Matchday three of Premier League 2021/22 showcased a tight clash of The Reds and The Blues in Anfield. In this encounter, both sides guided by German bosses had a number of chances but eventually could only share spoil. The visitor took the lead first from a looping header of Kai Havertz on 22nd minute. Chelsea even had a chance to double their lead through Mason Mount but his strike was just wide. Liverpool finally managed to equalise as Mo Salah succeeded in converting the penalty preceded by a rumble in the box in Tuchel’s men’s backline leading to Reece James’s handball and expulsion. The game became more intense at the second half but Klopp’s men created more opportunities, from Diogo Jota’s header which just flew over the crossbar to Jordan Henderson’s long range shot. Unfortunately, all failed and a stalemate was the fair result for both sides


Liverpool vs Chelsea 1-1

Goals: Mo Salah (45+4); Kai Havertz (22)

Liverpool: Alisson – Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Alexander Arnold, Andrew Robertson (K Tsimikas 86) – Fabinho, Elliot, Jordan Henderson (Thiago 74) – Mo Salah, Firmino (Diogo Jota 43), Sadio Mane

Chelsea: Eduard Mendy – Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta – Reese James, Marcus Alonso, Jorginho (Trevor Chalobah 87), NGolo Kante (Mateo Kovacic 46) – Kai Havertz (Thiago Silva 46), Mason Mount, Romelu Lukaku


Meanwhile, Spurs’ positive trend endured as they once again could keep the clean sheet while thumping Watford 1-0. South Korean forward Son Heung Min netted the only goal of the game through his curling free kick before the interval. At the second half, Harry Kane and Co were knocking on the doors at Watford’s defence line with some decent chance to extend their lead from Delle Alli and the skipper Kane himself. Unfortunately, the score sheet remained the same and Tottenham is still leading the table by scoring three goals and not a single concession. On the other hand, their Northern London contender, Arsenal, slumped to another heavy loss. This time the reigning Champions Manchester City hammered Mikel Arteta’s men 5-0. Ilkay Gundogan, Gabi Jesus, Rodri and Ferran Torres’s brace really crushed the Gunners’ confidence at their own home turf. It is their third loss consecutively without scoring a single goal but already conceding nine in only three fixtures.


Other results:

West Ham vs Crystal Palace 2-2

Brighton vs Everton 0-2

Newcastle United vs Southampton 2-2

Wolverhampton vs Manchester United 0-1

Aston Villa vs Brentford 1-1

Norwich vs Leicester 1-2

Burnley vs Leeds United 1-1