Published: Mon, May 07, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Eden Hazard makes Olivier Giroud claim after striker downs Liverpool

Eden Hazard makes Olivier Giroud claim after striker downs Liverpool

Cahill, who joined Chelsea for £7m from Bolton Wanderers in 2012, has developed massively during his time at Stamford Bridge, going on to be in the England squad along with winning numerous titles including the Champions League, just five months into his tenure at the Blues.

Their revered first-choice attacking trio of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all start, as they did in Wednesday's 4-2 Champions League defeat at Roma, despite the latter suffering a slight knock.

Suddenly it was Liverpool on the back foot and Chelsea came agonisingly close to a second moments later when Cesc Fabregas broke down the right channel before delivering a teasing low cross into the box which only needed a touch. "We play our last game at home and Chelsea have to go to Newcastle - that's not a holiday trip, it doesn't sound like a holiday trip to me!" he told reporters at his post-match press conference.

Liverpool have injury problems of their own as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Emre Can and Joel Matip won't play again this season while Joe Gomez is also struggling with an ankle injury.

Failing that, victory at home to Brighton on the final day of the league season would do the job before Liverpool focus on their European showdown with Cristiano Ronaldo and company.

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The Reds will be without Adam Lallana, that despite being back to full training, will not be ready for the game on Sunday.

Fresh from booking their place in the Champions League final after a dramatic night in Rome, Liverpool's European heroes return to the fight for a Premier League top four finish when they face Chelsea on Sunday.

The Brazilian centre-back has endured a hard season due to inconsistent form and injuries and Giroud recognises he has had a turbulent time.

Salah has already collected a host of prizes on his debut season, with the Egypt global becoming the first ever player to win the Player of the Month three times in a single season. We have to get three points.

"Usually we prepare every game in the tactical aspect, but things can change, but today we played a good game and I'm very happy for our fans because they deserve this win". "Then we'll see what happens".

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