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The end of Chelsea’s record doesn’t bother me, but losing it to Liverpool certainly does

Football FanCast guest columnist Denise doesn't mind the fact that Chelsea lost their unbeaten home record, but clearly wishes it wasn't Liverpool who did the deed.

Ok, so this weekend didn't go particularly well from our point of view then – unless of course you appreciate the more challenging aspects in life, like seeing how many times you can bang your head off a wall before you pass out, or how many vodka's do much the same job.

A less than clinical performance from us, a fluke of a goal and the sort of defensive display from Rafa's lot that Mourinho would be proud of, and the unbeaten home record is halted – in pretty unspectacular fashion. As Liverpool's luck would have it, Xabi Alonso's deflected effort was enough to give them all 3 points and bragging rights for god knows how long.

Obviously these bragging rights started with Benitez immediately after the game, with the confident one stating "They were unbeaten for a long time so it was a massive game and a big boost for the rest of the season," Benitez told reporters after ending Chelsea's 86-match unbeaten home league run at Stamford Bridge.

"It's important to have shown everyone we can do it here. They have a very good, very offensive team. We were trying to win…the commitment of the players showed they wanted to win. If we want to stay at the top of the table we have to beat almost everyone. We have the belief, we have the mentality."

Scolari, on the other hand, seemed to take his first defeat on the chin, summing it up pretty nicely by saying after the game "We did not expect the result, but we have to understand that Liverpool are a very good team. They didn't play better than us but they shot one ball better than us and they won."

But is the Chelsea boss bothered that he hasn't managed to do what his predecessors have? Not so you'd notice. When asked about his player's reaction to the end of their 4 year unbeaten home run, he says "It is no different losing three points at home or in Manchester or Tottenham or Liverpool, it is three points lost. They are sad, that's normal but it's not the end of the world, it's only one game."

Personally, with the home record becoming a bit of a millstone around the players necks last season, seeing the end of it doesn't cause me any heartache. Seeing the end of it to the jammy scousers however – does!

 

Article title: The end of Chelsea’s record doesn’t bother me, but losing it to Liverpool certainly does

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