Full time: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool
Full time: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool
Arsenal and Manchester United are both guaranteed to be playing in the Champions League next season after Liverpool fail to beat Chelsea. John Terry and Steven Gerrard exchanged first half headers but despite the Reds having much of the play they could not break through. Chelsea pick up another point but Liverpool frustrated.
Well that is all we have time for on this live text. We're back with Arsenal v Swansea tomorrow night but until then goodbye.
Sterling's cross over-hit and when Can comes in on it at the back post he can only find the side-netting. The Europa League it will be for Liverpool next season.
Jordon Ibe stopped by John Terry when a cross of shot would have been more advisable. Chance gone for Liverpool you would think.
Almost the moment Liverpool have been praying for. Coutinho's pass rebounds back to him and it sits up nicely, and though Cahill gets a block in it deflects the other wise of Courtois but the Belgian gathers the ball. Now Henderson volleys wide. Into stoppage time at Stamford Bridge.
Into the final five minutes and though Liverpool are well on top, can they find a goal to grab a unlikely late win? Chelsea looking solid it must be said.
Yellow card for Filipe Luis after the most blatant pull-back you will ever seen on Jordon Ibe. The free-kick from Jordan Henderson, with Steven Gerrard having been replaced, is overhit and Chelsea survive. Time running out for the Reds.
A Premier League debut for Jerome Sinclair as the game enters the final quarter. Liverpool need to win remember if they're to maintain hope of playing in next season's Champions League. Now Adam Lallana, who has been superb, is taken off and Jordon Ibe comes on.
Sterling and Lallana are running the show at the moment and the duo combine to almost put Liverpool ahead, but Cahill blocks the effort from the latter. Matic on for debutant Loftus-Cheek; an indication of Mourinho's concern over the flow of the game you feel.
Liverpool making all the running in this second half but there is a real lack of cutting edge when they get in and around the Chelsea box. Sterling is the latest to waste an opportunity as he finds Courtois with a dinked cross. Chelsea look good on the break but their role now is just trying to nullify the Reds threat.
Big chance for Liverpool as their impressive start to the second half start. Sterling gets free of Luis in the box and the ball falls to Coutinho, whose half volley shaves the side-netting and the ball goes wide. Chelsea not got going.
Early chance for Liverpool in the second half with Adam Lallana dragging wide. Nothing to be gained from the Reds sitting off and allowing Chelsea to dictate now.
Under way in the second half at Stamford Bridge. No changes for either team.
Half time: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool
This game may have little riding on it but you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise after an entertaining first half. John Terry and Steven Gerrard have scored the goals at either end of the half and at this stage it is anyone's game. Liverpool remember need to win to keep alive their top four hopes.
Goal: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool (Steven Gerrard)
Steven Gerrard nets just his second goal against Chelsea with a back post header from Coutinho's free kick. Totally unmarked was the former England captain. Game on as we enter stoppage time.
Chelsea playing some lovely stuff at times and the latest display of their confident as Fabregas sprays an outstanding pass out to Hazard, who brings it does and then wins a corner off Can.
Very open game this even if the chances aren't flowing quite like they were in the opening 20 minutes or so. Liverpool's shape looks good but they really lack a focal point. Mario Balotelli left out today, not due to injury according to Brendan Rodgers.
Should Cesc Fabregas be off? Well the Spaniard was perhaps fortunate to avoid a dismissal in the first minute after a rash tackle on Sterling and on a yellow card he has pulled Sterling back down the right in an attacking position. No foul, let alone a yellow awarded. No end-of-season feeling here at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool not going away here and Coutinho forces Courtois into a good low save from the near post after the Brazilian evaded Zouma. Good start to the game.
Goal: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (John Terry)
John Terry continues the Chelsea party with the opening goal after five minutes. Fabregas' corner is high and Terry gets above Lambert and heads beyond Mignolet. Nightmare start for Brendan Rodgers.
Well we have incident inside the first minute as Raheem Sterling goes sprawling in the centre-circle after a nasty challenge by Cesc Fabregas. Play continues but when it is eventually stopped the Chelsea man is booked. Sterling limps off after what replays show is a nasty challenge but it looks like he will be ok to continue as he resumes.
We're under way at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool must win, Chelsea are in the mood to party.
Players in the tunnel and Liverpool are going out first to give Chelsea a guard of honour after they were crowned champions last weekend. A nice, albeit obligatory moment at Stamford Bridge ahead of kick-off. Steven Gerrard among those clapping the Blues onto the field. A Blue carpet has even been rolled out for Chelsea, which is a bit much.
What will both side's mentality be today? Chelsea are already title winners and with nothing left to play for, the inclusion of Ruben Loftus-Cheek suggest there will be space for experimentation for the final three games of the season. For Liverpool, they have to win all three of their remaining games to stand any chance of finishing in the top four so they can throw everything at the champions today knowing their European hopes hang by a knife edge.
Quick overview of both sides. Chelsea give a first start to youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Filipe Luis starts at left back alonside Kurt Zouma in defence while Diego Costa remains out injured. Petr Cech is not part of the matchday squad.
Liverpool are unchanged from the win over QPR so without Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lamber starts up front. Steven Gerrard starts in his final appearance at Stamford Bridge.