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ESPN – Thibaut Courtois has a big impact in his Chelsea return — Player Ratings

Thibaut Courtois made his presence felt in his return from injury for Chelsea as he had five saves against Liverpool. Chelsea have goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to thank following tonight's pulsating 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. Recalled to the starting XI, the Belgian keeper kept the Reds at bay with a string of fine saves, though he could do nothing about Raheem Sterling's blistering equaliser. Having repelled the early threat posed by the home side, and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in particular, the Blues took the lead against the run of play when Eden Hazard converted a penalty he had won when drawing…

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ESPN – Excitement expected as Chelsea continue cup quest at Anfield

Chelsea first team manager Jose Mourinho believes his side's fast start allowed them to control the game, as they thrashed Swansea 5-0 in the Premier League. Having blitzed Swansea City with a five-goal salvo that cemented their position as Premier League title favourites, Chelsea's pursuit of silverware takes a midweek detour to Anfield where they face Liverpool in the first leg of an eagerly anticipated Capital One Cup semifinal tie. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hailed Chelsea's victory at the Liberty Stadium as “the perfect game” and it's difficult to find fault with his observation. From the first minute to the last, Mourinho's players were on top…

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