Chelsea & Liverpool falter in title race with entertaining draw

Chelsea and Liverpool played out a scintillating 2:2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening, as the race for the title continues to favour Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Missing the animated figure of Jurgen Klopp on the touchline due to the German testing positive for COVID, Liverpool went into this one also missing the services of Alison and Robertson.

But with all the absentees, it was the visitors who drew first blood, and if not for poor game management, they should have gotten away with it.

Sadio Mane pounced on a failed clearance by Chalobah to open the scoring for the men in red, before Salah got his 150th Premier League goal in style.

But Chelsea found their way back after stand-in third choice keeper, Kelleher could only parry a dipping Chelsea free kick only as far out as the foot of Kovacic, who from the edge of the box got Chelsea their opener.

Few minutes later, still in the first half, Ngolo Kante was able to beat Konate to the ball and lay the perfect pass into the path of Christian Pulisic, who turned it in to draw Chelsea level.

Both teams had the opportunity to win it in the second half but none were able to conjure up the magic, as it ended in a stalemate, a result which leaves the two sides way off the pace of Manchester City.

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