Chelsea Hold Liverpool at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea vs Liverpool

It was Liverpool’s game to win after they went 2-0 up  within 26mins at Stamford Bridge. Somehow Chelsea rallied and equalized within 3 minutes of half time to end it 2-2. No goals in the second half.

Chelsea started the game brighter but it was Liverpool that struck first after Chalobah made a mess of clearing the ball and Mane took full advantage and slotted home the first goal for Liverpool in the 9th minute.

Another misplaced pass by Chelsea in the midfield resulted in a counter that left the Chelsea defence exposed, Salah took full advantage and scored from the edge of the goal post.

It looked like it was going to be a routh of goals for Liverpool but they failed to take advantage of a discouraged Chelsea squad.

And then it happened. One of those world class goals. Kovacic Volleyed in from outside the 18 yard box resulting from the clearance of a free kick. 

3 minutes later Chelse beat the offside trap of Liverpool after Kante set up a one on one encounter of Pulisic vs Liverpool’s goalkeeper. Pulisic kept his cool and coolly slotted home to make it 2-2 and the end of the first half in an entertaining game of football.

Liverpool had chances early in the second half for both Mane and Salah to help them take the lead but the Chelsea goalkeeper kept them out.

It was Chelse who looked more likely to score the winner late on but were not able to beat the stubborn Liverpool defence.

Match result 2-2.

The result means Chelsea is 10 points behind Manchester City in the title race. It’s now Manchester City’s title to lose.

Premier League table

In some other matches of match day 21, Tottenham defeated Watford 1-0, Everton lost to Brighton 2-3 at home, Westham United defeated Crystal Palace 3-2, Leeds United defeated Burnley 3-1, and Aston Villa lost to Brentford 1-2. Manchester United lost 0-1 at home to Wolves

Some match day 21 results

WestHam have moved to fifth on the table one point behind Arsenal who lost to Manchester City last time out. 

Tottenham and Manchester United are in sixth and seventh respectively.

Many matches were postponed due to COVID-19 related cases.

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