Liverpool Showed Class To Narrowly Beat Chelsea
After a tight opening ten minutes, Liverpool scored with the first effort of the game. A clever free-kick laid off by Mohammed Salah created a clearer sight at goal for Trent Alexander-Arnold, who fired his strike into the top-right corner.
In action packed six minutes, the visitors made it 2-0. Yet another clever free-kick routine found Roberto Firmino unmarked in the box to head past Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea limped towards half-time, trying to minimise the goal deficit. However, they could have clawed one back just before, as Tammy Abraham’s header went just wide of the post.
The visitors started the brighter and if it was not for Kepa Arrizabalaga, the game would have been out of sight for Chelsea. A cross from Alexander-Arnold found Roberto Firmino unmarked at the back post, who forced Arrizabalaga into making a superb save.
Chelsea then ran close just before the 60-minute mark. The ball fell to the returning N’Golo Kante on the edge of the box, who then fired just wide of the post.
N’Golo Kante then did find the back of the net. He drew one back as the Liverpool defence stood off him before he fired his attempt into the top corner.
Chelsea then kicked into life in their quest for an equaliser. They could have drawn level in the 87th minute, as Michy Batshuayi found himself in empty space in the box. However, his header could not find the target.