back-pedalling. Luckily for the Chelsea skipper, Luiz intercepts the pass across to Maxi.
    • 26' It wasn't just half of Stamford Bridge that though it was Drogba's free-kick had gone in: the official Premier League world feed also changed the score to 1-0! Here's a pic
    • 25' Lovely skill from Mata, a casual roll of the ball under his boot which helps Chelsea keep possession. Think they teach that sort of thing in Spanish schools these days.
    • 24' Great atmosphere inside Stamford Bridge. It's a testmanet to the rivalry between these two clubs have cultivated over the past decade or so.
    • 23' Liverpool are looking to win three league matches in a row against Chelsea for the first time since December 1989 – October 1990.
    • 22' Drogba's free-kick flashes round the side of the wall and Reina is rooted to the spot... It hits the rear stanchion and runs behind the goal, but half the ground thinks it's gone in! Great effort from Drogba.
    • 20' Drogba is sandwiched between Lucas and Daniel Agger and wins a free-kick in a very promising area. The ball is placed by the Ivorian quite centrally, about three yards back from the D...
    • 19' Mikel trips Johnson in midfield. Liverpool choose not to send their big men forward for an Adam delivery this time. Eager to keep the ball moving.
    • 18' Suarez is caught offside when perhaps he would have been better off letting the ball run to a team-mate. The Uruguayan looks full of energy after being rested in midweek while on international duty.
    • 17' We haven't had any clear chances to speak of as of yet, but compared to some of the matches between these two sides in recent memory this game has been very open.
    • 16' A bit of handbags between Luiz and Dirk Kuyt after the Dutchman blocks the Brazilian's clearance for a throw. Referee Lee Probert has a few words, but no more.
    • 14' Glen Johnson runs right along the byline into the Chelsea box and almost sneaks the ball across only for Petr Cech to rob him of the ball! Johnson is yet another player to have represented both Chelsea and Liverpool.
    • 13' A rare poor corner delivery from Adam there. Liverpool retain possession though.
    • 12' Ivanovic does well to block Bellamy's cross for Suarez at the expense of a corner.
    • 11' Frank Lampard - making his 503rd Premier League appearance - shows great drive to slide in with a tackle that sees the ball roll back for John Obi Mikel to strike... The long-ranger fizzes over Pepe Reina's crossbar! Not a bad effort from the Nigerian, who has never scored a league goal for Chelsea.
    • 10' Florent Malouda hoists a cross to the far post and Mata volleys back across the six-yard box... Cleared by the Liverpool defence!
    • 9' Chelsea are looking to avoid losing consecutive league matches at Stamford Bridge for the first time since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003, and first since April to May 2002 when they were defeated by Manchester United and Aston Villa.
    • 8' Ramires and Charlie Adam collide in midfield after the Brazilian is tackled from behind by Lucas Leiva. Adan has a few choice words for his Chelsea counterpart as the pair untangle themselves from each other.
    • 7' Plenty of neat passing from chelsea and Juan Mata gets things moving in the Liverpool half. The Spain playmaker hooks a cross into the box but it's not close enough to Drogba.
    • 6' Maxi finds himself the furthest Liverpool player up the field as he receives the ball to feet. Terry outmuscles him and wins a throw for his team.
    • 5' Luiz is nudged over fairly by Luis Suarez, but the Brazil defender recovers and finds a team-mate with a pass.
    • 3' It will be interesting to see how Maxi Rodriguez is deployed today, whether he will tuck inside and Craig Bellamy will drift out wide. Branislav Ivanovic could be in for a busy game.
    • 2' Didier Drogba is caught offside as he looks to got on the end of David Luiz's long, high ball forward. The Ivorian has himself only scored five league goals this calendar year.
    • 1' Chelsea kick off and we're underway!
    • 14:57 The players are just taking to the pitch now, led out by referee Lee Probert. You can share your thoughts during the match either by posting your comments in the box below this matchcast, or by getting in touch with me via Twitter @tony_mabert.
    • 14:55 One thing which has been a recurrent theme since the last round of Premier League fixtures is racism, what with the police and FA investigations into John Terry's on-pitch conduct and now with Luis Suarez being charged for allegedly abusing Patrice Evra. All the players are wearing 'Kick Racism Out of Football' t-shirts in their pre-match warm-up. FA charge Suarez over racism allegations
    • 14:50 Chelsea have conceded 15 goals in their first 11 league games under Andre Villas-Boas, as many as in the entire first season under José Mourinho in 2004/05. After 11 matches that season, Chelsea had only conceded three. As such, the Chelsea boss had already had to deal with people questioning how safe he is in his job, particularly now previous caretaker Guus Hiddink is available. The Dutchman has recently been sacked from his job as manager of the Turkey national team. No pressure then, Andre.
