Published: Sat, September 29, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Chelsea predicted XI v Liverpool: Sarri forced into change at the back

Chelsea predicted XI v Liverpool: Sarri forced into change at the back

Chelsea defeated Liverpool on Wednesday night at Anfield, courtesy of Eden Hazard's stunning late solo strike - but with both sides likely to be very different on Saturday evening, that game can hardly be considered much of a guide.

The Reds are the only team with a 100 per-cent record in the league but they were powerless to prevent Hazard inspiring Chelsea to a cup win, his free-kick helping to force the equaliser before a stunning 85th-minute victor. I want to win trophies. They make a difference in terms of scoring goals.

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Liverpool would have themselves to blame not to have won this encounter as they allowed Chelsea to score two goals that sent them out of the championship.

Alonso has been one of the keys to Chelsea's flying start with his rampaging runs providing goals and assists from left-back, prompting Sarri to claim the Spanish global may be the best player in his position in Europe.

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Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge had opened the scoring on 58 minutes, before Chelsea's Emerson Palmieri pegged Jurgen Klopp's runaway side back eleven minutes from time.

Eden Hazard showed what he can do when in the mood and the Liverpool fans will hope that the returning duo of Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah can come up with the answers.

According to Neil Jones, Klopp says the exchange between himself and his wide man was simply because he wanted him to play in Mo Salah with a free-kick Liverpool had in the last second of the game.

Eden Hazard's brilliant goal took Chelsea through.

"In my opinion we haven't seen the best of him yet. He's a genius, I think he's unique".

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

Jürgen Klopp made quite a few changes and a lot of the players were playing their first game of the season, let alone starting for the first time, so they weren't at their fluent best.

"More possession means more chances to create openings or to dribble your opponent and get shots in on goal".

Chelsea's start to the season has surprised even Sarri, who last month predicted they would encounter "problems" in the first half of the campaign.

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