Liverpool vs Chelsea, highlights and analysis Lineups

Liverpool vs Chelsea, highlights and analysis Lineups

Techno-education.com, Liverpool and Chelsea lock horns at Anfield in a clash between the stuttering traditional ‘Big Six’ duo

When Liverpool and Chelsea face each other, it’s always a big game, more often than not in context to the title-hunt or top-four race, but it’s very rarely branded as a mid-table clash. That is precisely what we have in store at Anfield on Saturday, as both teams have fallen way short of expectations at the halfway stage of the Premier League season.

Neither of these two teams have been in the best of forms in recent weeks and desperately need the win as they both looks make a serious push for top-four berths in the second-half of the season.

The Reds, for one, come into this contest sitting ninth in the table, level on points with Chelsea albeit having a game in hand. More crucially, they are 10 points adrift of Newcastle for the final Champions League spot, a drastic fall from grace given that they were on the cusp of achieving a quadruple not long ago.

Liverpool did manage to pick up a win to return to winning ways in their last game, a 1-0 win over Wolves in their FA Cup Third Round replay on Wednesday night. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping it can restore some confidence to his side when Chelsea visit a roaring Anfield this weekend.

Chelsea, meanwhile, continue to splurge the cash in the transfer market but still can’t find a reliable source of goals. With just 22 goals in 19 games, they are the joint fourth-lowest scorers in the division and with the west Londoners languishing at 10th in standings, Graham Potter’s seat is becoming hotter by the week.

Having said that, the Blues halted their alarming slide down the Premier League table with a 1-0 win at Crystal Palace last weekend, and will be hoping their new big-money winter additions hit the ground running straightaway to help them climb up the ladder.

Can Liverpool stay in contention for a European place, or will Chelsea earn an important result to appease their fans and alleviate pressure building on Potter and Co?

Liverpool vs Chelsea confimed lineups

Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Milner, Gomez, Konate, Robertson; Keita, Bajcetic, Thiago; Salah, Gakpo, Elliott

Chelsea XI (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Chalobah, Badiashile, Silva, Cucurella; Jorginho, Hall; Ziyech, Gallagher, Mount; Havertz

