Much like the Manchester City clash of a fortnight ago, Liverpool play host to Chelsea on Sunday in a match that will tip the title race further in their favour should they manage to claim all three points.
The Blues have an upcoming Champions League semi-final against Atletico Madrid to take into account next week, but BBC Sport's Conor McNamara claims that won't lead to any great lowering of expectations on Merseyside:
All this talk of fielding a weak team v Liverpool, there is no chance Mourinho is going to give up on the Premier League. Not in his DNA.— Conor McNamara (@ConorMcNamaraIE) April 24, 2014
The Liverpool Echo's James Pearce quotes Brendan Rodgers as backing up such thoughts, only with a more subtle barb hidden within his comments:
Rodgers:"I don’t think Chelsea will play kids, they never have done. Young players don’t get the opportunity there." http://t.co/OUWvMsZOW9— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) April 25, 2014
Rodgers can take another significant scalp if his side triumph this weekend, with all the fixture's most relevant info and statistics detailed ahead.
Date: Sunday, April 27
Time: 2.05 p.m. BST/9.05 a.m. ET
TV Info: Sky Sports 1 (UK), NBC Sports Network (US)
In 70 top-flight matches contested between these two sides at Anfield, Liverpool have managed to trump their Chelsea foes on 46 occasions, while Mourinho's men have won just nine.
The last of those wins came in May 2010, one week shy of being exactly four years from the day that Steven Gerrard was responsible for a Didier Drogba opener.
Fast forward to today and the Reds' captain will be responsible for ensuring his side continue a good run of home form against the West Londoners that has seen them win two and draw one of their three matches since.
Rodgers' side haven't lost a league game in 2014, while it's understandable that Sunderland's victory at Stamford Bridge last Saturday may mean Chelsea are still smarting from their recent setbacks, of which Liverpool are now less familiar.
Ironically, Liverpool's last defeat came on December 29 of last year to none other than Chelsea, giving Sunday's hosts yet more reason to be upbeat about their revenge mission.
Liverpool are one game short of cutting a new record for the amount of games in which they have scored three or more goals in a single game during one season, having tied the current record at 20.
That leaves Chelsea in a precarious position, not wanting to be the side who open up the title run-in for the Reds as well as gifting them another boasting point should the floodgates open.
Of course, Luis Suarez has been responsible for a great deal of that scoring fortune, with OptaJoe showing just how prolific the Uruguayan has been over the last year:
36 - Luis Suarez has scored 36 goals in his last 38 appearances in the Premier League. Seasonal.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 24, 2014
The Blues' 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid in midweek may have got one part of their semi-final job done, but the Independent's Sam Wallace notes how it wasn't a particularly majestic affair:
Uefa stats on passes completed: Atletico 428 at 75% success rate Chelsea 175 at 55% success rate— Sam Wallace (@SamWallaceIndy) April 22, 2014
Can a similar tactic be expected from Chelsea on Sunday or will the necessity for a win mean that a more expansive, risk-ridden stratagem is the one employed?