    • 14:45 According to today's Sunday People, a 12-month long diet and a change of image - including the loss of his ponytail – are part of Liverpool’s plans to get Andy Carroll firing. Sunday's Paper Round
    • 14:40 These two teams have met 136 times int he league since their first metting in 1907. Since then Chelsea have won 46 times to Liverpool's 62. Last season the Reds did the double over the Blues, with Torres scoring twice at Anfield before the Spaniard was on the losing side on his debut for the Londoners in the reverse fixture.
    • 14:35 Chelsea will move up to third in the table with a win here, above Newcastle on goal difference. Liverpool could move up to fourth above Chelsea and Tottenham if they win by three clear goals. Spurs host Aston Villa on Monday night. Premier League table
    • 14:30 Jamie Carragher is deemed to not have recovered from the calf injury which has kept him out of the last two games enough to play at the Bridge. With Steven Gerrard still out as he recovers from an infection in his ankle, Pepe Reina captains the Reds. Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt will support Luis Suarez in attack. Liverpool team page
    • 14:30 Andre Villas-boas has not changed the Chelsea midfield from that which win at Blackburn last time out, so that means former Liverpool midfielder Raul Meireles also doesn't start. Didier Drogba returns from suspension, while David Luiz replaces Alex in defence. Ross Turnbull is the back-up goalkeeper for Petr Cech, as Hilario recovers from flu. Chelsea team page
    • 14:25 Well, wouldn't you know it? Two of the most expensive players in English football are both rested for this big clash. Chelsea's £50m striker Fernando Torres is on the bench against his former club while Andy Carroll, who replaced Torres on January deadline day for a monster £35m, is also not included from the start. Between the two of them, they have scored 10 goals for their new clubs since moving for a combined £85m at the start of the year.
    • 14:20 Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Mikel, Lampard; Mata, Drogba, Malouda. Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Romeu, Meireles, Sturridge, Anelka, Torres /// Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Skrtel , Agger, Enrique; Kuyt, Lucas, Adam, Rodriguez, Bellamy; Suarez. Subs: Spearing, Doni, Kelly, Carragher, Henderson, Downing, Carroll.
    • 14:15 Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge!
  • Summary

    • 88' GOAL!! CHELSEA1-2 LIVERPOOL!! Glen Johnson nips inside Cole into the box, holds off Malouda and sidefoots a left-footed finish past Cech and Terry on the line!
    • 86' Downing sends a cross in that Adam tees up for Kuyt... He sidefoots it wide! Great chance for the Dutchman's first league goal of the campaign.
    • 76' Malouda is all alone at the far post as a cross is clipped over to him, and his volley flashes across the face of goal! Lampard and Mata were in the box waiting for the cross, and both put hands to head in dismay!
    • 70' Mata dinks a floated ball into the box for Malouda. the Frenchman takes it on his chest nicely and gets his overhead kick away, only for it to go wide! Great effort from Malouda though.
    • 57' Chelsea on top now. A free-kick is whipped into the box and Luiz's glancing header is destined for the far corner, but Reina palms it away with an excellent save!
    • 55' GOAL!! CHELSEA 1-1 LIVERPOOL!! Malouda again surges into the box and hits a cracking low ball between keeper and defence that Sturridge taps home!
    • 33' GOAL!! CHELSEA 0-1 LIVERPOOL!! A cracking team goal puts Liverpool ahead! Mikel is caught dithering on the ball by Adam, who gives the ball to Bellamy. The Welshman plays a one-two with Suarez before picking out Maxi, and the Argentine lifts a finish over Cech to score!
    • 22' Drogba's free-kick flashes round the side of the wall and Reina is rooted to the spot... It hits the rear stanchion and runs behind the goal, but half the ground thinks it's gone in! Great effort from Drogba.
    • 11' Frank Lampard - making his 503rd Premier League appearance - shows great drive to slide in with a tackle that sees the ball roll back for John Obi Mikel to strike... The long-ranger fizzes over Pepe Reina's crossbar! Not a bad effort from the Nigerian, who has never scored a league goal for Chelsea.
    • 10' Florent Malouda hoists a cross to the far post and Mata volleys back across the six-yard box... Cleared by the Liverpool defence!
    • 14:20 Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Mikel, Lampard; Mata, Drogba, Malouda. Subs: Turnbull, Bosingwa, Romeu, Meireles, Sturridge, Anelka, Torres /// Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Skrtel , Agger, Enrique; Kuyt, Lucas, Adam, Rodriguez, Bellamy; Suarez. Subs: Spearing, Doni, Kelly, Carragher, Henderson, Downing, Carroll.

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