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Chelsea stun Liverpool to keep double dream alive

Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (left) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Welsh midfielder Joe Allen/AFP

Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (left) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Welsh midfielder Joe Allen/AFP

AFP - Chelsea remained in the hunt for a Premier League and Champions League double after a 2-0 win away at leaders Liverpool on Sunday.



Victory saw Jose Mourinho’s men close to within two points of top spot in the Premier League with two games to play.

However, third-placed Manchester City will be just three points off the summit, with a game in hand on both Liverpool and Chelsea, if they win away to Crystal Palace later on Sunday.

Senegal striker Demba Ba put Chelsea ahead in first-half stoppage-time when a slip by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard allowed him to charge through and beat Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in a one-on-one.

Chelsea put the result beyond doubt in added-on time at the end of the match when, with the hosts pressing for an equaliser, former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres led a counter-attack before squaring the ball to substitute Willian for a simple finish.

Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of a Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday after a goalless initial encounter in Spain.


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