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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

4-2-3-1
  • Cech 1 Cech
  • Azpilicueta 28 Azpilicueta
  • Zouma 5 Zouma

  • Terry 26 Terry
  • Filipe Luis 3 Filipe Luis
  • Mikel 12 Mikel
  • Matic 21 Matic
  • Schurrle 14 Schurrle
  • Fabregas 4 Fabregas
  • Hazard E 10 Hazard E

  • Drogba 11 Drogba

Team taken from Chelsea vs Derby County (Capital One Cup) on Tuesday 16th December 2014

3-4-3
  • Jones B 1 Jones B
  • Toure K 4 Toure K
  • Skrtel 37 Skrtel
  • Lovren 6 Lovren

  • Henderson 14 Henderson
  • Gerrard 8 Gerrard

  • Lucas 21 Lucas
  • Markovic 50 Markovic
  • Coutinho 10 Coutinho

  • Sterling 31 Sterling
  • Lallana 20 Lallana

Team taken from Liverpool vs Bournemouth (Capital One Cup) on Wednesday 17th December 2014


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1 Chelsea 16 39
2 Manchester City 17 39
3 Manchester United 17 32
4 West Ham United 17 31
5 Southampton 17 29
6 Tottenham Hotspur 17 27
7 Arsenal 16 26
8 Swansea City 17 25
9 Newcastle United 16 23
10 Everton 17 21
11 Liverpool 16 21
12 Aston Villa 17 20
13 Stoke City 16 19
14 West Bromwich Albion 17 17
15 Queens Park Rangers 17 17
16 Sunderland 16 16
17 Crystal Palace 17 15
18 Burnley 17 15
19 Hull City 17 13
20 Leicester City 17 10

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