Chelsea Shushes Scousers
Chelsea took their invincibility to history-rich Anfield and waved their blue flag high in Reds’ territory.
A 2-1 road result will do that for a side.
The spirited but desperate Reds tried everything in their bag of tricks to bring down the arrogant Blues, but it wasn't to be on this day. Chelsea had less possession and lesser passes, but this was one of those times where stats are just stats. Every thrust they threw out there had a purpose, while the same couldn't be said for the Reds.
The 'Pool looked jet-lagged from their Champions League match against Real Madrid.
They were given an early lead by Emre Can, as his long range-effort deflected in, only to be equalized by a Gary Cahill header five minutes later, which needed a bit of tech support to confirm.
Diego Costa -- this season's Spanish sensation -- with his cat like reflexes, pounced upon a golden opportunity to continue the Blue’s invincibility streak in the 67th minute:
And that was the match.
The Blues thus remain four points clear of surprising Southampton at the top of the table, while the Reds are now 14 points adrift.