Another crunch tie is expected tonight at Stamford Bridge where heavyweights Chelsea and Liverpool will be battling it out for a place in the quarter-final of the FA Cup.
While Liverpool are hoping for a possible treble, adding the EPL and Champions League titles to the FA Cup, Chelsea’s only realistic chance for a silverware, this season is in the FA Cup.
The Blues are 24 points behind Liverpool on the EPL log and having lost 3-0 at home in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie, their stay in Europe looks almost over.
Going into Tuesday’s tie, both Chelsea and Liverpool recorded poor results at the weekend and they would want to bounce back tonight.
Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a shock 3-0 defeat at Watford on Saturday which effectively ended their amazing unbeaten run.
On their part, Chelsea also suffered a disappointing result as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Bournemouth.
Tuesday’s match will be the 11th FA Cup meeting between these two sides, with Chelsea currently leading the head-to-head record with six wins to four
With replays no longer in effect from this fifth-round stage, it would be a battle to finish tonight in London.
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Kickoff is 8.45 p.m.
Kickoff at Stamford Bridge
Good save by Kepa as Sane comes close for an early goal
Thunderous strike from Ross Barkley
Double save by Andrian as Chelsea pile the pressure
Goal…!!! Willian gets the opener as Adrian’s schoolboy error costs Liverpool
Chelsea with a corner kick as they keep their 1-0 lead
Great effort from Alonso as Chelsea look to double their lead
Double save by Kepa to keep Chelsea in front.. Origi comes really close
Corner kick for Liverpool
Kovavic low strike is well saved by Liverpool keeper Andrian
In the last 10 minutes.. Liverpool have enjoyed 67% of the ball possession compared to Chelsea’s 33%
Chance.. But Willian flagged offside
Good save by Kepa as Mane with a sweet move almost gets the equaliser
Willian squares the ball into the Liverpool box but Williams makes a crucial interception as Chelsea get a corner
Ball in but no goal for Chelsea as referee had blown earlier for an infringement
Liverpool free kick saved by Kepa
Divock Origi fluffs a good chance as Liverpool are still one goal down
Chelsea have had four shots on targets while Liverpool have been on target thrice.. It has been a busy night for both goalkeepers
Break in play as medics attend to injured Kovacic
Mason Mount has been brought in to replace the injured Kovacic
Two minutes added time
Half Time.. Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool
Second half already underway at Stamford Bridge
Mason Mount comes close.. Just over the bar
Goooaaaal.. Chelsea double their lead.. Ross Barkley with a fantastic solo effort
Chelsea running riot.. Pedro should have done better to makes it three for the Blues
70 minutes gone and it’s still Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool
Chance!! Giroud comes close but Andrian makes another save
Mohamed Salah is sent on for a rather testing assignment. Can he get two goals for Liverpool.. Adam Lallana is pulled off
Chelsea coasting home as they maintain their dominace over Liverpool in FA Cup games
Full Time Chelsea 2-0 Liverpool
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