Chelsea played against Liverpool for the first leg of the semi-final of the Capital One Cup. The Blues that turned up tonight weren’t the usual outgoing and thriving Blues. For some reason, they just weren’t present today.
Hazard converted a penalty in the 18th minute to give Chelsea the lead! That was a great start for Mourinho’s team, however it didn’t last for long.
In the second half, Sterling equalised for a strong Liverpool team! Their equaliser was well deserved as they went above the standard that Chelsea was showing. Liverpool dominated with 62% possession. They also had 19 shots at goal compared to Chelsea’s two! They outplayed them!
Chelsea lost just one of their last eight meetings with the Reds and all the thanks to Courtois, the Blues’ goalkeeper, for keeping the team and the record alive. If he did not save the attempts of the Liverpool strikers, it would have been a very different story. The Chelsea we know doesn’t need saving. By the next match, let’s hope the team we know has crawled out from the bushes they’ve been hiding under and dusted themselves off.
On the other hand, Liverpool seem to be showing a different side of them in the FA Cup than what they’ve shown us in the Premier League. Have they said “farwell” to their title hopes and “hello” to the open opportunity of lifting the FA Cup this year?