Top and Flop: Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

Goal takes a look at who topped and who flopped as determined Blues extended Mourinho's unbeaten home record with a win over the Reds.
Welcome to Goal's new feature: Top and Flop. For every game, a candidate will be put forward, as chosen by Goal, who deserves recognition for achieving something special. We will also name a player whose performance wasn’t up to the mark on the given day.


Chelsea played some of their best football of the season, much of it flowing from their flamboyant winger, Eden Hazard. The Belgian answered the criticisms directed at his record in major matches with a dominant performance against rivals, Liverpool. Hazard switched flanks seamlessly with tricky partner Willian wreaking havoc in Liverpool's less than convincing full backs, Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger to score a brilliant curling equaliser from 20 yards in the first half. Effervescent in possession, coupled with an industrious work rate rendered the winger a deserved man of the thrilling match.



The right back came up short against his former club with a dismal performance all afternoon. Johnson posed very little threat offensively and he failed to support the impressive Sterling down the right flank. Both Hazard and Willian took turns and ran rings around the defender who recorded only two successful tackles and won only one of four aerial duels throughout the match.

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