Liverpool won 1-2 away from home at Stamford Bridge in a game that saw Chelsea lose for the first time in the Premier League this season. Goals from Dejan Lovren and Jordan Henderson gave the Reds the win.
Both the Liverpool goals came in the first half itself. Diego Costa continued his dominant goalscoring form, but his second-half goal wasn’t enough to get Chelsea a win.
Liverpool dominated the first half, but it was also the case of Chelsea not playing up to the mark. The Blues tightened the screws in the second half, and got a goal as a result, but couldn’t do enough to get a point or three from the game. It was a mature victory for Liverpool, something that will encourage Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool also proved that they could grind out results at the end. They were also sharper, and more inventive than Chelsea.
Despite Liverpool enduring their customary defensive stuttering at the end, it was an impressive performance at the back from the defenders, especially Joel Matip whose post game stats make for great reading.
Joel Matip’s game by numbers vs. Chelsea:
100% aerial duels won
95% pass accuracy
3 tackles won
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 16, 2016
Liverpool have had the toughest start to the season and ten points from the first five games, including Arsenal, Tottenham, Spurs and Chelsea obviously is a huge positive. Liverpool fans definitely agreed with the same.
10 points from a possible 15. Four away games including Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea. Happy with the start?
— LFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) September 16, 2016
Wins against Arsenal, Chelsea & Leicester City & a draw vs Tottenham? I’d have snapped your arm off if offered that pre-season #LFC
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) September 16, 2016
However, Liverpool somehow managed to lose to Burnley, which perplexed a lot of their fans.
#LFC grab seven points from trips to Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea and it’s mid-September.
If only they could stop losing to Burnley et al…
— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) September 16, 2016
Arsenal away ✔️
Leicester home ✔️
Chelsea away ✔️
It doesn’t add up
— Anfield Leak (@AnfieldLeak) September 16, 2016
Chelsea’s performance was poor and their fans weren’t very happy with what they saw.
When Pedro and Moses are the calibre of player you turn to in times of need you know you’re in some trouble. Uninspiring barely covers it.
— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) September 16, 2016
Carragher was right. Chelsea were far too concerned about us rather than focusing on their own strengths.
— Levi (@TheAlonsoRole) September 16, 2016
That was such a demoralising defeat. We didn’t look at all like a top side, and this was at home. Plenty of work to do.
— Chelsea FC (@Chelseafc_life) September 16, 2016
Liverpool will be highly encouraged by the performance. Conte has suffered his first defeat in the Premier League and will have to work on changes as it seems like the draw against Swansea has tilted the momentum a little away from the side.
Here are some more Tweets;
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) September 16, 2016
It’s been a while since #LFC have gone to grounds like The Emirates, White Hart Lane and Stamford Bridge and played so very well!
— Anfield Talk (@Anfield_Talk) September 16, 2016
— THE ANFIELD WRAP (@TheAnfieldWrap) September 16, 2016
Trying hard not to get carried away but under Klopp I’ve got that feeling I’ve not felt for a long time. We’re going places this season #LFC
— Martin Kay (@MrKayso) September 16, 2016
Bar not turning up against Burnley and a perfectly good goal getting wiped off at Spurs we should be almost top! Top start! #LFC
— RedorDead74 (@ElevenRedMen) September 16, 2016
— Jay Jay! (@JayJayGormley) September 16, 2016
For me our best player was Matip. An absolute rock at the back. Hendo played well for a change too. #LFC
— Scouse Sakho (@StrictlyScouser) September 16, 2016
The fact that we can now relax, enjoy our weekend and hope our rivals drop points is such a good feeling. #LFC
— Anfield Bond (@AnfieldBond) September 16, 2016
Remember when we were all arguing about left backs? Great that. #LFC
— Carl (@CarlMason79) September 16, 2016