Chelsea v Liverpool, 31 October 2015

Score3-1 to Liverpool
RefereeMark Clattenburg
CompetitionPremier League
VenueStamford Bridge
Attendance41,577
Chelsea were unbeaten in the preceding eight league and cup meetings with Liverpool. Kick-off: 12.45pm

Goals:

Ramires 4 G

Goals:

Philippe Coutinho 45 G
Philippe Coutinho 74 G
Christian Benteke 83 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Centre back John Terry
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Midfielder Oscar
Midfielder Ramires
Midfielder Willian
Forward Diego Costa

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender Nathaniel Clyne
Defender Alberto Moreno
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender/Centre back Martin Škrtel
Defender/Midfielder Emre Can
Defender/Midfielder Lucas Leiva
Defender/Midfielder James Milner
Midfielder/Forward Philippe Coutinho
Midfielder/Forward Roberto Firmino
Midfielder/Forward Adam Lallana

Substitutions:

Kenedy for Eden Hazard 59
Cesc Fàbregas for John Obi Mikel 70
Radamel Falcao for César Azpilicueta 76

Substitutions:

Christian Benteke for James Milner 64
Jordon Ibe for Roberto Firmino 76
Dejan Lovren for Adam Lallana 90

Cards:

John Obi Mikel 66 Y

Cards:

Philippe Coutinho 24 Y
Lucas Leiva 58 Y
Emre Can 65 Y
Christian Benteke 86 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marco Amelia
Defender Baba Rahman
Defender/Midfielder Kenedy
Midfielder Cesc Fàbregas
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Forward Radamel Falcao
Forward Loïc Rémy

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Ádám Bogdán
Defender Dejan Lovren
Defender/Midfielder Connor Randall
Midfielder Joe Allen
Midfielder João Teixeira
Midfielder/Forward Jordon Ibe

Comments:

League position: 15th Chelsea had now lost six of their first 11 league matches of a season for the first time since 1978. The 1978-79 campaign ended in to relegation to the Second Division. The Blues became the first reigning champions to gain 11 points or fewer from their opening 11 matches of a top division campaign since Liverpool in 1984-85. They lost only one of the first 99 Premier League matches at Stamford Bridge played under manager Jose Mourinho. They had now lost three of the last five league games at the Bridge under the former Real Madrid boss. Chelsea had now won one of their last eight games in all competitions. In their 145th meeting, Chelsea scored their 200th league goal against Liverpool.

Comments:

League position: 7th This was Liverpool's first Premier League win under manager Jurgen Klopp. This was the first time that the Reds had scored more than once in a Premier League away game since a 2-0 success at Southampton on 22 February 2015. James Milner made his 400th Premier League career appearance in this game. Philippe Coutinho scored in the third minute of added time in the first half. Dejan Lovren replaced Adam Lallana in the first minute of added time in the second half. The Premier League's Goal Accreditation Panel ruled on the following: - Liverpool's second goal against Chelsea on Saturday 31st October 2015 has been confirmed as a Philippe Coutinho goal. - Liverpool's third goal against Chelsea on Saturday 31st October 2015 has been confirmed as a Christian Benteke goal. (Circular 10 - 5th November 2015)