Sunday 10th February 2008 @ 4 pm
It was another tough encounter between Chelsea and the reds but Liverpool were once again unable to make an important breakthrough. Liverpool added to their draw tally after an afternoon down at the Bridge.
Fernando Torres was noticeably missed, Peter Crouch and Dirk Kuyt taking part in an unusual front-line for the reds.
The match started brightly enough, the tempo was high and the reds had the first real chance of the game in the 18th minute.
Crouch headed the ball down before lashing it just wide of the post.
Within minutes Mascherano skidded in to Joe Cole in the penalty box only for the penalty appeals to be waved away, somewhat fortunate for the Argentine.
The game petered out in the second half but there was no doubt that just like at Anfield earlier in the year the reds were the much better side, even without the injured Torres. Worryingly for Liverpool however, these fixtures have earned two points when it should have been six.
Liverpool are getting better. The team is certainly stronger than we have had for a while. The results, however, are a completely different story.
Chelsea: Cech, Belletti, Carvalho, Alex, Ashley Cole, Ballack, Makelele, Lampard (Obi 71), Wright-Phillips (Malouda 64), Anelka, Joe Cole (Pizarro 86).
Subs Not Used: Cudicini, Ben-Haim.
Booked: Belletti, Carvalho, Alex.
Liverpool: Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Skrtel, Riise, Gerrard, Mascherano, Lucas, Babel (Pennant 71), Crouch, Kuyt.
Subs Not Used: Itandje, Kewell, Benayoun, San Jose Dominguez.
Booked: Babel, Riise.
Ref: Mike Riley (Yorkshire).