Chelsea secured their passage into the FA Cup quarter-finals as they beat Liverpool 2-0 in an enthralling tie at Stamford Bridge.
Willian and Ross Barkley scored in each half on Tuesday night, as they inflicted back-to-back defeats on Jurgen Klopp’s side – who failed to bounce back from their first Premier League defeat of the season at Watford on Saturday.
It was the first time Liverpool had lost two games in a row since January 2019, and it also ended their hopes of an illustrious Treble – although Klopp’s seven changes would suggest he is more focused on the battles that lie ahead, including an attempt to overhaul Atletico Madrid in their last-16 Champions League tie next week.
For Frank Lampard, who won this competition four times as a player, it was a massive win and will help lift his players after some recent difficulties in the Premier League and Champions League. They will be in the hat for the last eight.