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Liverpool vs Chelsea, Premier League 2021 Highlights: LIV 1-1 CHE, FT

Liverpool vs Chelsea, Premier League 2021 Highlights: Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are level on points (6) and goal difference (+5) with Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 29, 2021 12:27:21 am
Liverpool vs Chelsea, Premier League 2021: The venue is Anfield.

Liverpool vs Chelsea, Premier League 2021 Highlightd: With their 100% starts to the season on the line, Liverpool and Chelsea faced each other in a blockbuster Premier League encounter at Anfield, Liverpool on Saturday, a match which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Jurgen Klopp’s side saw off Burnley 2-0 last weekend with goals from Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane, while Chelsea eased to victory at Arsenal by the same scoreline with some help from new signing Romelu Lukaku and Reece James. Liverpool are level on points and goal difference with Chelsea and they will hope to continue their 12-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League. On the other hand, Thomas Tuchel’s UEFA Champions League-winning side will aim to replicate last season’s 1-0 win at Anfield.

Live Blog
00:00 (IST)29 Aug 2021
Full Time: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

Alexander-Arnold lifs the ball into the box but Mane miscontrols the cross and Mendy collects. And it'sfull time. The match ends 1-1/.

23:46 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Last 10 minutes: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

Chelsea really are wasting a lot of time. Mendy is on a yellow, so he shouldn’t take too many liberties. Thiago replaces Henderson, which is a smart move. The former Barcelona man needs to get things moving in midfield for Liverpool. Azpilicueta has some rudimentary delaying tactics when taking a throw-in and he is desperate to show them off.

23:28 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

Liverpool are dominating possession in the 2nd half. Kante's loss in midfield is telling for Chelsea. Chelsea break through Mount and Lukaku, with Azipilcueta joining in at the end to cross for Alonso at the back post, allowing him to head the ball into the path of Lukaku whose volley on goal is blocked by Matip.

23:19 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Parries from either end

Van Dijk shoots a long ranger from 30 yards which Mendy does well to palm away, but only to Alexander-Arnold who sends in a dangerous cross, which is cleared by the defence. Kovacic leads a breakout by Chelsea and slips the ball through to Lukaku who can only hold up play and wait for support. In the end, Liverpool get back in numbers and the threat is quelled quite easily.

23:14 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Second half: Chesea 1-1 Liverpool

The second half begins in the biggest Premier League match of the night. 5 minutes in and Liverpool are the team on the ascendancy again. 

22:53 (IST)28 Aug 2021
HT: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea

After Havertz scored in the 22nd minute from a corner, Liverpool equalised from the penalty spot through Salah. James was shown a red card right before the break for a deliberate handball. And now it's all to play for in the next half!

22:50 (IST)28 Aug 2021
45 4' SAAAALLLLAAHHHHHHH!

No doubt at all! Salah restores parity for Liverpool from the spot, hits it to the right!

22:49 (IST)28 Aug 2021
45 3' RED CARD!

James gets sent-off for a hand ball! He handles the ball to stop Jota's shot from going in. A VAR check happens and referee Anthony Taylor decides to show the red card. Liverpool get a penalty too! Utter chaos.

22:43 (IST)28 Aug 2021
42' Jota replaces Firmino for Liverpool

Jota comes on right before the break, replacing Firmino. Kante nurses an injury on the sidelines.

22:37 (IST)28 Aug 2021
37' Liverpool still toothless, Chelsea lurking

Liverpool are trying to regroup here, lifting crosses to the middle, attacking from their right but nothing's happening so far. Meanwhile, Chelsea are keeping with their policy... with Lukaku and Mount fluffing their shots in succession.

22:22 (IST)28 Aug 2021
22' HAVEEERTTZZZZZ!

Goal! James whips a corner to the front post for Havertz to attack and the German flicks the ball delicately, beating Allisson! An exquisite finish from the young midfielder, who directs the ball with his head into the far top-corner.

22:20 (IST)28 Aug 2021
20' End-to-end stuff at Anfield

Liverpool have the lion share of the possession so far, with Chelsea looking to break on the counter relying on the pace of Lukaku. The Reds pop up twice inside the box, but a shot on target is yet to be registered by Jurgen Klopp's men.

22:09 (IST)28 Aug 2021
9' Chelsea show intent

Mount receives a ball from his defence and Matip brings him down. The resulting free-kick leads to a corner, but Chelsea fail to make anything out of it. The contest is slowly opening up with both the teams looking to attack early on.

22:05 (IST)28 Aug 2021
5' Elliott with a shot from way out

Liverpool have started the match on the frontfoot, pressing high up on the pitch. Salah finds Elliott right at the edge of the box and the 18-year-old unleashes a shot from 25 yards, but it trickles just outside of the goal. Good start.

22:00 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Kick-off!

After a healthy dose of Liverpool's "You'll Never Walk Alone", the ball is set rolling. Here we go!

21:50 (IST)28 Aug 2021
What's in store for us at Anfield?

Jurgen Klopp has decided to go ahead with Harvey Elliott after his impressive performance in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Burnley last weekend. Naby Keita gets benched for Fabinho, who is likely to have a tough midfield battle against Chelsea's midfield pair of Jorginho and N'Golo Kante. While Liverpool have chosen to play their usual front three, Chelsea hand a second start to new signing Romelu Lukaku. How Virgil van Dijk contains the Belgian remains to be seen...

21:45 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Some statistics ahead of kick-off...

Harvey Elliott (18 years & 146 days) is the youngest starter in this PL fixture since Raheem Sterling in 2012.

Mohamed Salah (98) & Sadio Mane (96) are both vying to become second African player with 100 PL goals. 

Cesar Azpilicueta becomes the fourth player to make 300 PL appearances for Chelsea.

Romelu Lukaku’s only goal in eight previous PL appearances at Anfield was for West Brom in February 2013.

21:25 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Here's how Chelsea will lineup...
21:20 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Here's how Liverpool will lineup...
21:20 (IST)28 Aug 2021
Hello and welcome!

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Chelsea, taking place at Anfield! Both the sides have won two matches so far, scoring five goals and conceding none in the process. Stay tuned!

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