Nov 11, 2012 at 4pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Chelsea
1-1
Liverpool
Terry (20')
Mikel Obi (79')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Suárez (73')
Allen (50'), Johnson (56'), Gerrard (67')

Live Commentary: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool - as it happened

Live Commentary: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool - as it happened
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Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of Chelsea's clash with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool travelled to Stamford Bridge this afternoon having not lost a league game there since 2009.

They met a Chelsea team in third place and looking to close the gap on leaders Manchester United to just one point.

The hosts went ahead through John Terry's 20th-minute header. However, Luis Suarez scored a header of his own with 20 minutes remaining to earn a point for the Reds.

You can read how all the action unfolded below.


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3.11pmGood afternoon everybody. Welcome to Sports Mole for live text commentary of today's Premier League encounter between Chelsea and Liverpool. It's been one of England's most keenly contested fixture of recent years, with plenty of memorable games both domestically and in Europe. Hopefully today will be no exception.

3.17pmPREMIER LEAGUE UPDATE: Edin Dzeko has made it 2-1 to Manchester City against Spurs. two minutes plus injury time remain at the Etihad.

3.20pmSome team news just in...

CHELSEA:Cech; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand; Ramires, Mikel, Hazard, Oscar, Mata; Torres

Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Cahill, Romeu, Marin, Moses, Sturridge

LIVERPOOL:Jones; Johnson, Enrique, Agger, Carragher, Wisdom; Allen, Gerrard, Sahin, Sterling; Suarez

Subs:Subs: Gulacsi, Cole, Assaidi, Henderson, Coates, Downing, Suso


3.33pmSo City draw to within a point of Chelsea. The Blues will be looking to re-establish that four-point margin with victory over Liverpool. there are no real surprises in their lineup. Cesar Azpilicueta makes his second Premier League start in a Chelsea shirt, with Ryan Bertrand on the left side of defence.

3.37pmAndre Wisdom starts in midfield for the Reds, alongside Joe Allen. There's no place for Suso, as Brendan Rodgers opts instead for Raheem Sterling to support lone forward Luis Suarez. Brad Jones continues in goal.

3.44pmChelsea's last win against Liverpool was back in 2010 when they beat them 2-0 at Anfield. Liverpool last tasted defeat at Stamford Bridge in 2009.

3.52pmLuis Suarez's antics may divide opinion, but there's no denying that he is a quality player. He's not the best finisher, and probably doesn't score half as many as he should. But he's always a menace and can makes things happen.

3.55pmThe two teams have formed a guard of honour for representatives of the armed forces and the Chelsea Penioners in honour of Remembrance Sunday.

3.58pmWe're a few moments from kickoff at Stamford Bridge.

3.58pmWisdom, Carragher and Agger are going to form a three-man central defence for the visitors.

KICKOFFWith the minute silence now over, Liverpool get the game underway.

3 minsSuarez plays in Enrique, who goes down inside the box. He doesn't appeal. Liverpool nearly got in there though.

5 minsBoth teams have looked lively in these opening stages. The action is quite fast paced, but neither team have really settled.

6 mins Oscar catches Allen in possession and finds himself through on goal, but his shot is too high.

7 minsChelsea go forward with Torres. The striker lays the ball off to Mata, but he can't find a Chelsea player with his cross.

11 minsLiverpool are enjoying a good spell of possession in the Chelsea half. They have won a corner, which Gerrard will take.

12 minsGerrard gets two bites at the cherry to deliver a corner. Neither effort troubled the Chelsea defence.

15 minsLiverpool have had 68% of the ball in the first 15 minutes, but are yet to create a chance. Great start, though.

18 minsIvanovic thumps a free kick at goal from around 30 yards out. It was a wayward effort, he didn't really catch it well.

20 minsGOAL! TERRY HEADS CHELSEA INTO THE LEAD!

20 minsTerrible marking from Liverpool. John Terry was a free header from Oscar's corner, drifted in from the right. Terry's header flew past Jones before the Aussie could even see it.

21 minsMata delivers another ball into the box from a free kick but this one is easy for Jones to catch.

24 minsThat goal came slightly against the run of play. Liverpool have not really threatened, but they had started the game much better than their opponents.

26 minsSHOT! Eden Hazard brings the ball forward and rolls it to Torres just outside the box. The Spaniard strikes first time but it's straight at Jones. Hazard tries to follow up but puts his effort wide.

29 minsAllen loses the ball in midfield again and it's Mata who surges forward this time. He tries to link up with Hazard but the Belgian overhits the return pass.

30 minsSHOT! Sahin drags a left-footed shot across Cech's goal from 25 yards out.

33 minsChelsea have found their rhythm now. they are looking dangerous going forward. The well-oiled machine of Mata, Oscar and Hazard seems to be working well.

35 minsLiverpool attack but the crowd are whistling for them to put the ball out of play as John Terry is writhing in agony on the floor.

