Chelsea’s top four chances assessed by ex-Liverpool star Danny Murphy after 2-1 defeat | Football | Sport
Thatâ€™s according to former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy.
Chelsea put in a good performance at Stamford Bridge, and were unlucky to come away without a point.
Despite getting the ball in Adrianâ€™s net twice during the game, they were beaten 2-1 after VAR chalked off Cesar Azpilacuetaâ€™s goal.
Liverpool went in front thanks to a Trent Alexander-Arnold free kick, which he belted into the top corner.
Chelsea thought they had levelled the game through Azpilacueta, but just moments after VAR had intervened, Liverpool doubled their lead.
Roberto Firminoâ€™s header gave the Reds a two-goal cushion, and they looked set to run away with the game.
But Chelsea put in a spirited performance, and Nâ€™Golo Kante provided a rare goal to get them back in the game.
After the full-time whistle, Blues fans stayed behind to applaud their team off as if they had won, showing that they had found their belief in the team again after last season divided the fanbase.
And speaking on Match of the Day, Murphy said he believes that if they continue to produce performances like they did against Liverpool throughout the year, they can challenge for the top four this season.
â€śThe desire is fundamental in any side, but they had the quality today,â€ť Murphy explained.
â€ťTheyâ€™ve got a nice mix of experience and youth.
â€śI think the fans are on board, which is part of the reason that Frank was appointed, and I think they played well today.
â€śIf I was a Chelsea fan today, even though you donâ€™t like to lose matches, youâ€™d have enjoyed today, and I donâ€™t think you could have said that last season under Sarri – that was one of the gripes.
â€śThey did deserve more today, and if they keep playing like that theyâ€™ve got a real chance of top four.â€ť