In this sunny Sunday in West London Chelsea and Liverpool played an enjoyable match, a draw (1-1) which have seen the two legendary captains scoring – John Terry first then Steven Gerrard.
As Chelsea hosted Liverpool, they have been celebrated by their fans as long as by Liverpool players themselves. The match faced the new Premier League champions against a team who is chasing an European spot for next season.
The start showed a solid Chelsea team in complete control, this allowed Blues to score with his committed captain John Terry at the 5th minute. A header from corner over Rickie Lambert, Chelsea fans are used to see their captain to score headers.
It took 15 minutes for Liverpool to start playing an offensive and creative football, but after the first difficulties they had couple changes from the right side of Blues defence side. Neither Johnson and Coutinho weren’t able to seal the deal.
Basically Chelsea had the control of the match in the first half but after Terry’s goal they didn’t looks very dangerous in Reds box, so at the first mistake they got punished by the most expected player.
At 44th minute a great run from Lallana forced Ivanovic to foul him and give away a dangerous free kick at the edge of the box in the right side. The ball crossed from the free kick was pushed behind Courtois by the career-long captain Steven Gerrard – completely forgotten by Obi Mikel – at the far post.
The first part showed Liverpool desperate need of a victory, they played an aggressive pressing and vertical football converted in a shiny chance for Coutinho who shot the ball just on the outside of the net.
After 20 minutes of great Liverpool Chelsea took the control again with a dedicated possession, so the pace of game slowed down. Just a couple of great counterattacks not converted by Willian after good combinations with Hazard.
The last part match didn’t offer any emotion a part of substitutions, mostly Steven Gerrard receiving an emotional standing ovation from all Stamford Bridge – after being mocked by Chelsea’s fans during the match.
The result is a 1-1 who allows Chelsea to remain unbeaten for 16 consecutive League games and Liverpool loses last hopes to reach a Champions League spot.