Date: 7th May 2018 at 8:02pm
Written by:
Chelsea
0 – 0
Liverpool

Stamford Bridge

Premier League

6/05/2018 4:30 pm

Attendance: 41314

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Chelsea Liverpool
Giroud 32’
Thibaut Courtois
 
Loris Karius
César Azpilicueta Nathaniel Clyne
 
59
Gary Cahill (c) Dejan Lovren
Antonio Rüdiger Virgil van Dijk
Victor Moses
 
89 Andrew Robertson 74
Marcos Alonso
 
Trent Alexander-Arnold
N’Golo Kanté James Milner (c) 89
Tiémoué Bakayoko Georginio Wijnaldum
Cesc Fàbregas 90 Sadio Mané
Eden Hazard 86 Mohamed Salah
 
Olivier Giroud Roberto Firmino

Substitutes

Willy Caballero Simon Mignolet
Andreas Christensen Ragnar Klavan
Emerson Alberto Moreno 89
Davide Zappacosta 89 Jordan Henderson 59
Willian 86 Ben Woodburn
Ross Barkley Dominic Solanke 74
Pedro 90 Danny Ings

Game Statistics

8 Goal attempts 5
4 On Target 5
3 Corners 1
11 Fouls 8
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
33 % 67

All the stats as Liverpool miss the chance to confirm a top-four finish…

Liverpool’s six-match unbeaten run against rivals Chelsea came to an end on Sunday with a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

The result means the Reds must now beat Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield next weekend to ensure they finish above the Blues and secure a Champions League qualifying spot.

Such uncertainty looked unlikely when Jürgen Klopp’s side comfortably beat AFC Bournemouth three weeks ago to build a 12 point cushion between the two.

But back-to-back draws with West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City, as well as victories for Chelsea against Southampton, Burnley and Swansea City, have sent the outcome to the wire.

In truth, neither side excelled on a balmy afternoon in London and a simple headed goal by Olivier Giroud would prove enough to decide the outcome in the hosts’ favour.

Following their stalemate with Stoke City last time out, Liverpool have now failed to score in consecutive Premier League games under Klopp for the first time.

The German made just the one alteration to his starting X1 from the 4-2 defeat in Rome on Wednesday night; Nathaniel Clyne replacing captain Jordan Henderson, who would later enter proceedings as a 59th-minute substitute.

After hosting Huddersfield Town in their game in hand on Wednesday, Chelsea finish their campaign at Newcastle United.


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