Hazard's defensive contribution pleases Sarri

Hazard's defensive contribution pleases Sarri

Chelsea, who were victorious in a midweek League Cup encounter between the sides, took the lead through Eden Hazard before a late wonder goal from Daniel Sturridge earned Liverpool a share of the spoils.

Hazard's goal was his sixth in the Premier League and Sarri still thinks he can hit 40 this season.

We are ready for the last and obviously the biggest game of Match Day 7 which kicks off at 4:30 PM GMT. After battling injury issues and seemingly losing his spot in the squad, he comes back and scores against Chelsea twice in a week and this one gets style points.

The Blues are now occupying third position while Liverpool are first on the standings in which a win for Maurizio Sarri's side will send them to the top of the table.

"Coming in these situations in the box is really not simple yet we still did it six or seven times, so I am completely fine".

Liverpool stay at the top of the table with Man City while Chelsea are now third, two points behind them.

While the away side controlled the latter stages, Georginio Wijnaldum almost gifted Chelsea the win with a horror back pass to Alisson, but the goalkeeper just managed to beat the oncoming Alvaro Morata to the ball.

Salah was always likely to have his form scrutinised more closely this season given his stunning exploits in 2017-18, and this performance will have done little to keep the critics off his back.

- This was the 38th home Premier League game that Hazard has scored in - he has never ended on the losing side in any of those games (W34 D4 L0).

Liverpool's front three, who terrorised defences last season, had looked uncharacteristically out of sorts before Sturridge was introduced as an 86th-minute substitute.

But in a league featuring several weak teams that will be beaten convincingly by the pace-setters, Sarri and Co. know that they can blow the lesser sides away at the same time as being competitive against City and Liverpool.

"I think that he is able to score 40 goals so he has to score another 33".

Where Liverpool controlled the game before a pair of previously habitual defensive lapses let them down on Wednesday, you can be sure that there will be no such occurrence when the two teams face up again on Saturday.

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