Premier League

  • C. Benteke 90’
  • 32’ E. Hazard
0 Extra Time 0
1 Full Time 1
0 Half Time 1
12/05/2016
Premier League
Anfield
Attendance 43,210

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 0-1 CHELSEA.
    • 90'
      FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-1 CHELSEA.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      SI R. Loftus-Cheek SO A. Baba
    • 90'
      Ruben Loftus-Cheek is brought on for Pedro, though he won't have a chance to make an impact as the final whistle is bound to come any second now.
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      G C. Benteke Assist A. Baba
    • 90'
      THEY'VE GONE AND DONE IT! BENTEKE FINDS A LAST-GASP EQUALISER! Begovic's nightmare as he fails to deal adequately with Ojo's cross in from the left, knocking it straight onto the head of Benteke who has the easiest of finishes from five yards out!
    • 0'
      That's all for our live coverage from Anfield, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
    • 0'
      Christian Benteke's 92nd minute equaliser helps the Reds avoid defeat in their final match of the season at Anfield, cancelling out Eden Hazard's first-half opener. It wasn't one of the more memorable nights on Merseyside as it so often is when these two face off, but Benteke was sure to provide a b
    • 0'
      Chelsea lead at the interval through Eden Hazard, as they look to spoil Anfield's farewell to the 2015-16 Premier League season. It has been one of the more anti-climactic contests we've seen in recent years between these two sides, which was perhaps to be expected given that there is precious littl
    • 0'
      The post-John Terry era begins today for Chelsea, after the defender picked up a red card at the Stadium of Light on Saturday and is set to miss the remainder of the season through suspension. Obi Mikel drops from midfield to defence to take his place, alongside Gary Cahill. Azpilicueta switches bac
    • 0'
      Jurgen Klopp has rotated his squad a great deal again, as expected, with just Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno and Philippe Coutinho keeping their place in the starting line-up from the 2-0 victory over Watford on Sunday. Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure are restored as the first-choice centre-half pairing
    • 0'
      SUBS: Pato, Loftus-Cheek, Palmer, Kenedy, Amelia, Abraham, Tomori.
    • 0'
      CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Obi Mikel, Baba; Fabregas, Matic; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Traore.
    • 0'
      SUBS: Skrtel, Allen, Lucas, Bogdan, Benteke, Smith, Ojo.
    • 0'
      LIVERPOOL (4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno; Milner, Can; Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho; Sturridge.
    • 0'
      CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
    • 0'
      The best Chelsea can hope for is a strong end to the season, though they have nothing to play for over the final two weeks. The Blues already played their part at both ends of the table in their last two matches, clinching the title for Leicester with a draw against Tottenham last week, while they a
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage from Anfield as Liverpool play host to Chelsea in their penultimate match before their Europa League final against Sevilla a week from tonight. Just one place separates the two sides in the Premier League table, though the Blues trail the Reds by a resounding 10 po
    • 1'
      Chelsea get the game underway at Anfield following a stirring rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone."
    • 3'
      That's abysmal! Sturridge is clearly disappointed with himself and he should be. After doing well to win a free-kick on the outer edge of the penalty area, the striker gets under the ball as he strikes for goal, lifting it miles over the bar as Liverpool squander an early chance.
    • 5'
      CRUCIAL BLOCK! Liverpool's bright start continues, with Moreno sent into acres of space down the left courtesy of a brilliant first-touch pass from Coutinho. The move continues in the final third and a clever one-two between Sturridge and the full-back sees the latter tee up Coutinho, but his strike
    • 7'
      STAT: The first goal of the game has been scored in the opening 10 minutes in four of the last five Premier League meetings between Liverpool and Chelsea.
    • 9'
      NERVY MOMENTS IN DEFENCE! Liverpool are inching ever closer to a breakthrough as they push the tempo with some very direct play in possession. Coutinho does really well to dribble his way through a tight pocket of space before rolling a ball through for Sturridge. The striker's cross evades Begovic,
    • 11'
      OFFSIDE! Chelsea issue their first warning in attack, through the pace and skill of Traore. The forward does well to keep play alive before picking out Pedro. He continues his run and calls for a return pass, which he gets, but the flag goes up for offside. Toure got away with one there.
    • 13'
      Chelsea have found their footing now and are growing in stature as the game progresses. They aren't posing the greatest threat in the final third, but they're working the ball around cleverly now as they start to find a few holes in the Liverpool defence.
    • 15'
      Important covering from Moreno! Lovren is caught completely flat-footed as he misreads the play and allows Pedro past him easily. The Spaniard breaks into the area, but Moreno is around from the back with cover, producing an excellent touch to knock the ball away from his fellow countryman and snuff