Liverpool vs Chelsea LIVE updates

Commentary

Match ends, Liverpool 0, Chelsea 0.
90’+6’end 2
Second Half ends, Liverpool 0, Chelsea 0.
90’+5’offside
Offside, Liverpool. Fabinho tries a through ball, but Darwin Núñez is caught offside.
90’+5’attempt blocked
Attempt blocked. Fabinho (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Henderson.
90’+3’corner
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Thiago Silva.
90’+2’corner
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Andrew Robertson.
90’yellow card
Curtis Jones (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card.
89’free kick won
Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
89’free kick lost
Foul by Curtis Jones (Liverpool).
87’free kick lost
Foul by Conor Gallagher (Chelsea).
87’free kick won
Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
83’miss
Attempt missed. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.
82’substitution
Substitution, Liverpool. Fabinho replaces Stefan Bajcetic.
82’substitution
Substitution, Liverpool. Curtis Jones replaces Harvey Elliott.
82’substitution
Substitution, Liverpool. Jordan Henderson replaces Cody Gakpo.
82’substitution
Substitution, Chelsea. Carney Chukwuemeka replaces Mason Mount.
81’substitution
Substitution, Chelsea. César Azpilicueta replaces Trevoh Chalobah because of an injury.
81’substitution
Substitution, Chelsea. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaces Kai Havertz.
81’end delay
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
80’yellow card
Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.
79’start delay
Delay in match because of an injury Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea).
76’attempt saved
Attempt saved. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thiago.
75’attempt blocked
Attempt blocked. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mason Mount.
74’free kick won
Marc Cucurella (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
74’free kick lost
Foul by Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool).
73’free kick lost
Foul by Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea).
73’free kick won
Thiago (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
72’substitution
Substitution, Liverpool. Trent Alexander-Arnold replaces James Milner.
70’free kick won
Jorginho (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
70’free kick lost
Foul by Cody Gakpo (Liverpool).
69’attempt saved
Attempt saved. Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Darwin Núñez.
68’miss
Attempt missed. James Milner (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
66’yellow card
James Milner (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
66’free kick won
Mykhailo Mudryk (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.
66’free kick lost
Foul by James Milner (Liverpool).
65’attempt blocked
Attempt blocked. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jorginho.
64’miss
Attempt missed. Mykhailo Mudryk (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Gallagher.
63’substitution
Substitution, Liverpool. Darwin Núñez replaces Naby Keïta.
62’free kick won
Kai Havertz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
62’free kick lost
Foul by Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool).
61’attempt blocked
Attempt blocked. Naby Keïta (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
61’corner
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Trevoh Chalobah.
60’miss
Attempt missed. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mason Mount.
57’corner
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Joe Gomez.
57’attempt blocked
Attempt blocked. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
56’free kick lost
Foul by Thiago (Liverpool).
56’free kick won
Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
55’substitution
Substitution, Chelsea. Mykhailo Mudryk replaces Lewis Hall.
53’corner
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Jorginho.
52’offside
Offside, Liverpool. Harvey Elliott tries a through ball, but Cody Gakpo is caught offside.
52’attempt blocked
Attempt blocked. Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.
50’miss
Attempt missed. Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Stefan Bajcetic with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
49’free kick won
Harvey Elliott (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
49’free kick lost
Foul by Conor Gallagher (Chelsea).
49’attempt blocked
Attempt blocked. Naby Keïta (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
49’attempt blocked
Attempt blocked. Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
49’free kick won
Thiago (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
49’free kick lost
Foul by Conor Gallagher (Chelsea).
47’free kick won
Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
47’free kick lost
Foul by Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea).
start
Second Half begins Liverpool 0, Chelsea 0.
45’+5’end 1
First Half ends, Liverpool 0, Chelsea 0.
45’+4’free kick won
Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
45’+4’free kick lost
Foul by Cody Gakpo (Liverpool).
45’+2’corner
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Alisson.
45’+1’miss
Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Naby Keïta.
44’free kick won
Jorginho (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
44’free kick lost
Foul by Joe Gomez (Liverpool).
43’corner
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Thiago Silva.
42’free kick won
Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
42’free kick lost
Foul by Andrew Robertson (Liverpool).
41’free kick lost
Foul by Conor Gallagher (Chelsea).
41’free kick won
Thiago (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
40’offside
Offside, Liverpool. Joe Gomez tries a through ball, but Andrew Robertson is caught offside.
39’attempt saved
Attempt saved. Thiago (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
38’attempt blocked
Attempt blocked. Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Bajcetic with a cross.
37’corner
Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Marc Cucurella.
34’yellow card
Stefan Bajcetic (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
34’free kick won
Lewis Hall (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
34’free kick lost
Foul by Stefan Bajcetic (Liverpool).
34’free kick lost
Foul by Benoît Badiashile (Chelsea).
34’free kick won
Naby Keïta (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
33’free kick lost
Foul by Lewis Hall (Chelsea).
33’free kick won
Stefan Bajcetic (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
33’miss
Attempt missed. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hakim Ziyech with a cross following a set piece situation.
32’free kick won
Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
32’free kick lost
Foul by Joe Gomez (Liverpool).
32’attempt saved
Attempt saved. Benoît Badiashile (Chelsea) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hakim Ziyech with a cross.
31’free kick won
Lewis Hall (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.
31’free kick lost
Foul by Naby Keïta (Liverpool).
29’end delay
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
28’start delay
Delay in match because of an injury Marc Cucurella (Chelsea).
24’attempt saved
Attempt saved. Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kai Havertz.
24’corner
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Joe Gomez.
23’free kick won
Kai Havertz (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.
23’free kick lost
Foul by Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool).
22’miss
Attempt missed. Lewis Hall (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mason Mount.
20’miss
Attempt missed. Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
19’offside
Offside, Liverpool. James Milner tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.
18’free kick won
Mason Mount (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
18’free kick lost
Foul by Stefan Bajcetic (Liverpool).
16’offside
Offside, Liverpool. Alisson tries a through ball, but Cody Gakpo is caught offside.
14’miss
Attempt missed. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thiago Silva.
11’free kick lost
Foul by Thiago (Liverpool).
11’free kick won
Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
10’free kick lost
Foul by Mason Mount (Chelsea).
10’free kick won
Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
6’miss
Attempt missed. Cody Gakpo (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mohamed Salah.
4’contentious referee decisions
VAR Decision: No Goal Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea.
3’offside
Offside, Chelsea. Thiago Silva tries a through ball, but Kai Havertz is caught offside.
3’deleted after review
GOAL OVERTURNED BY VAR: Kai Havertz (Chelsea) scores but the goal is ruled out after a VAR review.
3’post
Thiago Silva (Chelsea) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Benoît Badiashile following a corner.
2’corner
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Thiago.
2’free kick won
Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.
2’free kick lost
Foul by Andrew Robertson (Liverpool).
start
First Half begins.

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lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Liverpool and Chelsea’s upcoming games

Liverpool will next travel to their bogey team Brighton in the fourth round of the FA Cup on 29th January. Afterwards, they will make the trip to the Black Country to face Wolves, followed by a Merseyside derby against relegation-battlers Everton in what is expected to be a fiesty clash at Anfield on 14th February.

As for Chelsea, they will have a much-needed break before games against fellow London rivals Fulham and West Ham on 4th and 11th February, respectively.

So, Graham Potter and co. will get some time on the training ground to gel the winter additions into the squad, and make the system work as they look to get back on track before the Champions League knockout rounds next month.

 

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