Chelsea vs Liverpool has been one of the most fiercely contested encounters in the English Premier League. Both clubs have had their fortunes turned in a positive direction after making some strategic changes on and off the field.
From Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho era to Liverpool’s resurgence under Jurgen Klopp, there have been several classic moments when these two sides have met in the recent past.
During a Chelsea vs Liverpool game in the 2005 English Premier League, Jose Mourinho taunted Liverpool fans after an entertaining 3-2 win over the Reds. In 2013, Luis Suarez infamously bit Branislav Ivanovic's arm during a 2-2 draw which led to a 10-game ban for the Uruguay international.
One cannot collate a list of classic moments without missing out on the infamous slip by the Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard during the 2013-14 season which gifted Chelsea a 2-0 win. More importantly, it denied Liverpool a golden opportunity to claim their first ever English Premier League title in the club's history.
Liverpool hold a slight advantage in the Premier League head-to-head record against Chelsea, although the London-based club have been more successful since the competition was revamped, having won four titles.
Along with the above-mentioned special moments, we will have a sneak peek into some head-to-head Premier League statistics between the two teams.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Premier League records
Most wins: When we speak about Chelsea vs Liverpool Premier League records in terms of most wins, it is Liverpool who have an upper hand, but the margin is a close one. In a total of 60 Premier League matches between the two rivals, Liverpool have won 23, Chelsea emerged victorious on 21 occasions while 16 have ended in stalemate.
Most clean sheets: Even though Liverpool have more wins than Chelsea in Premier League, it is the Blues that have more shutouts. Chelsea lead 17-15 in this aspect and will look to better the record in the upcoming fixtures.
Most bookings: The high-voltage clashes between the two sides means a busy day for the referee and an exciting one for the fans. In this criteria, Chelsea have had a total of 120 bookings (112 yellow cards and 8 red cards) as compared to Liverpool’s 100 (97 yellow cards and 3 red cards).
Most goals for Chelsea against Liverpool: Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba is the leading goal scorer for the Blues in this match-up with nine goals in 28 appearances across all competitions.
Most goals for Liverpool against Chelsea: Liverpool veteran Ian Rush is the top-scorer for his side against Chelsea with 10 goals across 19 appearances across all competitions.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: Head-to-head in Premier League
Players who played for Chelsea and Liverpool
A total of 11 players played for Chelsea and Liverpool. The list is as follows:
Boudewijn Zenden, Nicolas Anelka, Glen Johnson, Yossi Benayoun, Joe Cole, Fernando Torres, Raul Meireles, Fabio Borini, Daniel Sturridge, Victor Moses, Mohamed Salah
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