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Liverpool have continued their winning streak in the Premier League. The team of Jürgen Klopp won 2-1 (2-0) at Chelsea and has thus won as the only team in the league all six games. Trent Alexander-Arnold gave Liverpool the lead with an indirect free-kick (15 minutes), Roberto Firmino also hit the ball after a free-kick (30 minutes). N'Golo Kanté succeeded in the final phase of the Anschluss (71).
After their sixth win in a row, Liverpool remain the championship leader with 18 points ahead of champions Manchester City (13). Chelsea have won two games each season, lost and drawn. The team of coach Frank Lampard is thus currently only tenth in the league.
Free kick to luck
The duel of the second against the third of the preseason began initially balanced. But then Liverpool got awarded a free kick a good 20 meters before the goal of Chelsea. Salah put on the sole and Alexander-Arnold scored with a good shot on the right into Torwarteck (15.).
But instead of dominating after that, Liverpool let Chelsea attack. Storm talent Tammy Abraham had a big chance in the duel with goalkeeper Adrián. Although the included Mason Mount stood better, Abraham finished himself, but Adrián parried (25th). Shortly thereafter Chelsea cheered for a supposed goal by César Azpilicueta, but referee Michael Oliver did not score the goal (27). The video wizard had previously detected an offside mount from submitter mount.
Instead of equalizing for Chelsea, the next goal fell for Liverpool. This time, Alexander-Arnold kicked Robertson's free-kick with the sole, the back-footer crossed into the box and Firmino headed home 2-0 (30 '). Liverpool has scored 34 standard goals since the start of last season, more than any other team in the league.
34 - Liverpool have scored 34 goals from set-pieces in the Premier League since the beginning of last season, at least seven more than any other side. Another. https://t.co/A8bjtBQTBa- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 22, 2019
Liverpool came more dangerous from the break. First, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa parried a volley from Roberto Firmino strong (47), then he fended off an accidental defensive action by his colleague Azpilicueta on the line (51).
This time Liverpool was closer to the next goal, but Chelsea met. Kanté dribbled in front of the penalty area into the center and hit with an accurate shot into the right goal corner for the connection (71.). The Londoners pressed on the equalizer, but Marcos Alonso (82) and ex-Dortmunder Michy Batshuayi (89th) did not hit the ball with their heads.
Chelsea lost not only the game, but also its center-back Andreas Christensen. The former Gladbacher had to be replaced shortly before the break after an accidental defensive action (42.). How bad the injury is, was initially unclear.
Chelsea vs Liverpool 1: 2 (0: 2)
0: 1 Alexander Arnold (15th)
0: 2 Firmino (30th)
1: 2 Kanté (71.)
Chelsea: Kepa - Azpilicueta, Christensen (42nd Zouma), Tomori, Emerson (15th Alonso) - Kanté, Jorginho, Kovacic - Willian, Abraham (77th Batshuayi), Mount
Liverpool: Adrián - Alexander Arnold, Matip, Virgil, Robertson - Henderson (84th Lallana), Fabinho, Wijnaldum - Salah (90th Gomez), Firmino, Mané (71st Milner)
Yellow cards: Tomori, Kovacic, Alonso / Alexander Arnold, Fabinho, Milner