Chelsea started a crucial week today (Monday) with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in an English League division one fixture.
Chelsea started a crucial week today (Monday) with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in an English League division one fixture. On Wednesday Chelsea meet Manchester City in the first leg of a European Cup winners' Cup semi-final, hoping to avenge their English Football Association (FA) Cup defeat earlier this season.
Liverpool also have an important match to come on Wednesday, a semi-final first leg against Leeds in the Fairs Cup.
Chelsea started today's game without their striker Peter Osgood, who has had a leg in plaster since Saturday's game against Crystal Palace. But a lucky break in the 15th minute gave them a one goal lead - the ball was deflected in by a Liverpool defender.
SYNOPSIS: Chelsea (in the dark kit) kicked off for an Easter Holiday clash at home against Liverpool in the English League first division. Chelsea were without their striker, osgood, who was injured on Saturday. Here Evans of Liverpool forces an early corner.
The corner was weakly taken, but Chelsea's clearance was no better, and Thompson's centre almost gave Liverpool a chance to beat Bonetti.
Chelsea on the attack, but a miskick in front of goal gives Liverpool 'keeper Clements no problem.
Chelsea again, and this time it's Hudson with a near-miss from outside the penalty box.
Another Chelsea attack: Cooke to Harris, a cross by Hudson punched out by Clements (PAUSE) and another from Boyle on the right.
At last, after 15 minutes, Chelsea get the only goal of the match: Houseman to Smethurst, who hits the bar ... twice .. and finally a despairing Lindsay kicks into his own goal.