Chelsea left Anfield with a priceless level on Saturday night time, after enjoying the whole second half right down to 10 males in a 1-1 draw towards Liverpool.
The Reds began the sport strongly, however the wind blew out of their sails within the twenty second minute, when Kai Havertz met Mason Mount’s nook and hit a meandering header previous Alisson Becker and into the opposite nook of the online.
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Liverpool bought the prospect to stage the negotiations when Reece James blocked a transparent objective alternative on the road together with his arm and bought a pink card in the method, and Mohamed Salah stopped the ensuing kick.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet pressed on for an early objective within the second half, and Diogo Jota got here shut with a nod from Salah’s scrumptious cross, only for the ball to fly over the crossbar. Virgil van Dijk then bought a pop, however Edouard Mendy was capable of reject the shot.
The Reds threw all the pieces on the Chelsea again line, however the Blues stood agency, which suggests that either side needed to accept one level at Anfield.
Here are the gamers’ scores from the large match.
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Alisson Becker (GK) – 6/10 – Nothing he might do to cease Havertz ‘header looping in the online. Somewhat totally different to do as Liverpool dominated the remainder of the match.
Trent Alexander -Arnold (RB) – 8/10 – Fantastic ball excessive to seek out Henderson. Beckham-like. So daring together with his runs into the Chelsea half.
Joel Matip (CB) – 7/10 – Turned like a bottle of Lukaku and tried to succeed in the ball first. Hit the crossbar with a head, leading to a spot-kick.
Virgil van Dijk (CB) – 8/10 – Enjoyed a exhausting combat with Lukaku, like two heavyweight boxers who went to warfare. Large block to cease Belgium’s focused strike.
Andy Robertson (LB) – 7/10 – Turned off and didn’t comply with Havertz for the opening objective. Loaded up and down the pitch, did all the pieces he might to create possibilities from the width.
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Harvey Elliott (CM) – 6/10 – Sent Mendy on strike from a distance. Just previous the submit. Brave in possession, at all times desires to interrupt the strains.
Fabinho (CM) – 7/10 – Set the tone with a sturdy problem at Havertz early. Allow the German to get his head in to open the rating – very careless.
Jordan Henderson (CM) – 7/10 – Wasted an excellent likelihood by lacking a volley when it was free on the far submit. Must do higher. Went shut with a 25-yard roller.
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Mohamed Salah (RW) – 7/10 – A peaceful first half and was pissed off that he couldn’t recover from her husband. Cool as you desire to ship the punishment. Nerves of steals.
Roberto Firmino (ST) – 6/10 – Brought to the facet to disrupt Jorginho at the bottom of Chelsea’s midfield. Subbed simply earlier than half time. Can solely assume he bought a knock.
Sadio Mane (LW) – 7/10 – Almost escaped the marker’s observe a few instances in the course of the first half, however the ball by no means actually fell for him. A menace.
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Diogo Jota (ST) – 7/10
Thiago Alcantara (CM) – 6/10
Konstantinos Tsimikas (LB) – 6/10
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Edouard Mendy (GK) – 8/10 – So quick off the road to comb up and crush the ball to security. Could not cease the punishment and dropped his head within the aftermath. Made a sequence of wonderful saves within the second half.
Cesar Azpilicueta (CB) – 7/10 – Led the complaints about penalties and pink card, however he didn’t change anybody. Looked much less comfy after Jota’s introduction.
Andreas Christensen (CB) – 8/10 – Keeps a watchful eye on Salah and Mane’s infield arrows. Had to dig in when Liverpool went all-out assault within the second half. So agency.
Antonio Rudiger (CB) – 8/10 – Get away with a horrible test in his personal field. Booked for his half within the prison protests. Brilliant defensive play to forestall Salah from doubling the lead. Determined.
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Reece James (RWB) – 6/10 – Seemed to have performed properly to clear the ball from the road, however used his arm in the method, leading to a penalty and a pink card. Too dangerous, however these are the foundations.
Jorginho (CM) – 8/10 – Started the sport excellently, confirmed his combative facet and refused to let Liverpool settle. Had to actually sit and defend when the Reds ran riot. Won some priceless free kicks late.
N’Golo Kante (CM) – 7/10 – Robbed her husband on numerous events, squeezed possession and broke at a quick tempo with the ball at his toes. Subbed at half time.
Marcos Alonso (LWB) – 7/10 – Did nice for marshaling Salah, studying cross-field balls and never giving the Egyptian the prospect to reduce inside. Much extra defensive within the second half.
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Kai Havertz (RW) – 7/10 – Brilliant looping header to beat Alisson and discover the far nook of the online. Unreachable. Sacrificed at half time when Chelsea modified type after the pink card.
Romelu Lukaku (ST) – 6/10 – Caused some nerves round Anfield with cost runs in the direction of objective. Have tangled my toes a few instances. Rolled Matip with scary ease. Pretty remoted all the way in which.
Mason Mount (LW) – 7/10 – Beautiful flip to flee Matip and win a free kick. A really wonderful ability. Delivered the nook to interrupt the impasse. Flashed a shot exterior when he was in objective. Worked exhausting for the trigger within the second half.
A double change for the Blues at half time.
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Mateo Kovacic (CM) – 7/10
Thiago Silva (CB) – 7/10
Trevoh Chalobah (CM) – N / A