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  • Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool: Meireles great-finish, Torres debut

    After selling Fernando Torres to Chelsea, Liverpool also stole the value of the club. In the game the Premier League continued on Sunday (06/02/2011), "The Reds' success embarrass hosts 1-0 thanks to Raul Meireles goal.

    The win makes Liverpool moved up one level to the sequence of the 6th with a value of 38, shifting Sunderland. While Chelsea remain in place to-4 with a value of 44.

    Torres's presence does give a new spirit to Chelsea. In fact, Chelsea fans also unfurled a banner welcoming presence. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has dared to put three strikers. Besides Torres, Ancelotti also directly playing Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka.

    The result, Chelsea appear to attack and dominate. However, Liverpool fight back tight. Despite losing in the control of the ball, 57 to 43, but the Liverpool defense difficult to expose.

    Chelsea got the best chance in the 30th minute. Vituperation got a breakthrough, Torres managed to kick into the goal off his former club. However, Jammie Carragher managed to block it and exit.

    A minute later, the turn of Liverpool who threatened goalkeeper Petr Cech. Steven Gerrard's cross from Maxi Rodriguez cut into the Chelsea goal that has been empty. However, the ball just hit the goalpost.

    Liverpool rely more on counter-attack, but it is often inconvenient. In the 44th minute, Martin Kelly's cross to make Petr Cech Branislav Ivanovic and misunderstanding. Although Cech finally able to master the ball, but he got angry with Ivanovic and both involved quarrels. Until the first half ended, the position was still 0-0.

    Entering the second half, Chelsea tries to increase its attacks. However, Liverpool continued to take the fight. In fact, on several occasions, Liverpool can trouble the Chelsea defense.

    Coach Carlo Ancelotti interesting Torres and replace it with Salomon Kalou in the 66th minute. Chelsea attack sharper. In minute 67, Chelsea got a golden opportunity. Michael Essien did kick from outside the penalty box. Liverpool goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, had insisted on reaching the ball. However, the ball is still a little soar above the goal.

    Liverpool immediately responded with a counterattack. Gerrard's cross from the left side of Chelsea's defense in the 69th minute, greeted by Dirk Kuyt. Loose ball and immediately struck by Raul Meireles. Goal, Liverpool were 1-0 up.

    Ancelotti enter Florent Malouda replacing John Obi Mikel. They kept pressing, catch up.

    Malouda get a golden opportunity, but his shot could still denied by Liverpool goalkeeper, Reina.

    However, Liverpool counter-attack almost broke into the Chelsea goal in the 80th minute. Dirk Kuyt who escaped into the penalty box, giving the ball to Fabio Aurelio. After outwit Ivanovic, Aurelio kicks off on goal, but Cech was able to block the ball.

    Claims Chelsea a penalty when Lucas Leiva handsball in the penalty box, at last considered by the referee. Even when Ivanovic pushed Johnson in the penalty box when it welcomes the crossing from Lampard on ignore by the referee.

    Chelsea continued to press, but Liverpool are able to maintain the score 1-0 until the end of the game.

    Team Line-up:

    Chelsea: 1-Petr Cech; 26-John Terry, 2-Branislav Ivanovic, 3-Ashley Cole, 17-Jose Bosingwa, 12-John Mikel Obi (15-Florent Malouda 71), 39-Nicolas Anelka, 8-Frank Lampard, 5-Michael Essien, 11-Didier Drogba, 9-Fernando Torres (21-Salomon Kalou 66)

    Liverpool: 25-Pepe Reina; 37-Martin Skrtel, 5-Daniel Agger, 23-Jamie Carragher, 21-Lucas, 8-Steven Gerrard, 2-Glen Johnson, 34-Martin Kelly, 18-Dirk Kuyt, 17-Maxi Rodriguez (6-Fabio Aurelio 74), 4-Raul Meireles (28-Christian Poulsen 84)


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