The Champions of Europe

Match Report: Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea

Match Summary:

Chelsea have earned another Incredible away win at Anfield with the most radical Starting Squad where most noticeably Ba scored from a Gerrard mistake. In the line-up debutant Kalas was partnered by Ivanovic who has been employed in the role for the first time ever by  Mourinho. However all plaudits went to Ba and late substitute Willian each of whom scored. Mourinho made seven changes to the lineup that played Atletico but retained Cole at left back. Cahill and Torres followed Willian in a contest where victory seemed impossible.

Kalas on his debut

Kalas on his debut

First Half

Both teams started with sharp momentum with Sterling managing to snatch the ball from Chelsea D-Box in the opening minute and running up the entire length to the other end. In the 4th minute Schurrle was fouled much to the concern of Mourinho while he intercepted a cross and ran clear off after a composed build up play by the Reds. From the second throw of the match Mikel after receiving the ball passed to Cole who unleashed a shot on goal that Mignolet blocked. Kalas tackled Sterling that earned Liverpool their first corner where Johnson hit it against the wall to see another. In the 10th minute Coutinho hit the side net from a Gerrard cross. In the 11th minute Cole defended a clear but weak shot as the ball could not be cleared Sakho misfired it over the bar. Then again Gerrard’s trademark volley from the middle of the D-Box was caught by Schwarzer. Chelsea countered from the right where Liverpool markers frustrated them each time by breaking up their moves for throws. From the throws Liverpool managed to block Blues from taking the ball forward. Mignolet until now has been largely a spectator as the home side resumed their monopoly. Their players had fantastic chemistry in attacking Chelsea, defending and preventing from running past middle of the pitch and constantly stopping them with the ball despite being outnumbered. With half an hour gone the realistic offense was seen from the Blues with Salah and Ba forcing corner by clever dribbled albeit the Liverpool D-Box being soundly guarded all the time. Lampard delivered the corner kick but Liverpool successfully broke up the moves. Mignolet was called into action merely a second time from a promising Blues attack as Ashley Cole’s lethal cross that targeted Salah almost caused panic. In the 46th minute a clumsy fall by Gerrard gave  Ba a chance who steered,clear on goal and converted silencing the home crowds.

 

The moment when Liverpool fans went silent. Demba Ba

The moment when Liverpool fans went silent. Demba Ba

Second Half

In the opening minute Suarez threatened to score and the waves of attacks continued. Now Blues dropped to shield Schwarzer in more numbers and closer proximities. Sterling cut in evading Ivanovic, Coutinho attacking from left and center and their team mates laying on the ball for captsin Gerrard to shoot each 3 minutes was the regular features. Blues were walking the tight rope despite throwing up numbers at the back. Yet they looked solid as they past the 70th minute mark. Suarez powered shots on goal to force saves from the busiest Schwarzer. Sterlings threats forced Mou into introducing Willian who launched several counter attacks that Ba should have exploited. Now Chelsea’s risks of surrendering the lead were relaxed in match where more than three fourth players of the team mobbed their D-Box. Courners flooded in one after another which Chelsea dealt with relentlessly. The Anfield noises were made by the away crowds. In the meantime Schurrle who forced a save from Mignolet made way for Cahill. The German made good defending contributions to fall back and mark Coutinho. The England center Back stood between Ivanovic and Kalas amid the nonstop Liverpool’s efforts. Mourinho also replaced Ba with Torres to provide rest to the former. In the added minutes the desperate home side paid the price for baring their defense absolutely as in the 92nd minute Torres released with. the ball and Mignolet stranded and exposed. The spaniard kept his composure to feed the ball to Willian whoevadedthe goalkeeper. The Brazilian paused for a second before cooly slotting the ballinto the net to wreak rapturous applauses. Mou was witnessing the moment with pride of delivering Chelsea the win with 25% possession.

Willian scoring an easy goal

Willian scoring an easy goal

Match Statistic 

Chelsea Formation: 4-3-3

Line Up: Schwarzer: Azpilicueta- Ivanovic,-Kalas,-Cole: Lampard-Mikel-Matic: Salah-Ba-Schurrle

Substitutes: 60 mins↓Willian ↑Salah, 77 mins ↓Cahill ↑Schurrle, 84 mins↓Torres ↑Ba

Possession: 27%

Yellow Card: Salah 21 mins, Lampard, 43 mins, Cole 90 mins, Torres 91 mins

Liverpool Formation: 4-3-3

Line Up: Mignolet: Flanagsn-Skrtel-Sakho-Johnson: Gerrard-Allen-Lucas: Coutinho-Sterling-Suarez.

Substitutes: 58 mins ↓Sturridge ↑Lucas, 81 mins ↓Aspas↑Sterling.

Ball Possession: Liv 73%-Che 27%

Shots on Goal: Liv 26-Che 11

Shots on Target: Liv 8-Che 4

 Corners: Liv 14-3 Che

Offsides: Liv 1-0 Che

Saves: Liv 2-8 Che

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23 Responses »

  1. Haha. What a great match! Cool. Blues 4ever. 1 love

  2. Thy claim lvp has the best attackers and cfc the best defense, bt at the end of the day lvp forward proved they cant beat the best defense, and this is the 2nd time lvp has failed against cfc.