    • 17'
      STAT: If Liverpool win it will be the 27th win for the home team in this fixture in the Premier League (currently 13 each) – no Premier League fixture has had more (Liverpool v Newcastle also 27).
    • 19'
      SO NEARLY THE OPENER! An exquisite throughball from Sturridge sends Firmino behind the defence, as the Brazilian has Matic beaten for pace. He sprints through on goal, but a stray touch takes the ball away from him a bit, making the task rather difficult in the end as he can't tuck it in at the near
    • 21'
      That was a bit untidy! Baba sends an errant back-pass towards Begovic, but doesn't get nearly enough behind it, inviting Lallana to chase. The keeper had to be so alert to get off his line, running a few yards out of his area to clear the threat just before the winger's arrival.
    • 23'
      SMART SAVE! Hazard has shown flashes of the form in recent weeks that won him a PFA Player of the Season award with Chelsea. The winger is at it again here, with really his first involvement of the match, cutting onto his right and driving a strike at goal from the edge of the area. Mignolet proves
    • 25'
      The tempo has really slowed in the last 10 minutes or so, with the game entering rather lengthy lulls before a quick break out of nowhere leads to a chance. There's no consistency to the pace, however, which has led to some anxious moments in defence as these centre-backs are tested wih a quick brea
    • 27'
      STAT: Chelsea have conceded 50+ goals in a Premier League season (51) for the first time since 1996/97 when they conceded a joint-club-record 55 in the competition (also in 1994/95).
    • 29'
      The match is screaming out from a moment of quality, with a goal sure to open things up. Lallana is gifted with a chance as he gets on the end of an inquisitive pass from Sturridge, but he fails to produce the required first touch as the opportunity goes begging.
    • 32'
      G E. Hazard Assist A. Baba
    • 32'
      Baba picks up the assist for his pass into Hazard, but played little part in the goal as the Belgian still had it all to do.
    • 32'
      A SPECIAL GOAL FROM A SPECIAL PLAYER! Hazard makes the Liverpool defence look silly as he weaves his way through a mess of red shirts and into the area, before passing the ball beyond Mignolet and into the far corner! It's the tidiest of finishes from the Belgian and a truly wonderful goal!
    • 34'
      Chelsea have a real buzz about them at the moment, while the Anfield crowd starts to grow a bit restless. Coutinho tries to replicate Hazard's strike with a decent effort of his own from the top of the area, but it's a bit too close to Begovic who shows strong hands in pushing it away to safety.
    • 36'
      Liverpool continue their push for an equaliser before the break, and they're certainly finding success as they work the ball around in the final third, but it's the end product that is lacking. They're getting into space to test Begovic, but these strikes they've produced thus far are never going to
    • 38'
      STAT: Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League games against Liverpool.
    • 40'
      MIGNOLET LET OFF THE HOOK! Oh that was so nearly disastrous for the Liverpool keeper! A searching ball is played behind the defence for Traore to chase, and he was always favoured to get there ahead of Mignolet. The keeper rushes off his line anyhow, before quickly realising his mistake and trying t
    • 42'
      The Reds are fading a bit as half-time approaches. Their focus is lacking, and they're nearly punished as Chelsea catch them sleeping with a quick free-kick routine to set Fabregas up for a shot, which the Spaniard sends just wide of the near post! Mignolet is a bit annoyed with his team after that
    • 44'
      That's a cynical trip from Can who drags Hazard to ground to stop a break. It's a clear booking, but Can runs over to referee Michael Oliver and gets right up in his face to protest an incident from a few moments earlier which he feels went undetected. Milner shows his experience and comes across to
    • 45'
      There will be just one minute added on at the end of this first half.
    • 46'
      Back underway at Anfield!
    • 48'
      Kolo Toure becomes the second Liverpool player booked on the night, this for foul on Hazard.
    • 50'
      Chelsea enjoy a positive start to the second half, working the ball around tidily in the attacking half. Liverpool press to win it back, but the Blues always have an option for the man in possession. They're so organised on the ball, which will have to please Hiddink.
    • 52'
      STAT: Liverpool have scored in each of their last 12 Premier League games, their best scoring run in the top-flight since April 2014 (25).
    • 54'
      Another strike from range fails to put Begovic to the test, and it's been a common theme tonight for Liverpool. They're unable to find their way through this stingy Chelsea back line, who haven't missed a beat in the absence of John Terry. They actually look far more assured than they did on Saturda
    • 56'
      ANOTHER FINE SAVE FROM MIGNOLET! Liverpool looking uncharacteristically sloppy at the back, and their timing couldn't be worst as it coincides with Hazard regaining his form in attack. The Belgian goes on another dazzling run, before forcing the keeper into a rather acrobatic save. Mignolet nearly s
