Sunday, August 13, 2006



(FA Cup Winner)

(English Premiership Champion)

Yea, it's THAT game again. I think everyone already started to get bored of another episode of Liverpool vs Chelsea. Same with me too, actually. If I'm not a Liverpool fan, I wouldn't have bothered anyway. This will be the 9th time this two sides meet in only 2 seasons. Familiarity breeds contempt and once again, this game will be down to perhaps individual brilliance or a moment of magic. Both teams likes to stifle their opponents and suffocate them instead of playing the outrigt flowin football, so neutrals, I can't guarentee any entertainment.



LIVERPOOL - 14 TIMES Charity/Community Shield Winner
CHELSEA - 3 TIMES Charity/Community Shield Winner

Yea, maybe you're wondering why Liverpool's list is SO long compared to Chelsea's. Oh, yes. That's because we have HISTORY unlike them, who's formed in...oh I think 2003.


The new England captain and vice captain, John Terry and Steven Gerrard will lock horns once again as their teams will fight to get the psychological edge over their rivals. These two teams are favourites among betters and pundits for the 06/07 English Premiership title and will fight for the bragging rights as well as a psychological edge.

Chelsea will be without Joe Cole as he struggles with a knee injury. First choice goalkeeper, Petr Cech, will also miss out and Carlo Cudicini will deputise. New signings Andriy Shevchenko and Michael Ballack looks likely to start as they will come out to impress the manager and fans alike. William Gallas will join Cole and Cech, who are not in the squad, as he missed the pre-season trip to the US.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will not risk Robbie Fowler and new signing Fabio Aurelio, as the duo suffers from injury. The other 2 players that will not be present will be Daniel Agger and Harry Kewell, as they are recovering from injuries.


Chelsea (from): Cudicini, Hilario, Ferreira, Geremi, Carvalho, Terry (C), Bridge, Mikel, Ballack, Diarra, Essien, Lampard, Wright-Phillips, Shevchenko, Drogba, Robben, Kalou.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Finnan, Hyypia, Carragher, Riise, Luis Garcia, Gerrard (C), Alonso, Sissoko, Pennant, Bellamy, Zenden, Crouch, Dudek, Paletta, Gonzalez, Kromkamp, Warnock, Sinama-Pongolle, Peltier.

Probable Line-up:

Chelsea (4-4-2) - Cudicini, Ferreira, Terry, Carvalho, Bridge, Makalele, Ballack, Lampard, Robben, Shevchenko, Drogba;

Liverpool (4-5-1) - Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Riise, Xabi Alonso, Sissoko, Gerrard, Zenden, Pennant, Crouch;