Stat: Chelsea Defenders Have Contributed To Twice As Many Goals As Liverpool Strikers

Defence is the best form of attack?
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Chelsea's defenders have been involved in an awful lot of goals this season and their contribution is double what Liverpool's strikers have achieved.

Jose Mourinho's back line have benefitted from a focus on set-plays and some of Chelsea's most vital goals have been scored by defenders.

It's not just scoring, however, it's also assisting goals. Whether it be a cross from Ivanovic or Azpilicueta or a knock on from Terry or Cahill, Chelsea's defenders are helping their team in attack as well as defending diligently.

Liverpool's strikers, on the other hand, have under-performed this season. Daniel Sturridge's injury woes haven't helped, but Mario Balotelli has come nowhere near to the kind of level that Liverpool fans were hoping he'd reach.

It's a bit of an embarrassment for the Liverpool strike force to be out-done by Chelsea's defence...

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