it was a weekend not to forget at Stamford bridge as defending champions Liverpool continued their title defense with an important win against Frank Lampard new look chelsea at Stamford Bridge on sunday.
Chelsea was put to the sword by a strong liverpool side who dominated the game from beginning to the end. chelsea had looked the better team early in the game, and almost found the net earlier if not for a missed chance by their new striker Timo Werner who squandered the team’s best scoring chance.
Chelsea was reduced to ten men just before half-time when Christensen fouled mane who was racing to control a long ball cross from Jordan Henderson. at first he was given a yellow card, but after a close look at VAR by the referee to get a close look at the challenge on Mane, the Chelsea defender was handed a second yellow and sent out of the pitch for committing a dangerous foul on the Liverpool man. the game ended 0-0 in the first half.
Liverpool newest signing Thiago Alcanatra who completed a move from Bayern Munich to liverpool for a fee of 25 million euros on Friday was introduced to the game in the second half to replace Jordan Henderson who suffered a thigh problem in the fist half of the game. he came up and impress in the 45 minute completing a total of 75 passes and boss the midfield. he looked as if he had been with the team for a long time having just arrived on Friday and should have scored his first goal for Liverpool in the 83 minute when a corner ball found him at the edge of the box, but his shot drifted wide. he was also guilty of giving out a penalty in the 75 minutes when he fouled Chelsea’s new boy Timor Werner in the Liverpool box, but he will be thanking the Liverpool Keeper Allison who saved a Jorginho’s penalty to deny Chelsea a chance of coming back into the game to ensure that Liverpool was still leading. Liverpool won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to two goals from Sadio Mane.