Chelsea 1-Liverpool 2
Liverpool traveled to Chelsea on Sunday, as they looked to reopen the five-point gap between themselves and 2nd place Manchester City in the Premier League table.
City would hammer Watford 8-0 on Saturday, meaning Liverpool would have remained just two points ahead of them, should they have lost to Chelsea.
As for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side, they were going in search of their first clean sheet this campaign, and also their first win at Stamford Bridge this season.
Chelsea’s hopes of a clean sheet were quickly ended in the 14th minute, though, via a superb strike from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Quick thinking and smart shooting from TAA!
What a way to score his first goal since November 2018!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 22, 2019
Roberto Firmino would add Liverpool’s second in the 30th minute.
N’Golo Kante did pull one back for Chelsea in the 71st minute. But despite the Blues’ solid performance in the second-half, Liverpool came away with all three points.
Liverpool’s top-flight record
That win over Chelsea means that Liverpool have now emerged victorious from all six of their opening Premier League games this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side would achieve the same feat at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.
This season, Liverpool have beaten Norwich, Southampton, Arsenal, Burnley, Newcastle and Chelsea in their first six PL ties.
Last season, the Reds would record victories over West Ham, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Leicester, Tottenham and Southampton in their opening six league outings.
It has since been revealed by Opta that Liverpool are the first team in top-flight history to win their opening six matches of a top-flight campaign in two consecutive seasons.
6 – Liverpool are the first team in top-flight history to win their opening six matches of a top-flight season in two consecutive seasons. Pacesetters. pic.twitter.com/a1EzeGGvrk
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 22, 2019