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0 - 1 Trent Alexander Arnold - 14`
0 - 2 Roberto Firmino - 30`
1 - 2 N'Golo Kante - 71`
First-half goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino helped leaders Liverpool defeat Chelsea 2-1 to extend their winning streak to 15 Premier League matches.
Following the game, the Blue’s boss Frank Lampard faced the press.
Lampard thinks, Chelsea are better now: “On the performance yes. The second half especially. It’s moments that cost you. The second half is where we want to be, energy passion and moving the ball quickly. We need points though.”
The boss revealed, what he told his team: “That I felt that we were in the game. Tammy’s chance, the VAR and the free-kick from them was fantastic. I don’t mind losing, I won’t take Sheffield United at home in the second half, but I can take today.”
Chelsea have not created a victory at Stamford Bridge yet.
“Of course, it is a concern, you want to win at home and I think that will come soon. We showed that we can compete with Liverpool, now we need to aspire to their level,” he said.
N’Golo Kante scored the only goal for his side, after returning from injury: “We end up not being surprised by Kante. I have to single out Tomori as well, to go up against Salah. Everything he did today was class.”
Lampard also provided an injury update: “Emerson was similar to what he did before, Christensen was a bang on the knee. We will assess it.”
On Christian Pulisic, the boss added: “I have a squad to pick from, I decided to go with Mason today. These are my choices to make, he is a young player as well. His chances will come. There are people on the bench.”
Liverpool are five points clear of second-placed Manchester City. Chelsea fall to 11th place, on eight points.