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A look ahead to tonight's Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has stressed that his side aren't out of the title race despite back-to-back defeats

Chelsea 2 Liverpool 1: Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool aren't out of the Premier League title race just yet

Back-to-back defeats has seen the Reds slip from top of the table to fifth in just four days

The Sport Matrix: Monday 30 December 2013

Mourinho attacks 'shot' Suarez as Chelsea prevail

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that the best sides in England must secure a top four place before making a title charge

Chelsea v Liverpool: Top four comes first before any Premier League title aspirations for Jose Mourinho

The Chelsea manager claims that Liverpool's resurgence has forced the top sides to assure their place in the top four before turning towards a title charge

Brendan Rodgers will meet mentor Jose Mourinho for the first time on Sunday

Brendan Rodgers: 'I was a nobody when I started to work for Jose Mourinho'

“I was used to standing at the back of his press conferences for a few years and learning how he dealt with the media,” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said of Jose Mourinho, the man to whom he insists he owes everything in football. “Obviously he was a lot better than me…”

Mark Hughes is sent to the stands after throwing his coat in the air in disgust at the red car shown to Glenn Whelan

Mark Hughes charged with improper conduct after being sent off during Stoke City's Boxing Day defeat to Newcastle United

Hughes was furious with the red card shown to Glenn Whelan, throwing his coat into the air before being sent to the stands

Branislav Ivanovic has expressed the importance of Chelsea's Premier League encounter with Liverpool which could be a deciding match in the hunt for the title

Chelsea v Liverpool: Branislav Ivanovic feels clash with Reds could be one of the deciding fixtures in the race for the Premier League

Liverpool lost their place at the top after defeat to Manchester City on Boxing Day and defeat for either side would leave them off the pace of the Citizens and current leaders Arsenal

Jose Mourinho has admitted his Chelsea strikers kill him every time they fail to finish a game off

Chelsea 1 Swansea City 0: Jose Mourinho praises defence but admits strikers 'kill me' every match they fail to score

Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba have struggled to provide the goals that could decide whether Chelsea are in contention come the end of the season

Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Swansea

Chelsea 1 Swansea City 0 match report: Familiar frustrations for Blues but Eden Hazard ensures they remain in the hunt

Chelsea's strikers once again failed to produce in front of goal but Hazard ensured they took maximum points in low-scoring affair

Petr Cech said there were no points for style in the league

Chelsea v Swansea City: Jose Mourinho steels young players for title tilt

The Blues have not mounted a serious title challenge since Ancelotti won the league in 2009-10

Chelsea v Swansea: John Terry eyes Chelsea 'pulling away from everyone' in 2014

The Chelsea captain is in buoyant mood after his side's draw with Arsenal

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger shake hands

Arsene Wenger: 'If I told you Arsenal would be top at Christmas, you'd have told me I was mad'

The Gunners' boss looks on the bright side following frustrating draw against Chelsea

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger shake hands

Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0: Jose Mourinho mocks Arsenal fans following chants of 'boring, boring Chelsea'

The Gunners were frustrated by the Blues at the Emirates

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey tangles with Chelsea's Ramires during the draw at the Emirates

Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0 match report: Referee mistakes, including Theo Walcott penalty appeal, deny Premier League top spot to Arsenal

Chelsea provided physical opposition to the Gunners at the Emirates

Mesut Özil (left) and Branislav Ivanovic square up during the match at the Emirates

Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0: Jose Mourinho accuses Arsenal of 'crying too readily' as physical approach earns draw at the Emirates

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