Modern rivals Chelsea and Liverpool have point to prove
LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea against Liverpool is one of the Premier League's more modern rivalries but the teams, who have clashed over 30 times since the start of the 2004/05 season, meet at Stamford Bridge on Sunday each with a point to prove.
After enduring their worst start to the league for 101 years, Liverpool - mired in mid-table with 11 points from 10 matches and just two wins - would relish the chance to get one over on the capital side.
Chelsea, who lost top spot to Manchester United last weekend, will be hoping the return to league action of captain John Terry following a four-match ban for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand, will plug the London team's leaky defence.
Last season's more memorable clashes came in the FA Cup final where Chelsea survived a late fightback to win 2-1, and then in the league three days later at Anfield where a 4-1 defeat consigned Chelsea to their first finish outside the top four since the 2001-02 season.