Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea

Starting lineups

  • Liverpool started in a 4-3-2-1 shape, with the same personnel that narrowly overcame Norwich on Easter Sunday. Both Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho were looking to play between the lines behind lone striker Luis Suarez.
  • Chelsea fielded a variation of the system that stymied Atletico in midweek. Mikel was the anchorman in a 4-1-4-1 on Tuesday night. Here he was joined by Nemanja Matic in a 4-4-1-1¬†with Frank Lampard surprisingly fielded just in front of the two, ostensibly in the number ten position.

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Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United: Cautious approach from both sides produces insipid deadlock

After an anomalous 2011/12 season that saw the majority of clashes between the top sides produce goalfests, this season has continued last year’s reversion to caution, with this installment of the United/Arsenal rivalry providing us with the latest confirmation of this trend. Continue reading