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With Liverpool employing wing-backs against Chelsea, as well as two more centralised attackers in the final third, neither Stewart Downing nor Oussama Assaidi were named in the starting lineup for the Premier League once more.
This is nothing particularly new; Downing has not started since the opening day in league matches, while Assaidi has still not started in the Premier League, making just two sub appearances so far.
Both were named on the substitutes bench by Brendan Rodgers, though, yet neither were called upon to help Liverpool win the game, even after they switched to playing two wide attackers later on in the match.
With left-back Jose Enrique playing as the most advanced player down that particular flank, both players must be wondering if they are going to get a chance any time soon to impress in the league.
Downing at least put in a good performance versus Anzhi in the Europa League during the week, but Assaidi was left as sub for that game, too; he has featured very little for the Reds in the past month.