It was just a Carling Cup match with a partially second choice team, but Chelsea fans will once again be frustrated by their team's performance. They were soundly defeated by Liverpool 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, and it could have been worse if Andy Carroll hadn't missed a penalty kick.
Lucas Leiva was the clear man of the match, dominating the midfield. However, he sustained a bad cut in the 70th minute and had to come off, leaving Liverpool fans to hope that it was only a flesh wound.
Maxi Rodriguez scored the first goal and eventual winner on the 58th minute, tapping home an assist from Craig Bellamy on a wonderful counter attack. Martin Kelly sealed the win with a header five minutes later, also assisted by Bellamy, as Chelsea were once again undone by Liverpool's right back and Maxi.
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