Apparently Nobody Wants To Make It Hard For Chelsea To Win The Premier LeagueBilly Haisley1/31/17 6:29pmFiled to: premier leagueeplchelsealiverpoolsoccerscreamer244EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkPhoto credit: Dave Thompson/APChelsea came into today’s huge match against Liverpool atop the Premier League with an eight-point lead in the table that seemed right on the cusp of insurmountability. A loss away at Liverpool, once perceived to be Chelsea’s strongest rivals for the title, was probably the only thing that could truly make the chase for the EPL crown at least interesting down the stretch. Instead, despite only coming away from Anfield with a single point, the presumptive champions somehow extended their lead after each of the other title hopefuls all conspired to spit up all over themselves.Liverpool were the first to acquiesce to Chelsea’s will, though that’s maybe putting it a little too harshly. The Reds started the game brightly, challenging Chelsea to deal with the intricate movement and interchanging of positions and quick passing of their extremely fluid attackers and midfielders, while also hunting down any lost ball with the coordinated ferocity common to Jürgen Klopp teams. Then David Luiz did this and Liverpool spent the rest of the first half in the same confused daze as the rest of us who witnessed Luiz’s moment of brilliant inspiration.