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Chelsea in driving seat after win over Reds

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A 2-1 win for Chelsea over arch-rivals Liverpool puts us in a great position going into the new year. Just three points from going top of the league and proving our title credentials.

So far this season Chelsea have only lost to one team out of the top six teams, which was Everton away. To go into January in our position is very promising and Jose knows how to win titles, he plays percentages and is doing very well at the moment.

A fantastic first half attacking and possession based performance was what got us our win; although conceding early, we bounced back so well, with Oscar and in particular Eden Hazard creating a lot of chances to put the game to come back.

With a cracker of a goal from Hazard and then Chelsea's striker scoring a striker's goal, Samuel Eto'o, we were 2-1 up at the break and could have made a third. The second half was just as intense but with Lampard being taken off we seemed to lose that edge in midfield and Mikel coming on to shore things up didn't help greatly.

The introduction of David Luiz in the starting line-up in midfield was refreshing and he played superbly, breaking up play and helping with the second goal to give Mourinho something to think about when Frank isn't playing.

Man of the moment Suarez was nowhere to be seen thanks to my man of the match Gary Cahill, who stopped goal line chances and took the ball out of defence on many occasions. This game proved crucial for us and to finally win against Liverpool was so good from a fans perspective after a few bad results in recent times.

Overall this game said a lot about us in the title race, but even more about Liverpool who have dropped far since two back to back defeats. Its good to see a Chelsea striker having a good day and scoring a goal, shame it wasn't Torres, who had the chance to put it to bed.

Next up is a tough trip to Southampton, where the Blues can further prove their title credentials.

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