Liverpool – Chelsea: Liverpool Outscore Chelsea For A Riotous Win (5-3)
Defensive miscues ruled the day, as both Chelsea and Liverpool struggled to find consistency in their backline. Despite a number of clever tactical decisions made by Frank Lampard, his side was once again undone by its lack of attention to detail. While no manner of lack of conviction in their own third was going to spoil the party for Liverpool ahead of a historic trophy raising.
Tactical analysis and match report by K.T. Stockwell.
It has not been the same Liverpool since the restart. The two losses and two draws outweigh the wins for a team that prior to the pandemic, looked near invincible. The fact that they clinched the title weeks after coming back is a testament to their dominance earlier in the season. Nonetheless, a dip in form could do little to dull the spirits heading into Liverpool’s final home match against Chelsea; one in which they would lift the Premier League trophy for the first time in thirty years.
To celebrate, Klopp fielded his best eleven, minus injured captain Jordan Henderson. All the usual suspects were on display in Liverpool’s usual 4-3-3 formation: including a front line of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané.
In search of consistency, Chelsea were hoping for another victory following a convincing win over a weakened Manchester United side in the FA Cup Semi-Final over the weekend. Frank Lampard’s side remains in a battle for the fourth and final Champions League spot and with their main competitors Leicester City stumbling against Tottenham, Chelsea had a chance to seal their European fate against the champions.
Deployed in a 3-4-3 formation, Lampard named a starting eleven with a single change, which . . .