I feel compelled to address Chelsea’s loss to Liverpool and I’m not going to hold back! Liverpool’s performance was undeniably impressive and their motivation to win was evident. Jota managed to maneuver past Silva and Badiashile, ultimately striking a heavy blow against Chelsea. For Liverpool’s second goal, Bradley outpaced Sterling, abetted by Diaz overpowering Fernandez in midfield. Badiashile’s subpar performance ultimately allowed Liverpool to capitalize with their third goal. In contrast, Mac Allister, despite being an inexperienced No. 6, executed six successful tackles.
Furthermore, concerns arise about the efforts of Caicedo, Fernandez, and Baldiashile. Caicedo’s statistics, including key passes and tackles, has significantly dwindled from his previous season. Likewise, Fernandez, despite his global recognition and high price tag, doesn’t seem to possess the potential as expected. This situation is compounded by Mudryk’s unimpressive on-field performance.
In focusing on Chelsea’s prospects, comparisons can be made to the circumstances surrounding Klopp’s initial tenure at Anfield. Pochettino must strive to build a resilient team, especially with young players at his disposal. Recently, Newcastle have devised tactics to circumvent Villa’s high line and compact playing style. Despite Villa’s approach, two set pieces, which was beneficial to Pau Torres’ absence, proved to be their downfall. This caused them to drop out of Champions League contention. In contrast, the Tottenham stadium witnessed a dramatic exchange between the Spurs and Neal Maupay, reminiscent of an NHL Playoff game. Salvation might be on the horizon for Arsenal, who could potentially save their title hopes by defeating Liverpool.