For the first time in the club’s 129-year history, Liverpool have now lost five home games in a row at Anfield as shown in statistics: Liverpool vs. Burnley 0-1; Liverpool vs. Brighton 0-1; Liverpool vs. Manchester City 1-4; Liverpool vs. Everton 0-2; Liverpool v Chelsea 0-1.
It was a night of struggle yesterday for the fight of top four spot position in the English Premier League between Liverpool, Chelsea and Everton. Amazingly, both matches between the contenders Liverpool v Chelsea and West Brom v Everton ended 0-1 with two of the contenders playing away from home winning their matches.
However, Liverpool who were unbeaten in 68 Premier League home games stretching back to April 2017 began to set the bad history record after a wonderful pass from N’Golo Kante to young vibrant Mason Mount who shot pass both Liverpool’s defenders and goalkeeper to secure the only and winning goal scored for Chelsea in the 42th minute of the first half.
The three front liners for Liverpool Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino negatively contributed to this history record after they could not produce a single shot on target in the first half of the game.
Furthermore, no single shot on target for Liverpool after 80 minutes. Sadio Mane could not create a single chance nor produce a single shot in the 90 minutes of play.
On the other hand, Andreas Christensen made nine clearances against Liverpool yesterday and the last Chelsea player to make more clearance in a Premier League game was Captain Azpilicueta with thirteen clearances during an encounter with Newcastle in May 2018. Christensen’s clearances further denied Liverpool from scoring a single goal.
Though in the first 15 minutes of play for first half, Formal Ajax player Hakim Ziyech did not for once touch the ball in the field of play.
Chelsea are now 4th position with Everton and West Ham having one outstanding match each.