The Premier League match and second game in this week between Chelsea and Liverpool ended in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Goals apiece from Eden Hazard and Daniel Sturridge made it even between the title contenders.
Here are the 3 big moments of the game:
GOAL LINE CLEARANCES FOR BOTH SIDES:
To say that both sides had an opportunity to win the game would be a fair statement. The game was a tight contest that looked like a title-decider. Chelsea’s forte was made stronger courtesy of Eden Hazard second goal against Liverpool this week. Soon afterwards the big moments followed. The first was a near post goal line clearance by Antonio Rudiger aided unintentionally by his hand. The second was a Kovacic shot that was blocked at the centre of the Liverpool goal by Van Djik. The third was David Luiz’s goal line clearance from Firmino’s header. In all, the game was a hard-fought contest that just somehow Liverpool were fortunate to get a draw from.
HAZARD’S MISSED CHANCE:
Just midway through the second half with Liverpool threatening the Chelsea goal in search of an equaliser, then an attack broke down and a perfect through ball fell on the path of Chelsea talismanic player, Eden Hazard. For the travelling Red fans, the sight of the Belgian one on one with Alisson was no joy as he had earlier beaten their goalkeeper, but for Blues fans, it was already considered a goal. But to everyone’s surprise Hazard failed to score as Liverpool’s Brazilian goalie saves them from going 2-0 behind. That was just as close as Chelsea could have won the game. Big miss!
STURRRIDGE’S SCREAMER DENIES CHELSEA:
Just as the clock ticked and the eightieth minute approached, Liverpool manager looked to his bench and threw in Daniel Sturridge into play. Just moments later, the forgotten man struck a wonderful left-footed driving shot into the left-bottom corner to steal a point for Liverpool. That was a big magical moment that saw Chelsea end the game with just one point instead of three.
It was a fair result for both sides. Let’s hope for the best.