Stalemate! The seven consecutive draws between Liverpool and Chelsea

Liverpool and Chelsea will be looking to end a run of stalemates on Wednesday evening, as the two teams meet in the Premier League at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s table-toppers will start as favourites for the game, though will need to overcome an awkward recent record against the West Londoners. There has not been a winner, inside ninety minutes, in clashes between the duo in the last seven games in all competitions.

We revisit the seven consecutive draws between Liverpool and Chelsea.

Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea, 28th August 2021 (Premier League)

Chelsea battled to a point at Liverpool despite seeing Reece James sent off in the first half at Anfield. The West Londoners took the lead when Kai Havertz glanced a header home from a corner kick, but the game turned on the stroke of half-time.

A chaotic sequence of play saw Joel Matip hit the crossbar for Liverpool, before Sadio Mane’s goal-bound effort was cleared off the line by James’ hand. The right-back was dismissed with Liverpool awarded a spot-kick, which Mohamed Salah slammed home against his former club.

Liverpool, despite their man advantage, were unable to find a breakthrough after the break.

Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool, 2nd January 2022 (Premier League)

Chelsea fought back from two goals down to draw with Liverpool in an enthralling encounter between the teams at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool look on course to secure an important three points after racing into a two-goal lead, with Sadio Mane capitalising on a mistake from Trevoh Chalobah to open the scoring, before Mohamed Salah doubled the visitor’s lead.

However, Chelsea hit back and were level before the break after two quick-fire goals. Mateo Kovacic’s sensational volley pulled one back and Christian Pulisic levelled the game in first-half stoppage time. Both sides had chances after the interval, though the spoils were shared once again.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – Liverpool win 11-10 on penalties, 27th February 2022 (League Cup)

Liverpool won a marathon penalty shootout to claim the first silverware of the 2021/22 season at Wembley.

The goalless draw failed to tell the tale of a gripping game, that saw Chelsea have three goals disallowed for offside and Mason Mount spurn a glorious chance. At the opposite end, Edouard Mendy produced an outstanding goalkeeping performance to frustrate Liverpool.

Mendy was substituted off as Chelsea brought on Kepa Arrizabalaga for the shootout. The move backfired, however, as Kepa failed to save a spot-kick and missed his own – blazed high over the crossbar – to hand Liverpool a record ninth League Cup crown.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool – Liverpool win 6-5 on penalties, 14th May 2022 (FA Cup)

Liverpool completed a domestic cup double after again edging Chelsea in a shootout. The two teams met in the second showpiece of the season, one which followed a similar path to their League Cup clash three months earlier.

Alisson saved from Mason Mount in the shootout, providing Kostas Tsimikas with the chance to win it from the spot. The win kept Liverpool in pursuit of an unprecedented quadruple, while for Chelsea it was an unwanted record. The Blues became the first team to lose in the FA Cup final in three consecutive seasons, after previous defeats to Arsenal and Leicester.

Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea, 21st January 2023 (Premier League)

Liverpool and Chelsea each struggled during the 2022/23 Premier League season and their meeting at Anfield was symbolic of two teams lacking confidence.

A forgettable occasion ended in a goalless draw that lacked real quality, with the sole bright spark a lively debut off the bench from Chelsea’s Mykhailo Mudryk.

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool, 04th April 2023 (Premier League)

For the fourth consecutive game, the sides played out a goalless draw after another drab meeting in April 2023.

Chelsea were under the management of interim boss Bruno Saltor after a sorry season that had seen Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter sacked. Chelsea had the better chances and two goals disallowed, in another contest few will remember in years to come.

Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool, 13th August 2023 (Premier League)

An end-to-end encounter was the perfect curtain-raiser for both club’s 2023/24 campaigns, with each team full of new season optimism at Stamford Bridge.

Luis Diaz opened the scoring after a delightful pass from Mohamed Salah, before Axel Disasi marked his Chelsea debut with a goal to level the scores. Both sides cut through the other in a game packed full of chances, with midfield security minimal.

The two teams had battled over the signing of Moises Caicedo in the days before their clash, with their openness in the engine room evidence of the need for defence-minded recruits.

Read – Seven of the greatest moments in the Chelsea-Liverpool rivalry

See more – Liverpool vs Chelsea: Combined XI ahead of Anfield clash

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