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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

4-4-2
  • Cech 1 Cech
  • Christensen 31 Christensen
  • Zouma 5 Zouma
  • Cahill 24 Cahill
  • Azpilicueta 28 Azpilicueta
  • Ramires 7 Ramires
  • Oscar 8 Oscar
  • Mikel 12 Mikel

  • Salah 17 Salah

  • Drogba 11 Drogba
  • Remy 18 Remy

Team taken from Chelsea vs Bradford City (The FA Cup sponsored by Budweiser) on Saturday 24th January 2015

3-4-2-1
  • Mignolet 22 Mignolet
  • Can 23 Can
  • Sakho 17 Sakho
  • Johnson G 2 Johnson G
  • Manquillo 19 Manquillo

  • Henderson 14 Henderson
  • Allen 24 Allen

  • Jose Enrique 3 Jose Enrique

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

Team taken from Liverpool vs Bolton Wanderers (The FA Cup sponsored by Budweiser) on Saturday 24th January 2015


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1 Chelsea 22 52
2 Manchester City 22 47
3 Southampton 22 42
4 Manchester United 22 40
5 Arsenal 22 39
6 Tottenham Hotspur 22 37
7 West Ham United 22 36
8 Liverpool 22 35
9 Swansea City 22 30
10 Stoke City 22 29
11 Newcastle United 22 27
12 Everton 22 23
13 Crystal Palace 22 23
14 West Bromwich Albion 22 22
15 Aston Villa 22 22
16 Sunderland 22 20
17 Burnley 22 20
18 Hull City 22 19
19 Queens Park Rangers 22 19
20 Leicester City 22 17

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