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EPL: Liverpool hold rejuvenated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Liverpool had to hang on for 1-1 draw against Chelsea

Liverpool had to work hard to hold Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in their Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. 

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Liverpool took the lead in the 18th minute through Luis Diaz. Alexis Mac Allister floated a ball to Mohamed Salah, who found Diaz with a well-timed cross.

Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz opened scoring for Liverpool

Salah thought he had doubled the Reds lead 11th minute later after he sent a curler past Robert Sanchez. It was, however, ruled out for offside after a check by Video Assistant Referee, VAR.

Chelsea responded well, a great improvement from last season, moving the ball faster and making Liverpool’s defence work hard to keep them at bay.

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They soon found the equaliser through debutant Axel Disasi in the 37th minute. Ben Chilwell then thought he had put the Blues ahead before the break, but VAR ruled him offside.

Axel Disasi
Disasi levelled for Chelsea

Despite half chances for Diaz and another debutant, Nicolas Jackson, neither side could capitalise on their opportunities and prevent a fifth consecutive draw between the sides.

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It was the first time Salah, who was angry after being substituted, did not score on the opening day for Liverpool.

In the first match of the day, Brentford held Tottenham to a 2-2 draw.

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