Chelsea vs. Liverpool: Key Battles to Watch

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Chelsea vs. Liverpool: Key Battles to Watch
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Chelsea and Liverpool will meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, in the latest match of one of the most interesting rivalries in the modern football era.

A glance at the Premier League table will tell you that Chelsea, placed second, are the superior team on paper. The home side has been the in form team this season, and will be the favorites to beat the Reds, who sit in 12th place.

However, Chelsea's recent dip in League form could make this a closer match than those standings suggest. A loss to Manchester United was followed by a draw to Swansea last Saturday.

The two clubs have also suffered mixed fortunes in Europe this week, which adds extra spice to the mixture.

Chelsea achieved an important victory over Shakhtar Donetsk, while an understrength Liverpool side suffered a surprise defeat against Anzhi Makhachkala.

These two teams have always produced closely fought contests and surprising results. And they are sure to produce one more this weekend.

It is a match that could have important implications for both clubs, as well as a big impact on the EPL title race.

That said, here are a few key battles. These are the places where the game will be won or lost.

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