Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea – Reds Slip Up In Title Race As Ba And Willian Fire Blues To Victory (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

27th, April 2014


By Alan Duffy

Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea – Premier League – 27th April 2014


Say what you like about Jose Mourinho (and we all have a lot to say about him, don’t we!), but the Chelsea boss is a tactical master with his Blues’s side once again getting the requisite result at Anfield on Sunday.

Demba Ba opened the scoring on half-time after a costly slip from Steven Gerrard of all people while Willian made it 2-0 at the death. Throughout the game the Reds, despite having the lion’s share of possession, struggled to find a way past Chelsea’s well-drilled defence while the Blues also frustrated the home side with their constant time-wasting. However, ultimately it was the visitors who would score the goals and wint he game as Brendan Rodgers’ side floundered against the wall of Blue in front of the Chelsea goal.

The defeat, Liverpool’s first in 12 league games, sees Chelsea go two points behind the Reds, with Man City now in the driving seat for title glory. What a day!



Photos: PA

Highlights: DailyMotion

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  1. Germaine Cadeau says:

    Poor Steve G. Hope Everton will beat City.

  2. Rob says:

    Tactical genius?
    Put everyone behind the ball and get them to waste time whenever possible, no one else could have come up with that plan could they?
    Did he make Gerrard slip over then?
    Or Aspas take a crap corner?

  3. Jarren says:

    From a neutral perspective it was a tremendously irritating game to watch.

    Having watched many Liverpool games this season, I had become accustomed to their free-flowing, full-on attacking gameplan.

    Of course, most teams shit their pants at this and it resulted in one or two routs.

    Not Jose. No way, er, Jose. As usual he parked the #67 just outside his penalty box and sat, arms folded, flipping the bird.

    You have to respect him for that. He may be a funny guy when he talks, but my god his teams are dull.

    Dull but effective, I grant you. But still dull.

    If I had friends over who don’t like “soccer”, and there’s a game on and it featured Chelsea, I’d flick over to the latest comedy drama instead.

    It would do the sport a disservice to break football virgins into the game by watching this “spectacle”

  4. James says:

    Every manager has set their teams up to defend and play on the break, only Jose gets abuse for it as he coined the phrase “park the bus”, he’s seen as a hypocrite. He is the best manager there is at winning the big games. Well done Jose, your teams might be bloody awful to watch, but boy do you know how to win…

  5. Chris says:

    Didn’t realise SG was sweeping….where are the central defenders?!

    Knowing the ‘snatch and grab’ chelsea mentality surely there shouldve been some coverage behind the poor guy.

    If Chelesa played with a 6-3-1 formation and thats the new way to win, they can have the trophies. Winning has become uncool.

    To be honest though Dortmund showed when they hammered Madrid 4-1 that Jose tactics have dated.

  6. Some guy says:

    Parking the bus is allowed, can’t really complain about that. But they should have been punished for their flagrant timewasting! Handing out a yellow for timewasting in the 92nd minute is simply weak refereeing, it’s like the man forgot you can book players for that sort of thing until the very end of the match.

    I think they wasted something like 4 of the first 10 minutes. That’s not a legimitate tactic, that’s pretty much cheating. If Pulis’d done it everyone would be calling out for severe punishment, talking about him like he was some sort of supervillain. As soon as Mourinho does it it’s “brilliant”.

  7. KingB3113 says:

    @Some guy You do realise that the whole concept of “stoppage time” is intended to combat such behaviour?

  8. KingB3113 says:

    @Some guy You do realise that the whole concept of “stoppage time” is intended to combat such behaviour?

  9. Some Guy says:

    @KingB3113 Yes, I do realize that, but I also happen to know that you can book players for wasting time and that is what the ref should have done. It probably wouldn’t have changed anything (other than players booked for stupid timewasting being a bit more careful in tackles I suppose) but I just can’t see how sabotaging a football match like that can go unpunished. It’s sad.

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