Chelsea footballers worsened their prospects of winning the English Premier League title on Thursday. At home they only drew 1: 1 with Everton in the 17th preliminary round match.
The “blues” have not scored three times in the last five duels, drawn twice and lost once. They have lost their top position and are four points away from the first Manchester City. They led against Everton after a goal from Mason Mount in the 70th minute, but four minutes later Jarrad Branthwaite arranged a draw.
“It is not easy to analyze our current situation. This is a strange result. I would be more concerned if we were completely out of shape, gathered first, and unable to get back into the game. Then we would at least know what we have to work on “, admitted a certain helplessness a trainer Thomas Tuchel laut AP.
Executives Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz could not play in Chelsea due to the corona virus and other illnesses. “We should sit here and talk about a 3-0 win, which would be amazing given our absence. This is not the case because our mistakes have robbed us of victory “, the German coach, who does not want to argue about a possible postponement of further games, rejected the excuses.
“I don’t know the rules in the league and I don’t care. My job is to prepare the team. At lunchtime I’ll find out who can play and I’ll always focus on the guys who are available to me. “
Liverpool, on the other hand, managed to keep an eye on the top of the table on Thursday, although they had to turn the duel from 0-1 to 3-1 at home against Newcastle. The Slovak goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka was overtaken by Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah until the break, at the end of the duel he added a backup with a show shot from distance Trent Alexander-Arnold.
“I’ve waited about five years for such an intervention to come out. I scored a few goals from the 16th and after the finish, but in the end I managed to blow the net nicely under the bar with one blow. enjoyed Alexander-Arnold. “The Reds” won their sixth game in a row and are one point behind the City in second place.
The Newcastle coach was annoyed by the equalizer, which started the turnaround for the home team in the 21st minute. Dúbravka initially neutralized Jot’s head, but the Portuguese got a second chance, also because Isaac Hayden was on the lawn. “The game turned from a situation I don’t understand. I don’t think Referee Mike Dean stopped the game. Isaac held his head and we had two players less. ” he complained Eddie Howe.
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