Chelsea came to Anfield and ended Liverpool’s eleven game winning run with a 0-2 final score line. Jose Mourinho’s team has yet again managed to blow the title race wide open again, as The Blues not only contained Brendan Rodgers’ men, but had a near perfect tactical performance to put them within two points of the top of the table.
The London side took the lead on the stroke of half time courtesy of Demba Ba and a rare slip up by Steven Gerard. The second goal inevitably came on the counter attack, as Liverpool pressed for an equaliser. Jose Mourinho once again showed his tactical genius by over crowding the midfield and slowing down the pace of the game, which made sure Liverpool could not at their usual fast tempo and led to their players and fans being totally frustrated.
The home team did have a lot of the possession, but could not break through a well organised Chelsea defence. Even with the likes of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge on the day brought no joy. Steven Gerard did try several long range shots, and the home supporters would have loved for one of them to find the net, as the Liverpool team found it increasingly difficult to get into their opponent’s 18 yard box.
One thing is for certain, this is the English Premier League at its finest. For the neutrals and fans alike, this is nail biting stuff. Manchester City will now be able to join Liverpool at the top of the table, if City can win their game in hand. Chelsea and Jose Mourinho will be waiting be pounce on any of those two if they are any further slip ups, and it now means the pressure is on all three to not lose any points!