Welcome to Liverpool vs Chelsea dwell response, the place we’ll have managerial response, participant quotes, evaluation, and extra after Chelsea’s 10 males held agency in a 1-1 draw with then Reds.
Thomas Tuchel response and Jurgen Klopp response might be beneath as quickly as now we have it, and Nicholas Mendola has a tackle why this 12 months’s Chelsea pre-half pink card versus Liverpool performed out in a different way for the Blues.
We even have JPW’s response, participant rankings, and Andy Edwards’ 3 issues we discovered (hyperlinks beneath)
Chelsea holds agency with cup confidence, Tuchel, Mendy
We’ve seen this earlier than: Chelsea performs effectively sufficient to steer Liverpool earlier than a pre-halftime pink card turns the sport on its ear.
However the Blues regrouped this time and took care of enterprise in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool in Liverpool, a match which may’ve been 2-1 to the guests on one other day.
Final season it was Andreas Christensen despatched off and Sadio Mane with two objectives previous Kepa Arrizabalaga after the break in a straight-forward triumph of Jurgen Klopp’s 11 Reds vs Frank Lampard’s 10 Blues.
Is it so simple as a brand new supervisor, a star goalkeeper, and a European Cup for the satisfaction of Stamford Bridge?
Eduoard Mendy stood tall between the sticks as soon as Chelsea went all the way down to 10 males even when he couldn’t cease Mohamed Salah’s penalty, and Thomas Tuchel’s males stayed hungry for objectives.
The Blues, in fact, needed to batten down the hatches to some extent on the highway towards an excellent Liverpool assault, however decidedly didn’t sink right into a protected shell with no intent to counterattack.
Mendy made six saves however it was greater than that, as Chelsea’s males made 17 tackles, 15 interceptions, and 18 clearances within the second half alone.
Positive, possibly a few of Anfield’s impenetrable shine has gone away following final season’s injury-riddled season, however simply as a lot confidence has been delivered to Chelsea by Tuchel and the expertise of successful the UEFA Champions League.
Liverpool was extra harmful within the first half, it ought to’ve been famous, however Anfield continues to be Anfield even when the Reds have now, you recognize, truly misplaced there a couple of occasions.
Chelsea’s level does greater than merely hold it atop the Premier League, a division which may have at most one 3-0 workforce heading into the worldwide break.
Extra Chelsea information
Information because it is available in from Anfield…
Former PL referee Dermot Gallagher on why Reece James noticed a pink card and a penalty was awarded.
Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta on TV
It’s all the time price remembering that this man has been underappreciated by so, so many gamers.
Cesar Azpilicueta is without doubt one of the finest gamers within the historical past of the Premier League. Disgrace if a supervisor didn’t use him, yeah?
Right here’s what Azpilicueta mentioned after the win, which got here in his three hundredth Premier League look.
“We fought collectively.”
“It was harsh. I really feel sorry for Reece. The referee acquired recommendation from VAR to provide it. He went to the display, to the monitor to look at one replay. That was sufficient to get him. We acquired the double punishment, the pink card and a penalty – and two yellow playing cards in the identical motion. We had been indignant.
“However you need to settle down and discover a strategy to battle collectively as a workforce, to have this new problem at a troublesome place like Anfield, full stadium. I feel the workforce fought and possibly we had the perfect two probabilities within the second half.”
“We weren’t our greatest. We lack some crispness in our passes within the closing third. Liverpool’s press makes it arduous however we discovered our rhythm. We had been higher within the first half however we needed to adapt and be extra offensive in fact.”
“I really feel actually proud to play my three hundredth Premier League sport. The hardest league on the earth. I spent my birthday right here however hopefully I can spend tomorrow with my household.”
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel response on TV
“With pure will, we took the warmth out of the sport,” Tuchel mentioned. “That was workforce effort at its absolute best. They by no means misplaced the form, they tried to shut the half-spaces, we determined to remain within the again 5 and keep lively within the again 5 due to all of the runs from half-spaces and fluid positions of the excessive full-backs of Liverpool, it was clear we might undergo.
