Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Chelsea close on top four with win over Liverpool

Chelsea close on top four with win over Liverpool

The result means Chelsea, who looked out of contention for a top-four finish just a month ago, picked up their fourth straight league win at the flawless time to apply the pressure.

A fourth successive victory equalled Chelsea's longest league winning streak this season, keeping them in the hunt for a top-four finish while denting third-placed Liverpool's challenge for the same target.

However, against a forward line that had just scored seven times in the Champions League semi-final aggregate win over AS Roma, Chelsea stood firm, and rarely looked like conceding. The have just reached the final of the Champions League.

"To come for £7m, bought to be a squad player, to go on and win two Premier Leagues and team of the year three out of the last four, and then get the armband, for that money".

Liverpool stuttered when they needed to perform as they conceded vital points to Chelsea in a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, manager Antonio Conte has put the cat between the pigeons, calling Liverpool's foray into the finals of the Champions League as somewhat lucky as they managed to avoid the big European teams in the draw.

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Marcos Alonso returns for Chelsea after serving his three-game suspension and Danny Drinkwater is available again after recovering from a groin injury.

For Liverpool, Adam Lallana is back in training but unlikely to be available from the start.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is getting a bit annoyed with the same questions from reporters but his answers remain the same.


Salah has already collected a host of prizes on his debut season, with the Egypt global becoming the first ever player to win the Player of the Month three times in a single season.

"Usually we prepare every game in the tactical aspect, but things can change, but today we played a good game and I'm very happy for our fans because they deserve this win". We need to be ready for the game. We should see Bakayoko starting, together with Olivier Giroud, in a mission to exploit Liverpool's defensive fragilities.

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