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Liverpool and Chelsea avoid Anfield date switch

ESPN staff
April 11, 2014
Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in December © Getty Images

Liverpool and Chelsea have avoided a switch of dates for their potentially decisive title showdown at Anfield.

In a bid to boost Chelsea's bid for Champions League glory, the Premier League are reportedly ready to ease the club's fixture pile-up by moving their scheduled Sunday match prior to the Tuesday leg of their semi-final.

However following the Champions League semi-final draw, Chelsea's Tuesday game will fall on April 22 when they travel to Atletico Madrid for the first leg of their tie.

As a result, it will be Chelsea's Premier League match against Sunderland - originally scheduled for April 20 - which will now be switched, rather than the fixture against Liverpool a week later.

Liverpool lead Chelsea by two points at the top of the Premier League, with third-placed Manchester City heading to Anfield on Sunday.

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