Liverpool vs. Chelsea: 4 Key Battles to Watch

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Liverpool vs. Chelsea: 4 Key Battles to Watch
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When Liverpool come against their new foes Chelsea this Sunday, it's more a case of individual battles which decide the outcome of the game, rather than the team. And this of course, makes it a unique clash.

Chelsea's star men reside in the midfield—with Juan Mata and Eden Hazard the obvious stars—while Liverpool tend to rely on Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez, the top scorer in the Premier League this season, and his supplier Steven Gerrard.

But while they are the star men, goals and moments of brilliance can come from unlikely sources. As a result, it's key to focus not on the most important players, but to narrow down on the key battles.

After Chelsea's impressive 3-0 away win at Fulham on Wednesday, confidence will be high in the Blues camp, with Rafa Benitez readying his side for another tough away test.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will be familiar with some of the opposition players, as he was a former Chelsea youth coach himself, and will be looking to pit his knowledge up against his former colleagues in search for a victory.

The game is poised to be an enthralling encounter, and it doesn't usually let us down. So let's take a look at what could be the determining battles of the match.

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