(EFE) – Chelsea did a survival exercise at Anfield, where they avoided defeat against Liverpool (1-1) and achieved a point despite playing the entire second half with one less man due to the expulsion of Reece James.
The edge of the break marked the game. In added time in the first half, with Jurgen Klopp’s team turned over to Edouard Mendy’s area and Chelsea with an advantage on the scoreboard, James prevented the ball thrown by Sadio Mane from entering his goal with one arm.
The VAR warned the referee, who went to the monitor and, after reviewing the action, pointed to the penalty spot and expelled James. Mohammed Salah did not miss from eleven meters and equalized the advantage that Kai Havert had established for the visitors after 22 minutes after heading a corner kick thrown precisely by James.
Thomas Tuchel put his team back together in the intermission. He took center-back Thiago Silva for Haverz and Mateo Kovacic for Ngolo Kanté onto the field, with discomfort.
A declaration of intent from Chelsea, who kept the guy for the 45 minutes despite the avalanches of his rival. Liverpool, who had no aim and crashed again and again against the order of the European champion, surrounded the visiting area.
The Anfield duel ended up leaving Chelsea and Liverpool without full power, who faced the event with all the games won. The tie accentuates the equality in a table that, due to goal difference, West Ham dominates with seven points. The same as Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton.