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Chelsea and Liverpool held each other with a 2-2 draw, helping Man City to be the biggest beneficiary. After round 21, Man City maintained the top spot with 53 points, 10 points ahead of Chelsea and 11 points ahead of Liverpool in the race to win the Premier League this season. In which, all 4 goals were scored in the first half, Liverpool leading 2-0 by Mane and Salah in the 9th and 26th minutes, but at the end of the first half Chelsea equalized 2-2 thanks to 2 goals from Kovacic scored in the 42nd minute and Pulisic scored. minutes 45+1. In the second half, both teams tried to score to win, but neither side could make a breakthrough, causing them to leave the field with a draw.
END OF THE MATCH
Chelsea and Liverpool drew 2-2.
90+2′: The match was tense, but both teams played closely, because making a mistake now means losing the match, so the chances are still not there to have a breakthrough to get more goals.
90′: The match is overtime 4 minutes.
89′: Liverpool replaced Mane to rest, replaced by Curtis Jones to strengthen the defense.
88′: Liverpool’s defense is still standing, when actively stepping back to protect the score.
81′: Chelsea are awarded a free kick in front of the penalty area after Kovacic is fouled on the ball. Mount took a free kick to bounce off the fence, then shot back, but goalkeeper Kelleher managed to close the corner to catch it.
79′: Coach Tuchel then replaced Havertz to rest, replaced by striker Hudson-Odoi.
77′: The match is paused because Keita is injured after a collision with Havertz in the head.
75′: The speed of the game is somewhat reduced after the substitution between the two teams because the tactical adjustment has not yet met the requirements. Liverpool held more of the ball, but Chelsea still kept the tight play.
72′: Pulisic almost makes a breakthrough for Chelsea, but his shot goes over the bar.
70′: The substitutions of both teams aim to strengthen the midfield. Chelsea, after the presence of Jorginho playing next to Kovacic, then Kante will be pushed to play more attacking.
69′: Liverpool made two consecutive substitutions, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita replaced Diogo Jota and James Milner. While Chelsea brought in Jorginho to replace Trevoh Chalobah.
65′: The game continued to fall into a tug-of-war, and tit-for-tat between the two teams. There is still no chance to make a breakthrough for Chelsea or Liverpool to take the lead.
58′: Salah and Mane combined, giving the Senegalese a second chance to score in the match, but goalkeeper Mendy continued to save for Chelsea.
MENDY SAVE BEAUTIFUL EYES
57′: Salah nearly raised the score for Liverpool with a long shot from a quick counter-attack, but goalkeeper Mendy made a beautiful save.
55′: The pace of the game is being pushed up very high, Chelsea and Liverpool both continuously create scoring opportunities.
52′: Liverpool immediately responded when Jota had the opportunity to force goalkeeper Mendy to clear the ball, but the referee then ruled for offside.
51′: Kante runs away to create a good opportunity for Alonso, but the Spaniard shoots the ball over the bar and misses a chance to score for Chelsea.
50′: The game is struggling between the two teams, with close movements from players on both sides to gain control.
TIME 2 STARTS
46′: Early in the half, Mane had a chance to score for Liverpool but was caught offside by the referee.
END OF TIME 1
Chelsea and Liverpool temporarily drew 2-2 after 45 minutes of dramatic play.
45+3: Chelsea almost made it 3-2 when two consecutive shots from Havertz and Mount sent the ball wide of the goal.
From a quick ball, Kante created an assist for Pulisic to penetrate the penalty area to score a spectacular equalizer for Chelsea.
45′: Pulisic equalized 2-2 for Chelsea.
45′: After the goal to shorten the score, at the end of the first half, the Chelsea players are increasing the pressure and speeding up the game to hope for an equalizer.
41′: Kovacic shortened the score to 1-2 for Chelsea, stemming from Alonso’s free-kick which was parried by goalkeeper Kelleher, from outside the box the Croatian shot a beautiful shot into the far corner to score. VAR checked, but then still recognized the goal.
35′: Salah nearly raised the score for Liverpool after a quick counter-attack, but the Egyptian striker handled it a bit cumbersomely before shooting the ball over the bar.
27′: Starting from Alexander-Arnold’s pass, striker Salah showed his class when he easily passed the Chelsea defense with a narrow shot to knock down goalkeeper Mendy to make it 2-0. This goal difference shows that although Liverpool have little control of the ball, by playing more effectively they are leading Chelsea with a safe distance.
