Sunday, 7 March 2021

Chelsea is freed from Anfield’s curse, Liverpool suffered more

By db-admin – Chelsea ended a record never winning at Anfield in the Premier League match since the 2014-2015 season. The Blues won 1-0 over Liverpool in Week 29 of the Premier League, Friday (05/03) am, WIB.

The course of the match

Liverpool has a home record that has not improved so far in the Premier League against Chelsea who are on good terms. Chelsea have been unbeaten in nine matches since Thomas Tuchel coached the club.

The momentum of play was shown by Chelsea. With 3-4-3 tactics, their game repeatedly tested Liverpool’s defense. Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Mason Mount forced Liverpool defenders to be on standby to guard them.

Chelsea even scored a goal in the 25th minute when Timo Werner received the ball from Jorginho and Alisson left his turf. But after reviewing the VAR the goal from Werner was declared invalid due to being offside.

While Chelsea’s defense was able to limit the space for Liverpool’s trident front lines: Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah.

The final goal came from Chelsea who created more chances in the first half. In the 42nd minute after receiving the ball from N’Golo Kante, Mount dribbled the ball and tricked Fabinho and scored from outside the penalty box. Chelsea excelled at the same time closing the first half with a score of 1-0.

Chelsea lost 46% of possession but had six attempted kicks (two on target), while the hosts made two attempted kicks and neither tested Edouard Mendy.

The match in the second half was largely controlled by Liverpool. They dominated possession with Thiago at the center of play in midfield. However, Chelsea’s defense was very tight and difficult to penetrate.

There weren’t many dangerous chances that forced Edouard Mendy to make saves, although Klopp has played Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner.

Mason Mount’s goal was the only goal in this match. Chelsea won 1-0 over Liverpool at Anfield and this will be their first win there since the 2014-2015 season.

The composition of Players:

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Ozan Kabak, Andrew Robertson; Thiago (James Milner 80 ‘), Georginio Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones (Diogo Jota 62’); Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 62 ‘), Roberto Firmino.

Substitute players: James Milner, Naby Keita, Adrian, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diogo Jota, Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi, Rhys Williams, Neco Williams.

Manager: Jurgen Klopp

Chelsea (3-4-3): Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ben Chilwell; Mason Mount (Mateo Kovacic 81 ‘), Hakim Ziyech (Christian Pulisic 66’), Timo Werner (Kai Havertz 90 + 1 ‘).

Substitute players: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic, Kurt Zouma, Mateo Kovacic, Olivier Giroud, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz, Emerson.

Manager: Thomas Tuchel

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