Nobody told us change would be this painful. Chelsea, struggling to make a clean break from the past and wrestling with an uncertain future, are hoping 2012 is nothing like 2011.
TheHardTackle analyzes how the game unfolded between Chelsea and Liverpool.
Chelsea's star forward Fernando Torres writes home to his mom about his experiences at the club this season.
With a host of players, purchased or promoted to first-team action, Chelsea FC can now look at fielding a variety of different midfield formations. Gone are the days when Lampard, Ballack and Essien virtually pencilled their own names into the starting line-up. Now, with a little bit of imagination, common-sense and a dash of adventure thrown in, Chelsea's midfield can morph into a multitude of forms.
One's title hopes ended while the other is still in limbo after the draw. A post mortem of the game at Emirates.
Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light hoping to secure a win that would take them closer to the top 4. Sunderland are in desperate need for form. Who would win? THT presents the match preview and other facts.
Liverpool have been on a fine run of form off late and will go into Saturday's game against Wigan Athletic looking for their 5th win in 5 games. TheHardTackle previews the game at Anfield.
The battle for Fernando was settled by a solitary Raul Meireles goal in the second half. Kenny Dalglish's 3-5-1-1 nullified Carlo Ancelotti's 4-3-1-2 diamond, and Liverpool returned from Stamford Bridge with all three points.
On Sunday, Chelsea take on Liverpool having bought one of their biggest weapons, Fernando Torres. Will it be Nando's day? Or will the Reds have the last laugh?
Anfield sees the return of former Liverpool Gaffer Gerard Houllier but it is still Roy Hodgson who has a task at hand. Who knows the Reds better?