For the umpteenth time, a fixture involving Chelsea and Liverpool ends in a draw, after both teams battled to a stalemate at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night in their Premier League rescheduled tie.
The Blues had several opportunities to take the lead in the opening period. Reese James had the ball in the back of the net, but his effort was ruled out for offside while Wesley Fofana prevented a goal-bound shot from the Reds by using his head to clear off the line.
Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate and goalkeeper were also instrumental in ensuring that scores remained level going into the break, as they both shut out the hosts from getting the opener.
Upon the resumption of the second half, Croatian midfielder Matteo Kovacic missed a golden chance for the Blues in the 47th minute, when he blazed over when put through on goal.
Shortly after, Chelsea thought they had finally taken the lead when the misfiring Kai Havertz put the ball home in the 50th minute, but it was quickly disallowed after the German had handled the ball prior to his shot beating Allison Becker.
Both set of managers made substitutions late on in the hopes of snatching the points on the night, but it ended goalless thus making it six straight draws between Chelsea and Liverpool.
The clash saw Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson reach a new milestone, as he made his 350th appearance for the Reds while veteran James Milner moved up to third on the Premier League’s all-time appearance list with 610 games.
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FULL-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool
Not much to report here in terms of goals, but we haven’t been starved of any action whatsoever. Chelsea will rue some great opportunities to put their noses in front, though Liverpool have finished the half strongly.
HALF-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool
KICK-OFF AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool
Both teams have been in the news for the wrong reasons, most especially the hosts Chelsea – who finally parted ways with manager Graham Potter following their 2-0 defeat at home to visiting Aston Villa last weekend.
The Blues heirarchy under the leadership of Todd Boehly have since named Bruno Saltor as caretaker boss, pending the appointment of a new gaffer on a permanent basis. Saltor will be looking to impress when his lads take on a very inconsistent Liverpool at the Bridge.
As for the Reds, a 4-1 defeat away to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad last time out has seen them lose three straight games on the bounce and further put their chances of reaching next season’s UEFA Champions League in jeopardy.
Manager Jurgen Klopp will hope that they can get something positive in West London, though the Reds are uncertain about what to expect from a team who has a new coach at the helm albeit on a temporary basis.
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Kloppy don’t make us to suck u put more material to win the game.