Liverpool hold on to beat spirited Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Date published: Sunday 22nd September 2019 6:28

Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino secured a 2-1 win for Liverpool as they held on to beat a plucky Chelsea side at Stamford Bridge.

Trent Alexander-Arnold gave Liverpool the lead in the 15th minute smashing the ball into the net after a short free-kick from Mo Sarah.

Tammy Abraham missed a great chance to equalise for Chelsea as he was sent through on goal, before Cesar Azpilicueta had a goal ruled out by VAR, with Mason Mount marginally offside in the build-up.

Roberto Firmino then put Liverpool 2-0 up with a free header in a chaotic first half hour at Stamford Bridge.

Emerson and Andreas Christensen limped off in a first half where Chelsea were unable to make the most of some decent opportunities.

Abraham again went close at the start of the second period before N’Golo Kante put a shot just past the post for The Blues.

Kante then did get Chelsea back in the game, dribbling into the heart of the Liverpool defence before expertly passing the ball into the top corner.

Chelsea continued to put pressure on the Liverpool goal and substitute Michy Batsuayi put a free header just past the post in the 88th minute before Mason Mount fired over from eight yards in added time.

But Liverpool held on to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Premier League.

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