Chelsea vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned

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Chelsea vs. Liverpool: 6 Things We Learned
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For the second match in succession. Liverpool took the lead at the home of one of the Premier League's big hitters, only to lose 2-1.

Following the loss to Manchester City on Boxing Day, the Reds fell at Chelsea on Sunday to slip to fifth place in a congested table as the Blues moved up to third.

Just as at the Etihad Stadium, though, the Reds were left cursing their luck, as refereeing decisions didn't go their way in what became a titanic tussle.

Martin Skrtel gave Liverpool an early lead after Chelsea had failed to deal with a set piece, but a fine equaliser from Eden Hazard was then followed by Samuel Eto'o's close-range effort which squirmed beyond Simon Mignolet.

The Reds pressed for a way back into match into the second half, but they were turned down on two penalty shouts from referee Howard Webb following tussles between John Terry and Luis Suarez and then Eto'o and Suarez.

Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool were left cursing their luck, but Chelsea registered a huge win in their battle to stay in touch with the top two places in the table.

Here are six lessons learned from Stamford Bridge:



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