After a winning streak, Chelsea was thoroughly defeated at Anfield to provide the Blues with a stark reality check. On Merseyside, Liverpool controlled from beginning to end, leaving Chelsea and their travelling supporters with nothing but disappointment to take home.
On minute 23, Diogo Jota gave Liverpool the lead. In order to give the Reds the lead at Anfield, Jota somehow managed to get between Thiago Silva and Benoit Badiashile.
Not too long after, Conor Bradley doubled Liverpool’s lead. Bradley had plenty of space on the right side and drilled the ball into the bottom corner, leaving Chelsea open to attack.
Then, shortly before the half, Benoit Badiashile fouled Jota in the box, and Darwin Nunez missed a penalty. However, during the halftime break, Mauricio Pochettino decided he had had enough and made three substitutions.
Still, little changed as Liverpool continued to dominate the second half. With a header past Djordje Petrovic, Liverpool finished the evening with three goals.
Christopher Nkunku responded, but shortly after, Luis Diaz made sure that was only a comfort. An really discouraging and annoying evening for Chelsea and their supporters. These are the player ratings for Bobby Vincent.
On minute nine, Djordje Petrovic made a fantastic stop to deflect a drive from Darwin Nunez over the crossbar. Then, just before the 20-minute mark, a breathtaking save onto the post denied the Uruguayan once more. 7.
Axel Disasi: An exceedingly difficult test up against the dangerous and direct Luis Diaz. To be honest, the night turned out to be quite turbulent. 5.
Together with Benoit Badiashile, Thiago Silva must become more powerful in order to prevent Jota from getting through for a goal. Not even close to his best. 4.
Benoit Badiashile: Five minutes in, he made a crucial tackle on Diogo Jota, one of several crucial ones that gave him confidence. Silva and he were inept for Jota’s goal. Not his best day by any means, as he also gives away the penalty. 4.
Ben Chilwell: On minute 14, he carelessly gave Nunez the ball and was lucky that the Liverpool forward missed the target. scheduled to dive in 35 minutes. summed it up. 4.
Moises Caicedo – The second goal was poorly executed. Gives it away too easily, allowing Liverpool to mount a counterattack and eventually find Bradley to score. Not as good as in previous games from the Ecuadorian. 5.
Enzo Fernandez was far from as successful at getting on the ball as he would have liked. 5.
Conor Gallagher: Paul Tierney and the VAR rejected a strong early penalty call that Gallagher had. Throughout the rest of the game, Gallagher was unable to produce any noteworthy performances. 4.
Noni Madueke: A quiet and unproductive right-back against Joe Gomez, a very strong left-back. Halbed and hooked. 4.
As was to be expected, Raheem Sterling was jeered each time he touched the ball. In a quiet performance by Sterling, he was also unable to silence the home crowd. 4.
Cole Palmer—playing the false nine role once more. A few excellent touches, but nothing particularly noteworthy. Certainly not at his breathtaking best. 5.
Mykhailo Mudryk: Shortly after entering the game, he blows a huge opportunity on minute fifty. Even though it’s on his left foot, he still needs to perform better. 5.
Nkunku Christopher – What a conclusion. His shot was so crisp and accurate that it went in off the post. Seems like a true finisher. 8.
Malo Gusto: Performs admirably in spotting Mudryk with the previously mentioned winger opportunity. 6.
Chukwuemeka Carney performs admirably for Nkunku’s objective. Carney has been missed. 7.
Cesare Casadei entered the game too late to have an impact. Not at all.