Chelsea’s shock 2-0 win at Liverpool has again made the race for the English Premier League a three-way race, with Manchester City the new mathematical favorite because they have the best goal difference if all contenders win their remaining matches.
Demba Ba and Willian were the Chelsea scoring heroes, but it was a brilliant all-round performance by the Londoners who deftly contained the deadly strike force of Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling. Suarez has been in sizzling form all season and deservedly won the Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year award hours later.
Fidel Murphy’s bar on West Bay Road was packed in front of TV screens as the big game kicked off from Anfield on Sunday.
Liverpool supporters ensured they never walked alone, heavily outnumbering the Chelsea faithful.
Chelsea supporter Morris Mwai was in a jubilant mood amid a sea of red jerseys.
“We managed to beat the team that’s on form,” Mwai beamed. “Nobody expected us to do that, partly because we fielded a second string side in preparation for the Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.”
Despite the rotated side, Mwai was confident that Chelsea could pull off the victory against the Reds, although he expected a draw.
Mwai believes that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is adept at reverse psychology, playing down his side’s chances of winning to take pressure off his players and focusing on him. Mwai has faith in Chelsea pulling off a Premier League and Champions League double now.