Chelsea's 86 Match Unbeaten Home Record Stopped by Liverpool

Rosie WoolnoughContributor IOctober 27, 2008

Well, who would have guessed it, Chelsea's run of 86 unbeaten games on home soil has been stopped in its tracks by the "Mighty Reds"—the "Comeback Kings" of this season.

As Liverpool and Chelsea started the game on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, they were both joint top of the Premier League with 20 points each, with Chelsea being in front by a plus nine goal difference.

Chelsea nearly scored their first goal in the match between the top two as early as the third minute, when Xabi Alonso slipped to allow the home team to break through, but thankfully Jamie Carragher was there to strike the ball to safety.

Seven minutes later Alonso's next contribution was, of course, the only goal of the game; an attempt on goal that took a slight deflection off Bosingwa that was enough to send the Chelsea 'keeper the wrong way.

Liverpool had many chances throughout the two halves to double their lead, including an Alonso free kick which struck the foot of the post—leaving Petr Cech a motionless spectator as he could do nothing but watch the ball cannon off the woodwork.

Yes, it is true, at the end of the 90 minutes Liverpool moved to the top of the English Premier League, leaving Chelsea three points behind in second place.

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And, of course, Chelsea's unbelievable run of 86 home matches unbeaten—the new league record—came to an end; a record which was previously held by Liverpool.

I, being a Liverpool supporter, was so happy with the final whistle and, for now, I can enjoy looking at the league table and still remain a proud Liverpool supporter.

Since Sunday's match, I have wanted to blurt out so many times that Liverpool are definite contenders for the title this season; but I know that I have to keep it in my heart.

I wouldn't want to say something and then Liverpool's greatest start to a Premier League campaign as well, as their unbeaten run of games so far this season, came to an end.

So, as hard as it is, all Liverpool supporters must not get carried away and start saying that we will win it this year, because you never know, we could jinx it.