Monday, November 8, 2010

Torres Demolishes Chelsea

Red Revival continues as Fernando Torres ' fantastic double over Chelsea takes them into the Top 10 in the Barclays Premier League standings. The Spaniard put up an astonishing performance and once again proved why he is one of the top strikers in the world. Liverpool started the game with a great appetite and were first to winning the ball back if they were to loose it. The pressure paid off when Torres was played through with a diagonal ball and he didn 't disappoint as he coolly put the ball into the net. There was a determination and desire in the team which the fans were yet to see this season, and they didn 't have to wait any more. There was cohesiveness in the play, great understanding and good movement, especially from Torres. Lucas continued his rich vain of form and played emphatically in the midfield. He kept tabs on everything Chelsea midfield could muster. He completely isolated Florent Malouda and Jon Obi Mikel from the game. The Brazilian has seemingly established high standards. And just before half time, Torres scored with a devastating curler which left Peter Cech rooted to spot. The goal deserves to be a contender for goals of the season. Liverpool sat back a little in the second half and with Didier Drigba on for Chelsea at half time, Chelsea started to grow into the game. There were few scares for the home side as Chelsea came close on many occasions. But every time, they were denied by Pepe Reina. He somehow managed to keep out Drogba from point- blank range as the Ivory Coast striker was getting more and more involved. Late in the game, Nicolas Anelka 's shot which Reina managed to get a touch, hit the post and came back towards oncoming Drogba but only to be blocked off by Carragher and hence allowing Reina to get hold of the ball. In the dying seconds, Maxi Rodriguez was one-on-one with the goalkeeper who flapped at the Argentine 's leg and he went down inside the box, but the Referee didn 't see it as a penalty. With it, Liverpool clinched all three points against the league leaders and go up to 9th position in the league table. Reds now five points behind third placed Arsenal. Chelsea 's lead at the top now cut down to just 2 points. Carlo Ancelotti: "Liverpool can challenge for the top four." He was full of praise for Reina, Torres and Liverpool 's performance. "They deserved to win."

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