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It’s Liverpool vs Chelsea again as Super Cup game will be 60th time Premier League rivals have played each other this century – a record for English sides

Over the years the Liverpool vs Chelsea rivalry is one that stemmed from very little but has since evolved into one of the most fascinating meetings in the football calendar.

The two sides face off on Wednesday in the Super Cup having won Europe’s respective cup competitions last season.

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The UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul between Liverpool and Chelsea promises to be a tasty affair
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In fact, the game is the most played fixture between English sides in all competitions in the 21st century, with the two sides playing 60 times since 2001.

It will be the 11th time the clubs have faced off in UEFA tournaments since first meeting in the Champions League 14 years ago and the match is LIVE on talkSPORT.

Liverpool were the last English team to win the Super Cup when they beat CSKA Moscow in 2005, while Chelsea are aiming for a first win since they beat Real Madrid in 1998.

 

A 21st century rivalry

The Super Cup will be the 60th time Liverpool have played Chelsea in all competitions since 2001

First meeting: Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea

Most recent meeting: Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea

Liverpool wins: 17

Chelsea wins: 21

There have been several notable matches, including Chelsea winning the League Cup in 2005, Luis Garcia’s infamous ‘ghost goal’ in the same year, while both sides have eliminated the other twice in the Champions League.

Steven Gerrard’s slip allowed Demba Ba to score in a 2-0 win in 2014 and Eden Hazard scored one of the goals of the season, when he weaved through the Reds defence to smash in the winner in the Carabao Cup third roundin September 2018.

 

Hazard scored a late winner as Chelsea knocked Liverpool out of the Carabao Cup
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Chelsea last played Liverpool in European competition in 2009In the last European match they shared, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard scored the final goal of the game in a 4-4 draw Champions League quarter-final second leg match in 2009.

Should these two share anything close to a repeat of that match, fans will be in for treat.


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