  3. Dere is 1tin u pple doesnt knw GOD doest nid a skilful heart he nids a pure heart so as to Jose ll tell u go nd win match 4 me dnt go nd play me fancy nd skilful football respect he he is d best coach in d worl

  4. We Are Parking The Bus They Said (Chelsea ) Chelsea 2-1
    Man City
    Man City 0-1 Chelsea
    Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool
    Chelsea 3-1 Man U
    Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal Chelsea 4-0 Totteham Chelsea 3-0 Schalke
    Schalke 0-3 Chelsea
    Chelsea 2-0 Galatasary
    Chelsea 2-0 PSG
    Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea
    1Like= Shut Up Haters!
    and those that want entertainment football ships leave Chelsea or stop complaining. mou is the best.

  5. onetin You dont know about football. The game has got two simple rules. First one has to do with defending so that you dont conceed goals and the second one has to do with scoring goals that you win. I dont think Mourihno has broken one of these rule so as to call his style of play Ant-Football. For Me Chelsea has proved to be the best at defending but they have not stopped scoring goal. They have scored 76 and you say they are ant football. Mourihno is simply the best coach he knows what he is doing.

  6. ‘If yu want entertaining football, go and watch clowns’..dis performance was class. Kalas was impressive. I loved the look of our bench. Giving youth a chance. Wished baker came on tho.

  7. Well said Gabby!!!
    I’m so happy and proud of our team!!!
    The only sad thing is that we lost the premier League against the little teams, we did the hard part of the EPL but we didn’t win the easy games, but is a process, let’s see our team the next season with a real killer striker!!!
    I really like the performance of our team this year, all the big teams are respecting our team!!!! KTBFFH
    WELL DONE BLUES

  8. Good display from the so called”weakened team”.i said it that we really do not hav a weak player as many fans here disregard the importanc of players like schwazer,ba,mikel,ashley etc.i wonder how they felt when those useles or not good enough players were getting the job done yesterday.2 them dat claim the epl is over should watch it,cos if we can win our last 2 matches,we wil win it.m.city must loose at goodison park & l.pool wil draw their last 2 matches.lastly jose should also consider matic/luiz & mikel/matic ahead of matic/rami 4 the time being.we can stil do the double.keep believn cfc.up jose.ktbffh.

  9. “Weakened Team”…loooooooooooooooooool. Carefree baby!

  10. Fantastic team performance and a great full debut from Kalas. I can see why Jose didn’t want to loan him out. Pleased for Ba as he scored when it mattered (again). If only his distribution was better he would have a future at Chelsea. Can’t wait for the semi on Wednesday.

  11. well done big boys,blue for live.

  12. Good match enjoyed the match. Mourinho is a good tactician. Tactically great! Weve beaten all the big teams in the league, next season we need to perform better against lesser opposition.

  13. Fantastic game, unfortunately we maybe delivered the title to the citizens. As a football fan, if CFC can’t win it,I would prefer the reds to do it. But we did our part and if we don’t win it we would only have ourselves to blame. Great match, we had a great team spirit, were very organized and took advantage of the rival errors. It begins to be a “pain in the ass” those “purists” who think they have the absolute truth about the game and are always trying other people how they should play, even telling that the game of our team is not football. If that style of game is so superior, why do they complain? They say that this style is “destroying football”, but I LIKE IT, and I think I’m not alone. The traditional football of the German squad (not since Low took charge), last year’s Bayern, the actual Atletico Madrid, that Real who got the goal’s record of La Liga, to me, played entertaining football and it was a pleasure for me to watch. Anti-football is surrounding the referee to pressure him, throwing balls to the field when you’re winning to stop the game or penalty simulations, not playing a strategy according to the game rules. You may like it or not, if you don’t you should go and do something else, but telling other teams how they should play is disrespectful. The important thing is that we won, we are in the race, and I still believe we will celebrate at the end. KTBFFH!!!

  14. Lessons learnt
    1.Demba Ba is amazing.
    2.Mikel/Matic pivot isn’t bad at all.
    3.Kalas is a future player.
    4.We’re yet to see the best of Salah and Schurrle.
    5.When it comes to packing the bus in the world,we’re the best!

  15. Never walk alone, learn to work alone sometimes, is tactic that win matches no coming with thesame formation all games. A park bus scoring two goals an a moving bus could not.

  16. I like tactic more than playing well. Blue showed every style of playing to big clubs. We defeated every of big team either by playing well as well by parking our buses. This showed our style of playing changed based on situation. Our players study z game precausiously and react well after studying z game. There is time to play well, to attack as well to defend. If LFC expects to score goals what they to Arsenal is, they r wrong. Tactically playing team is more loveable than playing football with more possession.

  17. When there is no parking space at anfield,we wil be forced 2 park our buses in the field of play.teams should beware & alwaz create parking space big enough becaus next time we may be coming with 2 train.jose is dynamic in tactics.

    • llllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooolllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZ…….lafffiinnn…..2 trains?????…rogers will feel lyk killin mou after d match

  18. llllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooolllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZ…….lafffiinnn…..2 trains?????…rogers will feel lyk killin mou after d match

  19. For those of you who are rude and talk football with blames as if you are a professionals, read this;
    ‘In this moment football is full of philosophers. It is full of people that understand it much more than me, and it is full of people with fantastic theories and philosophies.
    Jose Mourinho.

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