EPL: CFC vs LFC




The second round of the Premier League new season saw defending champions Liverpool as a guest of Chelsea - the team that had their ambitions to dethrone them.  Both of them have won the opening day of the tournament, although they have some difficulties.

While Liverpool overcame Leeds United 4-3, Chelsea beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1.  Both coaches Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard have sometimes shook their heads about the lack of stability in their defense.

Chelsea vs Liverpool both enter the 2020-21 season with ambitions.  But their performance in the first round of the Premier League was not at its best.

Chelsea's strength in the transfer market this summer makes many people think they can challenge Liverpool's throne this season.  But surely, to get to the top, Lampard's army needs to significantly improve the performance shown against Brighton.

Similarly, if Liverpool defended like Leeds on the day of departure, they certainly could not win or at least not relax like last season.  However, 3 points belonged to Chelsea and Liverpool.

Like the 2019-20 campaign, Liverpool won again, although not in its best form.  With the level of stars, specifically the last match was Mo Salah, The Kop had the maximum score.  The Egyptian international scored a hat-trick against Leeds, including a goal setting 4-3 minutes 88.

And Chelsea, in games like Brighton, often dropped points.  After the game, coach Lampard admitted that: “I think Chelsea played well.  I like the spirit of the game like that. ”

“If you analyze the fact that we only assembled the entire roster in four days, to expect everything to be great in the first match is very difficult.  We have shown our determination and this is a game we would have lost points had last season.

In the Chelsea defense, their two newcomers such as Ben Chilwell and Thiago Silva both did not play against Brighton because of physical problems, similar to Hakim Ziyech.  At Liverpool's reception this Sunday, they are almost certainly not ready.

It is possible that only Timo Werner and Kai Havertz were the new recruits to hit the pitch at the great war at Stamford Bridge.  Experts think that the duo will make Liverpool suffer if they have as much space as the Leeds attackers had last week.

Less than 2 months ago, Chelsea visited Anfield and gave themselves 3 goals with the speed of Christian Pulisic fully utilized.  Of course, in the opposite direction, the Blues lost that day by five goals. 




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