Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool Stats and Highlights
Chelsea reduced the gap between themselves and league leaders Arsenal to two points with a fine performance against a Liverpool side which slipped to fifth in the EPL table.
The visitors were ahead within four minutes as Martin Skrtel tapped in.
But parity was restored when Eden Hazard rifled in from distance.
Chelsea deservedly went ahead in a frenetic match when a Samuel Eto’o shot crept underneath Simon Mignolet but the visitors did have chances to level.
A Mamadou Sakho header struck the crossbar, while Luis Suarez was denied what seemed like two strong penalty appeals with first John Terry and then Eto’o felling the striker.
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Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Sunday, 29 December, 2013
Kick off: 16:00 GMT
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0-1 Skrtel 4′ | Mobile users click here
1-1 Hazard 17′ | Mobile users click here
2-1 Eto’o 17′ | Mobile users click here
But five of Chelsea’s last seven league wins against Liverpool have come under Jose Mourinho.
Luis Suarez scored a second-half equaliser in both league meetings with Chelsea last season.
The Blues have only lost one of their last eight league games.
Jose Mourinho’s side have now kept two clean sheets in a row in the league after only keeping one in their previous 11.
Mourinho has won 54 and lost none of his 69 Premier League matches as a manager at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool have only won one of their last six away games in the league (D2, L3): a 5-0 win at Tottenham.
They have scored 29 goals in their last 14 trips to London in the Premier League (2.07 per game).
The Reds have conceded a total of only three goals in their last nine end-of-year games.