Last weekend, Chelsea FC officially clinched the 2014 2015 English Premier League, beating Crystal Palace to become uncatchable in the division standings. This weekend, with a home game on the schedule against Liverpool, the Blues were undoubtedly hoping for a victory lap of sorts-a chance to revel in their newly minted status as league champions. The Liverpool football club, though, had other thoughts.

Donning the Liverpool away jersey 2014 2015 for a match in the belly of the beast (Chelsea's home stadium at Stamford Bridge), the Reds took the field on Sunday morning with the momentum very much against them. The Blues had the home field advantage-as well as the euphoria of being league champions-while the Reds have struggled to consistently win games all season long.

Somehow, Liverpool managed to neutralize most of Chelsea's offensive attacks, and even beat the EPL champs in terms of possession. The result was a surprising 1-1 draw that spoiled Chelsea's Premier League celebrations, and kept the Reds in the hunt for a Champions League qualification-albeit, only slightly.

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The Blues certainly started Sunday's football match like a team in celebration mode. The home side scored just five minutes into regulation, when captain John Terry took an assist from Cesc Fabregas to give Chelsea a 1-0 lead.

A center-back, Terry has never been known for his goal-scoring. This season, though, he's provided five goals in EPL competition, and an additional three in cup and continental play. He's even outscored Blues attackers, like Didier Drogba and Loic Remy, as well as midfielders like Cesc Fabregas and Ramires.

Terry isn't the only elder statesman enjoying a resurgence of goal-scoring statistics this season, though. On the contrary, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is experiencing a similar late-career renaissance. In fact, Sunday's football match essentially boiled down to a battle of the captains, when Gerrard equalized the score just before halftime.

The goal not only made Gerrard the Reds' top scorer for the 2014 2015 season, but it also gave the wearers of the Liverpool away jersey 2014 2015 a fighting chance in Sunday's soccer game. Suddenly, what had seemed like Chelsea's victory lap was a real battle of wills between these two teams.

The Second Half

So it was that, despite the "We Are the Champions" banners regaling their stadium, Chelsea took the pitch for a nail-biter of a second half against Liverpool. The Reds had a few golden opportunities to score Liverpool Away Shirt 2014 - 2015early in the period, first with a wide shot from Adam Lallana, and then with another wide strike from Philippe Coutinho.

Minutes later, Loic Remy took down Raheem Sterling in a questionable play that likely should have netted the home squad a yellow card. It was the second time in the game that a questionable call had been made in Chelsea's favor. Early in the game, Cesc Fabregas received a yellow card for a challenge against Raheem Sterling, hitting the attacking midfielder in the ankle to knock him down. Soccer fans in the Liverpool away jersey 2014 2015 justifiably called for a red card, but Fabregas got away with the yellow.

All told, the Reds took 15 shots on goal during Sunday's match-five on target, and 10 wide. Comparatively, the Blues only fired off three on target and three wide. However, the home side played strong enough defense-and had good enough luck with the officiating-that they kept Liverpool from breaking the tie during the second half.

Still, even if the Blues escaped with a draw, the wearers of the Liverpool away jersey 2014 2015 were arguably the better team on the field at Sunday's match. Celebrate the outcome of the match-as well as Gerrard's glorious final appearance at Stamford Bridge-with a new Liverpool or Chelsea football jerseys from Soccer Box. Save 12.5% on whichever football shirt you prefer, by typing in the coupon code "BLOG2015" at checkout.