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Premier League: Fernando Torres and Chelsea renew rivalry with Liverpool

Last Updated: 11/11/12 8:58am

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Chelsea v Liverpool: The clubs have developed a fierce rivalry since the turn of the Millennium

Chelsea v Liverpool: The clubs have developed a fierce rivalry since the turn of the Millennium

Chelsea and Liverpool renew their rivalry at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Super Sunday.

After several meetings in the UEFA Champions League and domestic cup finals, including last season's FA Cup, since the turn of the Millennium, these fixtures have developed into tense encounters.

Add to that the fact £50million man Fernando Torres will likely be facing former club Liverpool and looking for his first win against his ex-employers and it promises to be another fiery clash.

The Spaniard made his debut for Chelsea against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge after his January 2011 move but has lost all three Premier League meetings and also in the League Cup last season.

Torres did not feature in the last campaign's FA Cup final, when Liverpool were defeated 2-1 at Wembley.

Meanwhile, after losing top spot in the table to Manchester United, Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea, who defeated Shakhtar Donetsk with the last kick of the game in the Champions League on Wednesday, will want to get back on track.

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers, who worked on the Blues' coaching staff earlier in his career, is desperate for a change of luck after collecting just two league wins since taking over in the summer.

The Anfield club also travel to London on the back of a Europa League defeat by Anzhi Makhachkala, who won 1-0 against a much-changed side in Moscow.

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England left-back Ashley Cole will once again be missing for Chelsea when they host Liverpool.

Cole sat out Wednesday's Champions League win over Shakhtar with a hamstring injury and manager Di Matteo hopes he can return for next weekend's trip to West Bromwich Albion.

John Terry, back from suspension, will be pushing for a start on Sunday after he was surprisingly left on the bench in midweek, while Frank Lampard is still out.

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Liverpool rested Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Joe Allen, Nuri Sahin, Daniel Agger, Jose Reina, Glen Johnson, Raheem Sterling and Jose Enrique for their midweek Europa League commitments.

The majority are likely to return to the starting XI at Stamford Bridge, although it remains to be seen if Reina and Johnson are fit.

Reina has missed six matches with a hamstring injury while Johnson has been absent for four games with a similar niggle.

Previous game's starting line-ups

4-3-3
  • Cech 1 Cech
  • Ivanovic 2 Ivanovic
  • Cahill 24 Cahill
  • Terry 26 Terry
  • Azpilicueta 28 Azpilicueta
  • Ramires 7 Ramires
  • Zouma 5 Zouma
  • Fabregas 4 Fabregas

  • Willian 22 Willian

  • Costa 19 Costa

  • Hazard E 10 Hazard E

Team taken from Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur (Capital One Cup) on Sunday 1st March 2015

3-4-3
  • Mignolet 22 Mignolet
  • Can 23 Can
  • Skrtel 37 Skrtel
  • Lovren 6 Lovren
  • Markovic 50 Markovic

  • Henderson 14 Henderson
  • Allen 24 Allen
  • Moreno 18 Moreno

  • Lallana 20 Lallana
  • Sterling 31 Sterling
  • Coutinho 10 Coutinho

Team taken from Liverpool vs Manchester City (Barclays Premier League) on Sunday 1st March 2015


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1 Chelsea 26 60
2 Manchester City 27 55
3 Arsenal 27 51
4 Manchester United 27 50
5 Liverpool 27 48
6 Southampton 27 46
7 Tottenham Hotspur 26 44
8 Swansea City 27 40
9 West Ham United 27 39
10 Stoke City 27 39
11 Newcastle United 27 35
12 Crystal Palace 27 30
13 West Bromwich Albion 27 30
14 Everton 27 28
15 Hull City 27 26
16 Sunderland 27 25
17 Queens Park Rangers 26 22
18 Burnley 27 22
19 Aston Villa 27 22
20 Leicester City 26 18

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