Chelsea vs Liverpool: VAR intervention stopped Chelsea from getting their first Premier League win in the 2023–24 season. Chelsea began their Premier League campaign with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
It was Liverpool who scored first in the 18th minute, with Luis Diaz staying behind the post to convert Mohamed Salah’s cross.
After a 37th-minute corner, Axel Disasi scored on his debut to give Chelsea the equalizer. Mohamed Salah and Ben Chilwell’s goals were disallowed by VAR for tight offsides.
Chelsea vs Liverpool: How Chelsea Played a 1-1 Draw with Liverpool
Chelsea had a goal scare in the early minutes of the first half after Sbozoslai created a chance for Luis Diaz. The Liverpool winger’s effort was not able to go past Robert Sanchez.
A few minutes later, Chelsea almost scored with good combinations from Raheem Sterling and Reece James on the right wing.
They squared the ball into Jackson’s path, but the Senegalese effort was not enough to beat Alisson.
In the 18th minute of the match, Salah provided a beautiful assist for Luis Diaz. The Colombian wasted no time in putting the ball past Chelsea goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
Mohamed Salah made it 2-0 in the 29th minute, but it was disallowed by VAR for offside.
On the other hand, Axel Disasi started the Pochettino campaign on a good note with a good header in the 37th minute.
Chelsea went ahead in the first half through Ben Chilwell, but it was ruled out by VAR for offside.
In the 43rd minute, Reece James crossed the ball into the box, with Jackson waiting patiently. He connected with the ball, but it went over the box.
Liverpool took a corner, and Luis Diaz’s head hit the ball, which landed on Jackson’s hand. The official, Anthony Taylor, delayed the game in order to check VAR, but he failed to give Liverpool the penalty.
Chelsea do not seem to be faded by Liverpool’s ability. They kept attacking, and they almost got a goal in the 53rd minute, but Alisson was quick to save Chilwell’s shot from going into the net.
Conor Gallagher has been instrumental in Chelsea’s defense today. His runs at the back stopped some Important Liverpool counterattacks.
Gallagher’s slide tackle stopped Mohamed Salah in the 58th minute.
In the 72nd minute of the match, Chelsea had a chance when Jackson went past Ibrahim Konate, but that didn’t yield much.
What Next For Chelsea And Liverpool
Chelsea’s second match of the season is going to be a London derby away from home against West Ham on August 20, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. It is going to be an intense match due to the rivalry between the two teams.
Liverpool will welcome Bournemouth to Anfield on August 19, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. The last time both teams met at Anfield, Liverpool defeated the club 9-0. It is going to be an easy win.