The Big Match Tactical View: Chelsea v Liverpool

Victor Moses stars as Chelsea end Liverpool’s winning run

Victor Moses stars as Chelsea end Liverpool’s winning run

Eden Hazard scored a superb victor as Chelsea came from behind to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Chelsea will be eyeing a third-straight win over Liverpool across all competitions when they entertain them in the Premier League on Saturday evening. He is adding goals and he keeps improving.

And after the match, his teammate and England global Ross Barkley has come out to say why exactly Eden Hazard is better than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. "I want to win trophies", he said. This is a big occasion against his former club and the Egyptian will be keen to make an impact.

But Maurizio Sarri's gamble on throwing on Hazard 10 minutes into the second half paid off as Emerson Palmieri levelled from his free-kick 11 minutes from time before the Belgian's wonderful solo effort won the tie.

The Belgium global ghosted past four Liverpool defenders before slamming a powerful drive into the far corner to win the game for the visitors. "I think that if he is able to improve, he will be the best in the world".

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hailed Sarri's rapid overhaul of Chelsea's style in just a few months from the caution of Antonio Conte to a side that dominate possession.

"I think that he is for sure one of the best [in the world]", Sarri said.

But Eden Hazard came off the bench to inspire a dramatic late turnaround as Chelsea struck twice in the last 11 minutes at Anfield.




The Egyptian has failed to match the stunning form of his 44-goal debut season at Liverpool so far this campaign, but still has three goals in six Premier League games and looked sharper in a 3-0 cruise past Southampton last weekend. It is also being contested at Stamford Bridge, which should give them confidence.

"When I received the ball I just tried to do what I can do and I did well so we can go through".

As a substitute, Giroud has scored 19 goals - the second most in Premier League history.

Klopp said: "This is good preparation for Saturday but we have to defend better".

"I think because Chelsea are relatively early in their new Sarri era, I think maybe in three months or six months, or even next season it's going to be different".

Both teams are undefeated in the league.

It's an artform. We've seen Lionel Messi do it over the years and that is why people have started talking about greatness with Hazard.

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