Date: 23rd September 2019 at 8:26am
Written by:
Chelsea
1 – 2
Liverpool

Stamford Bridge

Premier League

22/09/2019 4:30 pm

Attendance: 40638

Referee: M. Oliver

Chelsea Liverpool
Kante (71) Alexander-Arnold (14), Firmino (30)
Arrizabalaga Adrian
Azpilicueta Alexander-Arnold
 
Christensen 42 Matip
Tomori
 
Van Dijk
Emerson 15 Robertson
Jorginho Henderson 84
Kante Firmino
Kovacic
 
Wijnaldum
Mount Salah 92
Abraham 77 Fabinho
 
Willian Mane 71

Substitutes

Caballero Milner
 
71
Alonso
 
15 Gomez 92
Barkley Oxlade-Chamberlain
Pedro Lallana 84
Zouma 42 Shaqiri
Pulisic Brewster
Batshuayi 77 Kelleher

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 6
2 On Target 3
6 Corners 4
8 Fouls 13
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
55 % 45

If the Chelsea support were hoping to see their side get back to winning ways, against Liverpool, after the disappointing home loss to Valencia in midweek, those hopes were to end in disappointment.

Up against a Liverpool side who had won all five of their first Premier league fixtures, Chelsea had a poor first-half that saw them concede twice from set-pieces, a hurdle that was to be too huge to overcome despite a spirited showing in the second half.

Indeed, in the second half, Chelsea were by far the better team and lifted by some boisterous support from the home crowd got back into the game courtesy of a superb finish from N’Golo Kante.

But, despite being urged on by the home support, Chelsea couldn’t grab that equaliser with Mount, Batshuayi and Jorginho, to name just three, being culpable of missing opportunities that would have given Chelsea the point they probably deserved from this entertaining encounter.

 

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