Liverpool have also plunged into the transfer market, signing Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota this week. Jurgen Klopp’s side kicked off their defense with a thrilling 4-3 win over Leeds. Follow all the live action below:
Almost a costly mistake from Kepa! Henderson blocks a Chelsea clearance and the ball spins in the box. Salah rushes over and gets there before Kepa, who has moved away from his line. The Egyptian’s ball back almost finds Firmino but Chelsea are released.
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:45 PM
Salah cuts in and plays the ball to Wijnaldum, who takes a throw-in and tries to loop a shot to the bottom left corner, sliding it a few yards wide.
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:44 PM
Mane and Firmino bind on the edge of Chelsea’s box but the former takes one touch too many and loses his chance to shoot. Salah then goes to the ground in the box and his appeals for a penalty are dismissed.
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:42 PM
Liverpool are starting to assert themselves now, forcing Chelsea back and looking for an opening. The hosts seem content to sit and play during the break.
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:39 PM
Neither part has created any note luck yet, but the tempo is high and the passage clear. Havertz appears to be playing as a center forward in Chelsea’s top three, with Mount on the right.
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:36 PM
Werner, who started on the left, finds space, cuts in and seeks to be shot. He’s loaded and Liverpool cleared, but moments later the German finds himself on the surface again. This time, Fabinho arrives and defends well, winning his team a free kick.
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:34 PM
Liverpool, after a countdown from ten and a collective knee grip, get us started!
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:31 PM
Players step out at Stamford Bridge on a very hot London afternoon. Hopefully this doesn’t impact the tempo of the game.
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:28 PM
Only a few months ago, Liverpool and Chelsea met at empty Anfield, a game which ended 5-3 for the hosts but was more memorable for the row between Lampard and part of the coaching staff from Liverpool.
We will see if there is any lingering unease today.
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:26 PM
Callum Rice-CoatesSeptember 20, 2020 4:20 PM