I don't think they looked fitter. I thought we were quite simply lazy and arrogant from around 55 minutes and when we are in that mindset it's difficult to snap out of it and push on again. I've seen it a lot over the years. We get a comfortable lead and lose intensity, become wasteful in front of goal and give up possession way, way too easily. We're on the back foot and the only surprise for me today was that the rent-boys didn't equalise. Credit to Adrian and the defence for that, they ultimately won us the game.Considering Chelsea are a top 6 club and our poor record at Stamord Bridge I suppose this was a decent result. A bit surprised that they looked fitter than us late on though. Hoping we can shuffle the pack a bit for the next two games and have everyone fit and firing on all cyliners for a tricky looking October.
I'll give it a miss as i don't want us losing as there's a few youngsters that could use the run,keep the squad fit.
No it isn’t. If level on points teams will still be separated on goal difference. Head to head only come in if two teams can’t be separated any other way.The first tie-breaker in the league this season is NOT goal difference any more, but rather, it is head-to-head record.
tter them in head-to-head).
You get three votes. You don’t have to use them all. The overall scores are who the forum collectively thinks is the MOTM.MOTM poll adds up to 177% or something equally nonsensical. What's wrong with just one motm? It's not the best three men of the match is it?
I agree with this. Thought he looked solid today. Could not do anything about the goal. Just getting better. Still though, like to see Alisson come back sooner than later.Few words on Adrian.
Now after a run of games for him, you could easily say him being brought in was a very good piece of business. signed for free, getting 6.5 million for Mignolet and we have an upgrade in the goal.
I think as a shot stopper he is as good as anybody, his distribution has not got the class of Allison but then whose distribution would be? And it improved over the last couple of games significantly.
There have been a rare few brainfarts, but not that many.
Then, he seems to breethe an aura of control you just don*t think he is just a step away from an error that would cost us.
Up to now, he has hardly been tested in a one on one counter situation, so you just cannot judge his decision making there ( vs Abraham today was excellent) - but all in all, a very decent substitute for Allison and he seems to be a fine chap as well. Good deal!
I think the fact that we had to travel to Italy (while Chelsea played at home),on paper we had a harder tie playing Napoli,we then had to travel back to Liverpool,then travel down to stay in a hotel in London,kinda took its toll as the game wore on,then also them having the home crowd advantage pushing them on towards the end,evened the game out a little but we still beat the cunts and bagged 3 points.Time to rest the big boys for a week and give the fringe and youth players a go in the week i think.Interestingly, Chelsea also played European football last mid week and also lost in a tight game, so you would think , Chelsea would have been exhausted.
When you think about it, Chelsea missed many good chances. In the second half LFC had very few chances and very few shots on goal. LFC need to take a few more long shots from outside the box to cause some chaos try and get a rebound goal. In many ways, Chelsea defence had it far to easy, LFC needs to create some madness in the box, get Chelsea to loose its head , under pressure.
I guess this is one of toughest league games, we played all season. Obviously, it was never going to be an easy one. From what I recall, I believe Chelsea played better today, then in the Super Cup.
Agree, they had the Mount chance, the Batshuayi header to name two, additionally there was the Abrahams flick and im sure a couple more which I cant recall.Really? They had three or four chances, and we’re only denied by fine margins. We were very lucky to see out that second half.