Saturday, January 31, 2009

Liverpool v. Chelsea 01.02.2009

Liverpool v. Chelsea
Stadium: Anfield Stadium, England
Competition: English Premier League
Date: 1 February 2009
Kickoff: 16:00 GMT, 11:00 ET

Second-place Chelsea will host third-place Liverpool in a titanic Premiership clash! We will be with you live! In the meantime, feel free to make your predictions in the comments below.

Match Preview:

The last time these two teams met, Liverpool famously ended Chelsea’s record 86-match home unbeaten streak. Behind Xabi Alonso’s goal, Liverpool dominated Chelsea as the Blues seemed unable to mount much offense on that day. Liverpool’s tremendous victory catapulted them to first-place and they were thrust into an unfamiliar position: Premier League Championship favorite. Heavy may be the head that wears the crown, but Liverpool managed to hold onto first place until recently, when a combination of poor play, Rafa Benitez’s ill-timed and distracting rants, and an inability to win at home have knocked them off their perch. Now they come into this match in a more familiar position, albeit one that they haven’t been in for a while: third place.

As for Chelsea, they seemed dead and buried after a demoralizing loss to Manchester United. Big Phil Scolari looked overmatched and actually made Chelsea fans wistful for the Avram Grant Era. Didier Drogba looked like he had already had one foot out the door, and Joe Cole went down with a season-ending injury. However, they’ve managed to scratch their way into second place, and could go top of the league with a win and a United loss. They’ll get a chance to answer a lot of questions about their character with a win at Anfield.

Who will win between these two giants? Tune in and find out! We will keep you updated for the full 90 mins


To be announced.