[EPL - HIGHLIGHT] Chelsea - Liverpool the unlucky goal

1 year ago

Bruno Saltor temporarily took over for Chelsea and launched a 3-5-2 formation with Havertz - Felix was supported by 3 midfielders Kante - Kovacic - Enzo Fernandez, while Cucurella kicked left in 3 central defenders besides Fofana & Koulibaly. On the Liverpool side, coach Jurgen Klopp let both Salah, Van Dijk and two full-backs Robertson & Alexander-Arnold sit out to replace with Firmino, Matip, Tsimikas and Gomez.


Chelsea almost opened the scoring early in the 5th & 12th minutes, the first phase Kovacic went around Alisson but Konate missed the shot to block the ball into the empty net and the second phase Havertz hit Alisson who rushed out after Chilwell horizontal tension. In the 24th minute, Reece James had a beautiful shot into the net of Liverpool, but the goal was not counted because Enzo Fernandez had previously fallen into an offside position.

After Havertz squandered Chelsea's pretty good attacking situations, and Felix missed the ball unfortunately near the away goal in the 44th minute, Chelsea almost got a blow from the opponent. The first half saw 3 minutes of injury time and "The Blues" twice nearly conceded, but Kepa punched Gomez's long shot before Fofana's header deflected Fabinho's chance at the back corner. there.

In the second half, Chelsea's bad luck was even worse, Kovacic in the 47th minute escaped to face Alisson but put his heart over the crossbar and 3 minutes later Havertz hit Alisson's hand in the face-to-face phase. The ball bounced back and hit Havertz and went into the Liverpool net, but there was no goal because Havertz's hand was the part that made the ball bounce into the net. 

The game gradually turned to many situations of minor fouls, mainly from Liverpool, and a lot of wrong passing situations. Chelsea still had a chance to score but Felix kicked in too quickly in the 84th minute after Matip's misfit with Alisson, before Enzo Fernandez sent the ball over the bar with a kick from outside the box in the 90+5 minute.

Match score : Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool.

Starting lineup: 

Chelsea: Kepa, James, Fofana, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Chilwell, Kante, Kovacic, Fernandez, Joao Felix, Havertz.

Liverpool: Alisson, Gomez, Matip, Konate, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Firmino, Nunez, Jota.