English Premier League: Steven Gerrard slip proves costly as Chelsea closen gap on Liverpool

Chelsea remained in the hunt for the English Premier League crown with after a 2-0 win away at Anfield against Liverpool. The intense clash has caused Liverpool to stay on top with 80 points whereas Chelsea are now only two points behind with two games to play.

Demba Ba took advantage of took advantage of a costly slip by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard to power through and coolly beat Simon Mignolet in first-half stoppage-time.

Chelsea made seven changes from the side that drew 0-0 against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and looked to disrupt Brendan Rodgers’ side throughout a game of attack versus defence. Jose Mourinho gave Tomas Kalas his English Premier League bow.

Luis Suarez almost snatched an equaliser when he stung the fingertips of Mark Schwarzer before Willian sealed the triumph.

Chelsea put the result beyond doubt in added-on time at the end of the match when, with the hosts pressing for an equaliser, former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres led a counter-attack before squaring the ball to substitute Willian for a simple finish.

Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of a Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday after a goalless initial encounter in Spain.