Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has revealed how they ruined Liverpool’s title party in 2014.
“We were very confident in the tactics Jose Mourinho wanted us to employ,” he added.
“A lot of people weren’t happy with the time-wasting that went on, but coming up against Liverpool, especially the way they were playing that season, the best way to knock them off their game was to slow it down.
“We knew they wouldn’t change the way they played, so if we contained them, and we got a goal-scoring chance, we’d take it.
“After the game, Brendan Rodgers complained we had ‘two buses parked in front of the goal’, but it’s what you do.”
“There are so many similarities to 2014 going into this game – this fixture has history and is very different to others,” he said.
“We knew how important the game was with the run Liverpool were on, and how much of a formidable task it would be.”
“The atmosphere potentially helped them at first, but the way we started and slowed the game down, it frustrated the whole stadium.”
“Everyone was expecting Liverpool to win that game, and it’s always nice to be part of a team when you cause an upset.”