Chelsea’s struggles in front of goal continued as they were held to a goalless draw by Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. The game marked the first match for interim head coach Bruno Saltor, who was appointed after the sacking of Graham Potter following a 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa.
Despite having 39 shots over their last two games, Chelsea have failed to score a goal and have taken just one point from those matches. The lack of goals was a familiar problem under Potter, and it appears that the issue has carried over into the new regime. Enhance your football viewing experience with attractive betting odds from Gclub.
The match against Liverpool was a frustrating one for Chelsea as they had two goals disallowed, with both decisions being correct. The hosts also missed a number of other opportunities that they should have converted. Liverpool’s away record continues to be a cause for concern as they have failed to win any of their last six games on the road.
Chelsea had the better chances in the first half, with Alisson Becker denying Kai Havertz from close range. Reece James also saw a crisp volley ruled out for a marginal offside decision. Liverpool’s only chance of the half came from Joe Gomez, who saw his powerful effort saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The second half was more of the same, with Chelsea spurning good opportunities to take the lead. Mateo Kovacic missed a glorious chance, and Havertz had a weak shot saved by Alisson. The German forward then saw the rebound trickle into the net off his arm, only for VAR to rule out the goal.
Chelsea looked totally frustrated after missing so many opportunities. The second half was lackluster, and both sets of supporters were subdued. Chelsea is currently in the bottom half of the table, while Liverpool is in eighth place.
The draw will do little to ease the pressure on Saltor, whoF has a tough job on his hands to turn things around for Chelsea. The lack of goals is a major concern, and it will be interesting to see how Saltor addresses this issue in the coming weeks.
Overall, it was a frustrating night for Chelsea, who continue to be let down by their wayward finishing. The Blues have a talented squad, and they will need to start converting their chances if they are to climb up the table. Meanwhile, Liverpool will be happy with a point away from home, although they will need to improve their away form if they are to challenge for a top-four spot. Follow the latest updates on your favourite Premier League team only on Gclub Sports.