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Chelsea vs. Liverpool: Combined eleven

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Ahead of Sunday's big clash between Liverpool and Chelsea, we take a look at the players who would form the best eleven from both sides.

GK - Simon Mignolet

Although Liverpool have a very good attacking unit and a somewhat porous back line, Mignolet has been in good form all season. He has banished the memories of Pepe Reina from Anfield with consistent displays.

He ousts Petr Cech of Chelsea for the singular fact that his side are top at the moment.

LB - Jon Flanagan

Ashley Cole would walk into any starting eleven for any club, if he was still playing regularly that is. His replacement at Chelsea, Cesar Azpilicueta, has done a great job so far but he is a right back naturally. 

That leaves Flanagan as the next best option for that slot. He is good in the tackle and has also matured his game all round.

RB - Branislav Ivanovic

No one could take away this position from 'Iva'. A great defender and a physical presence up front, Ivanovic forms a key part of the Chelsea defence that has been the foundation for their performances this season. Only injury or suspension keeps him from playing.

CB - John Terry

Captain Fantastic, Mr. Chelsea etc. Terry has shown this season that age is not a limitation. Alongside his defensive pairing, they form a rock at the heart of Chelsea's defence. Though injured, it would be him anytime, anyday.

CB - Gary Cahill

Perhaps, it should be him (that's Terry) and Cahill anytime, anyday because Cahill is everything that Terry is, but younger. There is a reason why he is first choice for England, and for that same reason he is in this line up.

CM - Steven Gerrard

No one has epitomised Liverpool's push for the League title more than Liverpool's own Captain Fantastic, Mr. Liverpool etc. Gerrard has even adapted his game to a deeper one with as much effectiveness as his more attacking one.

CM - Nemanja Matic

The returning Serbian has immense qualities. He can tackle, pass, attack, shoot and generally be a nuisance to the opposition. He may just have returned to Chelsea but he is already a key member of the squad. Alongside Gerrard, they would make a good tag team.

AMR - Raheem Sterling

The young winger has had quite a season, and he may just cap it up with a league winners medal. His goal against Manchester City, and his man of the match performance last week are just cases in point of his brilliance.

AML - Eden Hazard

Hazard has been sensational this season. He has been Chelsea's best player by a stretch. His 14 assists andnine goals is unmatched by any of his team mates. He may be struggling for fitness but once fit, he is unplayable as Manchester City will testify.


AMC - Philippe Coutinho

It could have been Oscar but Liverpool's Brazillian has been more consistent. Oscar shone until Juan Mata's departure while Coutinho still shines when the light is most needed. He plays effortlessly, and adds crucial goals (against Man City, again). Another Brazillian, Chelsea's Willian, deserves mention but Coutinho still nicks it.

ST - Luis Suarez

It had to be him. While is unfair to leave out his strike partner, Daniel Sturridge, Suarez represents both players in this line up. He is on course to becoming both leading goal scorer and assister this season.

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Topics:
Simon Mignolet
Chelsea
Liverpool
Football
Gary Cahill
Philippe Coutinho
Nemanja Matic
Luis Suarez
John Terry
Eden Hazard
Steven Gerrard

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