Chelsea F.C vs Liverpool F.C
Carling Cup Quarter Finals
Location: Stamford Bridge
Status: Full time
Result: Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool
Liverpool: Maxi Rodriguez, Kelly
Terrific Liverpool display without Suarez and Kuyt, out for Chelsea from the League Cup.
Both teams had major changes to the team. Cech, Suarez, Kuyt, Skrtel, Drogba and a few others didnt come out as expected. Liverpools head was leaded by Carrol, with backup from Henderson and Bellamy as well as Rodriguez. Spearing was present along with fellow youngsters Kelly and Coates. Carragher is the main defence man, and Reina starts as usual.
First half was tight and filled with interceptions and tackles. Liverpool's biggest chance came with a penalty taken by Carrol but was saved comfortably. Chelsea's was Lukaku's header gone wide sailing across the goal.
Second half was more intense. I dont know for sure, but I believed it was Chelsea's stamina that brought them down. Bellamy's great run onside finished with a one on one Maxi with the keeper- just brilliant. Not too late after that a freekick from the side of the box, also taken by Bellamy, was converted with a header by an unmarked Kelly. Chelsea's best chance was a free run by Anelka, but was thwarted by quick defending and a quick thinking, off-his-line Reina.
Overall, Liverpool deserved a win, though dissapointing for Chelsea fans. They lost once more against Liverpool, home and away. Liverpool are on for the last four.