Chelsea are famous not only for winning titles, but also ruining other club’s chances of winning the Premier League title.
Most recently, the Blues came from behind to draw with Tottenham 2-2 to ruin Spurs hopes of winning the Premier League title in 2016. In 2014, Chelsea killed Liverpool’s chances of winning the league by defeated the Reds 2-0 at Anfield.
A run of 11 straight wins propelled Liverpool to pole position in the Premier League table with three games to go during the 2013-14 season but a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Anfield rued their challenge with Manchester City piping them to the title. An infamous Steven Gerrard’s slip caused Demba Ba to score a vital goal that Chelsea fans won’t forget in a hurry, before Willian sealed it with a second.
Ahead of the visit to Anfield on Sunday, Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta is looking forward to put a dent to Liverpool’s title hunt a second time as the season draws to a close.
“We enjoyed that day and hopefully we can replicate it on Sunday,” Cesar told Sky Sports.
“It’s not about frustrating Liverpool, it’s about playing our game. We know they are fighting for the title but for us every point is very important for the top four. It’s an important game.
“We know we’re going to play a very strong side, but first of all we need to keep the solidity that we’ve shown in the last games, and defend very well as a team because they are a big threat.
“And if we take our chances, I think we’ve proved ourselves already this season when we won (2-1) in the League Cup. I think it’s a big game, and everyone’s looking forward to it.”
This game represents Liverpool’s biggest test ahead of the title run-in with home games against Huddersfield and Wolves and away trips to Cardiff and Newcastle making up their final four fixtures. For Chelsea, it’s a big game and a win for the Blues will consolidate our position in third having played a game more than our rivals.