Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool Highlights
Chelsea and Liverpool fought out a gritty goalless draw at Stamford Bridge which does little for the differing aspirations of either side.
The visitors, missing the injured Fernando Torres in attack, had the best of the first-half with Peter Crouch shooting just wide on 18 minutes. Yet Chelsea were unlucky not to be given a first-half penalty when Javier Mascherano skidded into Joe Cole. Liverpool now lie seventh and Chelsea sit five points behind leaders Arsenal. With Manchester City’s shock defeat of Manchester United earlier in the afternoon, this match took on extra importance for both teams – clearly reflected in the early frenetic pace. Liverpool, suffering from poor form and desperate for a win, started brightly with talismanic captain Steven Gerrard roaming menacingly behind Dirk Kuyt and Peter Crouch.