Chelsea F.C. – Liverpool F.C. rivalry

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Chelsea vs. Liverpool
City or region England England
Teams involved Chelsea Football Club,
Liverpool Football Club
First contested Liverpool 1–4 Chelsea
(25 December 1907)
Most wins Liverpool (73)
Largest victory Liverpool 6–0 Chelsea
(20 April 1935)

Between the players and supporters sides of the English football clubs Chelsea F.C. and Liverpool F.C. a modern football rivalry has developed.[1][2] Rather than for geographical and/or political reasons, the rivalry is of a sportive kind and is mainly related to frequent encounters in the early 21st century. This rivalry between Liverpool and Chelsea is less famous than those of the individual teams with local clubs (e.g. between Liverpool-based clubs Liverpool and Everton, and between London-based clubs Chelsea and Arsenal).

Origins of the rivalry[edit]

While Liverpool and Chelsea have competed against one another many times over the years, the rivalry is quite young by football standards. After the takeover of Chelsea F.C. by Roman Abramovich in 2003, and the acquisition of Jose Mourinho as manager in 2004, Chelsea entered a golden era of success - becoming the fifth English team to win back-to-back league championships since the Second World War (2004–05 and 2005–06), in addition to winning an FA Cup (2007) and two League Cups (2005 and 2007). Also in 2004, Liverpool recruited Rafael Benitez as manager who lead them to a dramatic UEFA Champions League final victory in Istanbul (2004-05) and an FA Cup (2005-06). During this period of mutual success, the two clubs contested many crucial matches against one another including ten matches in the Champions League in five seasons - six of which were in the semi-finals. Including cup matches the two teams faced off in 24 matches in the five year period.

Statistics[edit]

Table correct as of 27 April 2014.[3]

Only results after the regular time (90 minutes) are counted.

Chelsea wins Draws Liverpool wins
League 48 30 64
FA Cup 6 0 4
League Cup 1 2 2
Other1 2 6 3
Total 57 38 73

1 Other include FA Community Shield and UEFA Champions League.

Players and managers who have been active for both clubs[edit]

Numerous people had a career as player and/or (assistant-)manager of the senior team of both clubs:

Opening ceremony of a UEFA Champions League quarter-finals duel between Chelsea and Liverpool on 14 April 2009 at Stamford Bridge. The players and supporters of the former are covered in blue, the latter in red.

Managers[edit]

Players[edit]

Player in one club, manager in the other[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ SoccerBase, 27 April 2014
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