26′: Salah broke through to make it 2-0 for Liverpool.
25′: Liverpool are playing firmly close to the Chelsea players, creating an attractive double attack despite having less time to control the ball (only 32%).
17′: The match became hotter with disputes on the pitch, Chelsea’s Pulisic received a yellow card for a foul on Liverpool’s Jota.
15′: Chelsea are holding 67% of the ball, but the opportunities created have not been used to score against Liverpool’s dense defence.
10′: Chelsea defender Chalobah used his head to clear the ball incorrectly, so that Mane could be present to win the ball and hit goalkeeper Mendy with ease. The face of the match suddenly changed.
9′: Mane opened the scoring for Liverpool when the Chelsea defense made a mistake.
3′: Chelsea soon put pressure on and organized many attacks on the Liverpool field, they also soon enjoyed the first corner.
Chelsea and Liverpool are currently ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively in the English Premier League, losing 11 and 12 points respectively to the top team Man City.
TIME 1 STARTS
1′: Referee Anthony Taylor starts the game, Liverpool serves.
Liverpool players warm up
Coach Tuchel said of the decision to remove Romelu Lukaku: “Things have become too noisy, things have gone too far to affect the club, and above all very close to the game (against Liverpool). So I had to decide to protect the preparation for the match. Of course, I spoke with him twice after the interview was broadcast, and with the key players in the team. But then we realized the problem was too big, so I needed to make a decision to keep the team stable.”
During the trip to Stamford Bridge, Liverpool also lacked coach Jurgen Klopp due to Covid-19 infection 1 day before the match, replacing the director will be assistant Pepijn Lijnders.
Both teams are missing many stars in the match of round 21 of the English Premier League. Chelsea striker Lukaku was disciplined internally, while Liverpool’s trio including goalkeeper Alisson Becker, midfielder Roberto Firmino and defender Joel Matip did not play because of Covid-19 infection.
Line-ups for 2 teams:
Chelsea: Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Pulisic, Mount, Havertz.
Liverpool: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Fabinho, Milner, Henderson; Salah, Jota, Mane.
*PRIATE MATCH COMMENTARY
The crisis of forces pulls Chelsea away from the championship race, and makes “The Blues” underestimated in the encounter with Liverpool tonight.
Chelsea enters the 2021 – 2022 season as the defending champion Champions League. Keeping the squad frame, plus a significant addition of the force named Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez, the home team at Stamford Bridge is considered the leading candidate for the championship title.
Chelsea really shows the prestige of the team competing for the title when continuously standing in 1 of the 2 leading positions during the first 10 rounds. In the period from mid-September to the end of October, coach Thomas Tuchel and his team won 6 out of 7 matches to stay at the top of the table, while Liverpool and Manchester City continuously shot themselves in the foot.
However, the situation worsened for the London team from November when the team’s pillars were constantly injured such as Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, Timo Werner or Reece James. After a 4-0 win before Juventus In the Champions League, Chelsea free fall when returning to the Premier League with only 3 wins in the last 8 matches, winning only 13/24 maximum points.
Chelsea still showed a smooth attacking play and controlled the ball to overwhelm the opponent, but the limited depth of the squad made Tuchel’s army exhausted, leading to frequent mistakes in defence. Chelsea only kept one clean sheet in December, which is an unacceptable statistic with the team investing £ 300 million in the past 2 years to raise the hope of claiming the title of Premier League king after 5 years of waiting.
With a tattered defense when Chilwell, James took a long-term break and Thiago Silva could not return, it was difficult for Chelsea to stand against Liverpool. In the first leg, Silva and his teammates performed a great defensive play, causing Liverpool to fall into a deadlock despite having to play without people after James’ direct red card.
Although playing at home, Chelsea (left) is undervalued than Liverpool due to a crisis of forces
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However, Liverpool still have a much more stable force than the patchwork Chelsea currently has. With Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane in attack and extremely good long-range passes like Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Liverpool have a very good ability to hit the side, while the wing is the weakest position of Chelsea at the moment.
It is likely that coach Tuchel’s team will play firmly, cautiously and wait for the difference from the counter-attacks of Mason Mount or Romelu Lukaku. But before thinking about the task of scoring, Chelsea must stand firmly against Liverpool. This is a difficult task when Chelsea have only kept 2 clean sheets in 10 matches against Liverpool in all competitions.
Prediction: Liverpool will win 1-0.