36 minsThe former England captain is now receiving some treatment. It was a nasty one, it looks like his game is over. It was an accidental challenge with Suarez that caused the injury.

CHELSEA SUBSTITUTION:Gary Cahill is going to replace Terry.

39 minsTerry holds his hands on his head as he is stretchered off. His knee buckled under the challenge rather horribly.

39 minsSuarez nearly creates a chance for himself, as he latches onto a loose ball inside the Chelsea area. He twists and turns and eventually wins a corner for the visitors.

44 minsSuarez tries to jink his way into the box but hits a brick wall in Ivanovic.

45 minsNearly a defensive disaster for Liverpool there. Jones and Wisom leave each other to it and Hazard nearly steals in to nick a goal, but the Aussie keeper smothers the ball.

45 minsWe're going to have five minutes of time added on at the end of the first half.

49 minsCHANCE! Mata wastes an opportunity to make it 2-0! The Spaniard finds some space behind the Liverpool defence before nudging the ball past Carragher to give himself a sight at goal. However, he never got hold of the shot and sprayed it over.

HALF TIMEChelsea 1-0 Liverpool

4.54pmYou can read Sports Mole's Half-Time Report by clicking here.


SECOND HALFChelsea kickoff the second half.

46 minsSterling shows a bit of trickery but is fouled cynically by Mikel. The Nigerian escapes reprimand however.

49 minsTorres catches Allen in possession yet again. The Welshman then hauls the striker down and gets a booking for his troubles.

52 minsSuarez turns Ivanovic nicely but is pulled back for a foul. the Serb went to ground as if tripped, but it looked a tad harsh on Suarez.

53 minsSHOT! Mata has a dip from just over 20 yards out but it whistles wide of the post.

53 minsSuso looks like he is being prepped nd readied for action.

55 minsOscar goes to ground claiming that he's been elbowed. Webb shows Johnson a yellow card.

56 minsSAVE! Jones keeps out Torres's header! The ball is still not clear...

56 minsThe play is stopped as Gerrard is down injured in the box following an accidental challenge with Torres.

59 minsJones didn't know too much about that save to be fair, but he was in the right place at the right time. There was a bit of mayhem in the box as Chelsea tried desperately to scramble another goal but the referee made the right decision in halting play.

LIVERPOOL SUBSTITUTION:Suso comes on for Nuri Sahin

61 minsA great run by Glen Johnson nearly carves out an opportunity for Liverpool, but he can't find a teammate with his cut back.

63 minsCLOSE! Mata sprays a great ball out wide for Bertrand to run onto. Torres nearly gets a toe to his cross at the near post, but it goes straight through.

65 minsChelsea are going forward looking for the killer blow, but that's giving Liverpool a bit more freedom in attack. The Blues are looking a bit susceptible to the counter attack.

66 minsGerrard goes into Howard Webb's book for a foul on Oscar

67 minsMata is standing over the free kick on the right....

68 minsJones flaps at it, but the ball deflects onto Mikel and out for a goal kick. Unconvincing goalkeeping, though.

71 minsCorner to Liverpool.

71 minsGOAL! SUAREZ HEADS LIVERPOOL LEVEL!

71 minsCarragher got the flick on Suso's corner and Suarez was in an ocean of space at the back post to nod in from close range. Game on!

74 minsGreat assist by Carragher. He arched his neck at an almost-impossible angle to find Suarez.

75 minsBertrand gets in down the left but his final ball is poor. That was a half-decent chance to get a good ball into Torres.

77 minsReplays show that Suarez was in space because of an obvious push on Ramires. Clever, you'd have to say... but very, very cheeky. Not to mention not allowed. Chelsea fans must be infuriated.

CHELSEA SUBSTITUTION:Daniel Sturridges comes on to replace Fernando Torres

84 minsCHANCE! Sterling is freed down the right but Suso can't find the target from his centre. It was a casual effort from the Spaniard, although it was slightly behind him.

CHELSEA SUBSTITUTION:Oscar will be replaced by Victor Moses

86 minsSuarez goes for goal from inside his own half. Ambitious, but it was never troubling Cech.

87 minsCLOSE! Ivanovic gets his head to Hazard's corner but it's too high.

88 minsCHANCE! Enrique puts Suarez clear but Cech rushes off his line to deny the Uruguayan. So close!

89 minsHazard runs at the Liverpool defence and gets to the byline. His cross is blocked for a corner.

90 minsSHOT! Hazard lets rip with a thunderous right-footed shot that wizzes wide.

90 minsThere's going to be four minutes of time added on.

93 minsCHANCE! Enrique could have won the game for Liverpool! Sterling drifts inside from the right and leys the ball to Suarez, who tees up Enrique. His shot was straight at Cech, however.

FULL TIMEChelsea 1-1 Liverpool

5.57pmA fair result at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool looked much more dangerous after the break and deserve their point. But it could have been far better had Enrique done better with his chance at the death.

Fernando Torres
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