Chelsea vs.  Liverpool - Game Report - January 2, 2022

EFE – An arreón in the final stretch of the first part annulled the advantage of two goals that the Liverpool and avoided the defeat of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (2-2), from where the Manchester City, which extends your advantage in the Premier.

The duel between the two main pursuers of Pep Guardiola’s team ended in a draw. The session went round to the City that won in added time to Arsenal, fourth classified, while neither ‘blues’ nor ‘reds’ added the three points. The Manchester City It now leads by ten points to the London team and by eleven to the team of Jurgen Klopp, who was not on the bench affected by Covid.

It was not the only casualty of the Liverpool that of your technician. The reds, shortly before the start, revealed that Alisson, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino were not going to play as they had tested positive.

The Chelsea faced the duel without Romelu Lukaku. It was the price that Thomas Tuchel made the Belgian pay for his statements a few days ago in which he criticized the coach and underlined his desire to leave London to return to Inter.

Despite the reduction of protagonists, the duel did not disappoint. It was full of alternatives, chances and decisive interventions by the two goalkeepers, the Senegalese Edouard Mendy who prevented the triumph of the Liverpool, and the Irishman Caoimhin Kelleher who played his fourth match in the Premier and that did not clash.

The party was soon stirred up. Nine minutes later when a cross from Diogo Jota led to a huge error by defender Trevoh Chalobah that Sadio Mané took advantage of to beat Mendy.

Before half an hour, a Liverpool overwhelming extended his advantage in an excellent definition of Mohamed Salah who, after receiving a ball from Trent Alexander Arnold, sat the African goal of the Chelsea.

But Chelsea it did not wrinkle. He imposed the pace he needed and began to surround the area of ​​the reds, increasingly cornered. And it was in 42 when one of the goals of the season gave a twist to the crash.

A lateral free kick by Marcos Alonso was deflected by Kelleher with his fists towards the half moon. There was Mateo Kovacic who, without dropping the ball and with a precise volley, the ball reached the net.

Three minutes later, in the middle of the local avalanche, the tie came. N’Golo Kanté stole a ball that sent the American Christian Pulisic that exposed the rival defense, faced the frame and took the ball into the net.

The shock could fall from either side afterwards but there was no success as Mendy and Kelleher began to grow. Tables at Stamford Bridge from where the reinforced Manchester City by Guardiola.