“The pink card spoils the sport, I’ve no answer for it as a result of possibly it’s a pink card as a result of he denies an opportunity however additionally it is a deflection. The pink card, I’m not even positive anymore if it’s the foundations or not the foundations. It’s a must to settle for the choice. He possibly would have modified his thoughts with shifting footage.
“We determined to remain in a again 5. We wished to remain lively and make it arduous to create probabilities. The primary 10 minutes appeared countless. The final 5 minutes I used to be truly praying we’d take what we deserved. It was a tough and a troublesome one, however a really sturdy second half defensively.” (by way of BBC)
Carragher, Lineker disagree on finest use of TAA
Many, this poster included, consider Trent Alexander-Arnold is a pure midfielder and that Liverpool may be higher suited with him extra superior to go along with a conventional fullback.
Gary Lineker desires that, citing German stars Philipp Lahm and Joshua Kimmich, however ex-Liverpool man Jamie Carragher has Jurgen Klopp’s again.
Klopp claims pink card made life tough for… Liverpool?
You really do by no means know what’s going to return from the thoughts of Jurgen Klopp.
When you can perceive what the Liverpool boss means when he mentioned the pre-halftime pink card to Reece James made life tough for the Reds’ assault, effectively…
Come on, man!
He’s proper that there was much less counter-attacking from Chelsea, however that wasn’t Tuchel’s total tactical philosophy within the first half, was it?
The pink card helped. Eduoard Mendy didn’t!
Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott on the workforce temper, single level, Anfield
“Upset to not come away with the three factors. I personally suppose I might’ve damaged them down a bit higher, made the probabilities rely, however it’s some extent on the board and we’re specializing in Leeds now. It’s one thing we are able to mirror on and be taught from.”
“It’s arduous to elucidate to be trustworthy. Chelsea are a high aspect, very organized and arduous to interrupt down. Right now wasn’t our day to interrupt them down. We had little probabilities, half probabilities that possibly on one other day would’ve fallen for us.”
“I executed okay, thought I might’ve executed higher. I can mirror on it with my household and the evaluation workforce at Liverpool. This was an unbelievable crowd. You simply wish to deal with the sport. Whenever you rating or the ball goes out of play, with the household within the crowd, too, you simply suppose, ‘Wow’.”
Thomas Tuchel provides Pulisic COVID-19 replace, Kante damage replace
The Chelsea boss hopes that Pulisic can “get some minutes” for the USMNT’s three upcoming World Cup qualifiers following final week’s optimistic COVID-19 checks.
As for N’Golo Kante:
Extra Jurgen Klopp response praises Chelsea, Anfield crowd, extra
“That was the depth we wished to place in. Our press within the first half was distinctive towards probably the greatest build-up sides on the earth proper now. Thomas is doing an unimaginable job. I like the way in which we took that away from them.
“We simply stored going, identical depth (after they scored). Now you recognize actually what you missed. You’ll be able to benefit from the sound, the climate, every thing aside from the outcome.”
“I noticed two superb soccer groups, nice first half from us and really second one as a result of it’s so difficult. You play towards 9 defenders, goalie, in-and-around the field. Was it perfection? No. Did we do effectively? Sure. It’s early within the season towards a troublesome opponent.”
“I might’ve liked for us to have extra greed, willpower within the closing third, however that’s how soccer ought to look. It actually sucked folks within the sport. It’s slightly downside to get solely some extent however it’s okay for at the moment.”
On Harvey Elliott: “Whenever you’re sufficiently old to drive a automobile, you’re sufficiently old to play soccer. He’s clearly prepared. It’s a pleasant story, not completed. Within the second, he’s younger however he’s in the fitting place. He doesn’t suppose an excessive amount of however it’s not that he’s not allowed to play. He’s a sensible participant, however we simply go. On this half-space subsequent to both Kovacic or Kante or Jorginho, it might be actually useful to have a participant who’s consistently turning and seeking to play the ball by means of. Yeah, it was sport.”
Extra Premier League
Liverpool vs Chelsea response: Tuchel, Klopp, extra speak after Anfield draw initially appeared on NBCSports.com