Philippe Coutinho’s future with Barcelona is going south after his dismal performance this season. His lacklustre showing on the field led him to be dropped to the bench most of the time.
Chelsea were dealt a huge blow in their fight for a Champions League place as two goals in five second-half minutes saw them lose 2-0 against Liverpool at Anfield.
Former Chelsea midfielder and current academy head coach Joe Cole has explained why he favoured a move to Liverpool instead of joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2010.
Chelsea have perhaps been guilty of some of the most hasty sales during the past few years. Some of the players sold by the Blues have gone on to establish themselves as World class talents elsewhere. The following are arguably three of the most reckless sales made by Chelsea during recent years.
Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has admitted that he draws inspiration from Chelsea legend Ashley Cole. The 20-year-old Alexander-Arnold is widely regarded as being one of the best right-backs in the Premier League. He has been a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, making 22 Premier League appearances so far this term, scoring one goal and recording six assists.
Daniel Sturridge ensured that both Chelsea and Liverpool would earn a point on Saturday evening with an 89th-minute equaliser after Eden Hazard had opened the scoring in the first half. It was the second meeting between the two sides in four days but after knocking the Reds out of the Carabao Cup, Maurizio Sarri’s men couldn’t hold out for another win.
Gianfranco Zola has hailed Eden Hazard following the Belgian’s match-winning performance against Liverpool in the League Cup.
Chelsea travelled to Anfield on Tuesday night in hope of beating Liverpool to ensure a place in the Carabao Cup fourth round. After Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring, Emerson and Eden Hazard scored late to knock out Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Not only is Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard regarded as one of the best footballers in the world, he also showed his class by sending a message of support to his friend Mohamed Salah ahead of the World Cup.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has said that he always wanted to prove former club Chelsea wrong after his underwhelming stint in West London.
The race for the top four has been close this season, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all in the hunt for the final two qualifying spots. Liverpool’s goal difference could prove to be crucial come the end of the season, with its superiority over Chelsea’s goal difference demonstrating a gulf in attacking talent.
On a Super Sunday dominated by Arsene Wenger’s last ever home game in charge of Arsenal, Chelsea managed to keep their chances of a top-four finish alive with a 1-0 win over Liverpool. Olivier Giroud scored the only goal of the match as his former boss bid farewell to the Emirates with a 5-0 battering of Burnley.
Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger has sent a warning to former Roma teammate Mohamed Salah as the Blues prepare to face off against an in-form Liverpool side in the Premier League on Sunday.
The race for the UEFA Champions League in the Premier League season will go right to the wire as Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea are still in the running for the final two places. While whichever side manages to secure third spot will be guaranteed Champions League football next year, if the Blues or Spurs finish fouth, they could miss out on Europe’s elite competition.