OH MY! CHELSEA MANAGED A DRAW DEFENSIVELY
This was the match of the day for me. I know all the fans got a piece of your team playing today. So many draw, it is like a breakaway week for EPL. We still have two interesting meeting tomorrow. United vs Wolves and Tottenham vs a resurging Watford. The high octane match was clearly Liverpool vs Chelsea.
I did give it time to watch and it was delightful to see how both teams managed to press each other for the first 45 minutes. Havertz' goal was sensational where everybody can only watch the ball going in. It was the longest 3 seconds ever recorded in Football history. Maybe 2 seconds. Chelsea was in command slowing down the game and hold control in midfield.
Everything turns sour at the end of the first half. Reece James was trying to grow another leg to stop the ball from getting in. Unfortunately it was his arm causing the red card and a penalty that being convert to a goal for Liverpool.
From there the match lost its luster. I can hardly watch the second half due to the one sided effect on the game.
I was glad to see another side of Chelsea. Defensively Chelsea managed to hold on despite many misses from Liverpool. Rudiger played a strong second half. Hard to believe how Chelsea managed to hold for 45 minutes with 10 guys on the field. Liverpool did not find the hole to score more goals.
Glad it is behind us and preparation for another week is what is important now. So far I applaud Chelsea for making sure the game stays within the line and got a point at the end. Lukaku could not perform as request since the team decided to maintain a stronger defense than offense.
Lukaku managed to have one shoot on goal but quickly blocked by Virgil.
At the end it was a match that started great but finish lukewarm. Expect Arsenal that had the worst Saturday ever, most of the teams in the EPL managed for a draw. Leicester, Everton and City did manage to get their 3 points. Tomorrow another epic match across the English channel where Messi will start his new adventure.
How's your team fair this week ?