Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool: Hazard and Eto'o the heroes as Blues overcome Reds

Chelsea 2 - 1 Liverpool

  • 3" Martin Skrtel
  • 17" Eden Hazard
  • 34" Samuel Eto'o

Ref: Howard Webb
Attendance: 41,614

Chelsea Logo - Stamford Bridge Tunnel

Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 at Stamford Bridge today.

Chelsea came from behind to defeat Liverpool 2-1 at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

The Reds went ahead after just three minutes, when Martin Skrtel tapped in.  But Chelsea fought back and Eden Hazard fired home an impressive equaliser 14 minutes later.

The much-maligned Samuel Eto'o ultimately proved the hero when he scored the winner 10 minutes before the interval.  But Liverpool 'keeper Simon Mignolet will know he should have done better with the Cameroon international's shot.

The visitors had chances to level, most notably when Luis Suarez twice had penalty claims turned down and Mamadou Sakho hit the crossbar.

The results sees Chelsea finish the year two points behind leaders Arsenal, while Liverpool slip down to fifth.

 

 

Statistics

Chelsea

Liverpool

Possession

52.1%
47.9%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Chelsea

  • Petr Cech
  • Gary Cahill
  • César Azpilicueta
  • John Terry
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Willian
  • Eden Hazard
  • Frank Lampard
  • David Luiz
  • Oscar
  • Samuel Eto'o

Substitutes

  • John Obi Mikel
  • Juan Mata
  • Ashley Cole
  • Fernando Torres
  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Andre Schürrle
  • Michael Essien

Liverpool

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Daniel Agger
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Glen Johnson
  • Lucas Leiva
  • Joe Allen
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Luis Suárez

Substitutes

  • Luis Alberto
  • Kolo Touré
  • Bradley Jones
  • Jordan Rossiter
  • Iago Aspas
  • Brad Smith
  • Aly Cissokho

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