    • 57'
      SI Kenedy SO A. Baba
    • 57'
      SI Kenedy SO A. Baba
    • 57'
      Substitution Willian Borges Da Silva Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento
    • 59'
      Look at Mikel back there! The make-shift centre-back is looking like a seasoned pro in defence! A well-worked move from the Reds sees Firmino lift a short cross in for Sturridge, but Mikel intervenes, bringing the ball down so cooly with his chest before ushering it away from harm.
    • 61'
      THAT WAS A CHANCE! The best one of the night, arguably, for the Reds, as Lallana picks out a peach of a pass to play Sturridge through, but he can't beat Begovic at his near post! The striker had a clean sight of goal and had a lot more space to tuck that in than he may have realised.
    • 63'
      STAT: Victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this season ended a run of six Premier League games without a win against the Blues for the Reds (D3 L3).
    • 65'
      Has to be better! The ball is teed up perfectly for Lallana atop the area following a bit of chaos in the Chelsea box, but he gets the direction all wrong with his half-volley, sending a blistering effort well wide of the far post! That had to be on target, and could well have been the equaliser had
    • 67'
      There's just no urgency about Liverpool at the moment. They're creating a few half-chances, but really they don't appear to be in a rush to find a goal, despite the clock winding down. They pretty clearly have one eye on next week's trip to Basel.
    • 69'
      Benteke is up and running on the touchline as Klopp perhaps gets ready to make a switch. Sturridge has produced a few decent moments tonight in attack, but ultimately a lack of consistency has limited his impact.
    • 71'
      IMPRESSIVE FROM TRAORE! Hazard switches the play on a counter, but his ball across has too much height to it as it allows Liverpool to get bodies back. It ends up being played into Traore atop the area, but he has a lot to do as he's surrounded by red shirts. Some quick feet allows him to create spa
    • 73'
      Milner clatters into Fabregas in midfield and becomes the third Liverpool player booked on the night as a result of that challenge.
    • 74'
      SI T. Abraham SO A. Baba
    • 74'
      Chelsea make their second switch as teenager Tammy Abraham, who had 19 goals in 29 games with the youth team this season, is brought on for his debut, replacing Traore.
    • 75'
      SI J. Allen SO A. Baba
    • 75'
      SI C. Benteke SO A. Baba
    • 75'
      Joe Allen is also brought on, replacing James Milner, who departs the Anfield pitch for the final time this season.
    • 75'
      Klopp goes to his bench for the first time tonight, making a pair of substitutions, the first of which sees Christian Benteke replace Lallana.
    • 77'
      STAT: Chelsea have scored in each of their last 10 (including today) Premier League clashes with Liverpool; only against Southampton (12) are they enjoying a longer current scoring run (only incl. current PL sides).
    • 79'
      NOT A BAD EFFORT! You can't fault Can from having a go there, latching onto a stray ball from just under 30 yards out and driving a decent effort at goal, but it's just a bit too close to Begovic in the end as the keeper is able to get down to make the save and hold on.
    • 81'
      Liverpool are showing a bit of urgency, finally, as they start to move their legs and send bodies forward in search of an equaliser. Moreno and Clyne are finding some space on the overlap as the Reds introduce some nice width to their approach. They've been too narrow up to this point.
    • 83'
      They're really forcing the issue now, are the Reds. They have a bit between their teeth now and Chelsea's intensity is starting to wane. Fatigue is creeping into the Chelsea defence and it's looking like it will be a real test for them to try and see this one through to the final whistle. Should be
    • 85'
      Everyone back for Chelsea, everyone forward for Liverpool. Begovic has done really well when called upon tonight, and he's up to the task again, coming off his line to claim a Moreno cross with Benteke sprinting to try and get on the end of it.
    • 87'
      Azpilicueta picks up the first booking of the night for a Chelsea player as he stands his ground to prevent Coutinho from getting past, though he made no attempt to get the ball with his challenge.
    • 88'
      SI S. Ojo SO A. Baba
    • 88'
      Final change for the Reds as Oluwaseyi Ojo replaces Toure.
    • 89'
      OH SO CLOSE! With his first touch of the match, Ojo nearly provides the elusive equaliser! Allen sends the perfect cross over the top, beyond Begovic and to the far post, where the substitute is there to meet it. He tries to side-foot a volley back across goal from a tight angle, but it runs all the
    • 90'
      There will be three minutes added on at the end of this match.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    spain
    Alberto Moreno
    18
    Attacker
    brazil
    Roberto Firmino
    9

    SUBSTITUTES

    Attacker
    spain
    Pedro
    11
    90'Substituted
    Attacker
    brazil
    Willian
    22
    57'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    germany
    Jürgen Klopp
    italy
    Maurizio Sarri

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 11 12
    Yellow Cards 3 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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