Chelsea and Liverpool share lofty ambitions, so their meeting on Friday night is an important one even at this early stage of the season. Victory for the Blues would open up a six-point gap over the Merseyside outfit, whilst a win for the Reds would add to their growing sense of belief.
Having both operated on the Premier League stage since its inception back in 1992, these two teams have met 24 times in the competition at Stamford Bridge. Ahead of what promises to be a thrilling 25th encounter, we thought we’d take a look back through the archives to see exactly what has happened in this fixture in the past.
Although Chelsea have been the dominant force historically, winning on 13 occasions, things have been much more even in recent years. The previous 13 meetings, for example, have yielded five wins apiece, with Liverpool recording four victories in their last eight visits.
Clean sheets were all the rage at the start of this Premier League rivalry, with the two sides keeping 18 between them in their first 19 meetings. It has been a completely different story of late, however, as both teams have scored in five consecutive clashes.
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