Liverpool vs. Chelsea: Live Stream, Head-to-Head Record, Key Stats and Preview

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Liverpool vs. Chelsea: Live Stream, Head-to-Head Record, Key Stats and Preview
Kirsty Wigglesworth

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:

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 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

Live Stream: Sky Go app (subscription required), NBC Sports Live Extra (subscription required)

TV Info: Sky Sports 1 (UK), NBC Sports Network (US)

 

Head-to-Head

Kirsty Wigglesworth

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.

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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.

 

Key Stats

Kirsty Wigglesworth

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:

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:

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?

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