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Chelsea vs Liverpool Live Score Commentary, Premier League 2017-18

Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool | Second Half Live | Olivier Giroud 32'
Updated: 06 May 2018 22:54 IST - Published: 06 May 2018 22:02 IST
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PEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! That's that from Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have won against Liverpool and kept their hopes of Champions League qualification alive. They were easily the better team on the night. The potential European champions will need to take a good, long look in the mirror after that performance.

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93' Liverpool have been shambolic in the second half. But they're piling on the pressure. Sadio Mane swings one into the box and Solanke is there, in the centre of the box. He tries to head it into the goal but Rudiger's late contact makes the difference and the ball goes out for a goalkick.
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92' Substitution for Chelsea.

Pedro on. Fabregas off.
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90' 4 minutes added on.
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90' Such intense build up play from Liverpool culminates in an abomination of a cross from Trent boy. Fizzles out.
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89' Substitution for Chelsea.

Zappacosta in. Moses out.

Moreno in. Milner out.
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87' Lovren delivers a ball from the right side and Solanke rises above Azpilicueta and Cahill to direct it towards goal. But he can't quite get it under control and it's headed for the stands.
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86' Gary Cahill plays a lobbed ball into the box but Karius gets to it before Giroud can.
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Substitution for Chelsea.

Willian on. And surprisingly, it is Eden Hazard who comes off. He gets a standing ovation for taking the game to the Merseysiders tonight.
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84' Willian is getting ready to come on and it could be Fabregas who will come off.
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83' Azpi gets a faint touch on a Henderson cross and fortuitously for him, the pace is taken off and it rolls into the hands of Courtois. Could've gone anywhere.
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82' Tense showdown at Stamford Bridge. Henderson whips a ball into the area but Cahill heads it out of danger.
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80' Yellow card to Moses for, ahem, time wasting.
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WHAT A SHOT!

79' Alonso almost pulled off a worldie right there!

Victor Moses drives past Milner on the right flank and his cross carries a bit too much weight but it falls to Marcos Alonso who goes for it on the full and nearly, very nearly pile drives it into the far top corner. I thought that went in for a second! What a goal that would've been!
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78' Alonso is yellow carded for time wasting.
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77' Liverpool getting into threatening positions now. Solanke, however, can't trap the ball well enough to get a shot away and when he eventually gets around to it, Cahill chips in with a well time clearance. That man has been on top of his game today. Captain, leading by example.
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75' Hazard wriggles out into space and tries to blast one into the top corner but Van Dijk puts in a block to deny them and Liverpool are on the counter. Mane motors down the left flank and he serves the ball into the path of Solanke but 'Dave' Azpilicueta is there to clear the danger.
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74' Milner goes to left back and Firmino drops back into midfield. Klopp gon' try something fresh y'all.
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73' Substitution for Liverpool.

Andrew Robertson off, Dominic Solanke on.
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71' Dominic Solanke is getting ready to come on. I have my reservations about that decision but more about that later.
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69' Once again, Kante wins the ball back in midfield but he can't make anything happen largely due to a lack of options. But Chelsea win the ball back and Hazard roams about to free Alonso on the left side. His cross is dangerously pacy but there's no one there to collect it for Chelsea. But ridiculously, Robertson tries to chest it into the hands of Karius. He misses him by a mile and sends it out for a corner. Nothing comes from the corner once again.
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67' Van Dijk is caught in the chest by Cesc Fabregas and the Dutchman gives him a mouthful.
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67' Klopp is fuming and he is screaming at his players and it is no small part owing to their sloppiness in possession.
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63' Victor Moses wins the ball from a precarious position and drives into the heart of Liverpool's defence and even has the beating of a couple of Reds but Lovren reads it well and Moses' final touch to get past him didn't help either. 
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62' Rudiger with an excellent sliding tackle to stop the ball from reaching Mo Salah on the right side.
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60' Hazard and Bakayoko combine twice down the left flank but Bakayoko's shot from right outside the area lacks venom and Karius gathers it without a hitch.
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58' Milner tries to whip one into the box from the left side but its hit straight at Courtois.
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GOOOOOFFSIDE!


55' Rudiger scores! OH WAIT NO NO! That's offside. Miles offside from the corner.
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55' Hazard swivels past 1, 2, 3 Liverpool defenders on the left side and leathers one at Karius. Karius gets a touch on it and unfortunately for him it falls at the back post but Robertson is there to clear it for a corner.
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54' Nothing comes from the corner though.
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53' Alonso whips a ball into the box from the left side after being released into space by Giroud. Robertson, calculated and careful, passes it out for a corner.
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52' Liverpool have a freekick, about 40 yards out and Milner takes it short to Salah. Salah tries to drive one into the path of Mane who's waiting at the edge of the area but the ball is stolen from his foot as soon as he receives it.
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51' It's going to take something special from Liverpool to break down this narrow and dogged Chelsea defence.
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49' N'Golo Kante skies one after hazard and Bakayoko carefully engineer a move to set the Frenchman free outside the area.
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48' Trent boy goes for glory from 30 yards out and that flies into the stands.
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Should have crossed!


46' Oh Moses! Greedy that, he should have passed it from the right flank!

Hazard keeps the ball on the left side with a whiff of magic and then slides it to Fabregas who is waiting in the middle. Fabregas then finds Moses in acres of space but the Nigerian tries to bang it into the far corner from an extremely difficult angle when he should have tried to find the runners, Giroud and Bakayoko who had almost made it into the box ahead of Van Dijk and Lovren. Will that prove to be costly? We'll have to wait and see.
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45' Firmino and Salah combine at the edge of the box with a neat exchange but Salah doesn't catch it cleanly and the ball rolls into the hands of Courtois.
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PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! And we're off in the second half.
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47' Firmino runs the ball out of play and PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! That's that in the first half.

Liverpool started off well but Chelsea grew into it and have the lead thanks to the quality they've shown in the final third.

It's Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool at half time.
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46' Liverpool are patiently trying to break down this narrow Chelsea defence as we head into the final few seconds of the first half. Chelsea are making Liverpool go sideways.
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45' 2 minutes added on.
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44' Ain't no heavy metal getting blasted at Stamford Bridge so far. I was looking for the mosh pit but it feels like a retirement home lawn right now.
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43' Moses' crossing game has been on point tonight. Not quiiiite there that time but he almost finds Giroud in a very dangerous position inside the box. Van Dijk is there to save the Reds.
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42' We're back to second gear now. That's all I'm going to say. Can't be descriptive about a painting that doesn't exist now, can I?
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39' Cesc tries to find Rudiger at the far post but it ends up in Karius' hands. Sigh.
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39' One more yellow card for Liverpool. This time, it is Nathaniel Clyne who slides into and takes out Marcos Alonso on the left side. Chelsea have a freekick in a promising position.
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BOOKED!

38' Ah, Mo Salah gets a yellow for simulation. That was silly from Salah. He tries to cut into the box and goes down right outside the box owing to the wind perhaps?
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36' Chelsea spending some time attacking for a change now. Hazard tries to work something with Fabregas but they were operating at different wavelengths there and the latter is furious that Hazard didn't read his mind. Cesc, you entitled Spaniard you.
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