Chelsea Reached FA Cup Quarter Finals, Liverpool is Out
Report from the FA Cup fifth-round clash at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea beat Liverpool to reach the quarter-finals. Chelsea secured their passage into the FA Cup quarter-finals as they beat Liverpool 2-0 in an enthralling tie at Stamford Bridge. Willian and Ross Barkley scored in each half on Tuesday night.
Ross Barkley said it had been “a dream” to attain against Liverpool because the midfielder helped Chelsea reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. The result meant Liverpool suffered their second successive defeat of this stellar season during a highly-competitive encounter at Stamford Bridge.
The result meant Liverpool suffered their second successive defeat of this stellar season during a highly-competitive encounter at Stamford Bridge. It was the first time Liverpool had lost two games in a row since January 2019, and it also ended their hopes of an illustrious Treble – although Klopp’s seven changes would suggest he is more focused on the battles that lie ahead, including an attempt to overhaul Atletico Madrid in their last-16 Champions League tie next week.
For Frank Lampard, who won this competition four times as a player, it was a massive win and will help lift his players after some recent difficulties in the Premier League and Champions League. They will be in the hat for the last eight.
Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian gifted Willian Chelsea’s opener after 13 minutes when he hopelessly fumbled his 20-yard shot, but the European champions had chances of their own only to see recalled keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga present a formidable barrier with a string of saves.
The game was effectively settled after 64 minutes when former Everton midfielder and Toffees fan Barkley surged from inside his own half on a solo run before beating Adrian with an emphatic strike.
“It was brilliant, a massive result for the lads,” Barkley told BBC One. “We needed a top performance tonight reception after two disappointing results. “Scoring against Liverpool is massive for me. As an Everton fan, it’s always a dream to score against them.”
The hosts could have had more but Mason Mount rattled the crossbar with a 25-yard free-kick, before striker Olivier Giroud saw an effort brilliantly tipped on to the woodwork by Adrian.
Both sides will be back in Premier League action at the weekend. Liverpool host Bournemouth on Saturday (12.30pm), and Chelsea welcome Everton to Stamford Bridge on Super Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 1pm. Kick-off is at 2pm.
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